Gare d’Austerlitz (English: Austerlitz station), officially Paris-Austerlitz, is one of the 7 large rail termini in Paris (France). The station is located on the left bank of the Seine in the southeastern part of the city, in the 13th arrondissement.

It is the start of the Paris–Bordeaux railway; the line to Toulouse is connected to this line. In 1997, the Ministry of Culture designated the Gare d’Austerlitz a historical monument; it became the fifth large railway station in Paris to receive such a label, as currently only Montparnasse station has not been attributed it.

Since the opening of the LGV Atlantique – ending at Gare Montparnasse – Austerlitz has lost most of its long-distance southwestern services. It is used by some 30 million passengers annually, about half the number passing through Montparnasse. The Elipsos Train Hotels (Trenhotel) operated jointly by Renfe and SNCF operated from here to Madrid and Barcelona from 2001 to 2013. They would leave in the early evening and arrive next morning. With the start of a direct TGV from Paris to Barcelona, on 15 December 2013, the Trenhotel services were discontinued.

Ouigo Classic Train

The station is served by several connections provided by Ouigo Train Classique:

Paris – Massy – Palaiseau – Versailles-Chantiers – Chartres – Le Mans – Angers-Saint-Laud – Nantes;
Paris – Juvisy – Les Aubrais – Blois – Chambord – Saint-Pierre-des-Corps – Saumur – Angers-Saint-Laud – Nantes;
Paris – Melun – Dijon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Mâcon – Lyon-Perrache.


Daytime Intercity trains serve the connection Paris – Les Aubrais – Vierzon – Châteauroux – La Souterraine – Limoges-Bénédictins – Brive-la-Gaillarde – Souillac – Gourdon – Cahors – Caussade – Montauban-Ville-Bourbon – Toulouse-Matabiau.

Night trains

All night Intercités to the south of France depart from Austerlitz station and serve the connections:

Paris – Latour-de-Carol – Enveitg, via Andorra – L’Hospitalet;
Paris – Lourdes (Hendaye in summer), via Tarbes;
Paris – Toulouse-Matabiau, via Cahors and Montauban-Ville-Bourbon;
Paris – Cerbère, via Carcassonne, Narbonne and Perpignan (weekends and during school holidays);
Paris – Rodez (Albi-Ville on weekends), via Figeac;
Paris – Nice, via Marseille-Blancarde, Toulon and Cannes;
Paris – Briançon, via Gap.

The connection made by the Sud-Express train, between Paris and Lisbon, is now partially provided by TGV, departing from Montparnasse station.

Until December 2013, this station was the head of the line for night trains of the company Elipsos between Paris and Barcelona-França and Madrid-Chamartín, now partially replaced by a TGV Paris – Barcelona Sants departing from Paris-Gare – from Lyon.

Gare d’Austerlitz also hosts stations on the Paris Métro (lines 5 and 10, see Gare d’Austerlitz (Paris Métro)) and RER.

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