How do I change train stations in Paris?

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It is very common to have to transfer from one train station to another in Paris. So we have compiled a list of routes and estimated travel times for transferring from train stations in Paris.

Just click on your arrival station to find out how to transfer to another station.

  1. Gare du Nord
  2. Gare de Lyon
  3. Gare de l’Est
  4. Gare d’Austerlitz
  5. Gare Saint Lazare
  6. Gare Montparnasse
  7. Gare de Bercy

All train stations in Paris are designated terminus stations. This means they will only receive trains arriving or departing from a certain direction e.g. from the south-east of France. If you are arriving from the north and need to connect to a train heading south, then you will need to change stations. 

Gare du Nord

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Trains from Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord ( North Station) is the busiest railway station in Europe and the busiest in the world outside of Japan. Trains departing from Gare du Nord travel to northern France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. So essentially anywhere north of Paris.

 If you would like more information about departure platforms and real-time service updates, just click here.

Transfers from Gare du Nord

Please be aware that the taxi prices are estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis will charge €1 extra per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at all hours.

  1. Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon
  2. Gare du Nord to Gare de l’Est
  3. Gare du Nord to Gare d’Austerlitz
  4. Gare du Nord to Gare Saint Lazare
  5. Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse
  6. Gare du Nord to Gare de Paris Bercy
1

Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon

Metro: take RER D towards Malesherbes / Melun / Corbeil-Essonnes and exit at Gare de Lyon. It will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon will take between 15 to 45 minutes for €12 or more.


2

Gare du Nord to Gare de l’Est

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge and exit at Gare de l’Est. The stations are very close to each other so it will only take about 4 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare du Nord to Gare de l’Est will take around 10 minutes (depending on traffic) for €4 or more.

Walk: it will take 10 minutes to walk 650m from Gare du Nord to Gare de l’Est


3

Gare du Nord to Gare d’Austerlitz

Metro: take line 5 towards Place d’Italie and exit at Gare d’Austerlitz. It will take approximately 25 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare du Nord to Gare d’Austerlitz will take between 15 to 35 minutes (depending on traffic) for €12 or more. 


4

Gare du Nord to Gare Saint Lazare

Metro: take RER line E towards Haussmann St-Lazare and exit at Haussmann Saint-Lazare. It will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare du Nord to Gare Saint Lazare will take between 12 - 35 minutes (depending on traffic) for €8 or more. 


5

Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge. Exit at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe and walk through subway to the station (7 minutes). It will take approximately 35 - 45 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse will take between 25 - 55 minutes (depending on traffic) for €17 or more. 


6

Gare du Nord to Gare de Paris Bercy

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge and exit at Châtelet. Change to line 14 towards Olympiades. Exit at Bercy. It will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi between Gare du Nord and Gare de Paris Bercy will take between 20 - 50 minutes (depending on traffic), for €15 or more. 


Gare de Lyon

P1210896_Paris_XII_gare_de_Lyon_rwk Paris Gare de Gare de Lyon is located on the north bank of the Seine river in the 12th Arrodissement of Paris. As with all other stations in Paris, Gare de Lyon’s name does not derive from its location (otherwise it would be in Lyon of course!). Instead it is named after the city of Lyon, as the majority of trains will pass through Lyon en route to southeren and eastern France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Pro tip: If you are travelling from London to the south of France e.g. Avignon or Nice you will always have to transfer from Paris Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon. If you would like more information about departure platforms and real-time service updates, just click here.

Transfers from Gare de Lyon

Please be aware that the taxi prices are estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis will charge €1 extra per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at all hours.

  1. Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord
  2. Gare de Lyon to Gare de l’Est
  3. Gare de Lyon to Gare d’Austerlitz
  4. Gare de Lyon to Gare Saint Lazare
  5. Gare de Lyon to Gare Montparnasse
  6. Gare de Lyon to Gare de Paris Bercy
1

Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord

Metro: take RER D towards Villiers-le-Bel / Goussainville / Orry-la-Ville / Creil. Exit at Gare du Nord. It will take approxiamtely 20 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord will take between 20 - 30 minutes (depending on traffic) for €15 or more.


2

Gare de Lyon to Gare de l’Est

Metro: take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare. Exit at Châtelet. Change to line 4 towards Porte de Cligancourt and exit at Gare de l’Est. It will take around 25 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Gare de l’Est will take between 10 - 35 minutes (depending on traffic) for €11.78 or more.


3

Gare de Lyon to Gare d'Austerlitz

There is no metro connection between these two stations. Instead it is just a short walk over a bridge (“Pont Charles de Gaulle”). 

