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If your holidays in the French capital include a day trip to Disneyland Paris, then it’s important to figure out how to get from Paris to Disneyland Paris.
There are many ways to travel to Disneyland Paris, and this quick Paris to Disneyland guide will tell you everything you need to know to choose how to get to Disneyland Paris.
Disneyland Paris is one of the most popular day trips from Paris. Click here for the list of best day trips from Paris
There’s no best way to get to Disneyland Paris: travelers on a budget will look for the cheapest way to go to Disneyland Paris whilst families with little kids may want to look for the most comfortable way to travel to Disneyland Paris.
This article gives information and our best tips on how to get to Disneyland Paris from Paris center. After reading this quick guide, you will see that it is straightforward to travel to Disneyland Paris!
If you are looking for information on how to go to Disneyland Paris from the airport, then head to this post.
Where is Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is not in Paris but in the outskirts of Paris, known as petite couronne. More precisely, Disneyland Paris location is a town called Marne- la-Vallée, 40 km East of Paris.
Marne-la-Vallée is home to the two Disneyland Parks, all the Disneyland Paris Hotels, a shopping mall, and not much more. Nevertheless, this is a good place to stay – at least for one night – if you decide to visit the two parks.
Disneyland Paris Transportation Overview
|Car||Anywhere in Paris||40 min||4-7€ fuel|
|Welcome Pickups (Private transfer)||Your hotel||40 min||76€ (1 way, 4 pax)|
|Disneyland Paris Express||Gare du Nord or Eiffel Tower||60 min||View|
|Train||Paris center||45 min||7.60€ (1 way, 1 pax)|
How to Get from Paris to Disneyland Paris
If you want to travel to Disneyland Paris in your own car, then the journey time Paris to Disneyland Paris is approximately 40 minutes without traffic. Disneyland Paris has a large area devoted to car parks.
Private Car Transfer
If you are looking for a comfortable door-to-door service for you and your family, Welcome pickups can help. Welcome proposes comfortable transfer services with good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris. This service is particularly interesting on the way back when the kids are destroyed after an exciting day with Mickey and his friends.
Bus Disneyland Paris (Disneyland Paris Express)
Disneyland Paris does offer a shuttle bus service from the city center. This Paris-Disney shuttle is called Disneyland Paris Express, and it offers 2 options:
- Shuttle 1 has pickups/drop-offs at Gare du Nord (8:20 am), Opéra (8:30 am), and Châtelet (8:45 am)
- Shuttle 2 has pickup/drop-off near the Eiffel Tower, with pick up at 8:10 am.
Both Paris-Disney shuttles arrive at the parks by 10 am. The shuttles then depart the park at either 8 pm or 9 pm, depending on the seasonal opening hours.
This Disneyland Paris Shuttle can be added to your Disneyland Paris tickets, but you cannot buy this service on its own. Sometimes sites like Get Your Guide offer interesting packages like this Disneyland Paris Express + Disney tickets, so it is worth checking.
The main inconvenience of this service is the lack of flexibility, you need to take the bus at the scheduled times.
Train to Disneyland Paris
RER A (red line) is the train that travels from Paris to Disneyland Paris. The train journey from Paris center to Disneyland Paris lasts 45 minutes, and it is very straightforward.
The RER A train to Disneyland Paris has 5 stations within Paris, so you have different options depending on where you are staying in Paris or your nearest metro line:
- Charles de Gaulle – Etoile in Paris 8, connected to metro lines 1, 2 and 6
- Auber in Paris 9, connected to metro lines 3, 7, 8, and 9
- Chatelet – Les Halles in Paris 1, connected to metro lines 1, 4, 7, 11
- Gare de Lyon in Paris 12, connected to metro lines 1, and 14
- Nation in Paris 12, connected to metro lines 1, 2, 6, 9
When you enter the RER A, look for the direction Boissy-St-Léger /Marne-la-Vallée (RER A Est). You will see that most of the signs in this direction feature a Mickey head.
Then, when you are on the right platform, beware that after the station Vincennes the RER A splits into two paths both going to the East so make sure you board a train going to Marne-la-Vallée. You will see this information on the screens /panels located on the platform.
The screens fixed on the walls will tell you the destination the next train is going to. All these trains in the picture below are going to the East but only the trains to Marne-la-Vallée, with the Mickey head, go to Disneyland Paris.
Then, the huge panels hanging on the platforms will tell you all the stops the next train is going to do. In this case, the next train is a train to Disneyland Paris because the light next to the train station Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy is ON.
Finally, the train itself will display its final destination and all the stops on the screens onboard.
TRAIN TICKETS PARIS TO DISNEYLAND PARIS
The RER A ticket from Paris to Disneyland Paris (on the top of the picture) is different from the T+ tickets you use for the metro, and it costs 7,60€ (one way). You can purchase this ticket in the machines in the metro or RER stations, located right before the automated turnstiles.
If you are using a Navigo Easy for getting around Paris, you can load these Disneyland tickets on it, but for some people (me included), this may be too confusing. The Navigo Easy is not a nominative travel card, so you can load all the Disneyland Paris train tickets for all your tribe in this single card.
If you are using the weekly or monthly Navigo Pass, the tickets to Disneyland Paris are already included, yay!. Remember that the Navigo Pass is a nominative pass, so only the pass holder can use it.
Once you are on the right train and in the right direction, get a seat and enjoy the ride, the Disneyland Paris train station is also the line’s terminus. From the terminus, it’s less than a 5-minute walk to the Disneyland rides.
So there you have it, the Disneyland Paris transportation guide with everything you need to know to travel smoothly from Paris to Disneyland Paris for a wonderful day trip to Disneyland Paris.