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  • The train station Paris-Austerlitz, also called the gare d’Austerlitz, originally called the Gare d’Orléans, is one of the seven major terminus train stations of the SNCF in Paris, located on the banks of the Seine River (left bank – rive gauche), in the area of la Salpêtrière in the 13th arrondissement (district). It is the departure for the classic train line that serves Bordeaux-Saint-Jean, Limoges-Bénédictins and Toulouse-Matabiau.<br /><br />It is in zone: 1 (tarification for Île-de-France) with coordinates 48° 50′ 30″ North, 2° 21′ 58″ East and an altitude of 30 m.
    It is on the train lines Paris-Austerlitz <=> Bordeaux-St-Jean and Quai d’Orsay <=> Austerlitz with 21 plus 4 underground tracks and 2 platforms serving 23 182 286 passengers per year.

  • Ticket Counters and Distributors:

    Ticket counters available Monday to Saturdays: 06h00 to 21h00
    Sundays and Holidays: 07h00 to 21h00

    Automatic train ticket distributors for the Transilien Paris suburban train network
    Automatic train ticket distributors for the main line train network

    Buy Train Tickets and Reservations:

    Tickets are available 90 days before train departure--that's when they're the cheapest. Buy worldwide, get the best price and throw in tranquility of mind knowing your train ticket reservations are taken care of. You have a guaranteed seat (included in the ticket price), no 'full train' hassle, your travel plans are in place and you're ready to explore France.

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    • No booking fee - tickets are the same prices as all the train carriers
    • Payment methods with most of the international credit cards as well as Paypal
    • Exchange reservations or receive quick reimbursement if an emergency arises, depending on type of ticket and train booked
    • Client service in English, 48/7/365

    Train Passes: USA - UKRest of World. One-country, 2+ adjoining countries, global pass for 31 countries. Periods of 4-10 consecutive days or not. This is flexibility with bonuses including reduced or free fares on ferries, cruises, private trains, hotels, museums and other attractions, plus local discounts. And the comfort of 1st class travel for very little additional cost.

    Seat Reservations: USA - UKRest of World. When you have your Rail Pass, you also need seat reservations on International trains (Eurostar, Thalys, TGV Lyria, France Spain...), High speed trains (TGV...), most Intercite and night trains. You can board other trains and find any seat with a validated Rail Pass.

    Groups: USA - UKRest of World. Work with a group multi-lingual rail consultant to receive group rates for 10+ travelers: Friends and family, pilgrimages, reach cruise excursions, Scouts, sports teams, study, corporate, concert and social groups. Discounted museum passes and city transport cards. Peace of mind with advanced reservations for sleepers and seats.

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    National Trains:
    Regional Trains:

    TER Centre-Val de Loire

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  • Suburban Trains:

    RER C

    • C1 Pontoise, C5 Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche, C8 Versailles-Chantiers, C7 Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines <=> , C2 Massy - Palaiseau, C10 Juvisy, C4 Dourdan - La Forêt, C6 Saint-Martin-d'Étampes, C3 Montigny - Beauchamp

    >> We recommend getting a Paris Visite pass to travel around Paris. You get zones 1-5, Disneyland, Versailles, Airports CDG and Orly as well discounts at various locations.

    Paris Metro:

    Metro Gare d'Austerlitz

    Paris Metro - The efficient underground city train network that get you there fast and efficiently.

    > We recommend getting a Paris Visite pass to travel around Paris. You get zones 1-5, Disneyland, Versailles, Airports CDG and Orly as well discounts at various locations.

    • Line 5: Bobigny - Pablo Picasso <=> Place d'Italie (to reach: Gare du Nord)
    • Line 10:‍ Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud <=> Gare d'Austerlitz
    Local Bus Transport:

    RATP Paris Bus Network: bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91
    Noctilien night bus lines: night bus lines: N01, N02, N31, N131, N133
    Tourist Bus: OpenTour

    >> We recommend getting a Paris Visite pass to travel around Paris. You get zones 1-5, Disneyland, Versailles, Airports CDG and Orly as well discounts at various locations.


    See the Paris Airport Shuttle image below for visual details

    Airport Bus transport to/from the Gare de Lyon  to Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports

    • Charles de Gaulle Airport: Le Bus Direct (Line 4) daily from 6h00 to 22h30.
      Departure every 30 minutes from 20 Boulevard Diderot.
    • Orly airport: RATP Bus 91 to Gare Montparnasse then Le Bus Direct to Orly.

