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Paris centre to Disneyland: best way to get there

Cheap RER trains from Paris or hotel shuttle bus options

Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland Paris
Gare de Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy railway station closest to Disneyland

Where is Disneyland Paris?

Disneyland Paris, or Euro Disney, is about 20 miles (32km) to the east of the centre of Paris. The most popular way to travel between Disneyland Paris and the city centre is on the suburban commuter trains called the RER (Regional Express Network).

Line A of the RER system terminates at Marne-la-Vallee station which is next to the front gates of Disney Village and the theme parks at Disneyland Paris. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

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

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

RER trains between Disneyland and Paris city centre

RER map - use to travel from Paris city centre to Disneyland Paris
RER train will take you into the centre of Paris

The Paris RER is run by RATP, (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) who also operate 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 5.30am and midnight. There are different schedules during the weekend than during the working week.

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

Paris RER tickets and 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.

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 such as the London Underground.

You can buy tickets at Metro and RER Railway Station which have manned ticket offices or from automated ticket vending machines (using coins or credit cards) within stations. Here you can also top up your Navigo Pass if you have one.

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.

RER map and travel zones

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).

Buying 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).

As guide, a single one way ticket, a billet Ile-de-France, from central Paris to Disney costs €7.60 (as of September 1, 2017).

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

Paris public transport tickets and fare details

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 and pass details

1-day Disneyland pass with Paris coach transfers and 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

1-DAY RETURN TRIP TO DISNEYLAND WITH PASS & TRANSFER FROM PARIS

Disneyland Paris entrance gate

Passes for Disneyland Park and/or Walt Disney Studios Park

• Passes for one or both parks • Round-trip transport from Paris centre to Disneyland Paris by coach • Unlimited access to park(s) of choice

Disneyland Paris tickets and 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 next to each other and their respective entrances are opposite Walt Disney Village full of shops and restaurants and 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 website (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. Generally, the tickets with flexibility are more expensive.


Disneyland Paris

DISNEYLAND PARIS TICKETS

Disneyland Paris castle

Passes for Disneyland Park and/or Walt Disney Studios Park

• Passes for 1 to 5 days • Flexible or fixed date passes • Print e-passes at home

DISNEYLAND PARIS HOTELS

Disneyland Hotel
OFFICIAL DISNEYLAND PARIS HOTELS WITH PASSES

A choice of 7 official Disney hotels with packages including park tickets. Enter your dates to get an instant price & book.

CHEAPER RESORT HOTELS AT DISNEYLAND PARIS (not run by Disney)
Campanile Val de France Double and family rooms
Vienna House Magic Circus Marne la Vallee Double and family rooms
Vienna House Dream Castle Marne la Vallee Double and family rooms
Explorers Hotel Marne la Vallee Double and family rooms
Radisson Blu Hotel Paris Marne la Vallee Double and family rooms
VAL D'EUROPE HOTELS FOR DISNEYLAND PARIS
ibis budget Marne la Vallee Val d'Europe Double rooms
Aparthotel Adagio Marne la Vallee Val d'Europe Double rooms
Relais Spa Chessy Val d'Europe Double rooms
L’Elysee Val d'Europe Double rooms

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