How to go to the Stade de France Saint-Denis near Paris

To go to the Stade de France... use the public transport, it is the easiest !

transport - Stade de France - Paris : subway, bus,...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.

  • RER B: From Paris Nord: take the direction of Mitry-Claye or Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2. Get off at the La Plaine Stade de France station.
  • From Charles de Gaulle airport: take the direction of Robinson or Saint-Rémy-les-Chevreuse. Get off at the La Plaine Stade de France station.
  • RER D: From Gare de Nord - "Paris Nord", Chatelet-les-Halles or Gare de Lyon: take the direction of Creil. Get off at the Stade de France - St Denis station

Subway or Tram - Stade de France station

Stade de France ticket transport - Be careful, ticket T+ is not acceptedTo reach Stade de France stadium, you must buy a special ticket "origine/destination" to Stade de France – Saint-Denis station.
Be careful: metro tickets "t+" are not accepted! (RER D and RER B, subway,...)

The RER and the metro are the best way to get around the traffic jams on match days and show days at the Stade de France:

  • RER B: La Plaine Stade de France station + 10 min walk
  • RER D : Stade de France - St Denis station + 15 mn walk
  • Subway - metro line 13 : St Denis - Porte de Paris station + 10 mn walk
  • Subway -  metro line 12 : Front Populaire station + 30 mn walk
  • Tramway n°1 : St Denis Basilique station + 25 mn walk
  • Tramway n°8 : St Denis Porte de Paris station + 10 mn walk
  • Bus n° 239 / 153 / 353 / 255 - Pont du Canal + 3 mn walk
  • Bus n°139 from Porte de Villette (bvd Mc Donald - 75019 Paris) to Plaine Stade de France
  • Night bus : Noctilien n°44 towards Sarcelles or towards Paris (Terminus Gare de l'Est - Paris) - Pont du canal station (see timetables 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). 
From the metro and tramway you can walk to the Stadium to avoid the traffic jam.

Print out your map of the transportation network, see the plan of the district

Transilien (RER, SNCF) or RATP (subway, bus, tramway...). Also consult these websites when there are transport strikes to know the alternative solutions and schedules.

Tip: it is faster to walk from the RER B, RER 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.

Last metro line 13 around midnight (always check via the RATP website), ditto for the RER (under construction at night for several years - schedules are indicated on the Transilien website).
Don't count on the buses for the return trip; use the subway (metro) or RER.

The Noctilien N44 bus only runs between 0h30 and 5h30 between the 2 terminals and passes every 20 to 30 mn.

Stade de France map
Stade de France access © Stade de France

Increased transport for major events

On certain evenings when major events are taking place, RATP is stepping up its transport services to the Stade de France. On the evenings of matches and concerts, more trains are offered on metro line 13 and on RER line B. In 2023, major work is planned on the RER B and D lines; remember to take alternative transport such as the metro, tramway or bus and check if they will run on these evenings.

Advice for your journey

Buy your return ticket (on an Easy Card) as soon as you leave the airport so that you can make your return trip without delay (and avoid queuing at the ticket booths - there are few or no physical ticket counters). Prepare your return trip by noting the time of the last RER and/or metro station, taking into account the connections.

How to go by train, TGV, Eurostar, Thalys to the Stade de France ?

how to go by train to Stade de FranceOn 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 to the Stade de France

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.

Alternative transport between Gare Lyon, Gare du Nord and the Stade de FranceFrom Gare de Lyon to the Stade de France in Saint-Denis

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).

Route from Gare Montparnasse station (TGV) to St Denis Stade de France

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.
or
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)

How to go from the airport of Paris to Stade de France ?

CDG airport - Paris - FranceRoissy Charles de Gaulle airport and Orly airport allow you a direct access by the line of RER B.

Roissy CDG to the Stadium

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”.

Orly airport to the St Denis stadium

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.

Arriving from Paris-Beauvais airport

Take the shuttle bus between Terminals 1 and 2 to Paris Porte Maillot (parking Pershing - 22-24 boulevard Pershing - 75017 Paris). Take subway - line 1 towards "Château de Vincennes", get off at the "Châtelet" station. Follow the corridors to get on the RER B in the direction of "Charles de Gaulle airport", get off at La Plaine Stade de France station. The rest of the way to the stadium is on foot.

The Beauvais-Paris shuttle is not free except for children under 4 years old. You can buy your tickets at an automatic ticket office which is only used for the shuttle. You will have to buy your ticket for the subway and RER separately when you arrive in Paris.

Parking lots around the Stade de France

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)

Parking spots in Saint-Denis

4 car parks can be used in Saint-Denis when an event is organized at Stade de France.

IndigoNeo 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)

Car: security perimeter around the Stade de France

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?

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The journey between these two sites is estimated at 10 minutes on foot (700 m) via President Wilson Avenue/N1. When the footbridge is accessible to the public it will be more direct.

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