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LONDON TO GERMANY, transferring at same station

I am trying to book tickets online for 5 adults and a 5 month old infant from London to Kaiserslautern, Germany. Your site keeps routing us through Paris at Nord and out to Germany via gare EST. I know those stations are far apart. Can we depart Nord to Kaiserslautern without changing stations or not go through Paris?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 24, 2014 14:39
    Hi Donna,

    Our site displays the schedules that way, because trains from Paris to Kaiserslautern depart from the Est station. Trains from Paris to Kaiserslautern do not depart from the Nord station. In a city with numerous rail stations, such as Paris, the station a train arrives into depends on the particular region or direction you are coming from, and the station a train departs from depends on the particular region or direction you are heading to. Therefore, you would generally not be able to choose the station you depart from or arrive into for a particular trip. When you do a schedule search on our website, the results will display the stations you would be departing from and arriving into for a particular set of cities.

    Conveniently, the Est station is only about a 10 minute walk from the Nord station. Otherwise, you could take M5 of the Paris Metro between these stations, which only takes about 2 minutes.

    Otherwise, you could route yourself through Brussels, but that would add another 1 to 2.5 hours to your total journey time. To get from London to Kaiserslautern via Brussels, the trip would take about 7 to 8.5 hours in duration and and involves 3 train changes along the way. One option would have you changing trains in Brussels, Cologne, and Frankfurt. The other option would have you changing trains in Brussels, Frankfurt, and Mannheim.

    You would purchase tickets and check schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. For the connections via Brussels, you would just break up your search once in Brussels. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from London to Brussels and then another search for the part of the connection from Brussels to Kaiserslautern.
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