It’s only natural that you would be curious to find out how to get to Disneyland Paris by public transportation if this is your first time visiting the French entertainment resort. Or maybe you’re deciding which means of transportation you want to use, but don’t know what options there are? Or else how and where to buy a trip?
In my opinion, it’s really easy to visit Disneyland Paris, whether you travel by public transportation (train/bus) or prefer private transportation (car/taxi). The most important thing is, without a doubt, to determine what your priorities are: price, duration, convenience, comfort, etc.!
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Travel to Disneyland Paris from/to Central Paris or from/to the Airports?
“How do I know if I should use public transportation to get to Disneyland Paris from/to central Paris or from/to airports?” It’s easy! To find out, all you have to do is answer yes to (at least) one of these four questions:
- Do you want to sleep several nights in the French capital and spend a day at Disneyland Paris? If yes, travel from/to central Paris
- Do you want to sleep in a Disneyland Paris hotel and spend more than one day at the resort? If yes, travel to/from the airports
- Did you include a day at Disneyland Paris in the middle of your Parisian itinerary? If yes, travel from/to central Paris
- Did you add a day at Disneyland Paris to your Parisian itinerary, but it happened on the first or last day of your stay? If yes, travel to/from the airports
How to Get to Disneyland Paris by Train
Disneyland Paris is located about 32 km from the urban center of Paris, more specifically in the commune of Chessy (which is part of the department of Seine-et-Marne, in the administrative region of Île-de-France). The Disneyland Paris train station is called Gare de Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy and is located at the entrance to Disney Village, a few meters from the gates of Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.
This station provides not only suburban services (RER A) but also high-speed trains (Ouigo, TGV, Eurostar, and Thalys). The latter connects Paris to other French destinations (such as Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Lille, and Lyon) and foreign destinations (such as Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in the Netherlands; Antwerp and Brussels, in Belgium; and London, in England).
RER A: Train from Central Paris
In my opinion, the most practical way to get to Disneyland Paris from the city center is, of course, using the RER A suburban train. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes, while these trains run every 5-15 minutes, covering a very large daily period – normally from 5 am to 12:30 am.
Therefore, you can take the RER A towards Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, at one of the following central stations in the French capital:
- Charles de Gaulle-Étoile
- Châtelet-Les Halles
- Gare Lyon
The ticket for the journey can be purchased at any train or metro station, at the respective ticket offices, or at vending machines at the entrance. But make sure that this ticket is called “Billet Île-de-France” and is valid for zones 1-5.
PRICE PER TRIP ON THE RER A
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Now, zone 1 corresponds to the five central stations mentioned a few paragraphs above, while zone 5 has Disneyland Paris as its final station. I also suggest that when you select your ticket, buy two straight away (ie, round trip) to avoid the queues in Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, at the end of the day!
Also, the RER line A is forked in four different directions, which confuses many people. For that reason, look for the A4 line and make sure that the terminal station is the correct one, as some trains end in Torcy. And if you have any doubts, you can consult the line map here.
EXTRA TIP: If you need to travel by metro to one of the train stations in Paris, buy a combined ticket (metro + train), as the price is exactly the same!
RER B: Train from Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport
The city of Paris is currently served by three international airports, namely:
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), also known as Roissy Airport, is not only the largest airport in France but also one of the busiest in the world. It’s located about 23 km from the center of the French capital
- Paris-Orly Airport (ORY), is the second busiest airport in France and the closest to the city center, about 14 km
- Aeroporto de Paris-Beauvais-Tillé (BVA), onde operam as companhias áreas de baixo custo. No entanto, é o mais distante de Paris, a cerca de 85 km
- Paris-Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA), where low-cost airlines operate. However, it’s the furthest away from Paris, around 85 km
From the two main airports, it’s possible to travel by suburban train RER B to the center of Paris. Whether you come from Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport, your final station will be Châtelet-Les Halles, where you should change to the RER A, heading towards Disneyland Paris.
PRICE PER TRIP ON THE RER B + RER A
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The journey takes approximately 85 minutes. However, not only the connections aren’t direct, but they include combined with other types of transportation. For example, to get to the RER B from Orly Airport, it’s necessary to take the Orlyval, a specific metro for this route, which takes 6 minutes.
