Train Tickets to Paris

Book cheap trains to Paris

How to book cheap train tickets to Paris

Travel by TGV to Paris 

Train tickets for the TGV in France start from €15 for short-distance journeys like Lille to Paris. For longer distances train tickets start from € 25, i.e. trains from Bordeaux to Paris, Lyon to Paris, Marseille to Paris and Nice to ParisFor all TGV and long-distance trains in France a seat reservation is included in your tickets. 

Train tickets for the TGV from Barcelona to Paris start from € 49. 

If you book early you have the highest possibility to find cheap deals. 

Thalys from Amsetrdam / Brussels to Paris

Train tickets for the Thalys from Brussels to Paris start from € 29. Tickets for the Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris start from € 35. Sales open 4 months in advance. A seat reservation is always included in your ticket. In the first class meals and bevarages are included. Wifi is free in the second and first class. 

Eurostar from London to Paris

Train tickets for the Eurostar from London to Paris start from € 39. A seat resevations is always included in your ticket. If you buy a first class ticket, meals and beverages are also included. Wifi is for free in the Eurostar. 

How to travel by train to Paris

Eurostar

  • The Eurostar runs from London to Paris through the Channel Tunnel in just over 2 hours.
  • It's must faster to travel by train than by plane.
  • The Eurostar runs almost every hour between Paris and London. 

Thalys 

  • The Thalys runs the high-speed service from Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne/Essen to Paris.
  • The Thalys runs hourly from Brussels to Paris and in peak hour even every 30 minutes. The travel time from Brussels to Paris is 1h20min.
  • The Thalys to Amsterdam runs about 12 times a day - the travel time is 3h18min. 
  • From Cologne to Paris there are about 5 Thalys trains daily and the travel time between Cologne and Paris is 3h26min. 

Trains from Germany to Paris

  • 4 ICE’s and 1 TGV run daily from Frankfurt to Paris, the travel time is about 3h50min, and from Stuttgart to Paris (3h40min) via Karlsuhe and Strasbourg.
  • Everyday there is one direct train running from Munich to Paris (6h10min).
  • Freiburg in southern Germany is also connected by 1 daily TGV, travel time 3h45min.

Trains from Luxembourg to Paris

  • From Luxembourg 6 daily TGV’s run to Paris.

Trains from Russia to Paris

 

  • The Russian Railways operate a 3-weekly night train from Moscow, Minsk, Warsaw and Berlin to Paris.


Insider tip:

Take the night train between Berlin and Paris: Deutsche Bahn withdrew her CityNightLine sleeper train between Berlin and Paris late 2014, but there's still a 3-weekly night connection between Berlin and Paris offered by the Russian train connecting Moscow and Paris. This train leaves from Berlin on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays arriving in Paris Est next morning. From Paris the train leaves on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Trains from Switzerland to Paris

Between Switzerland and Paris runs the TGV Lyria, a regular TGV co-operated of SNCF and Swiss Federal Railways SBB.

Four TGV’s connect Basel with Paris (travel time 3h4min) of which one starts in Bern. Three TGV's run from Zürich to Paris, one service operates from Paris to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, but there is no return service.

The Swiss city of Lausanne is connected by 5 daily TGV’s from Paris (3h40min); Geneve is being served by 8 daily TGV’s from Paris, the travel time is 3h10min.

Trains from Italy to Paris

From Milano Porta Garibaldi station there are 3 times a day direct train departing to Paris which are also calling at Torino Porta Susa. 

Trains from Spain to Paris

From Barcelona a co-operation of RENFE and SNCF offers daily TGV’s to Paris; 2 daily trains from November to March and 4 direct trains in summer. 

