Paris Gare de l’Est

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Here you’ll find information about the Paris Gare de l’Est Train Station, click on the tabs aboveNotice this to get more details.

On the rightenter your departure (Paris gare de l’Est), destination and travel date, then click the ‘Find trains‘ button and you will receive real time schedules, best price options, travel times and you’ll be able to make a secure reservation online.

Click the ‘BOOK A TRAIN NOW‘ button on the right and you’ll be able to receive real-time booking information from Paris Gare de l’Est including: schedules, best ticket price options, travel times. You’ll be able to make an immediate secure reservation and ticket purchase from the official vendor with client service generally in your own language. In most instances you’ll be able to print your own e-ticket or retrieve it from a distributor on arrival in France or have it delivered before departure.

Below, click on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.

France and European City to City Train Tickets:

Train travel to and from the Paris gare de l’Est train station offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside.

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Train Passes:

If you are a couple or more people and travelling by train on 3 different days or more (from Paris Gare de l’Est or any other French or European train station) in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point’ tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options (Rail Passes can not be purchased in European countries, only overseas.):

USA – Argentina – Australia – Brazil – Canada – GCC Countries – Hong Kong – India – Israel – Japan-Jp – Mexico, Central America, Caribbean – New Zealand – Singapore – South Africa – Rest of the world (English) – Rest of the world (Español) – 中国 – 香港 – 日本 – 한국 – 新加坡

Seat Reservations:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Already have a Rail Pass? You must also have a seat reservation from Paris Gare de l’Est on Cross-border trains (ICE, Thalys, Eurostar, TGV Lyria, France Italy…), High speed trains (TGV…), a majority of Intercite and night trains. Simply jump aboard other trains and take any seat with your validated Rail Pass.

Groups of 10+:

USA – UK – Rest of World. Direct contact with a multi-lingual rail consultant for special group rates for ten or more travelers from Paris Gare de l’Est: Think about family, friends, cruise excursions and anything else from pilgrimages to  Scouts. Study groups to sports teams including concert travel, social and corporate groups. Plenty bonus discounts included for local transport and museum passes. For a groups of sleepers and seats together, reserve well in advance for peace of mind.

France and Europe organized Rail Tours:

No hassle adventure with truly personalized service. All in one package for rail transfers, top-notch hotels and meals. An tour manager in your language and experienced local guides make your vacation a never to-be-forgotten experience. Whatever your taste, Rail Tours has something for you train excursions: Festivals, Short Breaks and Carnivals. For history buffs it’s Cities, Sights and Battlefields. For the ecology, relaxed types: Lakes and Mountains. Plenty of other possibilities: New Year and other Holidays and follow your Special Interest. Talk to an agent now, via this link.

The earlier you book (60-90 days before travel) the better and cheaper the options, not to mention your peace of mind knowing your train travel plans have been settled with a trustworthy, 75 years of experience, company that serves over 5 million customers a year.

Paris Gare de l’Est is near the centre of the city, north of the River Seine. If you’re travelling to Gare du Nord by Eurostar and need to get here to catch a connecting train, you’re in luck. It’s just a short walk away.

Gare de l’Est has its roots in the golden age of the railways. The original building opened in 1847 and the current west wing dates back to then. It has welcomed trains running from Paris to Strasbourg ever since.

In 1854 the east wing was built to cope with a boom in rail travel. The station now whisks passengers by high-speed TGV train to major cities in central Europe – from Zurich to Munich and Vienna.

Luggage storage

Left luggage lockers:
06:30-23:15 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays
Location: Arrivals area, Gate 27

Trolleys are also available inside the station

Your ultimate personal Baggage Service: You’re met immediately on arrival at gare de l’Est train station and your baggage is collected on arrival and delivered to your hotel or stored so you and instantly start enjoying Paris, baggage free. You baggage is delivered to your departure train if you’re only in Paris for the day or wherever you decide.

Lost & Found

Tel: +33 (0)1 40 18 88 73
11:30-18:00 Monday-Friday
Location: Shortcut passage, Level 1

If you lose or find something. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Call: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (24/7 8am – 8pm indicate your lost property) In France 36 35 (cost: 0,40 € / minute) #22
  2. Via the web: you need to create an account. In French but understandable
  3. In a station: Details here scroll to end of page

Your lost property is registered and information is available online for one month. Cost of 5€ or 10€ to claim your object.

Disabled facilities:
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.

Gare de l’Est is one of six hub stations in Paris. So there are plenty of facilities on offer. You can grab a bite to eat, check your emails or store your luggage. And business passengers can relax in the Grand Voyageur Lounge.

There are several restaurants and take-aways in the station – here is a selection:

1. Brasserie Flo
06:30-22:30 Monday-Friday
11:00-22:30 Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays
Restaurant and bar – Hall Alsace

2. Paul
06:00-21:00 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays
Take-away – Level 1, Central Hall

3. Foodissimo
06:30-21:00 Monday-Sunday & Bank Holidays
Restaurant and bar – Central Hall

Business lounge:
Grand Voyageur Lounge
+33 (0)1 40 18 60 62
06:00-20:00 Monday-Friday (closed Bank Holidays)
Location: Tranversal platform next to the Alsace exit

Telephones and Wifi available in this station.


Getting to the gare de l’Est from the Eurostar terminal
By Metro:
You can travel the one stop from Gare du Nord using any of four lines in the station. A single ticket costs €1.60.
Paris Metro map

By bus:
The Number 65 runs the short distance from Gare du Nord.

By taxi:
If you’ve got a lot of baggage, you can take a taxi from Gare du Nord. To avoid long queues at the taxi rank, pre-book by calling G7 Taxis on +33 1 41 27 66 99 (lines are open 24/7).

On foot:
The walk from Gare du Nord takes about 12 minutes if you fancy getting some air.

Getting from the Gare de l’Est into the city By Metro/RER
The Metro and RER:

Several lines run from the station across the city. The fare is €1.60 (known as a t Ticket) for a single journey. Or you can buy a Paris Visite Pass valid for unlimited travel from 1, 2, 3 or 5 days.

By bus:
Several bus lines pass by the station, including the Number 47, which runs south of the river.

By taxi:
There’s a taxi rank outside the station. To pre-book, call G7 Taxis on +33 1 41 27 66 99 (lines are open 24/7).

On foot:
The station is just a stroll from some of the city’s major attractions, including the Louvre just over a mile away.

Paris Gare de l’Est Train Station has no tourist kiosk. You can obtain tourist information about what’s going on, things to do, exhibitions, events … here:

Tourist Office


Telephone: + 33 (0)1 49 52 42 63

Tourist Activities

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Transport options at the Paris Gare de l’Est train station

There are buses and taxis at the exit of the station.

Shuttle service

Your personalized shuttle service. Met on arrival at the head of your train with this door-to-door service. Avoid taxi lines and hauling luggage around. Reasonable rates, ideal groups (even 50 people), small kids and bulky equipment.

Car Rental

At the Gare de l’Est Train Station there are limited possibilities to rent a car.

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Car Parking

Plenty of car parking is available nearby. You can be assured of a spot by securely reserving a spot online.

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