Connecting to the European rail network from the UK couldn’t be simpler. It's easy to make connections from the Eurostar stations in Belgium and France, continuing your onward journey in style and comfort.
Travelling on European trains is smooth, simple and very reliable - the network is as efficient as it is vast, offering:
- Quick journey times - with many super-fast trains running at up to 200mph
- Comprehensive services - choose from intercity, overnight and regional trains
- Direct travel - choose from literally thousands of destinations
- International travel - hop on the train in France and go straight to Germany, Switzerland, Italy or Spain
- Rail Pass travel - you can use your InterRail pass to travel on the European network.
This is often your most convenient option - for most connections you simply need to change platform rather than head to another station.
If you want to make a connection in Paris, you'll probably need to change stations.
Eurostar services arrive at Gare du Nord, which is just a short walk away from the Gare de l'Est. Taxis are also available from the Gare du Nord, or jump on the Metro to any of the other Paris stations.
Connecting from other Paris stations
- Gare de l'Est - for trains to the east of France into Germany and Switzerland.
- Gare d'Austerlitz - for most overnight trains
- Gare de St Lazare - for trains to the north of France
- Gare de Montparnasse - for trains to the west of France
- Gare de Lyon - for trains to the South of France, Switzerland and day trains to Italy
- Gare de Bercy - for Teoz services towards Clermont Ferrand