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Paris Nord Railway Station

(Gare SNCF de Paris Nord)
Train Station
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    "It's cold bc it's an outdoor station so beware if it's winter"(2 Tips)
    "Wifi free and to register in order to use the wifi."(10 Tips)
    Mona R.
    "Also keep your eyes open , its really crowded."(5 Tips)
    Abdulrahman A.
    "Took the train to antrwep via thalys , its an outdoor station"(5 Tips)
146 Tips and reviews
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  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Fienuts
    FienutsNovember 3, 2014
    The train ride was comfortable. There is a bar area for drinks, coffee (no cappuccino though, only latte, Americano and Espresso) and snacks in Coach 14.
  • 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.
  • Jan-Willem C.
    Although it's a well connected and very big station, sometimes the signalization could be improved enormously.
    Upvoted Jan 8
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • noskos
    noskosMarch 6, 2015
    Buy your baguettes for the trip at Paul's, located on the right of the International train platform.
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    🍚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
  • Edwulf
    EdwulfJanuary 23
    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!!!
  • 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)
  • Katy C.
    Katy CarvalhoAugust 24, 2013
    If you travel eurostar, always pay the premier standart fare, its really worth it!!
  • 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.
  • Mona R.
    Mona ReyNovember 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.
  • Lamia
    LamiaJuly 28, 2016
    Busy and the opposite of organized, totally different than London international station
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    TGV services to northern France, Eurostar to London and Thalys to Belgium, The Netherlands and Western Germany
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Joze N.
    Joze NuñezAugust 14, 2015
    You should take a train here, at least once on your entire life
  • Travis C.
    Travis CombelAugust 18, 2014
    So trains between The UK and Europe take the fun out of trains with the passport control thing.
  • 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
  • Neil C.
    Neil ChurcherDecember 1, 2015
    Been here 25+ 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...
  • Robin M.
    Robin MétralJuly 26, 2014
    Be prepared to wait if you have a special demand for the ticket office. 15min when it's not too busy
  • Mirvettium
    MirvettiumSeptember 29, 2014
    The main train station out of Paris, but food beforehand options are limited here.
  • 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
  • Tim E.
    Tim EganOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Relay, L'occitane and a couple of cafes available after Eurostar check in upstairs.
  • Gé ..
    Gé .April 11, 2015
    Wifi never works so plan ahead (if you want to get an Uber for example) Good connection with the Métro but escalators are broken most of the time.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarSeptember 23, 2014
    A lot of Indian places to eat just outside the station.
  • Arsentii D.
    Arsentii DadashevAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the awful place in Paris. Looking for your luggage and be careful with trains to airport
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenMarch 22, 2015
    this train station is really a good one for getting places lolololol
  • Carolina P.
    Carolina Paiva RibeiroDecember 1, 2014
    Incredible place, beautiful and cosy!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellJune 26, 2015
    Allow plenty of time to get here. Traffic via Boulevard de Sebastopol can be shocking.
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetFebruary 18, 2015
    Huge station. You'll get lost, don't worry. Free wifi during 20 minutes.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliJanuary 2, 2015
    With plenty of choices for free wifi
  • Frankie R.
    Frankie RobertoDecember 15, 2014
    Don't check in too early for the Eurostar – there's not much in the way of seating or cafes.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MNovember 27, 2014
    Don't waste time and money in traffic jam to the airport. You can easily reach CDG by train from here for just 9,75€.
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