Ski resorts by train

Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord

You can change from Paris-Lyon station to Paris-Nord station easily by pre-booked taxi, the taxi rank or the RER/Metro


Prebooked taxis

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Driver waiting at end of platform

The easiest way to change stations in Paris is with a pre-booked taxi. The driver either waits at the end of the train platform holding a card with your name on it, or at a pre-arranged meeting point just outside the station.

The vehicles are spacious and can take skis and snowboards (at no extra cost). If your train is delayed (rare) the driver will wait for you. All the drivers speak English.

The drive from Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord takes around 20 - 25 minutes in the taxi. However, you should allow a minimum of 90 minutes in total (i.e. TGV arrival to Eurostar departure from Gare du Nord) for the change from Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord. That's because you should allow at least 60 minutes betweent the stations, and at least 30 minutes for Eurostar check in. 


Paris Private Cab prebooked taxi

We recommend Paris Private Cab, a taxi company specialising in Paris. You'll be met at the end of the train platform by the driver, holding a placard with your name on it. Paris Private Cab has a range of vehicles of various sizes and they can take skis and snowboards (let them know in advance if are bringing skis or snowboards).

Paris Private Cab: Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord
Number of passengers Total cost for the taxi
1 - 3 60€
4 - 5 70€
6 - 7 75€
8 80€
Book Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord transfer: Book online
Enquiries and phone booking: +33 767 150 941
Email contact and booking: info@parisprivatecab.com
FAQ page: https://www.parisprivatecab.com/faq/

C.A.T prebooked taxi

Another company that we can recommend is City Airport Transfers (the name belies the fact that they also offer taxi transfers between train stations in Paris).
You'll be met at the designated meeting point opposite the station. City Airport Transfers has a range of vehicles of various sizes, and they can take skis and snowboards.

City Airport Transfers: Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon
Number of passengers Total cost for the taxi
1-3 35€
4-6 45€
7-8 60€
9+ check price online
Book Paris Gare du Nord to Paris Gare de Lyon transfer: Book online
Enquiries and phone booking: +44 (0) 203 529 6985
Email contact and booking: contact City Airport Transfers by email
Help and contact page: https://city-airport-taxis.com/help

Pre-booked taxi - (the easiest way)

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You can stations in Paris most easily with a pre-booked taxi. The driver waits at the end of the platform holding a card with your name on it.

The vehicles are spacious and can take skis and snowboards (at no extra cost). If your train is delayed (rare) the driver will wait for you. All the drivers speak English.

The drive from Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord takes around 15 - 25 minutes in the taxi.

A company that we can recommend is City Airport Transfers (the name belies the fact that they also offer taxi transfers between train stations in Paris). We have used them for personal journeys ourselves, many times, and also in the film below.

City Airport Transfers: Paris Gare du Lyon to Paris Gare de Nord
Number of passengers Total cost for the taxi
1-3 35€
4-6 45€
7-8 60€
Book Paris Gare de Lyon to Paris Gare du Nord transfer: Book online
Enquiries and phone booking: +44 (0) 203 432 9333
Email contact and booking: contact City Airport Transfers by email
There is also a useful Help Page and FAQ

What's the pre-booked taxi service like?

Want to see what the pre-booked taxi service is like?

We've made a one-minute film about it to show exactly what it is like - and had quite a lot of fun doing it!

Certainly a good way of travel for a family or a group of friends. It just makes things very easy.


Taxi rank

Gare de Lyon taxi rank The taxi rank at Paris-Lyon

When you arrive at Paris-Lyon the taxi rank is right outside the station.

Taxis arrive constantly and even when there is a queue, it rarely lasts more than 10 minutes.

The price from Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord is 15€ - 20€ per four-person taxi. These can carry skis or snowboards.  There is normally a 1€ charge per big piece of luggage.

You should allow about 1.5 - two hours in total (to include Eurostar check-in time) for the change from Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord, to be on the safe side.


RER (like the Metro, but simpler)

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The RER is a suburban train running through Paris, similar to a Metro train.

The journey between Paris-Lyon and Paris-Nord takes 15 minutes, with trains running every six minutes. A ticket costs about 2€, and you can save time by buying a carnet of 10 from a Eurostar or TGV cafe-bar. Allow 50 minutes for the transfer in total.

RER, Line D, towards ORRY-la-Ville-Coye (alight at Gare du Nord)

There are escalators and lifts to take you to and from the platforms. Don't struggle up the first stairs you see – take a moment to look for the escalator or lift, or ask someone. The French for "escalator" is "escalator" and "lift" is "ascenseur."

The ticket entry gates on the Metro/RER can be a bit narrow to enter with if you have a really wide suitcase. Look for the wide-entry gate, which has a button that you press for it to open.

You should allow about 1.5 - two hours in total (to include Eurostar check-in time) for the change from Paris-Lyon to Paris-Nord, to be on the safe side.


Restaurants at Paris-Nord: Terminus Nord

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Situated: Opposite the station
Address: 23, rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris
Cuisine: Brasserie, traditional
Price for a main course: set menus at €21 - €23 for lunch and €25 - €32 for dinner
English spoken: Yes
Space to store bags/skis: Yes
Reservation: Not required
Opening times: 08.00 - 10.30 for breakfast and 11.00 - 23.00
Website: www.terminusnord.com


Restaurants at Paris-Nord: La Maison Blanche

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Situated: Opposite the station
Address: 21 rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris
Cuisine: Brasserie
Price for a main course: €12
English spoken: Yes
Space to store bags/skis: Yes
Reservation: Not required
Opening times: 00.00 - 0.00 everyday
Website:
Phone: 00 33 1 48 78 15 92


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