Guide on How To Transfer from Beauvais Airport to Gare du Nord
Located 5 km from the centre of Beauvais, Beauvais-Tille airport now serves as the prime low cost carrier destination serving the French capital. Starting life as a military airfield the airport still bares the scars of Europe’s dark history and still serves as a NATO landing relief ground.
Beauvais airports future dramatically changed in 1997 when Irish low fare carrier Ryanair opened a route to Dublin from there. What followed was a huge increase in passenger numbers as Ryanair, Blue Air and Wizz Air all developed routes to Beauvais from around Europe. The airport now serves over 4 million passengers each year and is the 10th busiest airport in France. Facilities are modern and the airport has two terminals.
The popularity of the airport and its low fares airlines option brings people to the Parisian region for onwards travel all around France, particularly via rail through Gare du Nord.
Gare du Nord in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris is the busiest train station in Europe and the busiest outside of Japan. Over 214 million passengers pass through the station each year. It’s connections to the North of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK across the TGV, Eurostar, TEF, Metro and RER networks make it a popular hub for touring Europe.
For people looking to connect to Gare du Nord from Beauvais airport you should plan your journey carefully, despite serving the capital the airport is 80 km north of Gare du Nord and public transport is not as regular or easy as one would believe.
Private Taxi from Beauvais to Gare du Nord
The most reliable and easiest option to go from Beauvais to Gare du Nord is with a private taxi. T2 Transfer can take you directly to Gare du Nord at your convenience and with ease. Your brand new luxury vehicle will be waiting for you on arrival and the professional and fully licensed driver will meet you in the Beauvais airport arrivals area, clearly identifying themselves by holding a placard stating your name. They will then take you to the vehicle, load your baggage and if you have children assist you into the age appropriate car seats (fitted free of charge).
You’ll then be taken on the 80 km journey which will take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. If you have any questions during the journey the driver will be more than happy to help and they will speak both French and English. For any questions any other time you can speak with T2 Transfer customer services online 24/7.
You don’t have to pay for your journey until you arrive at Gare du Nord and for your 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 du Nord by Train
For rail services between Beauvais airport and Gare du Nord the journey starts with navigating your way to Beauvais train station, 5 km away. Typically this is via a taxi that you can catch outside the airport and will take 15 minutes to complete.
Once at the train station you then catch the TEF train to Gare du Nord. These trains depart every 1-2 hours depending on the time of day and the journey lasts approximately 80 minutes.
There are no other routes on the rail network between the two destinations.
Duration: 1 hrs 20 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 du Nord by Bus
There are no direct buses from Beauvais to Gare du Nord, however it is possible to catch the bus to central Paris and then use the Metro to complete the journey.
Starting on the Beauvais Shuttle Bus you travel from the airport to Porte-Maillot bus station. From there you need to walk to Charles de Gaulle – Etoile station where you take the Metro line 2 to Gare du Nord.
Care must be taken if you are planning to use this route! The Beauvais Shuttle Bus departs the airport in line with aircraft arrivals, so if you are late you may have a long wait. The bus is also quite expensive.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €25.90, Child single ticket is €16.90.