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Disneyland Paris from London
If you are considering a day trip to Disneyland Paris from London or a longer Disneyland Paris trip, then it’s important to figure out how to get to Disneyland Paris from London.
There are many ways to travel from London to Disneyland Paris, but the Eurostar to Disneyland Paris is our favorite option. The Eurostar train from London St Pancras to Disneyland Paris is fast and straightforward plus it is more eco-friendly than flying.
This quick London to Disneyland Paris transportation guide is focused on train travel to Disneyland Paris, and it will tell you everything you need to know to travel from London to Disneyland Paris by train. After reading this quick guide, you will see that it is very easy to plan a trip to Disneyland Paris from the British capital!
If you prefer to travel to Disneyland Paris by plane, check out this transportation guide Charles de Gaulle Airport to Disneyland Paris.
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Where is Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Paris is located in a town called Marne-la-Vallée. Marne-la-Vallée is 40km east of Paris, in Paris’ petite couronne.
In Marne-la-Vallée, you will find all the Disney hotels and facilities like cinemas, restaurants, and a shopping mall. If your trip to France does not include Paris this time, Marne-la-Vallée is a good place to stay for a night or two, especially if you want to visit the two Disneyland Parks.
From Marne-la-Vallée, you can also consider a day trip to medieval Provins. Provins is a town located 53km south-east Marne-la-Vallée, and its historical center is listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
London to Disneyland Paris Transportation Overview
|Drive, Eurotunnel||Anywhere in London||4hrs 45min||168-189£|
|Eurostar (via Lille)||St Pancras station||2hrs 50min||View|
|Eurostar (via Gare du Nord Paris)||St Pancras station||3hrs 20min||View|
|Bus + TGV train||London||7hrs 51min||31-45£|
|Flight + TGV train||London Heathrow (LHR)||4hrs 10min||88-202£|
Is it Possible a Disneyland Paris Day Trip from London by Train?
YES, you can plan a day trip from London to Disneyland Paris using Eurostar trains to Paris Gare du Nord.
The first Eurostar from London to Paris leaves St Pancras International Station at 05:25 am, arriving at Paris Gare du Nord at 08:50 am. Then count it on taking 55 min to travel from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris.
The last Eurostar train leaving Paris to London departs at 9:13 pm. This means that you can enjoy a full day in Disneyland Paris before going back to London.
You cannot use the faster connection Eurostar to Disneyland Paris (via Lille) for a day trip to Disneyland Paris from London. The first train from London to Disneyland Paris leaves at 11:04 am, arriving at Disneyland Paris around 1:00 pm. The train from Disneyland Paris to London leaves at 12:52 pm.
How to Get from London to Disneyland Paris by Train
Eurostar to Disneyland Paris via Lille
The Eurostar London to Disneyland Paris is definitely the fastest train to Disneyland Paris from London and also the most straightforward. However, this option implies a night in Disneyland Paris, which actually is great!
The average journey time from London to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée Chessy) by train is 3hrs 05min with a change of trains in Lille. Once you arrive at Marne-la-Vallée Chessy train station, it’s only a 5min walk to Disneyland Paris.
Eurostar to Disneyland Paris via Paris Gare du Nord
This option London to Disneyland Paris takes longer, but it allows you to visit Disneyland Paris on a day trip if you take one of the first Eurostar from St Pancras and one of the last Eurostar from Paris Gare du Nord.
From Gare du Nord train station, you can take the Disneyland Paris Express shuttle bus or the RER train to Disneyland Paris.
ST PANCRAS TO PARIS GARE DU NORD
The train journey from St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord takes 2hrs 23 min, and there’s a train travel class to suit every budget. Be sure to arrive at St Pancras International at least 60 minutes before departure to clear customs and security.
GARE DU NORD TO DISNEYLAND PARIS BY RER TRAIN
From Paris Gare du Nord train station, walk around 3 min and take either RER B or RER D train to Chatelet Les Halles train station. There, change to RER A, direction Marne-la-Vallée (RER A Est). You will see that most of the signs to this direction feature a Mickey head.
Beware that after the Vincennes station, the RER A splits into two paths, both going to the East, so be sure you board a train to Marne-la-Vallée. You will see this information on the screens /panels located on the platform.
The train journey from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris lasts 45 minutes.
READ MORE: check out our detailed post on how to get from Paris to Disneyland Paris, with additional information on train tickets and our best tips.
GARE DU NORD TO DISNEYLAND PARIS BY DISNEYLAND PARIS EXPRESS
Disneyland Paris does offer a shuttle bus service from Paris to Disneyland Paris. This Paris Disney shuttle is called Disneyland Paris Express, and it offers 2 shuttle 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.
The Gare du Nord to Disneyland Shuttle #1 is perfect for you, and you can take it outside the train station at 83 rue de Maubeuge Paris, facing the bakery.
This Paris Disney shuttle arrives at the parks by 10 am. The shuttle then departs the parks at either 8 pm or 9 pm, depending on the seasonal opening hours.
TIP: 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.
Get the Most out of Your Disneyland Paris Trip
So there you have it, the London to Disneyland Paris by train guide with everything you need to know to travel smoothly by Eurostar to Disneyland Paris. Have a nice trip!