Getting to Disney from Central Paris

Living in the South of England, it is very easy to travel to the magical world of Disneyland Paris. Whether it is via the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, the ferries between Dover and Calais, or the Eurostar.

Eurostar operate direct services to Marne La Vallee (the station for Disneyland Paris) several times a week. At other times, you can simply take a train to Lille-Europe then a TGV service to Disney. There is also the option for taking the Eurostar to Paris, then hopping on the RER regional train to Marne La Vallee. The latter is what I tried on this occasion for the very first time.

The RER consists of five lines (A – E), which runs across Paris and to the areas surrounding the city. For Disneyland Paris, you should only need the RER A and possibly E if engineering work is taking place.

From Gare Du Nord
Eurostar services operate to and from Paris Gare Du Nord, which you could say is one of the major rail stations in the city.  RER services to Disneyland Paris run every fifteen minutes or so from about 05:30 until midnight.

From GDN, you need to walk about six minutes to Magenta station. From here, you need to take the RER E to Val de Fontenay on the service towards Tournan. At Val de Fontenay, you need to transfer to the RER A service  which will take you direct to Marne La Vallee Chessy. The total journey time for this route is approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes, which isn’t too bad at all.

From other stations

From other stations which include Charles de Gaulle – Etoile (Arc de Triomphe), Chatelet Les Halles, Gare de Lyon and Nation, you simply need to take the RER line A in the direction for Marne La Vallee Chessy.
Charles de Gaulle–Etoile (at Arc de Triomphe)

The cost of a one-way journey between Paris Gare Du Nord and Marne La Vallee is approximately €9.30 (approx. £8.50 at the current rate), which is actually very good value for money. An Uber from central Paris is around £66.

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