Transferring station to station in Paris
Paris train station transfers are very common, since most journeys from the UK to Europe go via Paris. The most common Paris transfers are between the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord and major train stations elsewhere in the city.
It is very common to have to transfer from one train station to another in Paris. So we have compiled a list of routes and estimated travel times for transferring from train stations in Paris
Eurostar arrives at the Gare du Nord in Paris, 10 minutes' walk from the Gare de l'Est but a metro or taxi ride from the Gare de Lyon, Gare Montparnasse and other Paris stations. Train journeys from London to Switzerland, Italy & Spain usually involve changing stations by metro or taxi. It's easy enough, I've done it so many times, it's just a little daunting for first-timers. Here's a quick guide to changing trains & stations in Paris by metro, taxi or RER (Réseau Express Régional = express metro).
Transferring train stations in Paris may seem daunting but in practice the connections are pretty seamless - some involve a simple change of platform within the station, while those that are require a change of station are well connected by the Paris metro system (which is very similar to the London underground) or fast overground rail network RER - 'Regional Express Network'. In this guide, we've tried to show how easy it is, plus we've included a few tips on places to have lunch and a few nearby hotels, should you wish to stopover before the onward connection. There's also information for the return journey - and don't forget - when you take the return Eurostar back to London, you should factor in the compulsory 45-minute check-in time in addition to the transfer time.
Paris train stations