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Gare de Lyon is just less than 3 miles (just over 4½ km) south of Gare du Nord, towards the south east of Paris.
The station is the terminal for high-speed TGV services to the south of France, Switzerland and Italy. It also serves regional trains, RER lines A and D, plus Metro lines 1 and 14.
To get here from your Eurostar train at Gare du Nord, just travel two stops on RER line D towards Melun/Malesherbes.
Gare de Lyon was built for the 1900 World Expo and its architecture is a classic of the era. Visitors from the UK will be particularly tickled by the Big Ben-style clock tower.
The modernisation that was necessary to accommodate high-speed TGV trains thankfully left the impressibe exterior intact.
Automatic left luggage:
06.15 – 22.00 every day
Manual left luggage:
06.15 – 22.00 every day
Lost & Found:09.00 – 17.00 every day
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 33 67 22
Gare de Lyon has everything you might need before your trip to the south of France. There’s an extensive selection of shops and eating-places – the station’s almost a destination in itself.
You’re spoilt for choice if you want to eat and drink at Gare de Lyon. As well as numerous places to grab a snack or a coffee, there’s a world-famous restaurant that makes the station worth visiting even if you’re not catching a train!
Le Train Bleu restaurant, found on the main concourse, has served excellent food in lavish Art Nouveau-style surroundings since 1900. It’s not cheap but then you’re payiong for a truly memorable experience.
Telephones and Wifi available in this station.
‘Grand Voyageur’ lounge:
Level -1, Salle Méditerranée, extension Chalon
06.30 – 20.00 Monday – Friday
06.00 – 22.30 every day
Banks and currency exchange:
You’ll find a currency exchange on Level 0, in the Fresco Gallery.
07.45 – 22.00 every day
1. Assistance Voyageurs Handicapés
+33 (0)890 640 650
06:00-23:45 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays
If you require assistance boarding you should turn up 30 minutes before your train leaves. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are also available if required.
Getting to the station –
A large number of taxi firms serve both Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon.
Bus 65 runs between Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon.
It’s only two stops on RER Line D between Gare du Nord/Magenta and Gare de Lyon. The journey takes around 20 minutes. To travel by Metro involves a time-consuming change of lines.
Getting to and from the city centre
From Gare de Lyon to the Louvre is a roughly 2½-mile (4 km) walk.
There are a large number of taxi firms that operate from the station. Go to Place Louis Armand (ground level), Rue de Bercy (level –1) or extension Chalon (level –2).
The station is well served by several bus routes, providing access to all areas of the city.
Gare de Lyon is on Metro lines 1 and 14. Both run into the the city centre hub of Châtelet station.
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