Gare du Nord
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
4:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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  • Gary W
    Richmond, Australia869 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Confusing
    A huge labryinth of a station. Until you are familiar with the metro system, the ticketing and the outside streets, it is all a bit confusing. There were large queues at the ticket machines and most people struggled to buy tickets. My best advice is to be patient, research your destinations and a bit of trial and error. Most people will help you if they can.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Belle-Noel
    Croydon, United Kingdom1,905 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great central station
    This is a great station to arrive at via Eurostar from London, as it is so central. It’s very easy to travel to other parts of France and Paris and has excellent metro links. There is also good shopping to be had on the lower ground floor with some fast food places on the main floor too.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Bluebellplasnewydd
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,032 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unremarkable
    You may arrive here by Eurostar and it is just like any station - no fanfare. However the Metro and RER entrances are just outside the platforms down some stairs. It is confusing, certainly on the RER, as there are no maps like with the London Underground. The staff are helpful however. Allow time to walk vast distances underground. Not a place to linger.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • lowryepp
    Epping, United Kingdom909 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's ok. take your time.
    It's ok. There are enough signs if you look. The threat of pickpockets seems over egged (hard to judge, but most people looked like travellers). Couple of very nice restaurants across the road or snack outlets in the station. 2 sets of toilets, but left luggage is poor. Yes it is crowded; and the metro system below is complicated - leave time to navigate. Tips - buy metro tickets on Eurostar to avoid queues; if going to Gare de L'Est, just walk, only 10 minutes. Eurostar checkin, security & passports remain a shabby temporary-feeling experience, but all over quickly (unlike airports)
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 1, 2023
  • Arlette J
    London, United Kingdom636 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large station, it is what it is
    Well, Gareth du nord is what it is, a large station with crowds of people. Not the friendliest of places, but never has been , like most large city stations. Main building is beautiful.nice to sit at a cafe across the road and admire building and people watch. During the day ok and night time, watch your purse and items..many undesirable people around. Ticket machines can ve daunting..not very well explained, but once you get used to them it's fine.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 17, 2023
  • Bob L
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Normal train station
    Our train to Amsterdam boarded at track 8 directly inside the main entrance. We arrived early, so the train was posted on the information board, but without track number. Station employees were helpful. Boarding was a breeze. No security screening and no seating. Station was tidy inside and out and nobody hassled us. Not the nightmare described in some of these reviews.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 4, 2024
  • 290neilf
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Left Luggage great but available only at Gare de L'est, not Gare du Nord
    It is true that Gare du Nord is a very well laid out station with lots of facilities but it needs to provide more assistance. There are literally no station workers around to ask for help or directions. In terms of the left luggage, please note this is at Gare de L'est, not at Gare du Nord, so allow yourself enough time (10 mins walk) to get there. Especially if you have a lot of luggage to drag around. However, it is a brilliant, cheap and easy to use facility. Just look for Yellow and Black signs saying Consignee.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 9, 2024
  • SolihullTraveller
    Solihull, United Kingdom773 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frustrating And Not Nice
    By train from London you get on at the magnificent St Pancras station and you end up at this; cow shed, as my wife calls it. We arrived here by train from Charles De Gaulle, which is very cheap and efficient, but the platform you arrive at is dark with urine smelly lifts, hoardings for work going on and signage which has clearly been put up to cause misery. It might have a nice façade but we've eaten in the square outside and it's not a place to hang around if you can help it. I'd say avoid but it's a hub so difficult to do that.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2024
  • Carol K
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gare du Nord Station Paris and Paris metro.
    We have just arrived home after spending our last 5 days of our trip in Paris. We had done our research regarding the station so felt fairly prepared,however we still experienced a few hiccups along the way. Gare du Nord and Gare de L'Est are very busy and bustling stations. After waiting in line to buy lickets to Strasbourg for quite some time, we were informed that we needed to go up to the main station platforms and visit the SNCF ticketing office. Here we were informed ( by a very helpful staff member)that you can only certain scheduled times can be bought off line which might limit for choice. So TIP No1: buy tickets for major trips online before you go if you know your itinerary. We didn't do this because I read it wasn't necessay. When it comes to getting through the turnstyles with luggage ( larger suotcases).TIP No 2 slide your cases under the turnstyle towards the barrier then insert your ticket. We saw lots of people denied access and had to try to find help which isn't easy to find. Or try to jump over barriers and lift cases. Also many metro stations have 2, 3 4 or more flights of stairs. Elevators are not common. The Metro: TIP No 3 We bought a five day, five zone Paris Visite pass at the station (Gare du Nord). This cost us 152 Euro for 2 but is covered a trip to Versaille and the train RER B to CDG airport as well as other discounts to some museums and the Montmartre funiccular. It saved a lot of hastle. TIP NO 4Travelling on the metro doesn't always go to plan. In three days we encountered: a complete line closure so we had to find a plan B to get home , a "left luggage" situation which meant everyone had to alight the train( many confused looks on faces because the announcement.was in french),and leave or wait it out., And...at one stage our train skipped the station we needed for a connecting train altogeter. We had to use the metro map to find another route. Tip No 4: Have a good metro map on you. ( available at stations when you buy your pass at a service centre.)The metro is colour coded and you soon get familiar with how it all works. Although this might sound a bit off putting, once you get the hang of navigating it's very easy and efficient.Trains are frequent. You'll have a great time exploring.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2024
  • Joshane615
    Australia616 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful old building
    We came into Gare du Nord from London on the Eurostar. Then left from there a few days later onto Germany. There was a considerable amount of construction going on(preparation for the Olympics I presume). This made things a little confusing. We found it difficult at first to find the taxi stand due to the scaffolding and temporary footpaths. We also had trouble locating a restroom. Very beautiful building still from the outside and I’m sure the works will be completed soon.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2024
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Carla S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands77 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is not a suitable option to travel to the airport. The tickets are crazy expensive and the trains are so full you cant get on any of them.
