Guide On How To Transfer From La Defence to Gare du Nord
The busiest train station outside of Japan, Paris’ Gare du Nord is a key transport hub for the French capital. Processing over 214 million people through it’s doors it serves destinations all across Europe. The SNCF, Eurostar, RER and Metro Suburban services provides connections throughout the city, the rest of France, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and even the United Kingdom.
Opened in 1864, Gare du Nord has stunning architecture and its concourse and structure is a draw for tourists. The station features in many tv and film productions, including Mr Bean’s Holiday and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, the station is an ideal connection for those undertaking work or visiting La Defense.
Home to 1500 businesses in a 560 hectare site, La Defense is Europe’s largest purpose built business district. Located in the east of the city in Puteaux, the area has developed into a major economic influence in France. In addition to the 150000 people who work in the area, 20000 live there and 8000000 people visit the area each year. Large companies such as Total, Fiat, AXA and EDF have made La Defense home. There is also an open air museum which contains over 70 statues and artefacts of modern art.
Persons looking to travel from La Defense to Gare du Nord should plans their journeys carefully, Paris can be an extremely busy city. It is possible to take a bus or train, however a private taxi offers a direct door to door service.
Private Taxi from La Defense to Gare du Nord
The service from T2 Transfer offers a journey in complete luxury and with great convenience. Operating a fleet of brand new luxury vehicles and with professional and fully licensed drivers you will be in good hands. The driver will pick you up from wherever you require in La Defense, ensuring you are comfortable and putting any luggage you may have securely in the trunk. If you are travelling with children they will have age appropriate car seats fitted free of charge.
You won’t share the vehicle to Gare du Nord with anyone else, T2 Transfer operate a completely private service.
The 15km journey will take approximately 30 minutes and you will be dropped off right outside the station. If you have any questions on the journey you can speak with the driver who will be able to converse in either French or English. If you have any questions any other time you can contact T2 Transfer customer services 24/7 online.
You don’t need to pay for the journey until you arrive at Gare du Nord, and for convenience you can pay in either euros, pounds or dollars.
Prices for the journey are below:
1-3 passengers – € 45
1-4 passengers – € 50
1-5 passengers – € 55
1-6 passengers – € 60
1-7 passengers – € 65
1-8 passengers – € 70
Transfers from La Defense to Gare du Nord By Train
There is an extensive suburban rail network across Paris, however, there are no direct trains between La Defense to Gare du Nord. There are opportunities to take the RER trains between the destinations, all of which use the RER A Line then the RER B Line.
The easiest and most straightforward route is to take the RER A from Gare de La Defense to Chatelet Les Halles. Once there you change to the RER B to Gare du Nord.
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
There are no intercity rail options between La Defense to Gare du Nord.
Transfer from La Defense to Gare du Nord By Bus
There is the opportunity to take the bus from La Defense to Gare du Nord. However, this requires a short walk and short journey on the RER A train.
Starting again at Gare de La Defense, take the RER A train to Auber. Once at Auber you need to walk to Opera – Scribe where you take the Ouibus to Gare du Nord.
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €5