Trains and Railways in Picardy and Nord Pas-de-Calais

Route maps and booking information for the national rail service, regional trains and the urban train network: to help you find your way around Picardy and Nord Pas-de-Calais...

  • SNCF is the national train service for France. The website allows for a route and timetable search and online booking.
  • TER SNCF is the regional French rail system. The timetable can be browsed online. Tickets can also be booked online. Information booklets with train times and destinations for a local or longer trips are available at all stations and some tourist offices
  • TGV is the fast train network in France. Bookings must be made in advance.
Local Picardy and Nord Pas-de-Calais Train Services

Locally within the region, trains are operated by TER SNCF. The website has searchable timetables and tickets can be booked online (usually at a discounted rate).

Ticket information is available at any train station or by telephone.

Many travel agents are also SNCF agents and are permitted to sell tickets for local, national and international travel.

Boulogne-sur-Mer

The Boulogne Ville station in Boulogne-sur-Mer serves high-speed TGV trains while the Boulogne Tintelleries station serves local TER trains.

  • For information from SNCF about the Boulogne Ville station: Click here (in French)
  • For information from SNCF about the Boulogne Tintelleries station: Click here (in French)

Calais

The main train stations in Calais are the Calais Fréthun station and the Calais Ville station, with both serving local and TGV trains.

  • For information from SNCF about the Calais Fréthun station: Click here (in French)
  • For information from SNCF about the Calais Ville station: Click here (in French)

Lille

The main train stations in Lille are the Lille Flandres station and Lille Europe station. High-speed (TGV) train service is available from the Lille-Europe station, connecting Lille to Paris and beyond to the south, and to Belgium to the north. Eurostar international train service to and from the UK is also available to and from Lille Europe station.

  • For information from SNCF about the Lille Europe station: Click here (in French)
  • For information from SNCF about the Lille Flandres station: Click here (in French)

Amiens

Amiens has two train stations: the Amiens station serves both local TER and high-speed TGV trains, while the Saint Roch station serves local traffic only.

  • For information from SNCF about the Amiens station: Click here (in French)
  • For information from SNCF about the St Roch station: Click here (in French)

Beauvais

The Beauvais station serves local train traffic and connects to Paris Gare du Nord as well as Amiens, Le Tréport and Creil.

  • For information from SNCF about the Beauvais station: Click here (in French)
Useful Numbers
SNCF Enquiries Tel: 36 35
Website
TER SNCF (regional) - Nord Pas-de-Calais Website
TER SNCF (regional) - Picardy Website
TGV (high speed) Website
Eurostar Website

Rail strikes in Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardy

Real-time information on delays or cancellations is available at the station, online from the service, Infoligne or by telephone. When the train service is reduced due to strike action, schedules of trains running are usually posted on notice boards at stations.

The TER-SNCF also offers a 24/7 service called TER Flash Trafic that alerts subscribers via e-mail or SMS to delays or cancellations. Subscription is free.

In the case of long-distance travel (more than 100 Km), if a main line SNCF train is delayed more than 30 minutes and the delay is caused by SNCF, compensation in the form of travel vouchers may be available.

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