Guide to Paris Gare du Nord train station

Read our complete guide to the Paris Gare du Nord Train Station : Terminals, transfers, trains, access. Know everything about this main train station.

The Paris Gare du Nord train station is located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris about 3 kilometers from the city center, very close to the Gare de l'Est. It is the largest train station in Paris, the most frequented in Europe and the third largest in the world

Built in a neoclassical modern style, the Gare du Nord was opened in 1846. The majestic facade, decorated with 23 statues by famous sculptors, is impressively illuminated in the evening.

The Gare du Nord has 44 tracks and is very important for both, long-distance and local traffic.

The track area is divided into four segments, the Thalys and Eurostar trains, Intercity and TGV, the urban network of the TER lines and RER network, and the Transilien network.

Timetable with arrivals and departures

The current arrival times with track information as well as delay information can be found here.

The current departure times with track information as well as delay information can be found here.

Public Transportation Access : There are 3 metro lines, 2 RER lines, 13 bus lines and 7 night bus lines of the Noctilien network to the Gare du Nord. The RER B connects to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Train Connections in Paris Gare du Nord:

Every day 2100 trains depart and transport up to 700,000 people.

The Gare du Nord is a hub for international rail traffic and not only connects the northern and southern districts of Paris, but also serves the north of France and neighboring countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Great Britain.

Various types of trains depart from the Gare du Nord: TGV, Eurostar, Thalys, TER Picardy, Transilien and RER.

Thanks to the high-speed TGV trains, Paris is only 3 hours from Marseille and 2 hours from Lyon and Bordeaux.

The Eurostar to London also leaves from the Gare du Nord.

  • Germany: Travel time from Paris to Cologne is only 3 hours and 24 minutes.
  • England: The Eurostar runs via Brussels through the tunnel under the English Channel and reaches London from Paris in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • France: The TGV runs on a national level between Paris and Lille, for example, as well as the city of Arras. Transilien trains run to Beauvais, Pontoise and Compiègne, among others.
  • Buy your trains tickets coming or going to Gare du Nord through the official Website Oui.Sncf :

Public Transportation to get to Paris Gare du Nord:

  • Metro: Metro lines 1,5 and 2 pass through the North Station. The stops of lines 1 and 5 are located directly under the station, name of the stop: Gare du Nord. They offer a fast connection to the Gare de l'Est. The stop of line 2 is called "La Chapelle" and can be reached via a connecting path. 
  • RER: Access to the metro lines is on levels -1 and -2. The metros run daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., on Fridays and Saturdays even until 2:30 a.m. : Three lines of the RER go to the Gare du Nord : Lines B, D and E. The RER B, for example, goes to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
    The tracks of lines B and D are located at level -3 of the station building, line E leaves at level -2.
  • Bus: 13 bus lines are serving the train station:
    • 26: "La Fayette - Saint-Quentin - Gare du Nord" stop on Rue de la Fayette and Rue de Dunkerque
    • 31 and 56: „La Fayette – Magenta Gare du Nord“ stop on Boulevard de Magenta
    • 35, 38, 43, 45, 46, 48, 91 and 302:  „Gare du Nord“ stop on Rue Faubourg Saint-Denis
    • 39: "Gare du Nord – Dunkerque“ stops on Rue Dunkerque
    • 54: "La Fayette – Magenta Gare du Nord“ and „Gare du Nord – Dunkerque“ stop on Rue de Dunkerque and Boulevard Magenta

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Taxi at train station at Gare du Nord:

At the Gare du Nord there are 3 different cab companies. They all wait in the "Cours des cabs", i.e. in the cab parking lot in the Rue de Maubeuge. The exit is at the regional trains, called transiliens.

According to the currently valid taxi-rates, the basic fee for a cab in Paris is 7,30 €, the kilometer price is 1.09€ for the first seven kilometers and 1.65 € for each additional kilometer. Standing and waiting times are charged at 33.48 € per hour.

The night tariff is valid from Monday to Saturday for the time between 17:00 in the evening and 10:00 in the morning and on Sundays all day. During the night the basic charge is 7.30 €, the price per kilometer is 1.38 €, for standing and waiting times 42 € are charged.

Lockers and luggage storage at Gare du Nord:

The lockers at the Gare du Nord are located on the first basement floor (level -1). The automatic luggage deposit is open daily from 6:15 to 23:15.

Prices vary between 5.50 euros and 9.50 euros for 24 hours depending on the size of the locker. You have to pay an extra 5 € per 24 hours extra. Only cash accepted. The period for keeping your luggage is 3 days maximum.

Food, restaurants and coffee shops at Gare du Nord:

The gastronomic offer at the Gare du Nord is varied.

Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, various snack stands offer a quick meal for in-between - from Burger King and McDonald's to Starbucks, there is something for every taste. Five Guys serves burgers and Maison Praider offers lunch and dinner.

There are many other restaurants and coffee shops around the station.

Shopping, stores and boutiques at Gare du Nord:

It is of course possible to buy everything you need for traveling at the Gare du Nord in Paris - and much more. There are numerous stores, from newspapers and cosmetics to clothing and jewelry, press articles and food you can find everything here, among others Parfois, Etam, Jennyfer, Mango, Naf Naf and Celio are present here.  
Mini supermarkets such as Carrefour City, Monop' Daily or Relay as well as coffee stores such as Columbus Café, Costa Coffee and Starbucks and the Paul Bakery can be found at the Gare du Nord.

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Parking, parking garage and rental cars in Gare du Nord:

Two different paid parking garages are available at the Gare du Nord. The Euronord parking lot is located at 1 Bis Rue Ambroise Paré and is open daily and around the clock.
The EFFIA parking garage is located at 4, Rue de Compiègne and is wheelchair accessible. It is open daily from 5 to 1 am. 

The car rentals are located at the 'cour des cabs' at the side of the station on the first basement floor. Among others, the car rental companies Avis, Hertz, National and Europcar are available. Of course you can also book your rental car in advance online. The vehicle is then available directly upon arrival.

  • Will you have a trip to Paris with a car ? You might need more information about Parkings in Paris. We give you information about where to park for free, what apps to get and address of parkings. Check our recommendations and be safe ! 

Hotels at Gare du Nord train station :

There are numerous hotels near the Gare du Nord. The Richmond Hotel, ibis Paris Gare du Nord as well as the Picardy Hotel are only a minute's walk away.

In addition, there are numerous other providers in all price ranges, hotels with stars or without, pensions and bed & breakfast. Find a nice 3 star hotel around Gare du Nord or other areas of Paris thanks to our selection of the 25 Affordable 3 Star Hotels in Paris.

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is there free WLAN at the Gare du Nord?

Free WLAN is offered at the Gare du Nord. Opposite track 16 and on level -2 in the waiting area there are sockets where you can charge your phone.

Where can I find Lost & Found at the Gare du Nord?

Das Fundbüro des Bahnhofs Gare du Nord befindet sich auf dem Niveau -1, direkt bei den Gepäckschließfächern.

Are there cash machines and exchange offices at the station?

Opposite track 12 and 13 and in Hall Londres (level +1) there is a bank where you can withdraw money. Cash machines for withdrawing cash are available on each level of the Gare du Nord.

Is there an office of Pairs Tourist Info at the Northern Train Station?

the tourist office is located opposite tracks 7 and 8 and is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00. General information desks are located both in the main hall opposite tracks 31 and 32 and on the second basement level (level -2) near the entrances to the RER stations.

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