Getting to Disneyland Paris

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Getting to Disneyland Paris
Getting to Disneyland Paris
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Disneyland Paris is the most visited theme park in Europe, located at 5262 km2 and only 32 km east of Paris. The amusement park is easy to reach by plane, train and car.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Arrive by train

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Step 1. Find the nearest metro or RER station

The RER (Réseau Express Régional) is a network of express trains that run from the center of Paris to the suburbs. There are 16 metro lines and 5 RER lines that run through Paris. If there is a metro and RER station at the same distance, the RER train is probably faster because it is an express train.

  • Look for alternative trains; depending on your departure location, there may be a faster train. For example, there is a TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, or high-speed train) that runs directly from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Disneyland Paris.
  • There are also Eurostar trains to Disneyland Paris which depart directly from various places in the UK.
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Step 2. Buy a Billet Ile-de-France

You can buy these tickets at any counter at a metro or RER station, or from the ticket machines you can find all over Paris. If you're traveling from central Paris (Public Transport Zone 1), this is the only ticket you need to buy.

  • A one-way ticket from central Paris costs less than 8 euros (in August 2018).
  • A t+ ticket will NOT work for this journey because your final stop is in Zone 5; don't be frugal. You will be fined 35 euros if you have the wrong ticket for a zone.
  • Pass Navigo Decouverte is accepted.
  • Paris Visite Cards and Ticket Mobilis are accepted ONLY if they include Zone 5.
  • Ticket Jeune Weekend is ONLY accepted if it includes Zone 5 AND you are under 26 and traveling on weekends or public holidays.
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Step 3. Go to an RER A train

If the nearest RER station does not have an A train, you will have to take another RER or metro line and change to the A train. For example, if you're traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport, take the RER B train to Paris and change to the RER A train to Marne-la-Vallée at Châtelet Les Halles station.

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Step 4. Take the RER A train to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy

The sign for your direction may also say Boissy-St-Legér next to Marne-la-Vallée. While you are waiting for your train, check the signs above the platform for a yellow square next to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy station.

  • If Marne la Vallée – Chessy is not listed on the signs, you are on the wrong side of the platform.
  • Keep your ticket handy in the RER in case you need to show it to a ticket inspector.
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Step 5. Exit the station and walk to Disneyland Paris

The Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy stop is a two-minute walk from the parking entrance. Exit the RER A station and up the escalator, following the 'Sortie' signs. Use your Ile-de-France ticket at the gates when you exit.

Method 2 of 3: Traveling by car

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Step 1. Find the directions to the park

Services like Google Maps, Yahoo Maps or Mapquest provide comprehensive directions and even guide you around traffic jams if your co-driver turns it on while you're driving. The car park is located at Boulevard de Parc, 77700 Coupvray, FR (48°52'33.9"N 2°47'47.3"E).

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Step 2. Go to France

Disneyland Paris is easy to reach from the Netherlands and Belgium if you go by car. From Breda, for example, it is a 400 kilometer drive and from Utrecht it only takes five hours to get to the park. There are several E-roads that you can take, where it is wise to turn off well before Paris so that you do not have to cross the busy ring road of Paris.

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Step 3. Follow your map or planned directions to the park

There are enough signposts on the highways to show you the way. From the north, take the A26 from Calais and change to the A4 towards Metz/Nancy if you don't see any signs to the park. From the south, follow the highway to Paris and then the signs to Disneyland Paris.

  • Some French highways are toll roads, so be prepared to pay a toll.
  • Parking is free if you stay in a Disneyland hotel, but if you stay elsewhere you have to pay.

Method 3 of 3: Traveling by plane

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Step 1. Book a flight to Paris

If you're choosing an airport to fly into, it's helpful to know that both Charles de Gaulle and Orly have a 45-minute direct shuttle to Disneyland Paris, and Charles de Gaulle also has a direct TGV to the Disneyland Paris entrance. Beauvais-Tille also has a direct shuttle that takes an hour and a half.

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Step 2. Plan your transfer from the airport to the park

There are many options, including direct shuttles from the main airports and the direct TGV from Charles de Gaulle to the park. It is also easy to rent a car, take the train or a taxi.

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Step 3. Find your ground transportation and get in

Once you've landed in Paris, your shuttle service provider will direct you to where to find the bus. If you are renting a car, follow the signs at the airport to find the appropriate car rental desk to complete your reservation. If you have chosen the train, there are signs directing you to the RER or TGV (on Charles de Gaulle only) after you have collected your luggage.

Tips

  • Disneyland Paris offers packages that combine travel and hotel that might save you some money.
  • Do not hesitate to ask the locals for directions to the metro stations or the appropriate platform. Then do that in French if possible.
  • If you can't handle the ticket machines, go to a ticket office at a metro or RER station. Tell them you want to go to Disneyland Paris and they will know what to do.

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