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How do I go from (Paris) Gare Lyon TO Nord?

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1. Posted by nbrahman (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

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We are planning to travel from Interlaken -> Paris and onwards to London on July 16th. From the rail timetable, I see that we get into the Paris Gare Lyon station whereas the Eurostar leaves from Paris Nord.

2 Questions:
Since I am completely unfamiliar w/Paris or the language, how do I plan the most efficient way to get to Nord? Dont want to get lost, since we have a plane to catch from Heathrow. I tried the RATP site, but I am not sure I understand the route completely (below). WHich train do I take (assuming that this is the same staion: Gare Lyon v/s Gare de Lyon). What does "RER", "Direction" and "Correspondence" below mean?

Go to : Gare de Lyon - RER 4 mn
Direction : Saint-Germain-en-Laye
from : Gare de Lyon 13h52
to : Chatelet-Les Halles 13h56 4 mn

Correspondence at : Chatelet-Les Halles - RER 0 mn
Direction : Mitry-Claye 13h59
from : Chatelet-Les Halles
to : Gare du Nord 14h02 3 mn
Go to : Gare du Nord (Surface) - Metro-RER-SNCF 3 mn

Secondly - is there a way to directly get to Heathrow (instead of Waterloo) by the Eurostar? If not - how long does it take to get from Waterloo to Heathrow?

Appreciate your responses in advance.:)

2. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 10y

Hello nbraham

"Correspondances" means that you are in a place where you can take some others lines.
"Direction" is clear. For example "Direction: St germain en laye". So St Germain en Laye is the last line's stop. The RER goes until St Germain en Laye.

However i think you should'nt take the RER. It's not necessary. You can only take the metro.

When you'll be at Gare de Lyon
take the line 1 (the yellow one) which goes to "La Défense" and you'll stop at "Bastille".

When you'll be at Bastlle
. Take the line 5 (the orange one) which goes to "Bobigny - Pablo Picasso" and you'll stop to "Gare du Nord".

At Gare du Nord you have to follow.

And i never take plane when i go to london but eurostar doesn't go to Heathrow. But you may find a bus or a metro which goes there.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

And i never take plane when i go to london but eurostar doesn't go to Heathrow. But you may find a bus or a metro which goes there.

From the Eurostar terminal in London you need to take the Northern line to Leicester square and change to Picadilly line which goes to Heathrow.

Alternatively take the Heathrow Express from Paddington station, it is faster. Problem: You need to work out how to get to Paddington Station, since the Bakerloo line is closed. Northern to Embankment or Jubilee to Westminster and then the Circle line to Paddington seems a good option.

Plan about 3 hours for the journey to play it save.

4. Posted by nbrahman (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

Thanks to both of you for your speedy responses. I found a web-site
which lets folks plan their journeys within London. According to this site, the Bakerloo is open, but the Waterloo line is closed.

Take the Bakerloo Line towards Harrow & Wealdstone
or Bakerloo Line towards Willesden Junction
or Bakerloo Line towards Queen's Park
WATERLOO & CITY LINE: Closed until early September for essential upgrade work. Passengers are advised to use the Northern or Bakerloo lines and the District or Circle lines via Embankment. Click for Waterloo & City Line closure FAQ.

Walk to Paddington NR ......