Walk: it will take 10 minutes to walk 750m from Gare de Lyon to Gare d’Austerlitz.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Gare d’Austerlitz will take between 10 - 15 minutes, for €8 or more.


4

Gare de Lyon to Gare Saint-Lazare

Metro: take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare. Exit at Saint-Lazare. It will take approximately 20 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Gare Saint-Lazare will take between 15 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic) for €17 or more.


5

Gare de Lyon to Gare Montparnasse

Metro: take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare, transfer at Châtelet, take line 4 towards Montrouge and exit at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe. Then walk through subway (7 min) to station. It will take approximately 25 - 30 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Gare Montparnasse will take between 20 - 60 minutes (depending on traffic) for €15 or more.


6

Gare de Lyon to Gare de Paris Bercy

Metro: take line 14 towards Olympiades and exit at Bercy. It will take approximately 10 minutes and will cost €1.90. 

Walk: it will take around15 minutes to walk 1 km from Gare de Lyon to Gare Paris Bercy.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Lyon to Gare Paris Bercy will take 5 - 15 minutes for €5or more.


Gare de l’Est

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Gare de l’Est is situated in the 10 th arrondissement right near Gare du Nord (Place du Novembre 1918, 75010). All trains originating from travel Gare de l’Est towards eastern France (TGV trains) and Germany (ICE trains operated by a cooperative line between Deutsche Bahn and SNCF).

If you would like more information about departure platforms and real-time service updates, just click here.

Transfers from Gare de l’Est

Please be aware that the taxi prices are pure estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis have a €1 surcharge per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at all hours.

  1. Gare de l’Est to Gare du Nord
  2. Gare de l’Est to Gare de Lyon
  3. Gare de l’Est to Gare d’Austerlitz
  4. Gare de l’Est to Gare Saint Lazare
  5. Gare de l’Est to Gare Montparnasse
  6. Gare de l’Est to Gare de Paris Bercy
1

Gare de l’Est to Gare du Nord

Metro: take line 4 towards Porte de Cligancourt, exit at Gare du Nord. It will take approximately 4 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Walk: it will take 10 minutes to walk 650m from Gare de l’Est to Gare du Nord. → Click here to see an exact map of the route

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de l’Est to Gare du Nord will take between 10 - 15 minutes (depending on traffic), for €8 or more.


2

Gare de l’Est to Gare de Lyon

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge, change at Châtelet, take line 14 towards Olympiades and exit at Gare de Lyon. It will take approximately 25 – 30 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de l’Est to Gare de Lyon will take between 20 - 40 minutes, for €12 or more.


3

Gare de l’Est to Gare d’Austerlitz

Metro: take line 5 towards Place d’Italie, exit at Gare d’Austerlitz. It will take approximately 20 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de l’Est to Gare d’Austerlitz will take between 20 - 40 minutes, for €12 or more.


4

Gare de l’Est to Gare Saint Lazare

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge, exit at Reaumur-Sebastopol. Change to line 3 towards Pont de Levallois-Bécon. Exit at Saint-Lazare. It will take approximately 20 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de l’Est to Gare Saint Lazare will take between 15 - 40 minutes for €13 or more.


5

Gare de l’Est to Gare Montparnasse

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge, exit at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe then walk (7 minutes) through subway to station. It will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de l’Est to Gare Montparnasse will take between 20 - 45 minutes (depending on traffic) for €17 or more.


6

Gare de l’Est to Gare de Paris Bercy

Metro: take line 4 towards Montrouge, exit at Châtelet, take line 14 towards Olympiades. Exit at Bercy. It will take approximately 30 - 35 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare de l’Est to Gare de Paris Bercy will take between 30 - 50 minutes, for €15 or more.


Gare d’Austerlitz

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Gare d’Austerlitz ( Austerlitz Station) is one of the large terminus railway stations in Paris. It is located on the left bank of the Seine River in the 13th arrondissement (85 Quai d’Austerlitz).

If you would like more information about station platforms or real-time service updates,  just click here.

Transfers from Gare d’Austerlitz

Please be aware that the taxi prices are pure estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis have a €1 surcharge per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at all hours.

  1. Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare du Nord
  2. Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Lyon
  3. Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de l’Est
  4. Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare Saint Lazare
  5. Gare de l’Est to Gare Montparnasse
  6. Gare de l’Est to Gare de Paris Bercy
1

Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare du Nord

Metro: take line 5 towards Bobigny. Exit at Gare du Nord. It will take approximately 20 - 30 minutes and will cost €1.90

Taxi: a taxi from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare du Nord will take between 20 - 50 minutes (depending on traffic), for €15 or more.


