How To Get From Paris To Disneyland

The RER trains are most popular but there is also a shuttle

Disneyland Railway Station (Marne La Valee)

Disneyland Railway Station (Marne La Valee)

Disneyland Paris is 20 miles (32kms) to the east of the centre of Paris.

The most popular way to travel between Disneyland Paris and the city centre are the suburban commuter trains called RER.

Line A of the RER system terminates at Marne La Valee station which is adjacent to the front gates of Disney Village and the theme parks at Disneyland. The journey takes around 40 minutes.

Every morning the trains are full of families travelling out from Paris to Disneyland.

But there are alternatives for visitors nervous about tackling the public transport system with kids by tour bus or with a hotel shuttle with pick-ups at your Central Paris hotel.

RER Trains Between Disneyland & Centre Of Paris

The Paris RER is run by RATP, (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) who also run the bus and Metro system. As a result train, metro and bus are tightly integrated, sharing ticketing systems.

If you are travelling within central Paris you can use a single ticket which is valid for RER, Metro and buses. Within central Paris you can think of the RER as just another Metro line.

Trains to Disneyland run at 15 minute intervals between about 5:30 a.m. and around midnight. There are different schedules during the weekend than during the working week.

The key stations in the centre of Paris you will interchange with the Metro or other RER services are Chatelet, Auber and Etoile.

RER Map, Travel Zones & Finding Your Way Around

Paris uses a zonal system with six circular zones radiating out from the centre. Zone 1 is where nearly all hotels are and where all the city centre sights are located. The Paris Metro system is largely confined to just zones 1 and 2.

Disneyland (Marne La Valee) station is in zone 5. The zones are clearly marked on the RER map, (see link below).

Paris RER Tickets & Fares

To access the RER system you will need a ticket of one kind or another. Whatever ticket you have, (including travel passes ) you insert the ticket into an automatic barrier which after validating the ticket allows you through.

Paris RER Map
Paris Metro & RER Map

The first time, just position yourself behind a local and follow what they are doing - it really is simple and identical to many other systems like the London Underground.

You can buy tickets at Metro and RER Railway Station ticket offices which have manned ticket offices. The ticket offices at places like Charles de Gaulle Airport have helpful, competent English speaking attendants well used to overseas travellers not confident in what they need and are for the most part remarkably patient.

You will also find multi-lingual ticket machines like the one pictured below, and machines for topping up the Navigo Cards everywhere.

Purchasing Single Tickets For RER Trains

If you purchase a ticket for a single journey the cost will depend upon which zones your originating and destination stations are located in. You can find this out easily enough by looking at the RER map, (see link above).

If you are travelling around Paris like most visitors do its worth studying the various travel passes available that cover all of the trains and buses in the Paris area.

Public Transport Passes

There is a wide range of passes and tickets available other than for a single journey. We have a dedicated page for these so you can identify the right public transport for your needs in Paris.

Paris Public Transport Tickets & Passes - Full Details Of Range

Disneyland Paris Ticketing & Prices

There are two separate parks at Disneyland Paris, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studio Park.

Most people buy a pass that covers both parks but it is possible to buy tickets for just one.

Both parks are adjacent to each other and their respective entrances are opposite Walt Disney Village full of shops and restaurants and also next to the rail and bus station .

You buy Disney tickets for 1 to 5 days of magic, one park or both.

You can buy your Disneyland Paris tickets in advance online from the official web-site (see banner link below) that allows you to save time and money. Using this facility you can print the e-tickets at home before you depart.

There are also flexible and fixed date choices, clearly the tickets with flexibility are more expensive.

Disneyland Paris Tickets

1 Day Disneyland Pass With Coach Transfers From Paris With Optional Hotel Pick-Up

If you are staying in Paris then this option gives you a stress free package of coach transfers between Paris city centre and Disneyland returning mid-evening and a choice of passes into Disneyland.

Pick-up and drop off at your hotel by air conditioned minibus is available at any Paris hotel whose postcode/zip code begins with 75.

You can select whether you wish to visit both parks, Disneyland Park or Walt Disney Studios Park or just one.

Disneyland Paris Tickets

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