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Paris Gare du Nord

18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris

Your Paris Gare Du Nord station guide

Paris Gare Du Nord is conveniently located in the heart of the city and just a short stroll from top attractions, including Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur.

There are different departure processes at Paris Gare du Nord depending on whether you’re travelling to and from London, or on any of our other trains. You'll find everything you need to know below.


Departure guide for travelling to and from London

When to arrive

When leaving for London, your luggage and passport will be checked before you board.

For a smooth, stress-free departure, please arrive at the station at the time recommended on your ticket.

Each of our trains can carry nearly 900 passengers, so there are sometimes queues at busy times.

Don't worry though, our station team will be on hand to guide you through the departures process and off on your cross-Channel trip.

Find out more here.

Ticket gates at Paris Gare Du Nord

Using the escalator opposite platform 17, head to the Eurostar ticket gates on the first-floor balcony overlooking the main concourse. You'll see Eurostar departures straight ahead.

At the ticket gates, scan the barcode on your paper ticket or on your mobile.

Make sure everyone travelling with you scans their ticket individually. If you don’t scan your ticket, there’s a chance your seat will be given to someone else.

If you scan your ticket and a new one is issued, it means that your seat has changed. Hold on to it. You’ll need it to find your new seat when you board.

Tickets issued by other carriers may not have a barcode, so you’ll need to speak to a member of our team.

Passport control

Your passport will be checked twice – first by French authorities and then by UK Border Force.

Have you got a biometric passport? You may be able to use the e-gates rather than the passport control booth. Our station team will direct you to the correct line on the day of travel.

Security

Next, there's a security check for you and your luggage. Please make sure that you don’t go over the luggage allowance and that you don’t bring anything which is prohibited.

There are no weight restrictions, as long as you can safely lift and carry your luggage by yourself.

If you have a pacemaker, please inform the security team before going through the metal detector. You may be asked to show your medical device ID card.

Eurostar departure lounge

In the Eurostar departure lounge you will find the following facilities:

  • Free wi-fi for 20 minutes
  • Tax refund facility
  • Duty free shop
  • Newsagent
  • Costa coffee (coffee shop)
  • Exki (food outlet)
  • Le chocolat Alain Ducasse (chocolate shop)
  • Paul (food outlet)
  • L’Occitane
  • Toilets with baby-changing facilities

Business Premier Lounge

Business Premier travellers and Carte Blanche holders can access our dedicated Business Premier lounge where they’ll find:

  • Comfortable seating for working or relaxing
  • Free wi-fi
  • Spacious meeting areas
  • Cocktail and smoothie bars
  • A selection of snacks and drinks
  • A range of complimentary newspapers and magazines
  • Power sockets at your seat

The Business Premier lounge is located on level 1 in the departure lounge and can be accessed via the lift on the left after security checks.

Boarding

Our trains leave from platforms 3, 4, 5 and 6. The platform your train departs from will be shown on the screens in the departure lounge when boarding starts. Boarding will be announced around 30 minutes before departure.

Departure guide for travel between the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany

A quick getaway

Please arrive at the station at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Then, just look for your train on the departure board and scan your ticket to reach the platform.

When the train arrives, hop on and find your seat.

To ensure an on-time getaway, please be ready to board at least five minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Accessible travel

If you’re travelling with a disability or reduced mobility, we can offer free assistance to help you get to and from the train.

You must book assistance at least 24 hours before you’re due to travel for guaranteed help.

If you're travelling to and from London, please use the Accessible Travel button on this contact form to get in touch at least 24 hours before departure.

If you're travelling on any of our other trains, please call the booking assistance number on +33 (0)8 90 64 06 50 at least 24 hours before departure. We're here from 07:00 to 22:00 every day.

You’ll find everything you need to know about accessible travel, including how to book, help with your luggage, parking and station facilities and much more on our accessible travel page.

Station details and facilities

Facilities at Paris Gare du Nord

  • Cafés, newsagents and a gift shop, as well as a range of restaurants including Brasserie Terminus Nord and Chez Casimir
  • A bureau de change
  • Cash machines
  • Eurostar self-service ticket machines on the first-floor balcony
  • Self-service ticket machines for public transport and connecting trains on the main concourse and underground level -1.
  • Toilets with baby changing facilities
  • Left luggage lockers

Lost property at Paris Gare du Nord

The SNCF lost property office in Gare du Nord is open Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 20:00.

You'll find it on level -1, next to the car rental agencies.

You can find information in French here about lost luggage, including how to check if an item has been found.

How to get to Paris Gare du Nord

Paris Gare du Nord is one of Paris’ main train stations and is located at the heart of the city.

The station is close to Gare de l’Est in the 10th arrondissement and connected with several urban transport lines.

By train: Paris Gare du Nord station serves the northern suburbs of Paris by train as well as connecting France’s northern cities such as Calais and Lille with the capital. For more information on how to get to Paris Gare du Nord by train, please go to sncf.com.

By Métro, bus and RER: Gare du Nord is served both by Métro and RER lines as well as several bus routes. Interchange with Métro lines 4 and 5 or RER lines B, D and E. For more information, go to ratp.fr.

By car: Whether you’ve hired a car during your time in Paris or you’re being dropped off by family or friends, please go to viamichelin.com to find out how to arrive at Paris Gare du Nord by car.

Connections in Paris

If you need to reach different regions in France, the high-speed TGV train operates all over France and beyond. In this section, find out how you can get from Paris Gare du Nord to the main connecting stations in the city.

