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Paris Nord Railway Station

(Gare SNCF de Paris Nord)
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  • Neil C.
    "new Eurostar carriage stock"(2 Tips)
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    "It's cold bc it's an outdoor station so beware if it's winter"(2 Tips)
    sabrinazcheng
    "Wifi free and to register in order to use the wifi."(11 Tips)
    Mona
    "Also keep your eyes open , its really crowded."(8 Tips)
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  • Ronald D.
    Ronald DLMarch 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't take the taxi stand on the right. Take the exit on the front and cross the street. Beware of your valuables when moving around the station and just outside.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Théo B.
    Théo BlochetFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Arriving past 9pm ? Go wait for your connexion upstairs in the Eurostar Check-In area. It's empty, quiet. There are standing desks, and the best view of the train station. Lovely spot.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Zeynep Ozturk O.
    Buy your museum pass from the tourist desk on your left when you left your Eurostar train. Then go to downstair to have your weekly Navigo pass. It can be loaded till Thursday night for that week.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • sabrinazcheng
    sabrinazchengOctober 2, 2014
    Wifi free and to register in order to use the wifi. I like the display of arrival and departures during changing info. Very classic it flipped one by one :)
    Upvoted Aug 30
  • Jan-Willem C.
    Jan-Willem CallebautJanuary 8, 2017
    Although it's a well connected and very big station, sometimes the signalization could be improved enormously.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussMarch 12, 2015
    Could use a bit of a scrubbing, but it's well located in the City; easy to walk to good restaurants and transfers to taxis and the Metro are a breeze.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa ThamesMay 7, 2015
    Eurostar is very nice way to travel from London. Train station is easy to navigate. Check out the bon bon stand. Get there at least an hour before your train. Customs took longer than expected
  • Nain
    NainJanuary 21, 2015
    Nice place with lots of shops selling packed food for travelers. Good selection of shops selling various merchandise enough for the casual shoppers to wile away a few hours
  • Gé ..
    Gé .April 11, 2015
    If you can't get wifi in the station (down most of the time), go across the street to Mc Donalds, where it's free, and which is also a safer place to wait at if you arrive late at night.
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Mobilis is the Parisians travel card. Not advertised to tourists/visitors, but easily obtainable from the multilingual automatic ticket machines in any station. A lot cheaper than a "Paris Pass"
  • Ana S.
    Ana SmileJanuary 5
    Easy to access, a bit overcrowded but then you are in Paris, some nice small cafes as Paul, Maison Pradier and Super Wild Coffee inside right near the platforms.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BFebruary 24, 2015
    All the snack bars offer the same items but the one on the right corner, if the tracks are behind you, seems nicest. No need to arrive early.
  • Jonne K.
    Jonne KingmaFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to visit the melting house sculpture when you're here. It's in front of gare du Nord. (left hand when you walk out of the station)
  • Faraneh N.
    Faraneh NSeptember 6, 2016
    One of the important train stations in Paris. Very crowded. U can catch the RER B to the airport. Just make sure u get in the right train
  • Christer L.
    Christer LDecember 24, 2013
    If you are returning a car you rented from somewhere else (CDG)... the car park is in the -6/F of the basement garage. The entrance of the car park is on Rue de Compiègne!
  • Al R.
    Al RouwNovember 18, 2014
    They have a piano in the hall for everybody to play on.. Spend time listening to some amazing piano players/travellers
  • Stephan L.
    Stephan LinznerAugust 26, 2014
    Get a free Lebara 3G Sim at the Relay kiosk next to platform 3 and activate it using the public wifi. Comes with a 1€ balance and 100mb of free 3G data.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareDecember 8, 2013
    Jason Bourne travels to Paris Gare du Nord to leave his red bag in a locker, but Marie's car is spotted and he has to make an escape in The Bourne Identity (2002).
  • Lamia 🇸🇦  💛💙
    Busy and the opposite of organized, totally different than London international station
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareNovember 30, 2013
    The titular character of Hugo (2011) is seen in front of the tall green doors inside Paris Gare du Nord in one of the rare scenes of the film not shot on set.
  • BILAL P.
    BILAL POSTACI1 week ago
    Nice and comfortable station to go other cities like London, Brussels, Amsterdam.
  • 🍚
    🍚December 31, 2014
    Took Thalys train. Says free wifi if you're in second class but still couldn't get it. It's cold bc it's an outdoor station so beware if it's winter
  • Julian K.