    Other Shuttle Options: Private, rapid, Airport Shuttle (in conjunction with BonjourLaFrance). Meets you at baggage exit. No hassle, no waiting, door-to-door transport. Excellent with kids, strollers or bulky equipment.

    We recommend getting a Paris Visite to travel around Paris which includes transport to/from the airports.

    Taxis available in front of the Gare d'Austerlitz

    Car: Rentals, parking:

    Pay parking for 300 to 500 cars

    Car rental is easy and quick if you reserve ahead of time. All the paperwork is ready, your car is chosen, you're se up and off in minutes. Special rates apply with AVIS, the most available car rentals in France at train stations and airports as well as downtown locations.

    Here's one of the biggest online car rental companies which connects you with and compares prices for the major rental car brands.

    Bicycles, Motorcycles: Rentals, parking:

    Bicycle parking available

    From scooters to classics, from BMW to Yamaha motorbikes can easily be rented. Four location in Paris area: Gare du Nord, Lyon and CDG and Orly airports.

    Here's a very complete website about bicycling in France with links to locations around the country where you can rent a bike

  • Train Station Services:

    Automatic photo booth
    Telephone booth
    Automatic distributor for snacks and drinks
    Automatic distributor for hot drinks

    Shop and Eat in the Train Station:

    Croissanterie - French croissants and bakery products
    Clothing store
    Relay - Newspapers, magazines, takeaway food, snacks and drinks
    Small grocery store

    Reduced Mobility:

    Suitable ticket counter
    Warning indicators (tiles) on the railway platforms
    Magnetic loop for the hearing impaired
    Wider adapted turnstile
    Parking spaces reserved for Persons with Reduced Mobility (PRMs)

    Accessibility: Disabled Persons Reception +33 (0)8 90 64 06 50, daily 6:00am - midnight, for assistance boarding the train, arrive at the platform at least 30 minutes before train departure time. Wheelchairs and boarding ramps are available if required.

    Luggage Storage :

    There is no baggage storage at this station
    Suggestion: Ask a shop or hotel nearby and offer them a few Euro

    Baggage storage service: Eelway  - A luggage free day in Paris -  Luggage transfer in Paris area & storage at airports and train stations. A concierge meets you at your train arrival/departure platform to collect/return your baggage.

    Lost & Found:

    Declare your lost property. Give a precise description. An email will confirm your claim:

    1. Internet: Create or use your account and declare your claim This page is in French but is accessible from anywhere ... especially when you're visiting France and Europe.
    2. Telephone: +33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35 (open 7/7 from 8h00 to 20h00 to answer questions and register your claim) or in France 36 35 (0,40 € / minute) then #22
    3. At a train station: see the map at the bottom of this page for station details 

    A national database registers all lost and found objects in real time. Search for your object will continue for one monnth. There's a charge of 5/10 Euros, depending on object's value, for restitution of an item.

    Another national lost and found service can be found here

  • Tourist Information:

    Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris - Bureau Pyramides
    25 rue des Pyramides - 75001 Paris
    RER: Auber (line A) - Metro: Pyramides (line 7-14)
    Open from the 2nd of May to the 31st of October : everyday from 9am to 7pm ;
    from the 1st of November to the 30th of April : everyday from 10am to 7pm. Closed on the 1st of May

    Paris Tourist Office - Welcome Centre - L'Espace Paris Rendez-vous
    29, rue de Rivoli Paris 4th
    RER: Châtelet Les Halles (lines A and B) - Metro: Hôtel de Ville (line 1) or Châtelet (line 4)
    Open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 6.30pm

    Paris Tourist Office - Reception du Carrousel du Louvre
    99, rue de Rivoli Paris 1st
    Metro: Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
    Open 7 days a week (public holidays included), from 10am to 8pm. No ticket office <=> Information only

    Paris Tourist Office - Gare du Nord Welcome Centre
    18, rue de Dunkerque Paris 10th arrondissement (Welcome kiosk beneath the glass roof, in the Ile-de-France zone)
    RER: Gare du Nord (lines B-D) - Metro : Gare du Nord (lines 4-5).
    Open: 7 days a week (except 25 December, 1 January and 1 May) from 8am to 6pm.

    Do: Visits, Attractions, Activities, Events nearby:

    Sleep: Hotels, hostels, B&B nearby:

    Hotels, Hostels, B&B find quality accommodations at the best rates near the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris

    Eat: Restaurants, brasseries, take-away nearby:

    French, Vegetarian, Pizza, light or gourmet, the choice is yours, the price is right and it's delicious.