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Welcome to the COMPLETE GUIDE of the Austerlitz station. You will find all the information about trains, subways, transport options, shops and much more. Keep reading!

General info about Austerlitz station

It was built in 1840 and serves more than 25.000.000 passengers in a year. However, most of them are just stopovers and the Gare d’Austerlitz itself only caters to the traditional routes and connections that have been operational since the beginning.

The name Gare d’Austerlitz was given to this station Napoleon won the Battle of Austerlitz. It was the first train station in Paris that abandoned steam trains to adopt the system of electric trains instead. Recently, the station is going through many renovations that are bound to finish during this year.

Where is the station?

The Gare d’Austerlitz is located in the south-east area of the city, on the left side of River Seine.

The exact address is 85, quai d’Austerlitz and It was built in 1840. 

What is the station schedule

The station operates from 4 am till midnight every day.

Gare d’Austerlitz Train Connections

This station is the starting point of the railway station i.e. the Paris-Bourdeaux railway. Since it is connected to the Toulouse line, a few trains that have to head to Toulouse also depart from Gare d’Austerlitz.

Here is the list of all the trains that stop at the station:

SNCF – TGV Lyria train

  • Geneve, Switzerland
  • Zürich, Switzerland

SNCF – TGV

  • Annecy
  • Grenoble
  • Dijon
  • Mulhouse
  • Laroche Miggenes
  • Chambery

Thello train

    • Venezia, Italy

INOUI TGV train

  • Marseille
  • Lyon-PCHE
  • Saint Etienne
  • Toulon
  • Montpellier
  • Perpignan
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RER trains (Réseau express régional)

  • Line A (red) – St-Germain or Cergy or Poissy to Boissy or MLV Chessy

You should use RER A for travel to Disneyland from Gare de Lyon. The duration of the journey is about 50 minutes and the price of the ticket is € 7.60. If you visit Paris with children this is a mandatory stop.

  • Line D (green) – Creil or Orry-la-Ville to Melun or Corbeil or Malesherbes
RER A Paris
RER D Paris

Gare de Lyon metro station connections

  • Line 1 (yellow) – La Défense / Château de Vincennes
  • Line 14 (purple) – Saint-Lazare / Olympiades
Map Metro Line 1 Paris
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Train and Metro Tickets in Paris

Tickets are valid for RER, SNCF trains and subway. The price of the ticket is 1.90€ per trip, although you can buy a 10-trip ticket for 14.90€ (-4.10€ discount). You can buy them at any Parisian station.

Others transport options in Gare de Lyon

Bus

Line 20: Gare de Lyon, Gare Saint Lazare

Line 24: Gare Saint Lazare

Line 29: Gare Saint Lazare

Line 61: Gare d’Austerlitz

Line 65: Gare d’Austerlitz

Line 91: Gare de Montparnasse

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Taxi

There is a taxi rank located outside the Gare de Lyon.

Rental Car in Gare de Lyon (Paris)

You can hire a car to get around Paris. We have made you a selection of the most famous and best rated car rental companies in France (links to officials websites):

Europcar
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Hertz
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Transport options from Gare de Lyon to Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG)

If you have to go to the airports, then you can do that from paris lyon station.

If you want to head to the Charles de Gaulle airport you can take the Air France Coach that heads out after every thirty minutes.

It cost 17€ (30€ return) and the transfer duration is around 1,15h

Station services and places to eat

It is famous for the Train Bleu Restaurant and you undoubtedly don’t want to miss out on this food experience while you wait. Other options are:

  • Big Ben Bar
  • Upper Crust
  • Eat Me
  • France Café
  • Spiga

Apart from these eateries, if you want to get away from the noise then you can sit in the Grand Voyager Lounge that is available for first-class ticket holders. However, if you are not, then the Big Ben Bar is a great quiet place to grab a quick bite and relax.

There are also restrooms and showers inside the station that you can use if you don’t have enough time. They also have lockers that are operated through coins. It operates from 4:30 am to 1:30 am every single day, even on public holidays!

Hotels near paris Austerlitz train station

There are many hotel options to choose from at Gare de Lyon. We leave you our recommendation of hotels for their rated (from more expensive to cheaper):

  • Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Courtyard by Marriott Paris Gare de Lyon
  • Hotel Parisianer
  • Hotel Locomo
  • Hotel ibis Paris Gare de Lyon Diderot 12ème
  • Hôtel Terminus Lyon
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