How Far, How Fast

Station-to-Station Travel Times

France is the largest European country by square miles, and Paris is often the hub for many journeys. Whether your clients are arriving to or departing from Paris by train, they’ll get to experience one or more of the six main train stations in Paris. Each Paris station serves a specific region of the country:

  • Gare du Nord: Eurostar trains to the UK, to northern France, Thalys to Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany
  • Gare Saint-Lazare: trains to Normandy
  • Gare d’Austerlitz: trains to central France, Toulouse and the Pyrénées
  • Gare de l’Est: trains to eastern France, Germany and Luxembourg
  • Gare de Lyon: trains to southeastern France, Méditerranée, Switzerland (TGV Lyria) and Italy (Thello)
  • Gare Montparnasse: trains to western and southwestern France and Spain

Using the chart below, you will be able to guide your clients through changing stations in Paris with transportation tips and approximate travel times to help them with their itinerary.

FROM PARIS TO PARIS Duration VIA METRO (M)
AND PER LINES
Nord Est 2 minutes
by Metro
Direct M 4
Nord (Magenta) St Lazare 4 minutes Direct RER E
Nord Montparnasse 17 minutes Direct M 4
Nord Austerlitz 14 minutes Direct M 5
Nord Lyon 8 minutes Direct RER D
Est St Lazare 4 minutes Direct
(from Nord
Magenta)
RER E
Est Montparnasse 15 minutes Direct M 4
Est Lyon 13 minutes Bastille M 5 & M 1
St Lazare Montparnasse 10 minutes Direct M 13
St Lazare Austerlitz 22 minutes Bibliotheque
Francois
Mitterrand
M 14 & RER C
St Lazare Lyon 7 minutes Direct M 14
Montparnasse Austerlitz 16 minutes Odeon M 4 & M 10
Montparnasse Lyon 15 minutes Chatelet M 4 & M 14
Austerlitz Lyon Walk 11
minutes
or 12 mins
RER, M
RER C & M 14

Paris, France

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