RER D map
Beware of Pickpockets
Pickpockets are unfortunately very well implemented on the Parisian metro network. Around 100 new snatching cases are held by the police in Paris every day. That doesn’t mean that you should be worried nor avoid taking the metro, but you should be extremely careful, more than you usually are. Having a wallet or a phone stolen while traveling on a metro line in Paris without noticing it on the moment, is something that happens many times a day, so you should take your precautions to not be the next victim. The parisian police highly recommends to travel with anti-theft bags. Those bags are manufactured in a way that it makes it very different to open them quickly to take what is inside. Therefore, it is extremely difficult for the pickpockets to deal with those bags. Different sizes are available, from the backpacks (available here), to the handbags (here is how it looks like) or shoulder bags (example here).
RER D Overview
RER D crosses Paris from the north to the south. It connects the cities of Creil and Orry la Ville in the north, to Melun and Malesherbes in the south, through the city center of Paris.
With a length of 197 kilometers, it is the longest transportation line of the parisian network. Over 550,000 passengers use it daily. RER D was inaugurated in 1987.
Tourist attractions on RER D line
The main function of the RER D line is to link the northern and southern suburbs to the centre of Paris. It is therefore not a major line for tourists.
- The Stade de France, stadium of the French national football team, is served by RER D station Stade de France – Saint-Denis.
RER D stations
3 important stations are located on RER D line, mostly to offer connections to other metro and RER lines for passengers coming from the northern and southern suburbs of the French capital.
- Stade de France – Saint-Denis station serves the stadium which hosts the games of the national football team.
- Gare du Nord is the major train station in Paris, where you can take the Eurostar to London. There are many connections to other metro and RER lines.
- Châtelet – Les Halles is the biggest metro station in the world. There are connections to a lot of other RER and metro lines, which allow passengers to go nearly everywhere in Paris.
Airports and Train Stations on RER D
2 of the biggest train stations in Paris are located on the RER D line.
- Gare du Nord is a huge train station serving the north of France, northern Europe with Thalis train and London with the Eurostar.
- Gare de Lyon is a train station which will allows you to reach the south of France, Lyon or Marseille for example.
Metro lines connected to RER D
- Metro line 2, metro line 4, metro line 5, RER B and RER C at Paris Nord.
- Metro line 1, metro line 4, metro line 7, metro line 14, RER A and RER B at Châtelet – les Halles.
- Metro line 1, metro line 14 and RER A at Gare de Lyon.
RER D Ticket price
If you take the RER D within the borders of Paris, then the standard metro ticket price applies, €1.90. However, be careful, you will have to pay more if you travel outside of Paris. A ticket from Paris to the Stade de France will, for example, cost 2.75€.
If you plan to use the metro and RER more than once a day, it might be a better idea to buy The Paris Pass. You will have unlimited access to the bus, metro and RER network within Paris. The Paris Pass also includes FREE entrance to the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe and many other monuments and attractions in Paris.
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RER D timetable
You can check the schedule of the RER D line on the site of Transilien.