Paris has a very sophisticated train and bus system to whisk you around the capital and its suburbs. If you are travelling on a budget and for pleasure… this is the way to go. Hop on the Metro to whizz off to the many sites to visit. Or take one of the 5 RER (Express Regional Network) lines for fast carefree transport to major stops on the North-South, East-West axes in and around Paris.
To soak in the city’s atmosphere, above ground, there are many bus routes. A little slower than the Metro but they make for a leisurely view of the bustling City of Light.
With 7 mainline stations and over 2 million travelers everyday, Paris is the hub of train travel in France. Each station is the departure point for the unearthing of another discovery in the many-faceted regions around France.
Paris has seven main train stations, each serving specific regions around Paris, France and internationally.
1. Gare du Nord Train Station (serving the North of France, BE, NL and DE):
Mainline trains: TGV (Lille), Eurostar (London), Thalys (Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne), Corail,
Intercite trains: Picardie : Amiens, St-Quentin, Boulogne-sur-mer
Suburban trains: North of Paris
Paris: RER (B (CDG Airport), D, E)
Metro: lines 4 and 5