Montparnasse Station
Montparnasse Station
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4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Monday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Tuesday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Wednesday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Thursday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Friday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Saturday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
Sunday
4:30 AM - 1:15 AM
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Neighbourhood: Necker
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  • Gaîté • 4 min walk
  • Montparnasse – Bienvenüe • 4 min walk
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3.0
3.0 of 5 bubbles254 reviews
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Gare Montparnasse is one of the 6 travelling hubs in the city of Paris. If you are going to Versailles during the day, this is probably the local where you will embark. It takes around 30 minutes or more to Versailles. Make sure you go to the bathroom first, as we didn't find one inside the train. Also, ticket will cost around

This is a place with restaurants and several platforms, so you need to be careful to where you are going and if you are taking the right train. Bathrooms are paid.
Written 30 August 2020
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iampaulyiu
London, UK223 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This station is huge, and it takes a good 10-15 minutes to walk from one end to the other. It has pretty good signage for all the Metro lines. However, you need to be well prepared to go up or down a couple of levels if you are trying to find your way over the Paris Transilien suburban rail network operated by the SNCF.
I took Metro Line 4 to this station, but they only show you the general direction of the SNCF lines or Line N. I thought I have gotten lost at least twice while finding my way to that side of the station. Simply put, the way to Line N from most of the Metro side is NOT straightforward.
Written 29 January 2023
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jenfrT6696HN
Sydney, Australia46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Prepare first and your experience will be fine. Get the map of the location and know you won’t get a platform confirmed until it’s time to board. This is so the disembarking people can clear the platforms before the embarking people stream in. Sensible when you understand why. We were treated to a rendition of the theme to Inception played by a talented young guy on the free to play piano while we watched the monitors. Yes it’s a rush to get onto the train and the first class cabins are at the very end of the TGV platforms so that’s a bit of a mess, but once on board it’s all over!
Written 3 October 2023
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Mike C
28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Train staff extremely unhelpful, losing their temper with me when their tickets dont work. No assistance or guidance on how to deal with issues other than reassurance that there wouldn't be an issue (I think to get rid of me). People at barriers for SNCF downright rude (ticket didn't work so woman Manning first class barrier told me to go away). My ticket was booked but it meant the train manager had to search for it by my name before they could confirm (their response after queuing up for fifty minutes for ticket office was to try to send me back there).
Written 27 June 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,960 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a super busy train station and can be quite overwhelming with huge crowds especially on weekends. Not many places to sit, even in cafes, so one has to go outside for a rest. But there are lots of choices on the streets around. Lots of metro lines come here. Arrive with determination.
Written 19 June 2022
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Talisaman
Nashville, TN42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
If you need to go South/South West in France or locally to other metro or train stations around Paris, this is one of the 6 train stations in Paris. It is conveniently located next to Tower Montparnasse. I used line 9 to go to Versailles as I learned that other lines/trains also go that route throughout the day. The station is very large with multiple entrances, floors as the train platforms located at lower ground platform with plenty of shops, restaurants and a Smoking lounge at terminal 2 to relax where car rental offices are located. I purchased my Navigo train pass card at lower floor in Hall 1 near South entrance/Montparnasse Tower side. A person will help you buy Navigo physical card if it's your first time. After that you can recharge it as needed at any Blue/White Navigo vending machines.
Written 26 May 2024
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RaoulJean
Tokyo, Japan613 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Signage!!!

This station is offering an increasing choice of eateries and shops, great! But as a train station, the signage should give priority to travel-related services (locker, atm, ticket office....), not to store. Finding your way around is never easy in a big station, so signage should be made clearer.
Also, a recurrent problem with French railway stations is the fact that dock numbers are only given 10mns before departure. As a result, a huge number of people gather below the signboard, obstructing the way for everybody else. Then, 200 travelers rush to the train at the same time, absurd!!

And I am French, so I can imagine how confusing it must be for foreign travelers!
Written 27 July 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,960 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We were headed to Tours so this was the place to go to pick up the TGV. Hectic and busy, plan some extra minutes to navigate the crowds and figure out where to go. Your ticket will be on your phone and you will scan the code to open the gate to get to your train. Don't expect any places to sit and wait, but there are a lot of cafes on the streets outside.
Written 29 August 2021
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Discodiva
Doha, Qatar36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Dreadful station , difficult access to platforms , especially if you have luggage ! I had to drag suitcases myself down the stairs just to catch the train on time , last minute, the lift was tiny and did not take you to the right level , toilets 🚽 dirty and uninvited, avoid at all costs ! Cold and dirty
Written 15 December 2023
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Lovetotravel7559
Arvada, CO473 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Extremely busy! We were trying to buy a Navigo card here and we were misdirected. Wasted time in line to be directed to a computer to do it ourselves- then told that wasn’t right either. Finally gave up on the Navigo card and just bought a ticket from a machine and grabbed a train. No one spoke English. I know - it’s France- but it wasn’t clear anywhere. We made it it it wasn’t pleasant.
Written 31 May 2022
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