For a number of International destinations you will need to change trains. The following city stations are frequent transfer stations. You can find out how to catch your connecting train at the following stations.
- Changing trains in Brussels
- Changing trains in Paris
- Changing trains in Lille
- Changing trains in London
Changing trains in the Netherlands
The time the NS International app allows to change trains may not be sufficient if you travel with children or if you carry heavy luggage. We advise you to take this into account and start your journey earlier.
Changing trains in Brussels
At Brussel Zuid/Midi station, you can change trains to Thalys, Eurostar and TGV.
Changing trains in Brussels on Eurostar
Outbound Intercity Brussels
Usually Intercity Brussels arrives at station Brussel Zuid/Midi at platform 14 or 15.
Are you located at the front or in the middle of the train? Walk in the opposite direction to the direction the train entered the station, towards the rear of the train. There you will find the escalator, which goes to the central hall of the station. At the bottom of the escalator, turn left and follow the signs for "Eurostar". The Eurostar terminal is located at the end of the central hall, on the left. It will take you 5 minutes to walk from platform 14/15 to the terminal.
Would you like to see what the route from the Intercity Brussels platform to the Eurostar terminal looks like? Then watch the video below.
At Brussels Zuid/Midi station, Thalys normally arrives on platform 5 or 6.
Walk in the opposite direction to the direction that Thalys entered the station. Take the escalator to the arrival/departure hall for international trains. Follow the "Eurostar" signs to the central hall of the station. Turn left there. After a few metres, you will see the entrance to the Eurostar terminal on your left. It will take you 5 minutes to travel from platform 5/6 to the terminal.
Check in Eurostar terminal
Make sure you are at the terminal at least 30 minutes before departure for check-in, customs and luggage control.
As of 60 minutes before departure, you have access to the terminal of your train. The Eurostar terminal has a waiting area with an information desk. Behind the counter, you will find check-in gates, customs, baggage control, British identity control, a waiting area with shops and a Lounge for Business Premier travellers.
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. Tips
- 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).
From Gare du Nord to other stations
Click on the names of one the stations below to download a PDF with more information about transfers from Gare du Nord to one of the stations below.
|From||To||Metro or RER||Direction|
|Gare-du Nord||Austerlitz||Metro line 5||Place d'Italie|
|Gare-du Nord||Gare de l’Est||Metro line 4||Mairie de Montrouge|
|Gare-du Nord||Montparnasse||Metro line 4||Mairie de Montrouge|
|Gare-du Nord||Gare de Lyon||RER line D (RER)||Corbeil Essonnes|
|Gare-du Nord||St. Lazare||RER line E (RER)||Blvd Hausmann / St. Lazare|
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.
|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||400 metres, 15 min. You can walk across the pedestrian promenade or via the Euralille shopping centre|
Changing trains in London
Eurostar arrives at Station St. Pancras. Please keep in mind that travelling between two stations in London to catch a connecting train will take at least an hour. London has a extensive metro network: The Tube. This is the best mode of transportation in the busy city.
Public transportation in Londen
We advise you purchase a Visitor Oyster Card, the London public transport smart card, if you are planning on using public transport in London. Upon arrival in London, you will not have to buy a ticket first but can travel directly with public transport to your hotel or meeting. The Oyster Card works like a pre-paid card, and can be ordered for various amounts.