Paris-Nord station, also known as Gare du Nord, is one of the 7 mainline railway stations in the 10th arrondissement of Paris (France).

It constitutes the Parisian head of the railway network serving the North of France, as well as neighboring countries. Due to its proximity to Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany, it has always had a marked international vocation, before seeing its regional traffic develop strongly. It welcomed more than 292 million travelers in 2018, also counting RER B traffic. It is often considered the first European station, and the third in the world, in terms of attendance (including that of the metro station).

Opened in 1846 by the Compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord as a pier for the Paris-Nord line to Lille, the station constitutes a major “intermodal crossroads” in the capital, where high-speed trains coexist (national service – with TGV inOui — and international — with Eurostar —), trains from the TER Hauts-de-France network, Transilien, RER, Paris metro, bus, taxi and Vélib.

The Gare du Nord has been registered as a historic monument since January 15, 1975.

The current Gare du Nord was designed by French architect Jacques Ignace Hittorff, while the original complex was constructed between 1861 and 1864 on behalf of the Chemin de Fer du Nord company.

Train services

The following services currently call at Paris Nord:

High speed services (Eurostar) Paris – London

High speed services (Thalys):

Paris – Brussels – Amsterdam
Paris – Brussels – Cologne – Essen – Dortmund
Paris – Brussels – Cologne

High speed services (TGV)

Paris – Lille
Paris – Lille – Tourcoing
Paris – Lille – Calais
Paris – Lille – Calais – Boulogne – Rang-du-Fliers
Paris – Lille – Dunkerque
Paris – Arras – Béthune – Dunkerque
Paris – Arras – Douai – Valenciennes

Regional services (Transilien)

Paris – Saint-Denis – Montsoult-Maffliers – Luzarches
Paris – Saint-Denis – Montsoult-Maffliers – Persan-Beaumont
Paris – Saint-Denis – Ermont-Eaubonne – Persan-Beaumont
Paris – Saint-Denis – Ermont-Eaubonne – Pontoise
Paris – Aulnay-sous-Bois – Mitry-Claye – Crépy-en-Valois

Regional services (TER Hauts-de-France)

Paris – Crépy-en-Valois – Soissons – Laon
Paris – Creil – Compiègne – Tergnier – Saint-Quentin
Paris – Persan-Beaumont – Beauvais
Paris – Orry-la-Ville – Creil – Saint-Just-en-Chaussée – Breteuil – Amiens


Gare du Nord is well connected to the Paris RER network. Lines B and D call at platforms under the station. Line B serves Charles de Gaulle Airport (Roissy), Mitry – Claye in the north-east of the city and Antony (for Orly Airport), Massy-Palaiseau (for Massy TGV) and Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse in south-west Paris. Line D offers a quick connection between Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon and many areas of south-east Paris. Line D also operates to northern Paris, to Saint-Denis and Creil.

Both lines B and D serve Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

The RER station is directly connected to Magenta station, which was constructed further underground to the east of the Gare du Nord. It is served by the RER E line that offers a link between the Gare du Nord and Saint-Lazare/Gare Saint-Lazare and to eastern Paris, to Bondy, Chelles and Tournan-en-Brie.

Paris Métro

Lines 4 and 5, whose following station is Gare de l’Est.
There has been a connecting hallway connecting the RER station with La Chapelle on Line 2 since the 1990s.

Address: 112 Rue de Maubeuge, 75010 Paris, France.

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