If you’re planning on visiting Disneyland Paris and coming via air then it’s likely you’ll land at one of the busiest airports in Europe, Charles De Gaul (CDG). Situated just 14km from central Paris and 40km from Disneyland Paris, you can get from plane to the Disney gates in as little as an hour.
In this post, we’ll cover the best ways to get from CDG to Disneyland Paris. I’ll be covering multiple transport methods so you can find one that meets your budget, family and timing requirements.
CDG To Disneyland Paris – By Hire Car
If you’re planning on hiring a car during your trip to France, then you’ll likely be picking it up from Charles De Gaul airport. We always recommend using a comparison website like the one below to compare prices of hire cars before making any agreements as this can save you a significant amount of money.
Depending on the hire car company you’ll pick up your hire car from different locations (and sometimes different terminals) within CDG.
The journey will take roughly 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic levels. From the airport, you’ll be heading around onto the A104. You’ll come off the A104 at Centre Commercial Bay and merge onto the A4 before going round onto the D344P.
When it comes to parking at Disneyland Paris, if you’re staying on-site at one of the Disney hotels then parking is complimentary with buses regularly running to transfer guests between the parks and Disney hotels.
If you’re not planning to stay on-site at Disneyland Paris then you’ll need to check your hotel at the time of booking for the terms and conditions on parking. Some charge an additional fee per night, while others allow you to park your car in the car park for free.
In our opinion hiring a car and driving from CDG to Disneyland Paris is only worthwhile for those who are planning on travelling around France further before or after a stay at Disneyland Paris. Otherwise, the cost and inconvenience aren’t worth it – at least not in our opinion.
CDG To Disneyland Paris – By Taxi
Without a doubt, the most expensive way to get from CDG to Disneyland Paris is by taxi. However, it’s also the most convenient.
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Ubers collect passengers from CDG outside the front of the train station exit (Bar Terminus Nord). The cost of a trip will vary depending on the availability of cars and traffic, however, the screenshot below gives you an idea of how much this trip might cost.
€71 for a car to suit up to 4 passengers (one-way)
€112 for a car/van to suit up to 6 passengers (one-way)
If you’re planning on booking your transfers between CDG and Disneyland Paris in advance – which we suggest you do (it just takes the whole hassle out of everything, especially if you’re looking at travelling by taxi). Then we recommend using the price comparison website, Hoppa.
Not only do they offer public arranged transfers on coaches, but they also compare prices for private transfers such as taxis. I managed to get a quote for one four-seater car for £48.04 / €54 (one-way)
Alternatively, if you’re travelling as a large party then you could hire a private minibus to transfer you via Hoppa. This is estimated to cost around £81 / €91 each way.
Again, the prices of transfers are likely to depend on the time of day / year you’re travelling. However, we always use Hoppa to ensure we’re getting the best value for money from our transfers regardless of where in the world were travelling.
CDG To Disneyland Paris – By Bus
If you’re staying on-site at one of the Disneyland Paris hotels then you can pre-book your transfer from CDG to Disneyland Paris on the magic bus during the booking process. Alternatively, you can book your transfer on the Magic Shuttle website.
While this isn’t the only way to get from CDG to Disneyland Paris by bus, it’s certainly the most recommended. The quality of the service is fantastic, and there’s more available on transfers than with any other company.
CDG To Disneyland Paris – By Train
Finally, you can travel from CDG to Disneyland Paris (or vice-versa) by train. This can be the quickest mode of transport when it comes to getting from the airport to the parks with some journeys taking as little as 12 minutes.
The train station is within terminal 2 of Charles De Gaul Airport. As we flew into terminal 3 this required us to transfer terminals. This journey can take around 20 minutes to walk, the details of which are highlighted in detail in this post.
You’ll be required to purchase tickets for the train if you haven’t already. The tickets for a one-way journey can be purchased from the SNCF ticket desk and cost us €19 for a one-way ticket each. Trains are roughly every 15 minutes or so. We recommend checking out the timetable for your journey, and if you prefer booking your tickets in advance using the Trainline.eu website.
We suggest the Trainline.EU website because it’s very user-friendly and a service we use a lot in the UK and therefore are more comfortable using when booking travel for journeys were unfamilar with abroad.
Unlike some of the other Disney parks around the world. Upon arriving at Gare de Marne la Vallée Chessy station you’ll see very few signs advertising Disneyland Paris despite the fact it’s simply outside the doors of the station.
Upon leaving the station if you’re staying at Disney on-site hotel (we stayed at Hotel Cheyenne – a budget Disney hotel on-site) then I suggest going to the bus park which is located outside the doors to the left (if you’re unsure as a member of staff) and getting the dedicated bus back to the specific hotel.
Otherwise, take the exit towards the parks and you can enter security and the Disney Village direct from there. This area is a hot zone for potential scammers and pickpockets due to the number of tourists here – read our guide on scams in Paris so you know what to look out for.
That’s our complete guide on how to get from CDG to Disneyland Paris. As always we’d love to know if you’ve noticed any changes about our guide that you think we need to update everyone on to ensure everyone has a smooth journey.