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How to get to Disneyland Paris: Disneyland Paris Effortless Travel Guide

How to get to Disneyland Paris: Disneyland Paris Effortless Travel Guide

Welcome to our “Effortless Travel Guide” to Disneyland Paris. Make the most of your magical adventure by ensuring a smooth start with our comprehensive guide traveling to Disneyland Paris and the best transfer options from Paris Airports and Gare du Nord Train Station.

As regular travelers to the happiest place on earth, we often get asked how to get to Disneyland Paris. Coming from the UK we often fly into Charles De Gaulle Airport and have experienced many ways of getting to the parks. So, let’s break it down, firstly we’ll look at the key arrival locations in to Paris.

Key Arrival Locations

When travelling to Disneyland Paris most guests will arrive in Paris France by plane or train. Before we discuss how to travel to Disneyland Paris, lets take a closer look at these arrival locations.

Paris Airports

  • Paris offers two main airports for your Disney journey: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and Orly Airport (ORY). Both airports are located outside the city center.
  • CDG is the larger and busier of the two airports, serving more international airlines and offering better lounge options, whilst Orly is a smaller, less crowded airport serving more budget airlines, and located closer to the city center of Paris.
  • When choosing your arrival airport its worth considering factors such as location, available public transport links and facilities. We prefer CDG as it has more options than ORY, but it’s all down to personal preference based on your travel needs, budget and airline availability.

Gare du Nord (Eurostar)

  • Paris (GDN) serves as a bustling gateway to Disneyland Paris, offering a seamless transition from the heart of the city to the enchanting theme parks. This major station is the focal point for Eurostar services connecting Paris with various European cities. Travelers can board high-speed trains directly from GDN to Marne-la-Vallee, the train station located at the entrance of Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris from CDG and ORY Transfer Options

OptionPrice (CGD)Transfer TimePrice (ORY)Transfer Time
Train (TVG)€20-2510 minsNANA
Train (RER)€15-2545-60 mins€20-2575-90 mins
Private Transfer€70-10030-45 mins€80-12040-50 mins
Airport Taxi€75-12030-45 mins€90-14040-50 mins
Uber€50-8030-45 mins€75-10040-50 mins
Magical Shuttle€25 / €11 (child)>60 mins€25 / €11 (child)>60 mins

How to get to Disneyland Paris by Train

  • Multilingual ticket machines are available at the airport and the train station
  • Manned ticket offices available in both airport with English-speaking attendants
  • Buy online in advance using Trainline or Omio.
  • As well as single tickets, you can also purchase a Paris Visite 5 Zone ticket for for unlimited travel on the public transport including the Orlyval, which may work out more cost effective from ORY.

Trains are the fastest way to travel from Disneyland Paris from both Airports and GDN Station due to the Marne-la-Vallee train station located at the entrance of Disneyland Paris.

Trains from CDG to Disneyland Paris

For the quickest transfer to Disneyland Paris you want to opt for the TGV train towards Rennes, disembarking at Marne la Vallee Chessy station. The TGV is a high-speed train that takes approximately 10 minutes from CDG to Marne-la-Vallee. This only disadvantage of this transfer option is their frequency. During rush hours, you’ll find trains every 30 minutes, but outside of this you can wait up to 1-2 hours for the next TGV route.

The RER trains offer a more cost-effective and common travel option, however, you will need to change trains and the overall transfer time is around around 45-60 minutes. From CDG you’ll need to take the RER B train towards Paris, then at station Chatelet Les Halles you’ll switch trains to the RER A train line towards Marne La Vallée (the bonus is that both of these trains arrive and depart from the same platform!).

Trains from ORY to Disneyland Paris

There’s no direct service between ORY and Disneyland Paris, so you’ll need to make changes in the centre of Paris, at CDG or near Orly. The most popular option is to take the Orlyval train from Orly Airport to Antony, from here you can catch the RER B line to Chatelet Les Halles followed by the RER A line to Marne-la-Vallee station. This is located at the main entrance of Disneyland. The total journey should take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Marne-la-Vallée/ Chessy StationVal d’Europe Station
Disneyland Park & Walt Disney StudiosCentre commercial Val d’Europe
Disney VillageLa Vallée Village
Disney Hotelsl’Élysée Val d’Europe Hotel
Dream Castle Fabulous Hotels GroupAdagio City Aparthotel Val d’Europe
Magic Circus Fabulous Hotels GroupAquarium SEA LIFE
Campanile Val De France
Explorers Fabulous Hotels Group
Villages Nature Paris

For Guests staying in Val D’Europe

For guests staying at a partner hotel or apartment in Val De Europe, from CDG you can take the TGV to Disneyland Paris and take the RER train towards Val d’Europe or you can get an RER trains towards Gare de Poissy, which will take you to Val d’Europe.

