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‘Gare d’Austerlitz’ train station

By | July 18, 2011 | in Trains - Intercity stations

This is a photo guide of Gare d’Austerlitz train station in Paris.

Gare d’Austerlitz is located in Paris’ 13th Arrondissement, near Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière in the Google Map below:

Snapshot from Google Map

It is an intersection point for the Metro line 5 and terminus station for Metro line 10. The RER C line is also serviced by this station and is located on niveau -1 (ie. level -1). At Gare d’Austerlitz you’ll find both the suburban and grand line trains including Elipsos, Corail Lunéa, Aqualys, TER centre and Téoz.

Front of Gare D'Austerlitz

The station is in operation everyday from 5:30 to 0:00 (ie. midnight) except bank holidays. At Gare d’Austerlitz you’ll find an info kiosk, automated luggage storage and other amenities including three food outlets and a money exchange booth. Washrooms are available at 0,50€.

Arrivals and Departures with gate/lane number (voie in French)

Example of luggage information

Outside the station you’ll find a velib station (ie. self service bike rental), access to buses, car rentals, taxis and Boulevard de l’Hôpital. The automated luggage storage has different size compartments that can be rented for up to 72 hours. Please refer to the Paris Train Station & Airport Luggage Storage article for more information.

Luggage Storage Units in Gare d'Austerlitz

Resources

Paris Transport Security & Safety Tips

Paris RER C Schedule

By | June 3, 2008 | in Airport Orly (ORY) RER RER C Schedules

Here are RER C train schedules for common routes such as Paris to Chateau Versailles and Orly Airport.

The RER C train is complicated with its 8 different terminus stations (used to denote direction of travel).RER C Schedules Screenshot

RER C Schedule – Paris to Versailles (PDF) – If you’re going from central Paris to Chateau Versailles (station Versailles-Rive Gauche), this is your schedule. For weekend or statutory holiday travel, use the weekend RER C schedule (just fewer trains, although the timing is basically the same).

At the top of this RER C Timetable is a row for “nom du train“.  These specify the train route and can be seen on the front of the train itself as it approaches a station.  “VICK” trains all travel to Versailles Rive Gauche, the closest station to Chateau Versailles.  “SARA” trains do not stop at Versailles Rive Gauche.  Be sure to take VICK trains.

This RER C route travels past several central Paris stations (Gare d’Austerlitz, St Michel Notre Dame, Musée d’Orsay, Invalides, Pont de l’Alma,  Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel) on its way to Versailles Rive Gauche station in Versailles, the closest train station to Chateau Versailles. RER C trains making this route will be labeled with direction: “Versailles – Rive Gauche“. Be careful not to confuse this RER C train direction with “Versailles Chantiers – St Quentin en Yvelines”, which does not stop at Versailles – Rive Gauche station.  The difference is that Versailles Chantiers station is about 15 minutes walk to the Chateau as opposed to 5 minutes for Versailles Rive Gauche.

RER C Schedule – Paris to Orly Airport (ORY) and Massy TGV Station (PDF) – This schedule stars from Invalides (Army Musuem) RER C station and travels clockwise through Paris, stopping at Orsay Museum, St Michel, Gare d’Austerlitz amongst other stations before making its way to Aeroport d’Orly shuttle bus station (Pont de Rungis) and ends at Massy TGV train station. Note that the RER C does not stop directly at Orly Airport but stops at Pont de Rungis where you must transfer to a RATP bus to complete the journey to Orly Airport terminals West and South. RER C trains making this route will be labeled with direction: “Pont de Rungis – Aeroport d’OrlyorMassy Palaiseau“.  The trains will have four letter codes (nom du train) of either ROMI or MONA both on the top of the schedule and on the front of the trains.

(Schedules courtesy of Transilien)

For travelers to and from Orly Airport, here are the first and last trains (valid thru July 2013) from Gare d’Austerlitz and Pont de Rungis station (where a bus completes the journey to the airport):

  • First train from Gare d’Austerlitz to Pont de Rungis Aeroport d’Orly 05:07
  • Last train from Gare d’Austerlitz to Pont de Rungis Aeroport d’Orly 00:27
  • First train from Pont de Rungis Aeroport d’Orly to Gare d’Austerlitz 04:53
  • Last train from Pont de Rungis Aeroport d’Orly to Gare d’Austerlitz 23:38

Popular Destinations along RER C train line in Paris

  • Eiffel Tower / La Tour Eiffel
  • Invalides, Napolean’s Tomb
  • Orsay Museum / Musée d’Orsay
  • Saint-Michel
  • Notre Dame
  • Austerlitz Train Station / Gare d’Austerlitz
  • Library Francois Mitterand / Bibliotheque François Mitterand
  • Orly Airport shuttle bus station / Pont de Rungis-Aeroport d’Orly (RER C does not connect directly to Orly Airport, shuttle buses are required from Pont de Rungis station)
  • Versailles, Chateau Versailles (outside of Paris)

Links

Paris RER Map