PRICE PER TRIP ON THE ORLYVAL + RER B + RER A
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In this situation, the ticket can also be purchased at ticket offices or vending machines at any station. And as with RER A, make sure you have a valid RER B ticket for zones 1-5 (Charles de Gaulle) or zones 1-3 (Orly).
In addition, the RER line B is also forked in four different directions. If, on the one hand, line B3 is destined for Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV, on the other hand, line B4 heads towards Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, with the Antony (Orly) stop at the end of zone 3.
TGV: Train from Charles de Gaulle Airport
Can you imagine getting to Disneyland Paris in less than 12 minutes? There are almost two dozen TGV trains daily that make the direct connection from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Marne la Vallée/Chessy. The timetables are quite convenient, as the first train leaves at 06:49 and the last at 21:29. The price of travel starts at €15 and tickets can be purchased directly at the SNCF Connect online ticket office.
Other Options: Trains from Outside Paris or France
Nowadays, the rail system at Gare de Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy is quite developed, largely due to the high popularity of the resort in Europe.
For that reason, Paris suburban trains aren’t the only ones operating at this station, which includes a specific section of its building for several high-speed trains, both domestic and international:
- Ouigo and TGV, provide direct connections to/from the main French cities, such as Lille, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, and Montpellier
- Eurostar, which provides direct connections to/from London (St. Pancras International)
- Thalys, which provides connections to/from Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centraal and Schiphol/Amsterdam Aéroport) and Rotterdam (Rotterdam Centraal), in the Netherlands, and also to/from Brussels (Bruxelles-Midi/Brussel-Zuid) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal/ Anvers), in Belgium
How to Get to Disneyland Paris by Bus
The bus station at Disneyland Paris is called in the same way: Gare de Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy. On the other hand, there are two sectors of the central road – Nord and Sud – and the North, next to the railway station, serves most of the bus lines.
Meanwhile, the much smaller South is on the other side of Disney Village. In addition to numerous regional bus lines, public transportation services to Disney hotels, partner hotels, and Disney Nature Resorts are also provided at this station.
Magical Shuttle: Bus from Charles de Gaulle Airport or Orly Airport
The Magical Shuttle offers direct bus connections every day between Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) and Disneyland Paris parks and hotels (and vice versa). With free Wi-Fi onboard, this transfer is the result of a Transdev-Disneyland Paris partnership and takes 1 hour.
You can check timetables and buy tickets on the official Magical Shuttle website or at the shop in terminal 2E/2F at Charles de Gaulle Airport. If you’re late or in a hurry, you can also buy the ticket on board the bus, directly from the driver (although this option always depends on the capacity of the bus).
PRICE PER TRIP ON THE MAGIC SHUTTLE
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Besides the main stop at the Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy bus station, the Magical Shuttle runs through the following hotels:
- Disney Hotels: Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, Disney’s Sequoia Lodge, Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne, and Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe
- Partner Hotels: Dream Castle Fabulous Hotels Group, Magic Circus Fabulous Hotels Group, Radisson Blu Hotel Paris, Marne la Vallée, Campanile Val de France, Explorers Fabulous Hotels Group, and B&B Hotel
- Partner Hotels in Val d’Europe: Val d’Europe train station (Hôtel l’Élysée Val d’Europe and Adagio Marne-la-Vallée Val d’Europe)
- Disney Nature Resorts: Villages Nature Paris by Center Parcs
WARNING: For the return trip, the Magical Shuttle recommends scheduling the departure at least 2 hours and 30 minutes prior to airport check-in time!
Aerobus: Bus from Beauvais-Tillé Airport
As I mentioned earlier, the small Paris-Beauvais-Tillé Airport (BVA) only operates international flights with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Wizz Air. And from Beauvais, it’s possible to get to Paris on the official airport shuttles, which are always coordinated with flight schedules.
PRICE PER TRIP ON THE AEROBUS
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In any case, the duration of the trip to Disneyland Paris from Beauvais Airport is much longer when compared to the other transportation options I have already mentioned. Take into consideration at least 2 hours and 20 minutes for the journey, because the bus alone takes 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Also, once in the center of Paris, you need to change to metro line 1 at Porte Maillot and then to RER A at Charles de Gaulle – Étoile, to continue your journey towards Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy. Despite everything and even though it’s quite a big distance from Paris, the cost of the flight (plus the transfer) can be cheaper than traveling to one of the other main airports!
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