If you go to Paris by train, you will arrive at the station Gare de Lyon, Gare de l'Est, Gare Montparnasse or Gare du Nord. There are four main train stations in Paris. Each one takes care of passengers, coming from different parts of France and Europe. The advantage of arriving in Paris by train is that you are right in the center of the capital.
Gare du Nord is Paris North train station. Trains arrive and leave to Northern France, Northern Europe, England via Calais or Boulogne.
Gare de l'Est is Paris Est train station. trains arrive or go to Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Basel, and Central Europe.
Gare St-Lazarre is Paris St-Lazarre. Trains go to England via Dieppe.
Gare Montparnasse is Paris Montparnasse train station. Trains go to Brittany, Aquitaine, TGV Atlantique to the west, and south of France, Spain.
Gare de Lyon is Paris train station trains, to Lyon, Marseille, Provence, Geneva, Italy.
Gare d'Austerlitz is Paris train station, serves the Loire Valley, Southwest France, and Spain.
In France, there are two classes of train tickets. the first class, la premiere class is the most expensive. The seats are the most comfortable. The second class, la deuxieme classe is cheaper. First class seats in High Speed Trains (TGV) have internet connections.
Fares are more expensive in high tourist seasons, Summer and during the Christmas season. You can save money on your tickets by buying rail passes. Can be for France and European countries.
Thinking of taking the train to Paris, traveling around France and Europe, a Train Pass could be cheaper than buying train tickets individually.
A pass doesn't guaranty a seat. Always reserve your seat before travelling.FREE entry to 60+ Paris attractions plus
Train to Paris, train to London is a fastest way to cross the English Channel. It will take three hours, from London Central Waterloo Station to the Gare du Nord. Better to reserve in advance, to find the best deal. Prices depend when you travel.
All these train timetable can be found online www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train/horaires/
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.
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Paris to London from Paris Nord to London St-Pancras. It takes 2h15.
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Before going inside the train
Compost your train ticket before going inside the train. If you forget, go directly to see the controller, in the train.
All train stations in Paris have a room or lockers (consignes) where you can keep your luggage. It costs few euros depending of the size of your luggage.
If you want to take your bike, contact the SNCF.
Find information at www.voyages-sncf.com or directly at the train station. Pamphlets with time of departures and arrivals.
Arc de Triomphe
Bois de Vincennes
Bois de Boulogne
Jardin du Luxembourg
Philharmonie de Paris