Train to Paris
Paris train stations

A train to Paris arrives in one of Paris train stations in Paris, the Gare de Lyon, the Gare de l'Est, the Gare Montparnasse or the Gare du Nord. Each train station in Paris takes care of passengers coming from different parts of France and Europe. Train schedule can be found at the SNCF.

NO train in the Gare de Lyon and Gare de Bercy on March 18, 19 2017

Find information at or directly at the train station. Pamphlets with time of departures and arrivals. It is the best to take the train because you arrive in the Center of Paris.

SIX Paris train stations

Gare du Nord Paris North train station, trains arriving and departing to  Northern France, Northern Europe, England via Calais or Boulogne.

Gare de l'Est Paris Est train station, trains arrive or go to Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Basel, and Central Europe.

Gare St-Lazarre Paris St-Lazarre trains go to England via Dieppe.

Gare Montparnasse Paris Montparnasse train station, trains to Brittany, Aquitaine, TGV Atlantique to the west and south of France Spain.

Gare de Lyon Paris train station trains to Lyon, Marseille, Provence, Geneva, Italy.

Gare d'Austerlitz Paris train station serves Loire Valley, Southwest France, Spain.

Train tickets to France

In France two classes of train tickets, the first class la premiere class is more expensive and seats are more comfortable. The second class la deuxieme classe is cheaper. First class seats in High Speed Trains, TGV trains have internet connections.

Fares are more expensive during high tourist seasons, Christmas and  Summer. Save money with rail passes. You can use an Eurailpass in France and 27 European countries.

Gare de Lyon restaurant

FRANCE Rail Pass 

Thinking of taking the train to Paris, traveling around France and Europe, a Train Pass could be cheaper than buying train tickets individually.

  • Eurail.
  • Rail Europe.
  • Thalys.

A pass doesn't guaranty a seat. Always book your seat before travelling. 

FREE entry to 60+ Paris attractions plus

Train London to Paris

Train to Paris, train to London is a fastest way to cross the English Channel. Three hours from London Central Waterloo Station to Gare du Nord. Reserve in advance to find the best deal. Prices depend when you travel. 

  • Car Transport Eurotunnel.
  • Passenger Service Rail Europe.
  • France Rail

Les Grandes Lignes

All these train timetable can be found online

Gare de Lyon to Nice train station via Marseille or Toulon over 6 hours. With TGV 5h38.

Paris to Lyon from Gare de Lyon to the rail station Part-Dieu with the TGV it takes 2hrs.

Paris to Dijon from Gare de Lyon to Dijon train station with the TGV. It takes 1.5 hrs and you will be in the most beautiful part of France the

Burgundy Train Frankfurt to Paris. From Paris Est With TGV 3h49.

Paris to London from Paris Nord to London St-Pancras. It takes 2h15. - Discover my guide to London museums both big and small including historic houses, specialist museums in London, military museum, unusual museums, London tours and cheap London hotels.

Tips trains in Paris

Before going inside the train you have too stamp your ticket composter. There is a machine at the beginning of the platform. If you forget, go directly to the controller inside the train.

All train stations in Paris have a room or lockers (consignes) where you can leave your luggage. It costs few euros depending of the size of your luggage . Take some coins with you.

You can bring your bike with you, contact the SNCF

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Paris Calendar of events


Sporting events


Museums of Paris

The Louvre

Musée d'Orsay

Museum Rodin

Monuments to visit

Arc de Triomphe

Basilica Sacré-Coeur

Eiffel Tower

Churches concerts

Notre-Dame Cathedral



Best Shopping

Le Marais

Galeries Lafayette

Avenue Montaigne

Restaurants in Paris




Events in Parks

Bois de Vincennes

Bois de Boulogne

Jardin du Luxembourg

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Kids events

Palace of Versailles





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Classical music

Philharmonie de Paris

Salle Gaveau


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Eiffel Tower


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