Guide On How To Transfer from Gare du Nord to Eiffel Tower
Built in 1864, Gare du Nord is an icon of rail travel in France, adorned with stunning architecture and featured in many tv and film productions, it is recognised the world over. Located in the 10th arrondissement, the station is ideally located to serve rail services from Northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. Services are provided by SNCF, Eurostar, TEF, RER and the Metro. Over 214 million passengers pass through the station each year, making it the busiest train station outside of Japan. An enormous amount of tourists are included in these passenger numbers. There is much to see in Paris and one of the most iconic landmarks high on the visit agenda in the Eiffel Tower.
Constructed as the entrance to the World’s Fair in 1889, the Eiffel Tower draws in an incredible 7 million visitors each year from across the globe. Although during it’s inception and build, the tower was heavily criticised and forecast to be a big failure! How wrong were the critics of the day.
The views from the tower are fantastic, there is also a really nice cafe on the first level where you can sample the excellent French cakes and pastries, as well as take some fluids on board – especially if you walked the 300 steps up! For the adventurous explorer there is another 300 steps to the second level!
A visit to the Eiffel Tower is exciting, not only do you get fantastic views of the city, you can have a nice coffee and a bit to eat on the first level. You’ll earn it though, there are over 300 steps up! And if you want to go to the second level, that’s another 300 steps! It can be a physical challenge so if you are keen to arrive fresh at the tower you’ll need a quick, direct journey from Gare du Nord.
Private Taxi from Gare du Nord to Eiffel Tower
The only direct option between Gare du Nord to Eiffel Tower is a private taxi and the service from T2 Transfer will get you there in style. Operating a fleet of brand new luxury vehicles and with fully licensed and professional drivers you can be assured of an enjoyable transfer. The driver will meet you at the Gare du Nord arrivals area, clearly identifying themselves by holding a placard with your name on it. They will then take you to the waiting vehicle, placing any luggage in the trunk. If you are travelling with infants then age appropriate car seats will be fitted, free of additional charge.
The driver will then take you through Paris on the 6km journey and will be happy to chat with you in French or English, answering any questions you may have. If you have any questions any other time then you can contact the T2 Transfer customer service team online 24/7.
You don’t need to pay for your journey until you arrive at the Eiffel Tower and for convenience you can pay in either euros, pounds or dollars. Price for the journey can be found below.
1-3 passengers – € 30
1-4 passengers – € 35
1-5 passengers – € 40
1-6 passengers – € 45
1-7 passengers – € 50
1-8 passengers – € 55
Transfers from Gare du Nord to Eiffel Tower By Train
Paris has an extensive suburban rail network, however, there are no direct rail options between Gare du Nord to Eiffel Tower. There are several different options across the RER and Metro lines but we will only concentrate on the most convenient.
Starting at Gare du Nord take the RER B train to Denfert-Rochereau. From there take the Metro line 6 to Bir-Hakeim where the Eiffel Tower is a short 10 minute walk away.
Duration: 27 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
Transfer from Gare du Nord to Eiffel Tower By Bus
There is the option of taking the bus, this does however require a short walk. Not the easiest with children or elderly passengers.
From Gare du Nord walk to Magenta Maubeuge where you can take the RATP 42 bus towards Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou. Disembark the bus on Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower.
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Adult return ticket is approximately €4.