To go to the Stade de France... use the public transport, it is the easiest !
The Stade de France is easily and quickly accessible by the Gare du Nord station.
If you arrive by Eurostar or Thalys, stop at Gare du Nord (Paris Nord) station. Come down to level 3 to take the RER D or B taking you directly to the Stade de France.
Night bus : Noctilien n°43 towards Paris (Terminus Gare de l'Est) see the timetable on the RATP website
Please note that buses 239 and 353 stop at "Delaunay-Rimet". This stop is not served on event days (a security perimeter is in place on these days). It is preferable to get off at the Ratp stations near the RER and metro stations.
From the metro and tramway you can walk to the Stadium to avoid the traffic jam.
- Subway - Line 13: Take the direction of Saint-Denis Université (when coming from Paris and Southern Paris) or Chatillon-Montourge (when coming from Saint-Denis). Get off at the St Denis - Porte de Paris station.
Walk 10 min or take bus n°239 in direction of Porte d'Aubervilliers. Get off at the Pont du Canal station (5 min).
- Tramway - Line 1: St Denis Basilique station (under construction until the end of August/beginning of September 2022)
- Tramway Line 8 : St Denis Porte de Paris
- Bus n°139 (Porte de la Villette - bvd Mc Donald- Paris)
Tip: it is faster to walk from the RER B, D or metro station to the Stade de France.
From the metro line 13 take the "passerelle de l'écluse" - arrive at the door N
From the RER D station walk along rue F. Mitterrand and then turn left on rue Président Wilson - arrive at Porte U,
From RER B, walk along avenue Stade de France - arrive at gate A.
Important: check the RATP or Transilien website for bus, streetcar and RER timetables, especially in the late evening and on Sundays. In general, they make sure to have more RER on the days of events but a check is always necessary.
On arriving in Paris, buy your ticket (card EasyNavigo or buy your ticket from your phone on the free app "Bonjour RATP" (Google Play, App Store) immediately for RER zone 1 - 2 (from Paris to the Stade de France).
If there are important delays on the RER (incidents, etc.) take the subway - line 13 or buses.
From Gare du Nord station (hotel gare du Nord) to the Stade de France: go down stairs and take the RER B in direction of Mitry-Claye-Aéroport CDG 1 and 2. Get off at the following station Plaine- Stade de France - or take the RER D in direction of Creil and stop at the Stade de France station. Both RER lines will drop you off at the closest station to the Stade de France. Allow about 10 or 15 minutes on foot.
Alternatively in case of strike or no RER, take the bus N 302 at the Gare du Nord station to Plaine-Stade de France (longer ride). On foot, follow the road signs to get to the Stadium.
From Gare de Lyon (French station train) to the Stade de France: take the RER D in direction of Creil. Get off at the Stade de France station. Allow about 10 or 15 minutes on foot.
Alternative route: take the bus N 65 at the Station Gare de Lyon to Gare du Nord, get off at the Gare du Nord bus station and take another bus, N 302, get off at the Plaine-Stade de France station. Follow the road signs on foot.
You can also take the automatic, driverless metro line 14 to Mairie de Saint-Ouen and then take RATP bus 173 to the Stadium.
If the 2 RER lines are impacted and do not run anymore! From Gare de Lyon or Gare du Nord you can take the metro line 14 to Mairie de St Ouen then bus 173 to the Stadium or metro line 13 to the "Basilique" station then bus 153 (or walk between the metro and the Stadium). Please note that some buses do not run in the evening or on weekends (see official website ratp.fr).
Take the subway - line 13 in direction of Saint-Denis Université. Get off at the "Saint-Denis-Porte de Paris station", walk approximately 10 min. Follow the N1 and road signs.
Take the subway - line 4 in direction of Porte de Clignancourt. Get off at the "Gare du Nord station". Go down level -3 and take the RER B or the RER D to the Stade de France station. For both itinerary, the rest of the way is on foot (follow the road signs).
Note: there is no TGV train station STADE DE FRANCE SNCF (only the RER)
Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport and Orly airport allow you a direct access by the line of RER B.
From the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport to the Stade de France: take the RER B in direction of Robinson or St Rémy lès Chevreuse. Get off at the Plaine- Stade de France station (approximately 30 min of travel from CDG1). Follow the road signs and walk 15 min.
In case of problems on the line RER B at Roissy CDG you can join the Stadium at Saint-Denis with the bus 350 to the Porte de la Chapelle then bus 38 to Gare du Nord station. Enter in the station Gare du Nord and come down at the level - 3, take the RER D - direction Orry-la-Ville - to the station “Stade de France”.
From the Orly airport: take the OrlyVal shuttle to Antony. Take the RER B in the direction of the CDG airport or Mitry-Claye. Get off at the Plaine-Stade de France station (1h of drive). Follow the road sign on foot (15 mn approximately).
In case of problems on the line RER B at the Orly airport please take the bus to Paris Denfert-Rochereau with Orlybus. Take bus RATP 38 to train station Gare du Nord. Enter in the station Gare du Nord and come down at the level - 3, take the RER D in direction of Orry-la-Ville - to the Stade de France station.
Take the shuttle bus to Paris (porte Maillot), then take the subway - line 1 in direction of Château de Vincennes and stop at the Châtelet station. Take the RER B in direction of Charles de Gaulle airport. Get off at the La Plaine - Stade de France station.
You MUST buy your parking ticket at the same time you buy your event ticket if you want to park at the Stade de France parking lot. It is impossible to buy a parking ticket on site. Once you have your ticket, road signs will guide you to access to the parking lots available: P1 – P3 (consult the Stade de France website about the parking lots plan).
By car: take the A86 highway (exit n°9 Saint Denis - La Plaine Stade de France) or A1 highway (exit Stade de France)
4 car parks can be used in Saint-Denis when an event is organized at Stade de France.
Indigo Park - Saint-Denis
Close to Basilica of Saint-Denis
Place du 8 mai 1945
Rue de la République
Rue Marcel Sembat
(Consult the website to get the plan)
A large security perimeter is set up around the Stade de France ; some roads are closed, others are open for private coach service only. You can see the plan about the security perimeter around Stade de France: Acces_Stade_underground_RER.(pdf) / security perimeter during an event at the Stade de France (format pdf)
You cannot park in zones indicated during an event at the Stade de France.
See also : What to do nearby the stadium?