Guide on How To Transfer from Beauvais Airport to Gare de l’Est
Synonymous with The Orient Express to Istanbul in 1883, Gare de l’Est is one of the most famous train stations in Europe. Created by Baron Haussmann in 1849, it is also one of the oldest and largest train stations in the French capital. Located close to Gare du Nord on the 10th arrondissement the station is the terminus for the Paris to Strasbourg line. Trains from Gare de l’Est travel across eastern France, Luxembourg and as far afield as Frankfurt, Munich, Innsbruck, Vienna and Moscow! The majority of these services are operated by SNCF under the LGV Est Europeenne banner.
As a major gateway and the western terminus of many inter-European route Gare de l’Est is a popular starting point for many visitors to transit across the continent. Since 1997 the dramatic growth of Beauvais airport has seen it explode into the 10th busiest airport in France, with over 4 million passengers each year. The popularity of the airport with low fares carriers makes it attractive to visitors and many will need to make their way from Beauvais airport to Gare de l’Est.
Beauvais airport is located 5 km from the centre of the town and was formerly a military airfield, and to this day still serves as a NATO landing relief ground. The airport still bares the scars of its history but progress is being made as the airport now adorns 2 modern terminals. The airport can credit its growth with Ryanair’s decision to use it as a Paris airport, other low fares carriers soon followed.
Despite the rapid expansion, the public transport services still need further work to connect Beauvais airport to the French capital.
Private Taxi from Beauvais to Gare de l’Est
The only direct door to door option between Beauvais to Gare de l’Est is a private taxi. The service from T2 Transfer brings comfort and convenience on the 100 km journey.
To make the experience through Beauvais airport easy the professional and fully licensed driver will meet you at the arrivals area, distinguishing themselves by holding a placard with your name displayed. They will greet you and take you to your waiting taxi – a brand new luxury vehicle. They will load your luggage and if you have any children with you, age appropriate car seats will be fitted free of charge.
You will be taken the 1 hour 30 minute journey and if you have any questions en route the driver will be happy to converse in either French or English.
For any questions about the service you can contact T2 Transfer customer service 24/7 online.
Payment is not due until you arrive at Gare de l’Est and if you book but are unable to travel there are no cancellation fees.
For your further convenience you can pay in euros, pounds or dollars:
1-3 passengers – € 110
1-4 passengers – € 115
1-5 passengers – € 120
1-6 passengers – € 125
1-7 passengers – € 130
1-8 passengers – € 135
Transfers from Beauvais Airport to Gare de l’Est By Train
Utilising a taxi from Beauvais airport to Gare de Beauvais in the town it is possible to use the train, and a short walk, to get to Gare de l’Est.
From Gare de Beauvais you need to take a TEF train to Gare du Nord. These trains depart every 1-2 hours and the journey takes 80 minutes. Once at Gare du Nord it is a short walk to Gare de l’Est.
If choosing this option please be aware if timed incorrectly you can have up to a 2 hour wait at Gare de Beauvais.
Duration: 1 hrs 30 minutes (inc. taxi)
Cost: Adult single ticket is €35 (inc. taxi), Child single ticket varies dependent on age and service.
Transfer from Beauvais Airport to Gare de l’Est by Shuttle Bus
No direct bus services serve Beauvais airport to Gare de l’Est. It is however possible to use the Beauvais Airport Shuttle to get into central Paris and connect via the Metro.
The Beauvais Shuttle Bus leaves the airport in accordance with the flight arrival schedule and goes to the Porte Maillot bus station, this journey takes approximately 80 minutes. You then walk to Charles de Gaulle – Etoile train station and take the Metro 2 to Gare du Nord. From Gare du Nord you walk to Gare de l’Est.
This can be an expensive and difficult option if travelling with family and luggage.
Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €25.90, Child single ticket is €16.90.