Paris has six railroad stations
- Saint-Lazare (Subway Station: Saint-Lazare)
- Montparnasse (Subway Station: Montparnasse)
- Gare du Nord (Subway Station: Gare du Nord)
- Gare de l'Est (Subway Station: Gare de l'Est)
- Gare de Lyon (Subway Station: Gare de Lyon)
- Gare d'Austerlitz (Subway Station: Gare d'Austerlitz)
For information on the trains (destinations, timetables and reservations), consult the SNCF website (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer) 08 92 35 35 35. You can also buy or reserve your tickets at the train station directly, at travel agencies or on the Internet.
The TGV (high speed train) allows you to discover all the major cities in France in record time
- PARIS - LYON: 2:04
- PARIS - STRASBOURG: 3:50
- PARIS - BORDEAUX: 2:55
- PARIS - POITIERS: 2:23
- PARIS - RENNES: 2:03
- PARIS - ANNECY: 3:40
- PARIS – CHAMONIX: 5:04
- PARIS - AVIGNON: 3:30
- PARIS - TOURS: 1:02
- PARIS - DAUVILLE: 1:43
- PARIS - NANTES: 1:59
- PARIS - MARSEILLE: 3:00
With a pass for those between 12-25 years old, you can benefit from a 50% reduction on all prices, depending upon availability, class (first or second class) and travel period. The cost of the pass for one year is 41 euros.
The SNCF also has special prices called "tarifs découvertes" to promote tourism in France and to attract travelers under the age of 25 and couples. Prices at discounts of 20% to 50% are possible if you reserve your tickets in advance (called J-8 or J-30). For more information, go to the train station or consult internet.