Located in the 10th district of Paris, Gare de L’Est station, also called Paris-Est station is one of the six main Parisian stations run by the national railway network SNCF. Gare de L’Est station is the terminus for trains for the East. The arrival of the high speed train- TGV in 2007 has greatly contributed to its renovation and development. Note that it is not far from Gare du Nord train station, about a five minute walk. Gare du Nord is the biggest transport hub and terminus for national north railway transport and international Eurostars and Thalys… It also gives access to platforms serving main lines such as: RER B, RER D, RER E.
The station is a major railway and underground station ; it serves the main lines to the east : Alsace, la Lorraine et la Champagne-Ardennes, and international lines towards Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Central Europe. It is also the hub of the Paris network with several links in Ile de France via the Transilien as well as Paris urban transport with several metro and bus lines.
Buy your transilien ticket (to travel in Paris and Ile-de-France network by métro, RER...) at the Transilien ticket desk located on the Transversal Platform between platform n°15 and 18 on the upper concourse level.
- Bus Line 38 : Gare de l'Est - Porte de la Chapelle and take Bus Line 350 : Porte de la Chapelle - Roissypôle (bus station) for Paris CDG airport terminals (CDG 1 & CDG 2 tgv)
- Bus Line 35 - Gare de l'Est - Mairie d'Aubervilliers
The metro platform is -1 level in the station
metro line 5 : Bobigny Pablo Picasso - Place d'Italie
metro line 7 : La Courneuve 8 mai 1945 - Villejuif-Louis Aragon
metro line 4 : Porte de Clignancourt - Mairie de Montrouge
Baggage service: at -1 level for baggage storage and lost property and left luggage.
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Metro line 4 towards Porte d'Orléans will drop you off at the Montparnasse - Gare station (be careful with the corridors and stairs if you are have luggage). From Porte de Clignancourt you can get to the RER B, RER D, Eurostar, Gare du Nord and the terminus of line 4 to the Saint-Ouen flea market.
metro line 5 allows you to get to République. Take metro line 9 towards Montreuil (Puces de Montreuil - open only on weekends) or line 3 which drops you off at Porte de Bagnolet.
- By metro line 5 towards Bobigny or metro line 4 towards Porte de Clignancourt or bus line 39 to "gare du Nord" station then take the RER B or RER D underground to "Stade de France" station.
- On foot, follow the signs in the streets of Paris to go directly to the Gare du Nord station - take the RER B or D underground and get off at "Stade de France". Remember to take your round-trip tickets from the ticket-machines !
To get to Le Bourget exhibition center, take metro line 4 or line 5 or bus n°39 to Gare du Nord station, then take RER B to "Le Bourget" station. From the Gare de l'Est you can also walk to the Paris Nord station (8 to 10 minutes).
When you get off the RER B, take bus 152 towards Blanc-Mesnil, get off at the 'Parc des expositions' stop.
To go to the Villepinte exhibition center, take the same route as above, but at the Gare du Nord station, take the RER B towards Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2-TGV and get off at the "Parc des expositions" station - the site is opposite.
To go to the Cité des Sciences, Géode take the metro line 7 direction La Courneuve and get off at the station "Porte de la Villette".
To go to the Philharmonie de Paris, Grande Halle de la Villette take the metro line 5 direction Bobigny-Picasso and get off at the station "Porte de Pantin".
In case of disruption with the metro you can take bus 54 from Gare de l'Est to Porte d'Aubervilliers (at the terminus a footbridge that crosses the Ourcq allows you to access the Cité des sciences).
Take the metro line 4 direction "Porte de Clignancourt" and get off at the terminus. Follow the signs, go under the bridge, you arrive at the Puces de St Ouen !