Guide to the major train stations in Paris

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What stations are there?

There are 6 main stations in Paris, from which you can get to different areas of Paris from different places in Europe or in the region.

As you move around Paris and use public transportation, you will encounter at least one of these stations. It is very useful to know where they are, where they take you and how to get tickets.

On this page, we give you a brief description of each station and tell you how to book a ticket to and from them.

Gare de Lyon

Paris Lyon station is located in the 12. arrondissement of Paris. It is one of the most important European railroad stations and also one of the sights of Paris.

Long-distance trains run to southern and southeastern France as well as to Switzerland, Germany and Spain. There is a night train connection to Venice.

Two RER lines, two metro lines, and 9 bus lines provide access to regional and inner-city public transportation. RER line A goes to Disneyland and terminates at Marne-la-Vallee Chessy, and Metro 1 connects with North Station. The Air France Le Bus Direct airport bus departs just outside the main entrance in concourse 1 on Boulevard Diderot.

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Gare de l'Est

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Paris East station is just a 10-minute walk from the North station. Its name refers to the destinations it serves, rather than its location in the city.

Trains run from here to the east of France as well as to Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg. During World War I, most French soldiers were transported to the front lines at Verdun from this station, which is why it is also called Gare de l'Est-Verdun.

Am 4. In October 1883, the first Orient Express to Constantinople departed from the Gare de l'Est, and the Moscow Express also departs from here.

The P suburban train and three metro lines provide connections to regional and intra-city transportation. Being close to the Nord station, it is also easy to use the connections from Gare du Nord.

Gare du Nord

Paris North station is located in the 10. Arrondissement of Paris, about 3 kilometers from the city center. It is the largest station in Paris, the busiest in Europe and the third busiest in the world.

The Gare du Nord is a hub of international rail traffic and not only connects the northern districts with the southern districts of Paris, but also serves the north of France as well as neighboring countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Access to regional and intra-city mass transit is provided by three RER lines, three metro lines, 13 bus lines and seven night bus lines of the Noctilien network.

Gare St. Lazare

Gare St. Lazare in Paris in France

The Gare St. Lazare is located at the 8. Arrondissement of Paris in the European Quarter, whose streets are named after European cities.

Trains depart from here to the northwest. Mainly serving the Île-de-France agglomeration. Long-distance traffic is not important, but there are trains to the Channel coast as well as to Le Havre in Normandy.

Between 1900 and 1974, the New York Express provided service to Le Havre, from where ships departed for North America.

There are two RER lines and five metro lines that connect the station to regional and intra-city public transportation services.

Gare Montparnasse

Gare Montparnasse in Paris in France

Gare Montparnasse is located in the 15. Arrondissement in the southwest of Paris. It is the only one of the 6 Parisian railroad stations that was built in the 20th century. It was built in the nineteenth century. Since its modernization in 1990, the roof of the station has been home to a public garden, the Jardin Atlantique, and the Memorial Leclerc Museum.

Trains leave from here to the west and southwest of France, as far as Hendave on the Spanish border. There are connections to Brittany and the Atlantic Coast.

Two RER lines and four metro lines connect Gare Montparnasse with regional and inner-city public transportation, making it an important transportation hub.

Gare d'Austerlitz

Gare d

The Gare d'Austerlitz is located on the left bank of the Seine in the 13. Arrondissement. Arrondissement. It owes its name to the town of the same name in Moravia, where Napoleon successfully emerged from the Battle of the Three Emperors in 1805. Because of its beautiful facades and roofs, the station has been listed since 1997.

There are train connections from here to central western France and the Île-de-France region, and all domestic overnight trains terminate here. Since the Gare d'Austerlitz is the only one of the 6 Paris stations that is not at full capacity, high-speed trains are planned to depart here in the future.

Line C of the RER and two metro lines provide access to regional and inner-city public transportation.