Changing trains at Brussels South/Midi
At Brussels South/Midi station, you can change trains from InterCity Brussels or Thalys to Eurostar or TGV.
After your arrival at Brussels South/Midi, follow the 'Eurostar' signs to connect to Eurostar. You will then arrive at the Eurostar terminal, where a screen will indicate which Eurostar train is open for check-in and for which Eurostar train boarding is already possible. The Eurostar terminal has a waiting area with an information counter. Behind counter, you will find the check-in barriers (checking in is also possible at a counter), customs, baggage check, British identity check, a waiting area with shops and a lounge for Business Premier passengers. Eurostar trains depart from platform 1 or 2.
Please note: You should check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure! Please take into account that walking from your arrival platform to the Eurostar terminal will take approximately 10 minutes.
After your arrival at Brussels South/Midi, follow the 'Thalys' signs to catch your TGV connectoin. You will then arrive in the station hall where large departure signs will indicate the platform from which your TGV train will depart.
Changing trains in Paris
Paris has a good public transport system, which includes 6 large railway stations, each serving a region of France. In addition, there is an extensive bus service and a metro network, which provide excellent connections to the local RER-trains.
Take into account that you need at least one hour to catch your connecting train as you will have to move between stations in Paris. It is useful to know that the buffet on board Thalys has a limited number of metro tickets which can be purchased (valid in the Paris central metro zone).
Visit the website of RATP for detailed Paris subway information.
From Gare du Nord to other stations
|From||To||Metro / RER line||Direction|
|Nord||d'Austerlitz||Line 5 (Metro)||Place d'Italie|
|Nord||Montparnasse||Line 4 (Metro)||Mairie de Montrouge|
|Nord||de Lyon||Line D (RER)||Corbeil Essonnes|
|Nord||St Lazare||Line E (RER)||Blvd Hausmann / St. Lazare|
Click on the names of one the above stations to download a PDF with more information about transfers from Gare du Nord to one of the above stations.
Download a map of the Parisian subway.
Changing trains for Disneyland Resort Paris
Disneyland Resort Paris has an excellent train connection. From the Netherlands, you take the Thalys to Paris Gare du Nord. From Paris Nord, you take the RER B (Réseau Express Régional) in the direction of Robinson to Chatelet-Les Halles. This takes about 4 minutes. From Chatelet-Les Halles, you take the RER A in the direction of Marne-La-Vallée Chessy. This is the last station on the line. Your travel by RER A takes 41 minutes. When you get off the train you'll find yourself just outside the main entrance of Disneyland Resort Paris.
It is also possible to travel to Disneyland Resort Paris via Brussels. You then take Thalys or InterCity Brussels to Brussels and from there travel by TGV to Marne-la-Vallée.
Changing trains in Lille
In Lille you will find 2 large train stations: Flanders and Europe. Please take into account that travelling between these two stations to catch a connecting train will take at least 20 minutes.
|From station||To station||By||Direction||Extra info|
|Flandres||Europe||Metroline 2||Fort de mons||The first stop is Europe|
|Flandres||Europe||On foot||400 metres, 15 min. You can walk across the pedestrian promenade or via the Euralille shopping centre|
|Europe||Flandres||Metroline 2||Lomme - St Philibert||The first stop is Flandres|
|Europe||Flandres||On foot||Corbeil Essonnes||400 metres, 15 min. You can walk across the pedestrian promenade or via the Euralille shopping centre|
Changing trains in London
London has an extensive metro network with very regular services. The Tube - underground rails in the centre and elsewhere above ground - is the most practical means of transport in this busy city. Please take into account travelling between two stations in London to catch a connecting train will take at least an hour. The Eurostar arrives at St Pancras Station.
Visitor Oyster Card
We would advise your to purchase a Visitor Oyster Card, the London public transport smart card, if you are planning on using public transport in London.
Visit Transport for London for more information.
Know your way around most international train stations by downloading maps of their floor plans. If you download them onto your phone, you'll have access to them at all times.
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