Gare de l'Est in Paris: how to get to other stations and airports from this station?

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on December 27th, 2023 at 07:05 p.m.
Located in the 10th arrondissement, Gare de l'Est is one of Paris's major train stations. To make your journey easier and get from one station to another without stress, discover the different routes available to link the Gare de l'Est to the capital's other stations and airports.

Gare de l'Est (formerly Gare de Strasbourg) is one of Paris's six main railway stations. Located in the 10th arrondissement, it links the capital with the Grand Est (Alsace, Lorraine, Champagne-Ardenne) and neighboring countries (Germany, Luxembourg). More than 36 million passengers passed through this station in 2022, making it the fifth busiest in Paris, according to SNCF figures.

Like its sister stations, Gare de l'Est is linked to various public transport networks. Metro lines 4, 5 and 7, RER lines B, D and E and several bus lines take us directly to this station. These different options make our journeys easier, when we have a connection between Gare de l'Est and other stations and airports in Paris.

To help you with your journeys, here's everything you need to know about these routes between the capital's various stations.

From Gare de l'Est to Gare Montparnasse

The journey between these two stations is simple, and usually takes less than 30 minutes. Simply take line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge, and stop at Montparnasse Bienvenue station. By bus, take line 38 (direction Porte d'Orléans) to the Coutellerie stop, and change to line 96, direction Gare Montparnasse. By bus or metro, the journey costs 2.10 euros (T+ ticket price).

From Gare de l'Est to Gare du Nord

For this journey, take line 4 or line 5: in five minutes, and with a T+ metro ticket, you'll have linked the two stations. However, given their proximity, the journey can also be made on foot, in seven minutes.

From Gare de l'Est to Gare d'Austerlitz

These two stations are linked by line 5: head for Place d'Italie, and get off at Gare d'Austerlitz after about 15 minutes. By bus, take line 91 towards "Montparnasse 2 - Gare TGV", and stop at Gare d'Austerlitz. To make both journeys, you'll need a T+ ticket costing 2.10 euros.

From Gare de l'Est to Paris Gare de Lyon

A change is necessary for this journey: start by taking line 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge, to Châtelet, and from there take line 14, direction Olympiades, to Gare de Lyon. This journey takes around 15 minutes, depending on the regularity of the metro.

By bus, take line 65, direction Gare de Lyon. For the bus, as for the metro, you'll need a T+ ticket costing 2.10 euros.

From Gare de l'Est to Gare Saint-Lazare

For this journey, start by taking line 7, direction Ivry-Villejuif, and get off at Opéra. At Opéra, change to line 3, and travel to Saint-Lazare (direction Pont de Levallois). The journey takes approximately 16 minutes, and costs 2.10 euros.

From Gare de l'Est to Paris Bercy-Boulogne station

The journey to Bercy station is similar to that to Gare de Lyon: take line 4, change at Châtelet for line 14, and get off at Bercy. 20 minutes on the metro, with a T+ ticket at 2.10 euros.

Getting to Orly airport from Gare de l'Est

To get to theairport from the station, allow about an hour. First go to Gare du Nord station, to take the RER B train. Get off at Denfert-Rochereau, and take the Orlybus shuttle bus. The two tickets should cost you a total of 13.30 euros.

From Gare de l'Est to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport

Again, take the RER B to Gare du Nord, and head for Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and should cost 11.45 euros. IF the RER is not available, take line 7 towards Ivry/Villejuif, get off at Opéra, and take the Roissybus shuttle bus. The journey takes around 1h20 and costs 18.30 euros.

From Gare de l'Est to Beauvais airport

Finally, to reachBeauvais airport, take line 7 then line 1, or line 4 then line 1 (change at Châtelet), to Neuilly - Porte Maillot. There, at the Pershing parking lot, you'll find a special shuttle to take you to the airport. The whole trip should cost 19 euros one way.

If you're staying in the Gare de l'Est area for a while, take the opportunity to eat out. Many cafés and restaurants are located close to the station.

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