The information provided is for guidance only. As Métro lines may experience closure for maintenance, we strongly advise you to check the RATP website to plan your journey.

How to use public transport in Paris

The Paris Métro is the quickest and easiest way to travel around the city, as well as the best value. The public transport network includes RER trains which serve both central stations and suburban stops, like Disneyland® Paris or Charles de Gaulle airport.

Your Eurostar ticket doesn't include travel on the Métro or RER. You can buy your ticket when you arrive in Paris at a ticket desk or at one of the multilingual ticket machines near any Métro station. (Tip: you must keep your Métro or RER ticket with you until the end of your journey.)

When you arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, follow the signs to the Métro down the escalators. Once there, you'll find ticket machines and a ticket desk where you can buy your tickets.

You'll need to buy a t+ ticket which allows connections between Métro and RER trains in central Paris and will take you to all the main stations in Paris to catch a connecting train to other French destinations.

Did you know?

  • Children under 4 can travel for free on the Métro, RER, bus, and tramway networks, provided they sit on your lap and don’t occupy a seat.
  • Children under 10 get a 50% reduction off the ticket price.

The taxi rank at Paris Gare du Nord is near Eurostar arrivals. Head to the concourse at the front of the train then take the exit on the right where you'll see the line of taxis.

Transferring to another station in Paris

If you're changing in Paris to go to Disneyland® Paris, you’ll need a separate ticket called Billet Origine - Destination for any journey outside Central Paris (using RER or Transilien trains). You’ll need to choose Marne-La-Vallée – Chessy as your destination.

How to get from Paris Gare du Nord to Disneyland® Paris:

  • Take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Mairie de Montrouge.
  • Get off the Métro at Les Halles.
  • At Les Halles, follow the signs and take the RER A to Marne-La-Vallee - Chessy.

How to get from Disneyland® Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord:

  • Take the RER A from Marne-La-Vallee to Les Halles.
  • Take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt and get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

  • Buy a t+ ticket from a ticket machine or a ticket desk at Paris Gare du Nord.
  • Follow signs to RER Line D and board a train towards Melun or Corbeil-Essonnes
  • Get off the train at Gare de Lyon.
  • Leave the RER station at Gare de Lyon and follow signs for the TGV platforms.
  • Board a TGV train to your final destination.

How to get back from Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord?

  • When you arrive at Gare de Lyon, buy a t+ ticket from a ticket machine or ticket desk and head to the RER station.
  • Follow signs for RER Line D and board a train in the direction of Orry la Ville Coye, or Goussainville or Villiers-le-Bel (Gonesse - Arnouville).
  • Leave the train at Paris Gare duNord.

Approximate Métro journey time: 30 minutes
Approximate taxi journey time: 20 minutes

  • When you arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, buy a t+ ticket from a ticket machine or ticket desk.
  • Follow signs to Métro Line 4 going in the direction of Bagneux - Lucie Aubrac .
  • Leave the train at Montparnasse – Bienvenüe.
  • Leave the Métro station and find the TGV platforms. From here, you can catch a direct train to Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Biarritz, Rennes, Nantes, or Toulouse.

How to get back from Gare Montparnasse to Paris Gare du Nord?

  • At Gare Montparnasse buy a t+ ticket from a ticket machine or a ticket desk.
  • Follow signs to the Métro station.
  • Follow signs for Métro Line 4 heading in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt.
  • Get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

Approximate Métro journey time: 45 minutes, including walking time to get to the station from the Métro.
Approximate taxi journey time: 35 minutes depending on traffic.

  • When you arrive at Paris Gare du Nord, buy a t+ ticket from a ticket machine or ticket desk.
  • Follow signs to RER Line E going in the direction of Haussmann St Lazare. You’ll board the train from Magenta station which is part of Gare du Nord.
  • Get off the train at Haussmann St Lazare and leave the RER station.
  • Follow the signs and walk to Gare Saint Lazare where you’ll catch a connecting train.

How to get back from Gare Saint Lazare to Paris Gare du Nord

  • When you arrive at Gare Saint Lazare, buy a t+ ticket
  • Take the RER Line E in the direction of Chelles-Gournay or Tournan.
  • Get off the train at Magenta.

Approximate train journey time: 30 minutes
Approximate taxi journey time: 20 minutes

  • Gare de l'Est is very close to Paris Gare du Nord, so you could walk – it takes about 10 minutes.
  • Otherwise, buy a t+ ticket and take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Châtelet and get off the train at Gare de l’Est.
  • Follow signs to the TGV platforms and board a connecting train.

How to get back from Gare de l'Est to Paris Gare du Nord

  • Gare de l'Est is very close to Paris Gare du Nord, so you could walk – it takes about 10 minutes.
  • Otherwise, buy a t+ ticket and take Métro Line 4 in the direction of Porte de Clignancourt.
  • Get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord.

Approximate Métro journey time: 15 minutes
Approximate taxi journey time: 5 minutes

  • Buy a t+ ticket from a ticket machine or a ticket desk.
  • Follow the signs to Métro Line 5 and board a train in the direction of Place d’Italie.
  • Get off the train at Gare d’Austerlitz.
  • Follow the signs to the “grandes lignes” platforms where TER, OUIGO and Intercités trains leave from and board a connecting train

How to get back from Gare d’Austerlitz to Paris Gare du Nord

  • Buy a t+ ticket and take Métro Line 5 in the direction of Bobigny-Pablo Picasso.
  • Get off the Métro at Paris Gare du Nord.

Approximate Métro journey time: 40 minutes
Approximate taxi journey time: 25 minutes

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