Paris by train
is a good option as the city,
like ithe whole of France, is very well connected
by train from the whole of mainland Europe and the UK.
Paris, like many other European cities does not have a designated
main railway station but is served by no fewer than six main
stations, each serving a different direction bringing
passengers from every corner of the continent, making Paris
by train a good choice.
Paris train stations
See location of stations within Paris here
regions serviced by trains from Paris
Travelling from the
U.K., north eastern France, Belgium,
Germany and the Netherlands to the city of
you will arrive at
Paris' Gare du Nord'
train station. Gare du Nord is the final destination of
train arriving from London as well as the high-speed
Thalys and TGV trains from the north. It also gives
Charles de Gaulle Airport plus excellent metro and
RER train links within the city itself.
Belgium, the Netherlands
or Germany, the Thalys
train connects fourteen cities to Paris:
Aachen, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bruges,
Brussels, Charleroi, Cologne, Ghent,
Liege, Mons, Namur, Ostend,
Rotterdam and Schiphol. It links
Amsterdam to Paris in 3h30, Brussels to
Paris in 1h20 and Cologne to Paris in
3h15. All Thalys lines arrive at Gare du
Travelling from the
west and south-west of France and north-western
Spain you will arrive at
Paris Gare Montparnasse,
it is the destination in Paris for regional and
TGV high-speed trains from Toulouse, Bordeaux, Biarritz,
Tours, Nantes, Lourdes, Brest and Rennes.
If you are travelling from Switzerland and
Italy to Paris you will arrive at
Paris Gare de Lyon train
Lyon is also the Paris destination for internal
TGV trains from Dijon, Lyon, Avignon, Aix en Provence
and Marseille. You can also catch French regional and
RER suburban trains from here. The adjoining metro
station is 'Gare de Lyon'.
Paris Gare d'Austerlitz is the Paris
destination regional trains to and from the centre and
southwest of France, Spain and
It is the destination station for night trains
from the south of France and Spain. Non TGV
trains from the
Loire Valley arrive here.
Paris Gare St.Lazare
is the destination station in Paris for
trains from the ferry ports in Normandy, including Caen,
Dieppe, Le Havre and Cherbourg.
de l'Est is the destination for trains
coming from Eastern France (Strasbourg in Alsace), plus
Zurich in Switzerland; Munich in
and Vienna in Austria