During your trip to Paris, you may want to take a trip to Disneyland Paris (formerly known as Euro Disney). Thankfully getting between two locations is both quick and easy.
The best way to get to Disneyland Paris from Paris is on the train. The journey takes around 40 minutes and costs €5 for a single ticket (one-way). The RER A train goes directly to the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station which is situated directly outside the Disneyland Paris theme park entrance.
However, depending on your preferences there are also other ways you could travel between the two locations.
|Transportation||Trip Duration||Average Cost|
|Hire Car||40 mins||€100|
|Uber / Taxi||40 mins||€60|
It’s important to note that while Disneyland Paris has the city name Paris in its title. The resort isn’t located in Paris city centre.
Instead, Disneyland is located in the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy region which is situated approximately 32km east of Paris.
Thankfully, this still makes it possible to visit Disneyland Paris in one day. However, it makes planning the transport between your accommodation and the park all the more important so you’re able to maximise your day.
Public transport in central Paris is both affordable and well-connected. This has made travelling by train the most popular way of getting from Paris to Disneyland Paris.
However, taking a train from the French capital for the first time can be overwhelming. Firstly, there are two main metro systems in Paris; the Paris metro and the RER train line.
The Paris Metro transfers passengers to stations within the city. Meanwhile, the RER train line connects Paris to other places rather than the city itself.
Because Disneyland Paris isn’t located in Paris (and instead in Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy 32km away) you’ll need to take the RER A train line to the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station.
In most stations (albeit not all) the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station sign or route contains the Mickey Mouse head – to help guests know that this train or line is heading to the Disneyland station.
The RER A train line is coloured red on all metro maps. The main stations in the centre of Paris connected to this line include;
- Charles de Gaulle Etoile
- Gare de Lyon
- Chatelet Les Halles
Once you arrive at the train station you’ll be able to purchase a ticket to the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station. Tickets can be purchased either from a machine or from the ticket offices located inside the station.
While the queues are often longer for ticket offices, we personally find this the better option. Most assistants at stations in Paris speak basic English and will be able to confirm whether or not you have the right ticket.
Meanwhile, you are able to easily change the ticket machines to English, Spanish, German, Italian and Mandarin to get a better understanding of the ticket you are purchasing should it be required. Tickets can be purchased using credit cards, debit cards or Euros.
Depending on your internet availability and proficiency with technology you can now also purchase train tickets for the RER line using the ViaNavigo app.
Trains from most major train stations in Paris to the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station run every 5 to 15 minutes between the hours of 5am and 12:30am daily.
However you choose to travel between Paris and Disneyland, you’ll want to factor the cost of doing so into your budget for Disneyland Paris spending money.
You can check the train times online in advance, or at the station either on the boards or by speaking to a staff member.
Your train ticket will be checked at the turnstile as you enter the platform for your train, and again at the turnstile as you leave the platform once you arrive at your destination station.
As such it’s not only essential that you purchase the correct ticket, but that you also hold onto that ticket throughout the duration of your journey.
The cost of a train ticket from Paris to Disneyland Paris is generally around €5 per person each way. However, the RER system works in zones. Therefore the specific cost may be higher depending on the train station your start at.
If you plan to return to central Paris after your day at Disneyland then we highly recommend purchasing a round-trip ticket from the station since queues at Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station can get very long, especially during peak hours.
It takes roughly 45 minutes on the train between Paris and Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy. Once you arrive at the Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy alight and head towards the station entrance.
Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy is located at the front gates of Disney Village which connects to both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios.
Taking The Train From Charles De Gaulle Airport To Disneyland Paris
Charles de Gaulle is the largest airport in France and one of three international airports in the Paris region.
This airport is connected to the RER and the TGV both of which allow you to travel to both the centre of Paris and Disneyland Paris with relative ease.
When it comes to the RER, you’ll want to take the RER B line to Châtelet-Les Halles station in the centre of Paris at which point you can change onto the RER A line to Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station at Disneyland Paris.
This journey takes around 85 minutes and costs €17.90 for a single adult ticket (aged 10+) or €10.65 for children (aged between 4 – 9).
Meanwhile, a TVG train runs directly from Charles de Gaulle to Disneyland Paris approximately every 30 minutes from 6:30am until 9:00pm.
The journey takes just 12 minutes and requires zero changes. However, it comes at a significantly higher cost than the RER (with two adults often costing as much as a taxi).
Taking The Train From Orly Airport To Disneyland Paris
Orly is a slightly smaller international airport just outside of Paris that is also connected to both the centre of Paris and Disneyland Paris using RER trains.
To travel from Orly Airport to Disneyland Paris you’ll need to take the Orlyval metro before transferring onto the RER B line to Châtelet-Les Halles station in the centre of Paris.
At this point, you can change onto the RER A line to Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy station at Disneyland Paris.
The journey takes around two hours in total with three changes. So while it’s often a great choice for budget travellers, for families and groups the cost and convenience often make travelling in a private minibus or taxi a better option.
