Intercity Trains to Normandy Leave from Gare Saint-Lazare, the Second Busiest Train Station:
For train travel to Rouen, Le Havre, Dieppe, Caen and Cherbourg, Gare Saint-Lazare is the station for you. Gare Saint-Lazare is the terminus for the long distance intercity trains that travel to and from Normandy. The regional Transilien trains to the west and south-western suburbs of Paris also use this station.
There are six terminus railway stations in Paris and Gare Saint-Lazare is the second busiest station after Gare du Nord. Each day some 450,000 passengers travel through Gare Saint-Lazare, totalling over 100 million passengers transitting through the station each year. This makes St-Lazare one of the busiest train stations in Europe.
There are 27 platforms serving west and south-western suburban destinations in Paris and the cities in the Normandy region. It serves the Paris-Le Havre line as well as train routes to Dieppe, Cherbourg, Caen or Rouen. If you are travelling to Normandy, this is the station you’ll need to get to.
Intercity routes (www.intercites.sncf.com)
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Vernon – Rouen-Rive-Droite – Le Havre
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Évreux-Normandie – Lisieux – Caen – Cherbourg
- Paris Saint Lazare – Évreux-Normandie – Lisieux – Trouville-Deauville
- Paris Saint Lazare – Rouen-Rive-Droite – Dieppe
Regional routes with Transilien (www.transilien.com)
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Conflans – Gisors
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Conflans – Mantes-la-Jolie
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Poissy – Mantes-la-Jolie – Vernon
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Ermont-Eaubonne
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Cergy-le-Haut
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
- Paris Saint-Lazare – Versailles-Rive-Droite
Gare St-Lazare has its own post office and there is a police station at the station as well. Other facilities at Gare Saint-Lazare include ATM machines, cafes, baggage and lost property service, currency exchange, photo booths, public phones and a WiFi hotspot.
The nearest tourist offices are at Gare du Nord or near Pyramides Metro station (line 14 from Gare Saint-Lazare). The station is about 3 km (over 2 miles ) west from Gare du Nord.
Gare St-Lazare has a very nice and modern shopping center where you can shop for clocks, footwear, gifts, jewellery, ready-to-wear clothing, food and services such as car rentals and money change.
Hotels near Gare Saint-Lazare
For hotels near Gare Saint-Lazare, you couldn’t get closer than the Concorde Opéra Paris, a luxurious hotel just 80 metres from the station and the Londres et New York Hotel across from the station. For all other hotels in Paris, see Here.
Paris St Lazare station
13, Rue d’ Amsterdam
05:00 – 01:15 Daily
How to Get there:
On Foot – Central Paris is a 20 minute walk south from the station.
By Metro – Gare Saint-Lazare is on Metro lines 3, 12, 13 and 14.
RER line E – To get here from Gare du Nord i.e. if you are connecting from Eurostar or Charles de Gaulle Airport catch the RER Line E.
By Bus – Bus 26 runs between Gare du Nord and Gare St Lazare in around 25 minutes.