paris by train
Paris by train is a good option as the city, like the 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.
►Eurostar train London to Paris
►Trains from CDG airport to Paris
►Trains from Orly airport to Paris
►Trains from Paris to Disneyland
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Main Paris Stations
►About Paris Gare du Nord
►About Paris Gare Montparnasse
►About Paris Gare de l'Est
►About Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
►About Paris Gare de Lyon
►About Paris Gare St Lazare
►About stations at CDG airport
Travelling from the UK.north and eastern France, Belgium,Germany and the Netherlands to the city of Paris you will arrive at Paris Gare du Nord train station. Gare du Nord is the final destination of the Eurostar train arriving from London as well as the high-speed Thalys and TGV trains from the north. It also gives access to Charles de Gaulle Airport plus excellent metro and RER train links within the city itself.
From 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 Nord.
Travelling from the west and south-west of France and north-western Spainyou 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.
Travelling from Switzerland and Italy to Paris you will arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon train station. Gare de 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 Portugal. It is the destination station for night trains from the south of France andSpain. 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.
Gare de l'Est is the destination for trains coming from Eastern France (Strasbourg in Alsace), plus Zurich in Switzerland.Munich in Germany and Vienna in Austria.
Brussels to Paris is 1hr20,London or Luxembourg to Paris is 2hrs15, Basle to Paris is 3hrsm, Amsterdam, Cologne or Geneva io Paris is 3hrs15,Frankfurt or Stuttgart to Paris is 3hrs50,Turin to Paris is 5hrs30 and Barcelona yo Paris is 6hrs15.
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