Paris-Saint-Lazare station, also known as Saint-Lazare station, is one of the 7 mainline railway stations of the SNCF network in Paris (France). Located in the 8th arrondissement, it is one of the former railheads of the Ouest-Etat network.

It was the first station built in Île-de-France in 1837 and has been mainly used for suburban traffic. Saint-Lazare is the third busiest station in France, after the Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon.

It loses its first place following the entry into service of the RER A which diverts part of the traffic from the suburbs to the west. It also serves Normandy.

After a first registration by decree of December 14, 1979, the station has been registered as a historic monument since December 28, 1984. This protection concerns the facades and roofs of the station, as well as the passenger and the departure hall; the facades and roofs overlooking Rue de Rome; the facades and roofs of the former Terminus Saint-Lazare hotel, now the Hilton Paris Opéra hotel, with the vestibule and the large entrance lounge and their interior decor.

The first station at Saint Lazare was 200 metres (656 ft) northwest of its current position, called Embarcadère des Batignolles. The station was opened by Marie-Amélie (wife of Louis-Philippe of France) on 24 August 1837. The first line served was the single track line to Le Pecq. In 1843 St-Lazare was the terminus for three lines; by 1900 this number had tripled. The station had 14 platforms in 1854 after several enlargements, and now has 27 platforms sorted in six destination groups.

On 27 April 1924 the inner suburban lines were electrified with 750 V DC third rail. The same lines were re-electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead wires in the 1960s.

On 21 March 2012, a new three-level shopping mall with 80 shops opened inside the passenger hall.


The Gare Saint-Lazare is served by regional TER Normandie trains toward Normandy, as well as regional Transilien trains to the western suburbs of Paris.

1,600 trains serve Gare Saint-Lazare every day.

TER Normandie

The following regional train services operate out of Saint-Lazare:

Paris – Vernon – Rouen – Le Havre
Paris – Évreux – Lisieux – Caen – Cherbourg
Paris – Évreux – Lisieux – Trouville-Deauville
Suburban (Transilien)

The following Transilien lines depart from Saint-Lazare:

Saint-Lazare – Conflans – Gisors
Saint-Lazare – Ermont-Eaubonne
Saint-Lazare – Conflans – Mantes-la-Jolie
Saint-Lazare – Poissy – Mantes-la-Jolie – Vernon
Saint-Lazare – Cergy-le-Haut
Saint-Lazare – Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Saint-Lazare – Versailles-Rive-Droite

RER, metro and bus

RER E (Eole)

One of the exits from the Haussmann – Saint-Lazare underground station, the Parisian terminus of the RER line E, opens into the Cour de Rome, in front of the Saint-Lazare station.

It is possible from Haussmann – Saint-Lazare to join metro lines 7 and 8 at Opéra station, via Auber station served by RER line A.


Trains towards Poissy are replaced by trains of line L from Paris to Maisons-Laffitte, extended to Poissy, or by those of line J serving all the stations of the Poissy branch of the RER A.

Paris Metro

The Saint-Lazare metro station is located on lines 3, 12, 13 and 14. A corridor connects the Saint-Augustin station of line 9 to the Saint-Lazare station of line 14 and, consequently, to the train station Saint-Lazare.

Bus lines

The station is served by lines 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 43, 66, 80, 94 and 95 of the RATP bus network and, at night, by lines N01, N02, N15 , N16, N51, N52, N53, N150, N151, N152, N153, N154 and N155 of the Noctilien network.

Main facts

Architect: Juste Lisch
Station code: 87384008
Fare zone: 1
Opened: 26 August 1837
Rebuilt: 1842-1853, 1885-1889
Previous names Embarcadère des Batignolles
Rank: 3rd in France

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