After my partner and I waited over 30min (trains are every 10min) we had to abort the train plan for a taxi as to not miss our flight.
Unless the RER becomes an airport only line (much like Gatwick and Heathrow Express trains) they really have a nerve charging €10pp for the trip. Also, even if you can deal with the money, the trains were so full we watched 3 pass us by with no space on. (It is Saturday - no work commuters)
The platform is dirty and full of loiterers too. As our last interaction with Paris, I really wont be looking back. I do however want my money back for the tickets I never used.
Written February 15, 2020
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caoimheryan3
Bishops Stortford, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Incredibly rude staff at Gare du Nord on the 20.01.20.
Staff were deliberately unhelpful. Made it a very unpleasant travel experience. I was told that I had to sign an unaccompanied minors form in the presence of Eurostar Staff, so that my sister (age 15) could travel on the Eurostar alone. After arriving at Gare du Nord station and queueing for about 20 mins, we reached the office box, where we were told we had to sign the form. I asked a member of staff for a pen, however she told me that she didn’t have one and refused to ask the office if they had one either. She told me that not a single member of staff in the vicinity had a pen and that I exit the queue and go down to a gift shop in the station and buy one! She was incredibly rude and unhelpful - this is not the way to treat a customer considering that the instructions on the form specifically said that the form had to be signed at the station.
Very unhappy with this service.
Written January 20, 2020
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Scotty C
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Really sad to report our experience with taxis. Came off Eurostar wanting a taxi to St Germain. There was a long queue of them outside the station. We were approached first by one driver who told us our journey would take 40 mins. and cost us Euros 55 (E45 'my best offer') which we refused. Then we were approached by another further up the queue who said he used his meter and his estimate was E 35 (he said it would take 40 mins. too) - so we went with him. He had managed to fix his meter which did not run and we were charged E45 for a 20 min. run. The receptionist at the hotel was shocked - said it cost only a bit more to go to the airport. A few days later, our return to Gare du Nord (also 20 mins), cost us E20 on the meter of an honest taxi driver.
Travellers beware!
Written March 4, 2020
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CarsMaiden
London, UK309 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Asked to check in for Eurostar 90 minutes prior and found ourselves having to stand on a cold platform waiting for the train for over an hour. There are no refreshments, nowhere near enough seating and no heating system. It was cold and windy.
The guard seemed to enjoy telling people there was nowhere to buy any refreshments and nowhere else to go.
I accept this is partly our fault for not checking prior and not being armed with coffee however it IS unusual not to have any sort of cafe after customs. At least put signs up informing people.
It is also a place they know is filled with kids so makes it even harder.
The place to pay and leave your suitcases was very reasonable however they only accept cash. In 2022.
Written April 30, 2022
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A and J
Oxford, UK7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I am a great believer in train travel, not least for climate change reasons. Maybe it was an especially bad day but the Eurostar terminal last Sunday afternoon was truly dreadful. Very long queues (proper scrum down) , complete lack of helpful information, very limited space, automatic passport machines far too few and those only working intermittently , chaotic queuing arrangements for baggage checks. I travel all over the world and this compared very poorly with almost every railway station and airport I have visited. Come on guys! We need to encourage train travel and this was not an encouragement! The train itself was fine, as was the St Pancras end. But the Gare du Nord terminal needs massive reorganisation and serious investment. A shame.
