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Heading from UK to Paris on Eurostar and want to know best route from Paris to Montargis

HelloI am heading from the UK to Paris on a Eurostar arriving 15.07 local time at Gare du Nord. What's my best route from there to continue my train journey to Montargis?Is Paris Bercey the best place to go from, the services I can search seem to be a bus from there? Can I get a train from there to or should I go to Gare de Lyon? Which is preferable? Any insider tips on navigating the metro and understanding what I need to know about travelling by train or bus in France is gratefully received.Thank you in anticipationDiana
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 09, 2018 19:44
    Hi Diana,

    From Paris to Montargis, you can take an Intercités train or a Transilien commmuter train on Line R.

    The Intercités trains depart less frequently and leave out of the Bercy station. These can be booked in advance on our website.

    The Transilien commuter trains depart every 30 minutes throughout the day out of the Gare de Lyon station. For a Transilien train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Montargis, you would just have to pay locally to board.

    I'm sorry, I do not have any information about bus service for this route.

    The Eurostar from London arrives into the Paris Nord station.

    To commute from the Nord station to the Bercy station, you would first take Line D of the RER to the Gare de Lyon station. At Gare de Lyon, you would switch to M14 of the Paris Métro, which you would take to Bercy. The commute from Nord to Bercy station would take at least 15 minutes in duration, but I would still recommend allowing yourself at least 1 to 1.5 hours to transfer between stations. For the RER and Métro, you would have to pay locally when you're there.

    To commute from the Nord station to Gare de Lyon, you would take Line D of Paris's RER commuter rail network. The ride from Nord to Gare de Lyon only takes about 8 minutes, and the trains depart once every 7-15 minutes throughout the day. For the RER, you would pay locally to board.

    Since the commute from Nord to Gare de Lyon is quicker, and the departures from there to Montargis are more frequent, you might prefer to just book one of the Transilien trains locally.

    The Transilien trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Montargis do take about 1hr22min to 1hr35 min versus closer to 1 hour for the Intercités trains from Paris Bercy to Montargis.

    You would purchase tickets for a Eurostar from London to Paris by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. You can also refer here if you end up wanting to book an Intercités train from Paris to Montargis.
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