Insider tip:

Take the scenic route from Barcelona to Paris: The TGV-connection from Barcelona to Paris is efficiënt and fast, but not very scenic. A scenic alternative is a night connection from the border station Latour-de-Carol to Paris with a connecting service from Barcelona. The suburban Rodalies-train leaves Barcelona Sants about 15.00 (time varies depending the day) and arrives in Latour-de-Carol at 18.15, the route is very scenic with the train winding his way trough the Pyrenees. The connecting night train leaves Latour de Carol at 20.20 and arrives Paris next morning at 07.24. The return service from Paris leaves 21.39, arriving in Latour-de-Carol at 07.51, the conntecting Rodalies-service to Barcelona leaves at 08.50 with arrival in Barcelona at 11.56

Paris by train

Travel to Paris by train

Paris, city of romance and light, is easily reachable by train. High speed trains run from all over France and Europe to Paris. Arrive at the magnificent Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon and explore the Eifel Tower, Notre Dame and Maddam Tussaud's. When you book early, tickets start at only €19. 

 

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

  • TGV - More info and photo's 

Travel by Thalys

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Free wifi for holders 
  • Power sockets at all seats

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Free wifi 
  • A light cold meal served at your seat is included in the price
  • Use of the NS International lounges in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport. Holders of the Thalys
  • ThePass and TheCard can use the Thalys-lounges in Brussels, Paris and Cologne.

Paris Gare du Nord - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare du Nord is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the Thalys (to Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne), Eurostar (to London) and TGV's to Lille and regional trains to Reims. You can walk from the station to Montmartre and the Sacre Couer (about 30 minutes)

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-23h15
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h10
  • Bike: 25 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 35 minutes, Metro 4 and 9 
  • Bus: 40 minutes, Bus 42
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 20 minutes, Metro 4 and 7
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Lyon 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 30 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 25 minutes, Metro 4 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 4 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz  

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, (cheap) city bikes, Velib
  • Subway: 15 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Paris Gare du Nord - Rental cars

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Rental Cars

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Paris Gare du Nord - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Paris Gare du Nord

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Amiens***

Walking distance: 5 minutes. Affordable, modern rooms. Typical Parisien hotel. 
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Hotel Whistler****

Brand new hotel in opposite of the station. Very modern, high ratings.
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Hotel Terminus Nord****

Classic hotel next to the station. Modern rooms. Typical Parisien bistro. Rating 7+
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Paris Gare de Lyon - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Lyon, Marseille, Avignon, Montpellier, Zurich, Geneve and Milan. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-22h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h24
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 35 minutes, RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 16 minutes, Metro 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Nord 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 6 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz   

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 2 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

 

Paris Gare de Lyon - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Paris Gare de Lyon

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Palym***

Opposite Paris Gare de Lyon. Classic hotel with modern and fancy rooms. Affordable.
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Hotel OFF Paris Seine****

Floating hotel, catamaran with swiming pool. Look over the Seine from your window. 
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Hotel Jules Cesar***

400m from the station. Typical Parisien hotel, simple, but comfortable. Rating 7+
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Paris Gare de Lyon - Rental cars

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8 rental car companies. Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Keddy, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty.   

Paris Gare Montparnasse - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare Montparnasse is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Bordeaux, Nantes, Biarritz and Hendaye. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 07h00-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 35 minutes
  • Bike: 13 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 7 minutes, Metro 6
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 35 minutes
  • Bike: 15 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 20 minutes, Metro 4 
  • Bus: 19 minutes, Bus 95 
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Lyon 

  • Walking: 58 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 21 minutes, M 4 and 14
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare du Nord

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 30 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 25 minutes, Metro 4 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 19 minutes, Metro 4
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz  

  • Walking: 49 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 28 minutes, Metro 13 and 10
  • Bus: 28 minutes, Bus 91
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

Paris Gare Montparnasse - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Paris Gare Montparnasse

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Palym***

Very near to Gare Montparnasse, 5 minutes by foot. Classic hotel with modern and fancy rooms. Affordable.
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Hotel le M****

Very modern hotel, fitness, cocktail bar. 5 minutes from Montparnasse, 1km from Jardin Luxembourg.  
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Hotel Chaplain Paris Rive Gauche****

600m from the station. Very high ratings. Chique hotel in the heart of Paris. 
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Paris Gare Montparnasse - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

Cheap rental cars near Paris Gare de Lyon - Rent a car in Paris

Rental Cars

>8 rental car companies. A few have offices in the departure hall. Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar and more.   


 

 

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