    Julian KuntorovDecember 11, 2013
    If looking for the Eurostar check-in, it's upstairs through the staircase which is to the right from the main entrance. Don't get lost in the underground floors — they are confusing and smell badly.
  • noskos
    noskosMarch 6, 2015
    Buy your baguettes for the trip at Paul's, located on the right of the International train platform.
  • Claire S.
    Claire StonesSeptember 6, 2013
    There are luggage lockers under the main concourse (near the taxi rank). They range in price from 5€50 to 9€50 for 24 hrs. They only take coins and the change machines cannot be relied upon.
  • Yuuuuuu F.
    Yuuuuuu FJanuary 4
    You can use Credit Card to buy subway ticket. There are a limited number of vending machine, that’s why we sometimes have to make lines and waste time.
  • Robin
    RobinAugust 23, 2014
    In search for the lockers? When facing the arriving trains, walk almost all the way to the left and look for the locker-sign on your left hand. They're found downstairs in the 'basement'.
  • Jackson T.
    Jackson TsaiSeptember 14, 2014
    Thalys Train ride was quite the experience, departed from Amsterdam to Paris (2.5 Hours)
  • Oznur G.
    Oznur GokhanDecember 14, 2017
    Information desk is unsufficent.. Central railway station.
  • Evan S.
    Evan ScottOctober 8, 2017
    Somewhat confusing station. The Eurostar platform is on the second level, which is to the right as you enter from the front.
  • Katy C.
    Katy CarvalhoAugust 24, 2013
    If you travel eurostar, always pay the premier standart fare, its really worth it!!
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJanuary 23, 2017
    It's said if you clap your hands and say your hometown name you will return safely from your trip . Nah! I just made it up, but hey! You and I could start a new tradition!!!
  • Tom V.
    Tom VBJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Very nice building. Too little benches to sit on. Do give money to the homeless/beggars.
  • Andrew B.
    Simple and easy to navigate, cheap lockers to store your luggage while you explore Paris
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsJuly 28, 2017
    There are plans for a face-lift for 2024. Gare du Nord really needs it. This is a really depressing place to be. Very limited facilities and expensive. Bring your own food and drink for your trip!
  • Mona
    MonaNovember 18, 2016
    No original/cute/good gift shops . So try to buy gift/souvenirs outside The station. Also keep your eyes open , its really crowded.
  • W T.
    W TApril 8
    Beware of scammers when purchasing train tickets from the machines. The security doesn't seem to be helping when being reported, they might be working together. Go to the ticket office when in doubt.
  • Joze N.
    Joze NuñezAugust 14, 2015
    You should take a train here, at least once on your entire life
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 1, 2016
    Arrive extra early due to security checks. They didn't open up boarding/security until about 10 minutes before our train departed. We were at the end of a very long line and almost missed the train.
  • Andrew
    AndrewAugust 28
    Beautiful building. They charge €0.70 to use restroom
  • Vincent T.
    Vincent TanOctober 17, 2017
    Excess baggage for Eurostar can be checked in upstairs next to the Business Premier check in
  • Yukari
    YukariMay 9, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the loveliest station in the world!!! Train station on grind floor is too nice...!
  • George G.
    George GallopFebruary 11, 2014
    If getting the Eurostar the business premier entrance to UK boarder patrol is actually not for business premier customers it is actually the non EU passport line and really slow ...
  • Federico L.
    Federico LitensteinSeptember 5, 2016
    Inhospitable place cold and drafty even in summer, literally no seats, not tourist friendly at all, the luggage lockers are an eldritchean nightmare, go to the McDonalds across the street enjoy wifi
  • Andreas F.
    Andreas FuchsAugust 19
    The arrows to metro line 2 are well hidden!! Look at the pillars.
  • Travis C.
    Travis CombelAugust 18, 2014
    So trains between The UK and Europe take the fun out of trains with the passport control thing.
  • Neil C.
    Neil ChurcherDecember 1, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The new Eurostar carriage stock seem more spacious but the seat headrests are badly done. Don't expect to be able to sleep in them...
  • Fiona C.
    Fiona CurielJune 11, 2017
    The busiest of all! Huge and very crowded! Eurostar services to London!
  • Rakan M.
    Rakan MuhammadSeptember 1
    This station has really expensive restaurant called ( la Train)
    Upvoted Sep 3
  • Renee K.
    Renee KoppelmansAugust 17, 2016
    Way too busy but can't really not go here if you're traveling by train. They have enough stores and places to eat but just quite crowded and not super clean
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