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
- Disneyland Resort 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 at Brussels South/Midi
At Brussel Zuid/Midi station, you can change trains from Intercity Brussels or Thalys to Eurostar or TGV.
Changing trains to Eurostar in Brussels
Please note: from August 17, 2016 the Eurostar terminal is at another location in Brussels South Station / Midi. See map
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. Eurostar trains depart from platform 1 or 2. 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. 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.
Changing trains to Thalys in Brussels
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. 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 / RER line||Direction|
|Gares-du Nord||Austerlitz||Metro line 5||Place d'Italie|
|Gares-du Nord||Gare de l’Est||Metro line 4||Mairie de Montrouge|
|Gares-du Nord||Montparnasse||Metro line 4||Mairie de Montrouge|
|Gares-du Nord||Gare de Lyon||RER line D (RER)||Corbeil Essonnes|
|Gares-du Nord||St. Lazare||RER line E (RER)||Blvd Hausmann / St. Lazare|
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 (2 of 4) (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 A4 takes 41 minutes. When you get off the train you will find yourself just outside the main entrance of Disneyland Resort Paris. Enjoy!
Tip: You can purchase your metro ticket at the station.
Alternative 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.
|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.