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Paris Gare de l'Est Train Station

Paris Gare de l'Est Train Station

© Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Amélie Dupont

Paris Est (or Gare de l’East, East Station), is one of the largest and oldest railway stations in Paris. Originally called the Strasbourg Platform, it opened in 1849 as the western terminus for the Paris-Strasbourg railway. In 1854 the service was expanded to Mulhouse and the station renamed Gare de l’Est. In 1883 it began services on the Orient Express to Istanbul. Gare de l'Est was used for large-scale transport of French troops in World War I.

Today it is the major terminus for services to eastern France, and major cities in Europe including Zurich in Switzerland, Munich in Germany and Vienna in Austria.

Services from Gare de l’Est

TGV services go to
Reims, Rethel, Charleville-Mezieres and Sedan
Meuse TGV and Metz-Ville
Champagne-Ardenne TGV, Thionville and Luxembourg
Nancy, Sarrebourg, Saverne, Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse
Nancy, Luneville and Saint–Die-des-Vosges
Epinal and Remiremont
Meuse TGV and Nancy
Champagne-Ardenne TGV, Chalons-en-Champagne, Vitry-le-Francois and Bar-le Duc

Deutsche Bahn operates a City Night Line to
Metz Ville, Saarbrucken Hbf, Gottingen, Hanover and Berlin
To Metz Ville, Saarbrucken, Stuttgart and other German cities

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Practical Information

Place du 11 Novembre, Paris 10
Information on Paris Gare de l'Est
Operating hours 5am to 1am

Transport links to Gare de l'Est

  • Metro
    Ligne 4: Porte de Clignancourt to Porte d’Orleans
    Ligne 5: Bobigny-Pablo Picasso to Port d’Italie
    Ligne 7: La Coureuve 8 Mai 1945 to Ville Juif to Louis Aragon
  • For buses, see the Paris Bus map

To Charles de Gaulle Airport

Take RER(Regional Express Railway) train Line B directly to the airport.

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