Paris By Train From London, Nice, Amsterdam, Madrid Milan etc

Details of fast inter-city trains serving Paris from both within France and from neighbouring countries


TGV Trains At Gare de Lyon Paris

TGV Trains At Gare de Lyon Paris

The ever growing number of high speed inter city train services into Paris have become the dominant transport choice to visit Paris from both within France and neighbouring countries. The introduction of the fast high speed trains has meant that for journeys like London to Paris, train has largely replaced air as the way to travel.


So if you are travelling from within France to Paris or from neighbouring countries from cities like London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva or Cologne rail is the transport of choice for the majority, offering a benchmark combination of speed, convenience, comfort and price not generally beaten elsewhere.

Paris Mainline Stations

Paris has many mainline train stations located in a ring around the very centre of Paris. Each has its own catchment area where trains depart from. SNCF who run the TGV trains are dominant within France, international routes are more fragmented.

All stations are major transport hubs with buses and Metro services to your hotel in Paris, or to another station.


Gare du Nord

Paris Gare du Nord, in the centre of Paris, is now the busiest train station in Europe. It welcomes passengers travelling by Eurostar from the UK and Thalys services from the Benelux countries and Germany.

- Trains to northern France

- LGV Nord to Lille

- Thalys to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany

- Eurostar to London


Gare de l'Est

Paris Gare de l'Est serves a number of destinations to the east, including trains into Germany and Switzerland.

- Trains to eastern France and Germany


Gare de Lyon

Paris Gare de Lyon, in the south east of Paris, is the station for high speed TGV services to the South of France, Switzerland and Italy.

- Trains to southeastern France, the Mediterranean coast and Languedoc-Roussillon

- Trains to Spain, Switzerland (TGV Lyria) and Italy (Thello)


Gare du Nord Paris

Gare du Nord Paris

Gare d'Austerlitz

Gare D'Austerlitz is the departure point for a number of overnight services including trains to the south of France and Spain.

- Trains to central France, Toulouse and the Pyrenees

- Trenhotel trains operated by Elipsos to Madrid and Barcelona


Gare Montparnasse

Paris Gare Montparnasse Station is one of 8 stations in Paris and used by passengers catching high speed TGV trains to the west and southwest of France �C including Bordeaux, Rennes and Nantes.

- Trains to western and southwestern France

- TGV Ouest and LGV Atlantique


Gare de Bercy

Gare de Bercy is used for the specialist car-carrying AutoTrain service.

- Trains to Italy (Artesia)

- TER Burgundy

- Trains auto-couchettes (TAC)


Gare Saint-Lazare

Gare St Lazare is the second busiest station in Paris after Gare du Nord. It serves destinations and cities in northern France.

- Trains to Normandy


Charles De Gaulle Airport

There is a TGV station at Terminal 2 of CDG airport. Trains mostly serve France including both southern and northern cities and Belgium allowing you to bypass the centre of Paris and the awkward interconnections there.

Rail Tickets, Travel Passes & Timetables

It is well worth spending some time researching the routes and fares in advance.

Fares can be very volatile, notoriously on the London - Paris Eurostar services where the advance promotional fares can be a fraction of the price of a ticket if you walk up on the day.

If you are touring, there are many rail passes also available.


Rail Tickets Europe

London To Paris

The busiest city pair outside France from Paris is London where the Eurostar services are dominant in terms of passenger numbers.

Eurolines Coach

Eurolines Coach
The Cheapest London-Paris Ticket

On paper you have a choice of three modes of travel using public transport between London and Paris, Train, Coach and Air.

In reality the vast majority of people travelling city centre to city centre choose the Eurostar train service. As the fastest and most stress free option it is with with good reason.


However the Eurostar trains are not the cheapest way to travel between the two cities, by some way. That honour goes to the low cost coach services.


While the Eurostar trains whisk you city centre to city centre in just over 2 hours, the fastest coaches that use the tunnel between England and France rather than the ferry services take 7.5 hours to do the same journey.


Eurostar fares are also highly volatile. At popular times and dates or if you buy tickets at very short notice fares can be eye watering and make air travel an option to consider in addition to the coach services.

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