Written January 2, 2020
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mrsbUk
uk25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Unlike other travellers our Eurostar check in was smooth and straightforward, our train left at 19.15 ish so that may have been a factor. Gate du Nord is a huge station and signage and instructions could be better, we wanted to leave our cases in the left luggage department which was a nightmare. We eventually found the department and joined a queue of about 15 people at the head of which was a large Chinese family with many cases who were putting their luggage through the scanner very slowly. No staff in sight or supervising/helping at all. After waiting for 10 minutes without the queue moving I looked through the door to see two members of staff on their phones! I pushed through and tackled them about the fact that the queue wasn’t moving and nobody knew what was happening so a member of staff then came out to say the office was actually full with no room left for large cases, in French which nobody in the queue understood, what a debacle! We were lucky that we had only small cases but again, inside no signage in English and if it hadn’t been for a very helpful French family explaining the system to us I dare say we might still be in there! Customer service non-existent I’m afraid.
Written April 17, 2022
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Kristin
Charlotte, NC222 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Awful taxi process & scams galore! We waited over an hour in their taxi line which was so poorly managed by the employees outside. There was at least 100 people in front of us in line. We noticed one taxi driver sitting in the line the whole time, not taking anyone. Well we realized later he was basically surveying people in line and I guess he thought we were stupid Americans. We get in the taxi & he starts to drive off. A taxi ride to our hotel should cost around $20 usd. Then he pulls out a laminated card and shows us flat rates and says it will cost us $140 to take us to our hotel. He could see from the rear view mirror that I looked at my husband to say something clearly wasn’t right. Then he conveniently says his credit card machine is down and we must pay cash. We told him we didn’t have that much cash on us. He insisted on stopping at a ATM so we could get cash out. We said nope, don’t carry our ATM card and that he should’ve told us before he took off that he expected cash. And I don’t believe for a second his card reader was down, he was just trying to scam us by charging these ridiculous rates. When he knew that we insisted on paying with card, his attitude quickly became irate and he turned right into traffic to drop us off at some random corner to clearly head back to the train station to try to scam another. We called an Uber and it cost us $20. Do not fall for the taxi line. Walk a block down & call an Uber. You will save yourself an hour & these ridiculous scammers.
Written September 18, 2023
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austinmj
Esher, UK10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Really disappointing to still see awful taxi scams at this location.

We followed the official taxi rank signs in the station, the security guys who were managing the queue (very effectively) checked our destination and we got in a taxi carrying all the official insignia.

As we pulled out of the station the driver held up a card showing that our 17 minute ride was going to be costing 115 euro. I asked him if it really said 115 euro and he said it did, but he would do it for 75 euro…..

It’s just crazy that this stuff still happens.

Told him to just pull over and we got out. He didn’t seem overly surprised or bothered to be honest. I’m sure he just rejoined the taxi queue to see who would fall for it next. We Jumped on the metro instead (1.90 euro each) as have just lost all faith in getting taxis at Gare Du Nord.
Written August 26, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,928 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We have been to Gare du Nord a few times and have found it easy to get around. We always make a point of getting to the station a day ahead to check out where we should be going and getting the train from (the following day). Also getting early for the train is a good idea, particularly in huge stations such as this one. Never had trouble and love it. There are enough shops to satisfy essential needs. We never use taxis so that has not been a problem for us. Always use public transport.
Written September 27, 2020
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Carol K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We have just arrived home after spending our last 5 days of our trip in Paris. We had done our research regarding the station so felt fairly prepared,however we still experienced a few hiccups along the way.
Gare du Nord and Gare de L'Est are very busy and bustling stations.
After waiting in line to buy lickets to Strasbourg for quite some time, we were informed that we needed to go up to the main station platforms and visit the SNCF ticketing office. Here we were informed ( by a very helpful staff member)that you can only certain scheduled times can be bought off line which might limit for choice.
So TIP No1: buy tickets for major trips online before you go if you know your itinerary. We didn't do this because I read it wasn't necessay.
When it comes to getting through the turnstyles with luggage ( larger suotcases).TIP No 2 slide your cases under the turnstyle towards the barrier then insert your ticket. We saw lots of people denied access and had to try to find help which isn't easy to find. Or try to jump over barriers and lift cases.
Also many metro stations have 2, 3 4 or more flights of stairs. Elevators are not common.
The Metro: TIP No 3 We bought a five day, five zone Paris Visite pass at the station
(Gare du Nord). This cost us 152 Euro for 2 but is covered a trip to Versaille and the train RER B to CDG airport as well as other discounts to some museums and the Montmartre funiccular. It saved a lot of hastle.
TIP NO 4Travelling on the metro doesn't always go to plan. In three days we encountered: a complete line closure so we had to find a plan B to get home , a "left luggage" situation which meant everyone had to alight the train( many confused looks on faces because the announcement.was in french),and leave or wait it out.,
And...at one stage our train skipped the station we needed for a connecting train altogeter. We had to use the metro map to find another route.
Tip No 4: Have a good metro map on you. ( available at stations when you buy your pass at a service centre.)The metro is colour coded and you soon get familiar with how it all works.
Although this might sound a bit off putting, once you get the hang of navigating it's very easy and efficient.Trains are frequent. You'll have a great time exploring.
Written June 7, 2024
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