2

Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Lyon

There is no metro connection between these two stations. 

Walk: it will take 10 minutes to walk 800m from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Lyon. → Click here to see an exact map of the route

Taxi: a taxi from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Lyon will take approximately 10 minutes for €7 or more.


3

Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de l’Est

Metro: take line 5 towards Bobigny. Exit at Gare de l’Est. It will take approximately 20 - 25 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de l’Est will take between 20 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic) for €12 or more.


4

Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare Saint Lazare

Metro: walk to Gare de Lyon (800m), take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare. Exit at Saint-Lazare. It will take approximately 40 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare Saint-Lazare will take between 30 - 60 minutes (depending on traffic), for €14.00 or more.


5

Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare Montparnasse

Metro: take line 10 towards Boulogne, change at Odéon, take line 4 towards Mairie de Montrouge. Exit at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe and walk through subway (4 min) to. It will take approximately 35 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare Montparnasse will take between 15 - 30 minutes, for €11 or more. 


6

Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Paris Bercy

Metro: walk 600m (8 mins) accross Pont Charles de Gaulle (bridge) to Gare de Lyon. Take line 14 towards Olympiades and exit at Bercy. It will take approximately 15 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Paris Bercy will take between 3 - 6 minutes for €5 or more.

Walk: to walk 1.4km from Gare d’Austerlitz to Gare de Paris Bercy will take approximately 18 minutes. 


Gare Saint Lazare

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Gare Saint Lazare is the second biggest station in Paris. It receives over 100,000,000 passengers per year, and over 450,000 per day who are mainly regional commuters. It is located on rue Saint Lazare in the 8th arrondissement. The trains arriving and departing at Gare Saint Lazare are long distance Intercités trains travelling towards Normandy, and regional Transilien trains which travel to the western suburbs of Paris.

If you would like more information about station platforms or real-time service updates, just click here

Transfers from Gare Saint-Lazare

Please be aware that the taxi prices are pure estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis have a €1 surcharge per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at most hours.

  1. Gare Saint Lazare to Gare du Nord
  2. Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de Lyon
  3. Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de l’Est
  4. Gare Saint Lazare to Gare d’Austerlitz
  5. Gare Saint Lazare to Gare Montparnasse
  6. Gare de l’Est to Gare de Paris Bercy
1

Gare Saint Lazare to Gare du Nord

Metro: take RER E towards Tournan / Chelles-Gournay and exit at Gare du Nord/Magenta. It will take approximately 20 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Saint Lazare to Gare du Nord will take between 20 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic), for €8 or more. 


2

Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de Lyon

Metro: take line 14 towards Olympiades and exit at Gare de Lyon. It will take approximately 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de Lyon will take between 12 - 30 minutes (depending on traffic), for €15 or more.


3

Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de l’Est

Metro: take line 3 towards Galliéni. Transfer at Réaumur-Sébastopol and take line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt. Exit at Gare de l’Est. It will take approximately 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de l’Est will take between 20 - 35 minutes (depending on traffic) for €11 or more.


4

Gare Saint Lazare to Gare d’Austerlitz

Metro: take line 3 towards Galliéni. Transfer at République, and take line 5 towards Place d'Italie. Exit at Gare d'Austerlitz. It will take approximately 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Saint Lazare to Gare d’Austerlitz will take between 20 - 35 minutes (depending on traffic) for €16. 


5

Gare Saint Lazare to Gare Montparnasse

Metro: Take line 13 towards Chatillion-Montrouge. Exit at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe. It will take approximately 30 minutes. and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi between Gare Saint Lazare to Gare Montparnasse will take between 25 - 40 minutes (depending on traffic) for €15 or more. 


6

Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de Paris Bercy

Metro: take line 14 towards Olympiades and exit at Bercy. It will take approximately 20 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Saint Lazare to Gare de Paris Bercy will take between 15 - 30 minutes (depending on traffic) for €16 or more. 


Gare Montparnasse

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Gare Montparnasse is one of the large terminus stations in Paris. It is located in the 15th arrondissement. The trains departing from Gare Montparnasse travel towards Bretagne, the Atlantic coast, western and south-western France and Basque country.

If you would like more information about station platforms or real-time service updates, just click here.

Transfers from Gare Montparnasse

Please be aware that the taxi prices are pure estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis will charge €1 extra per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at all hours.

  1. Gare Montparnasse to Gare du Nord
  2. Gare Montparnasse to Gare de Lyon
  3. Gare Montparnasse to Gare de l’Est
  4. Gare Montparnasse to Gare Saint Lazare
  5. Gare Montparansse to Gare de Paris Bercy
1

Gare Montparnasse to Gare du Nord

Metro: walk through subway (7 min) to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe station and take line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt. Exit at Gare du Nord. It will take approximately 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare du Nord will take between 15 - 35 minutes for €16.07 or more.


