Gare du Nord station in Paris: how to get to other stations and airports from this station?

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on October 30th, 2023 at 06:36 p.m.
The Gare du Nord is a major transit point in Paris, linking the capital with northern France and neighboring countries. To help you with your connections, here are a few pointers to link this station with other Paris stations and airports.

With over 220 million passengers a year, the Gare du Nord in Paris is the busiest train station in France, and even in Europe! Inaugurated in 1846, the station was designed to link Paris with Belgium, via Lille. Today, the Gare du Nord serves several towns in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais regions , as well as Belgium, the Netherlands andEngland, thanks to theEurostar.

In the station's basement, you'll find several public transport lines: the station is served by metro lines 4 and 5, RER lines B and D, and several bus lines. As a result, a large number of travelers - Parisians, French and foreigners alike - pass through the station.

However, Gare du Nord is not necessarily the end of your journey. And it's easy to get lost in this busy station. To help you make your connections to other Paris stations, or to Paris airports, here are the lines to take.

From Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse

The journey between the two stations is simple and direct. By metro, take line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge. The journey should take around 25 minutes, getting off at the "Montparnasse Bienvenue" station. By bus, take line 39 to the "Gare Montparnasse" stop, direction Frères Voisins. Both journeys should cost the price of a T+ ticket, i.e. 2.10 euros each.

To Gare de l'Est from Gare du Nord

This journey is quick and easy: by metro, take line 4 or line 5 to Gare de l'Est (direction Mairie de Montrouge or Place d'Italie). To do this, you'll need a T+ ticket costing 2.10 euros. But if time permits, and you're not too busy, you're better off walking: it takes just seven minutes to link the two stations, via boulevard de Magenta.

From Gare du Nord to Gare d'Austerlitz

To link these two stations, take line 5, direction Place d'Italie, and get off at Gare d'Austerlitz. The journey takes just 16 minutes. Of course, you'll need to buy a T+ ticket (2.10 euros).

If you have to take the bus, allow much more time: line 91, direction "Montparnasse 2 Gare TGV" takes 45 minutes to cross Paris.

From Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon

The journey to Gare de Lyon is simple: this time take the RER D towards Melun or Corbeil-Essonnes, and get off at Gare de Lyon. The journey takes around 15 minutes, and can be made using the 2.10 euro T+ ticket.

If the RER is not running, take metro line 4 to Châtelet, then change to line 1, direction Château de Vincennes, to Gare de Lyon. This journey should take just over 25 minutes.

To reach Gare Saint-Lazare from Gare du Nord

Start by walking a little to the RER E line, where you'll board the train to Haussmann - St Lazare. Get off at the terminus: the journey should only take around 20 minutes. By bus, too, allow 20 minutes with lines 26 or 43, to get to the "Gare Saint-Lazare-Budapest" stop. Here again, you'll need a T+ ticket costing 2.10 euros.

From Gare du Nord to Gare Paris Bercy-Boulogne

Finally, the Gare du Nord-Gare de Bercy route is the least convenient. To link the two stations, take the RER D towards Melun, to Gare de Lyon. You'll then need to walk ten minutes or so from Gare de Lyon to Gare de Paris Bercy. The whole journey takes around 30 minutes. Of course, don't forget to buy and validate your T+ ticket at 2.10 euros.

How to get to Orly airport from Gare du Nord

Getting toOrly airport, south of Paris, from Gare du Nord takes a little time. To do so, first take metro line 4 towards Bagneux, and get off at Denfert-Rochereau. There, take the Orlybus shuttle bus. The whole journey takes around an hour, depending on the shuttle's schedule, and costs 13.30 euros.

From Gare du Nord to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport

Getting to theairport from the station is easy. Take the RER B, and get off at the Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 terminus. For a journey of around 40 minutes, the ticket should cost 11.45 euros.

Getting to Beauvais airport from Gare du Nord station

Beauvais airport is further away, but not inaccessible. To get there from the station, take line 4, then line 1, changing at Châtelet. On line 1, head towards Champs-Elysées Clémenceau, then get off at Neuilly - Porte Maillot. From here, walk to the Pershing parking lot, to find the Porte Maillot bus stop. A Paris-Beauvais airportshuttle iswaiting for you there. The whole journey should cost 19 euros one way.

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