Based on our experience we would not recommend hiring a car specifically to drive from Paris to Disneyland Paris.
However, if you already have your own car for other journeys during your time in Paris then it may be a reasonable choice.
Disneyland Paris is not located in Paris city centre, instead, it’s located in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallee/Chessy, 32km east.
This means to travel from Paris to Disneyland Paris by car you will need to take the A4 autoroute (the equivalent of a highway or motorway) towards Marne-la-Vallee before taking exit 14.
While Disneyland Paris is well-signposted on the A4 we’d still recommend using a Sat Nav for the journey where possible.
Travelling by car from Paris to Disneyland Paris should take around 40 minutes. However, during rush hour this can easily increase to over an hour.
Once you arrive at Disneyland Paris you’ll need to park your vehicle. The best and most convenient place to park is in the official Disneyland parking garage.
The cost of parking here is expensive, so you’ll want to factor that (along with the stress and hassle) into whether or not taking your car to Disneyland Paris is a good idea.
Hiring A Car In Paris
Hiring a car in Paris is not recommended unless you plan to travel out of the city to other regions which are not as well connected by public transport.
You will find the largest range of hire vehicles and the cheapest prices at the Paris airports.
While vehicles can be hired in person upon arrival you’ll generally find better prices by reserving a car online in advance.
However, keep in mind that there are a number of legal requirements in Paris for drivers which are not commonly found in other countries.
This includes that you must be travelling with an emergency stop sign, a reflecting jacket for every passenger and a single-use breathalyser.
Most hire car companies provide these additional items as part of the vehicle rental. However, it’s always a good idea to double-check that’s the case.
A convenient albeit expensive way to get from Paris to Disneyland Paris is in a taxi. This can come in the form of a traditional cab, or an Uber – personally, we prefer the latter.
While in the past we have often travelled by public transport, now that we travel with children (and all the equipment they come with) we find that paying extra for a taxi is often worthwhile.
A journey in a taxi from Paris to Disneyland Paris should take between 40 and 60 minutes depending on the traffic.
This makes the average cost one way around €60. However, expect this price to increase closer to €80 if you’re booking a minivan for a higher number of passengers.
With the Uber app, you’ll be able to select which type of vehicle you would like for your journey and see the cost of that journey in real time.
Uber’s prices vary depending on the demand for Uber drivers and the traffic (and subsequently the journey time).
However, to use the Uber mobile application you’ll need a smartphone with internet (either in the form of mobile data or wi-fi).
Travelling By Taxi From Paris Airports To Disneyland Paris
All the main airports in Paris have both traditional taxis and Uber available for passengers.
The exact cost of a transfer from the airport to either Paris Centre or Disneyland Paris in an Uber or traditional taxi will vary depending on a number of different factors including; time of day, the number of passengers etc.
Much like travelling from Paris to Disneyland Paris, we find the best way to travel from the airports in Paris is in an Uber instead of a traditional taxi since you can both see the prices in advance using the mobile app and have customer service support if required.
In some cases travelling in a private transfer may be more convenient than in a traditional taxi or Uber.
You will agree on the cost of a private transfer in advance (we use GetYourGuide) and the driver will wait for you in arrivals (unless specified otherwise) before taking you directly to your accommodation.
While this is the easiest way to travel from the airport to either Paris or Disneyland Paris it’s also one of the most expensive and subsequently may not be a great choice for those travelling on a budget.
Sadly there is no public bus between Paris and Disneyland Paris. Instead, for those looking for a public transport option, we’d recommend taking the RER train.
That being said there are some private tour companies that offer bus transfers from Paris to Disneyland Paris. These companies offer a package containing both return transport and park tickets.
If you want to take the stress and hassle out of visiting Disneyland Paris from Paris City Center, then a reputable tour operator is the best place to buy Disneyland Paris tickets or a Disneyland Paris day-trip package.
The most highly recommended tour is this one that picks you up from either the Eiffel Tower, Gare du Nord, Opéra, or Châtelet. The bus leaves at a pre-set time which usually allows for you to arrive at Disneyland in time for the park opening.
However, the bus also returns back to Paris at a pre-set time which can limit your flexibility – not ideal if you want to go back to your accommodation early or stay a little later.
If you’re staying closer to Disneyland Paris (such as in the Chessy region) then you may find your hotel provides complimentary transport to Disneyland Paris as part of the facilities and amenities included with your stay.
Travelling By Bus From Paris Airports To Disneyland Paris
Both Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airport are served by the Magical Express shuttle bus.
If you’re planning to spend several days at Disneyland Paris then you’ll be pleased to know that this express bus stops at a number of nearby hotels (including partner hotels & Disney on-site hotels specifically).
This makes the express bus a fantastic choice for those staying in Chessy, Serris or on-site at a Disneyland hotel since with public transport you’d need to walk or take an Uber from the station to your hotel or Airbnb – not ideal if you have a lot of luggage.