2

Gare Montparnasse to Gare de Lyon

Metro: walk through subway (3 min) to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe station and take line 6 towards Nation. Exit at Bercy and change to line 14 towards Olympiades. Exit at Gare de Lyon. It will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare de Lyon will take between 25 - 60 minutes (depending on traffic) and for €18 or more. 


3

Gare Montparnasse to Gare d’Austerlitz

Metro: walk through subway (7 min) to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe station and take line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt. Exit at Odéon and change to line 10 towards Gare d’Austerlitz. Exit at Gare d’Austerlitz. It will take approximately 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare d’Austerlitz will take between 30 to 45 minutes for €15 or more. 


4

Gare Montparnasse to Gare de l’Est

Metro: walk through subway (7 min) to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe station and take line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt. Exit at Gare de l’Est. It will take approximately 25 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare de l’Est will take between 30 - 70 minutes (depending on traffic), for €15 or more.


5

Gare Montparnasse to Gare Saint Lazare

Metro: take line 13 towards Saint-DenisUniversité / Asnières—Genevilliers. Exit at Saint-Lazare. It will take approximately 30 minutes and will cost €1.90

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare Saint Lazare will take between 25 - 55 minutes (depending on traffic) for €15 or more. 


6

Gare Montparnasse to Gare de Bercy

Metro: take line 6 towards Nation, exit at Bercy. It will take approximately 25 minutes and will cost €1.90.

Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare de Paris Bercy will take between 25 - 60 minutes, for €14.83 or more. 


Gare de Bercy

Gare de Bercy is located in the 12th arrondissement. The trains departing from Gare de Bercy travel mainly towards the centre of France.

If you would like more information about station platforms or real-time service updates, just click here.

Transfers from Gare de Bercy

Please be aware that the taxi prices are pure estimates and as are the travel times. All Parisian taxis will charge €1 extra per piece of luggage. There are plenty of taxis waiting outside of the station at all hours.

  • Gare de Bercy to Gare du Nord
  • Gare de Bercy to Gare de Lyon
  • Gare de Bercy to Gare d'Austerlitz
  • Gare de Bercy to Gare de l’Est
  • Gare de Bercy to Gare Saint Lazare
  • Gare de Bercy to Gare Montparnasse
  • 1

    Gare de Bercy to Gare du Nord

    Metro: walk to Bercy station (4 min) and take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare. Exit at Châtelet and change to line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt. Exit at Gare du Nord. It will take approx. 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

    Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Bercy to Gare du Nord will take between 15 - 45 minutes for €16 or more.



    2

    Gare de Bercy to Gare de Lyon

    Metro: take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare and exit at Gare de Lyon station. It will take approx. 10 minutes and will cost €1.90. 

    Walk: it will take 15 minutes to walk 1 km from Garde de Bercy to Gare de Lyon.

    Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Bercy to Gare de Lyon will take 5 - 15 minutes for €5 or more.



    3

    Gare de Bercy to Gare d’Austerlitz

    Metro: walk to Bercy station (4 min) and take line 6 towards Étoile and change at Place d'Italie. Then take line 5 towards Bobigny. Exit at Gare d'Austerlitz.It will take approx. 10 minutes and will cost €1.90.

    Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Bercy to Gare d’Austerlitz will take between 20 to 45 minutes (depending on traffic) for €12 or more.



    4

    Gare de Bercy to Gare de l’Est

    Metro: walk to Bercy station (4 min) and take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare. Exit at Châtelet and change to line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt. Exit at Gare de l'Est. It will take approx. 40 minutes and cost €1.90.

    Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Bercy to Gare de l’Est will take between 30 - 70 minutes (depending on traffic), for €25 or more.



    5

    Gare de Bercy to Gare Saint Lazare

    Metro: walk to Bercy station (4 min) and take line 14 towards Saint-Lazare. Exit at Saint-Lazare. It will take approx. 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

    Taxi: a taxi from Gare de Bercy to Gare Saint Lazare will take between 25 - 55 minutes (depending on traffic) for €20 or more.



    6

    Gare de Bercy to Gare Montparnasse

    Metro: walk to Bercy station (4 min) and take line 6 towards Étoile. Exit at Montparnasse — Bienvenüe. It will take approx. 30 minutes and cost €1.90.

    Taxi: a taxi from Gare Montparnasse to Gare de Bercy will take between 25 - 60 minutes, for €20 or more.