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Gare du Nord lies in the centre of Paris, north of the River Seine. Many passengers arrive at the station from the UK by Eurostar. Getting into the city is easy by public transport or taxi.
Paris’ Gare du Nord is the main hub for the Eurostar direct from the UK. If you’re catching a connecting train into France or beyond, chances are you’ll need to change stations. Here’s how:
Gare du Nord station was built in 1846. It is now the busiest train station in Europe. And since 1994 it has welcomed Eurostar trains from the UK.
From Gare du Nord you can reach French cities like Lille to the north and even cross borders to Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne and Hamburg by high-speed TGV and Thalys trains.
Gare du Nord station is the busiest station in Europe. Plus it welcomes the ultra-modern Eurostar from the UK. So there are plenty of facilities for travellers, including a Business Premier Lounge.
1. Autogrill Grignotin
Restaurant and bar – Level 0, Taxi Parking Exit
2. Autogrill Chips and Snacks
Take-away – Level 2, Rue de Dunkerque Exit
3. Bonne Journee
07:00-20:00 Saturday & Sunday
Take-away – Level 2, Rue de Maubeuge Exit
Business Premier Lounge
Usually 45mins before the first train of the day and 30mins after the last train of the day.
Location: Beyond the Eurostar check-in
Telephones and Wifi available in this station.
Thomas Cook Travelex
Location: Level 0, Taxi Parking Exit
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.
Manual & Automatic Baggage Consignment:
Costs €4/7.50/9.50 per 48 hours for small/medium/large bags or €5 per-item, per-day
Location: Level 1
Trolleys are also available inside the station.
Getting from the station into the city –
The Metro runs 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.
Paris Metro/RER map
Several buses run north from the station.
There’s a taxi rank by the side entrance to the station. To pre-book, call G7 Taxis on +33 1 41 27 66 99 (lines are open 24/7).
The station is just a stroll from some of the city’s major attractions, including the Louvre just 15-minutes away.
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Paris Tourist Office website
Contact: Via their website
Telephone: 00 33 (0)1 49 52 42 63
Ile de France section of the station
18, rue de Dunkerque
Closed 25th Dec, 1st Jan, 1st May
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