Getting to your hotel from Marne-La Vallee

At the exit of Marne-la-Vallee train station, you’ll find the entrance to Disneyland Paris and the major bus terminal offering local transport services and free Disney Shuttles. Many of the Disney hotels are within walking distance, however, if you’re travelling with multiple luggage items and/or young children or to a Partner hotel we would recommend using one of the free Disney shuttles.

You can also take advantage of the Disney Express Hotel Check- In & Luggage Service at Marne-la-Vallee station. When you arrive, go to the Disney Express counter located on the 1st floor of the station, where you can complete your hotel pre-check in, drop your bags (they’ll be transferred to your hotel*) allowing you to head straight to the Disney Parks!

*Express counter open between 7:45am and 9:00pm and only available for purchase in advance to Guests staying at a Disney Hotel or Partner Hotel featured on this site (excluding Disney Davy Crockett Ranch and Les Villages Nature Paris).

How to get to Disneyland Paris by Private Transfer

  • Most convenient transfer service to Disneyland Paris
  • Meets you at Arrivals and takes you direct to your hotel

There are many private companies offering transfers to Disneyland Paris with the major benefit of using this service being that they offer a more comfortable and direct ride to your hotel. We have used multiple companies in the past as our transfer service and on each occasion the private transfer driver was waiting for us in the arrivals, holding a sign/iPad with our name on it.

We have found Flash Transfers offer a great service, with updates and messaging option via Whatsapp. This has allowed us to communicate directly with the driver to ensure a smooth transfer service.

Travel times vary based on traffic but generally take around 30-45 minutes from CDG, 45-60 minutes from ORY, and 45-60 minutes from GDN Station.

Costs range from €70-120 euros each way, depending on vehicle type, number of travellers and original location.

Avengers Campus Disneyland Paris Uber Cars

How to get to Disneyland Paris by Uber or Airport Taxi

  • Same benefits as a Private Transfer, but usually a lower cost
  • Price Vs Availability

When choosing a taxi transfer option we always recommend an Uber over an airport taxi due to the lower fixed price (airport taxi are not usually a flat-rate fee) and it avoids the long queues for an airport taxi.

Uber is an easy option to use, as it provides a convenient and reliable service . Travel times are the same as a private transfer, however, costs are typically lower ranging from €45 to €80 euros each way, depending on your chosen Uber service, availability, and airport.

However, with the lower cost comes the possibility of having to wait for your Uber to arrive and/or navigating the airport to locate the Uber collection point.

Top Tip:
When booking an Uber, make sure to select the right option for your transfer considering the number of travellers and amount of luggage. When using this service we usually message the driver (once connected) confirming these details and ensuring the vehicle is suitable.

disneyland-paris-magical-shuttle

How to get to Disneyland Paris by Magical Shuttle

  • Disney transfer service
  • Price per person, discounts for groups.

The Magical Shuttle is an official Disney Transfer Service and offers hassle-free frequent transfers from the Paris airports to the Disney Hotels, partner hotels, Villages Nature Paris by Center Parcs and the Disney Parks (Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy bus station), and back again!

As this is a shared transferred service, you may have to wait on the shuttle for the bus to set off and transfer times to your hotel may be longer due to the multiple hotel drop-off locations. The Magical Shuttle costs range from €11 for children and €25 for adults each way. Offers are often available for groups of 5 or more, please see the Magical Shuttle Website for all offers.

When travelling from Orly it’s important to note that the Shuttle will not drop off at partner hotels (Explorers, Campanile Val de France, Villages Nature, B&B, Grand Magic and Dream Castle, L’Elysée and Adagio hotels), you’ll have to get off at the Chessy bus station and take one of the free Disney shuttles.

Where is the Disney Magical Shuttle at CDG

As collection points can change, the Magical Shuttle website offers a direction guide on how to locate the bus from Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. To ensure you get the most up to date information we recommend you click here.

The best way to travel to Disneyland Paris

Tips for choosing the right option – There are many things to consider when weighing up the right option for you. You need to consider your budget, travel time, and personal preferences. Evaluate the convenience and unique features of each option to make an informed decision. All options get you to the most magical destination, but all offer different pros and cons depending on your specific needs.

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