Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris – The Ultimate Guide

March 16, 2014

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Planning a trip to Disneyland Paris but not sure where to start? Whether you’re taking a day out from a Paris trip or spending a full-on long weekend enjoying the parks, here’s everything you need to get started!

1. Getting There

Disneyland Paris is just 20 miles outside Paris, and about 1 hour from the Paris airports by shuttle bus transfer. It’s just 2 minutes’ walk from Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy train station and has direct access from the A4 autoroute.

Marne-la-Vallée / Chessy train station

Marne-la-Vallée / Chessy train station

These are the best transport options if you’re travelling to Disneyland Paris from the UK or if you’ll be heading there from Paris:

If you’re travelling from the UK…

Travelling to Paris by Plane

Flying to Paris couldn’t be easier with a choice of 2 destination airports and a number of airlines flying from various cities across the UK.

Recommended airlines for getting to Paris are AirFrance, EasyJet, British Airways and flybe.com

Travelling to Disneyland Paris by Train

If you’re travelling from the south of England, you might find the Eurostar your best bet, as it goes direct to Disneyland Paris from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford international train stations.

You’ll arrive at the gates at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy station, just 2 minutes’ walk to the Disney Parks.

Taking the train is a short journey of around:

  • 2 hours 45 minutes from London St Pancras International
  • 2 hours 25 minutes from Ebbsfleet International
  • 2 hours from Ashford International

Tip: Eurostar direct services do not run on Tuesdays and Saturdays except during school holidays.

Another option is to take an indirect route with the EurostarTM to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy via Lille. This route runs from London St Pancras International or Ashford International.

Travelling to Disneyland Paris by Car

Disneyland Paris is perfectly located within easy reach of major international motorway networks, with the A4 motorway taking you straight to the Parks.

Plus if you choose to drive to Disneyland Paris you’ll also have the freedom to discover the surrounding region at your leisure!

If you’re planning to take your car to Paris, you can get there via the Euro Tunnel or by Ferry.

Benefits of using the Euro Tunnel:

  • You can relax in the comfort of your own car for the journey
  • The crossing from Folkestone to Calais is just 35 minutes.
  • With its own motorway junction (11a on the M20), access to the Passenger Terminal couldn’t be simpler.
  • Once you exit the terminal at Calais, Disneyland Paris is just a 3-hour drive with direct access to the motorway.
  • Want to travel in style? You can upgrade to FlexiPlus for a dedicated check-in, exclusive lounge with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, and priority boarding on the next available shuttle.

Benefits of travelling by P&O Cruises Ferry:

  • The crossing is just 90 minutes from Dover to Calais
  • During the crossing, you can enjoy the great on-board restaurants – and look out for the family meal deals!
  • Once you exit the terminal at Calais, DisneylandParis is just a 3-hour drive with direct access to the motorway.

If you’re travelling from Paris…

Book your park ticket and transport in one!

One of the most hassle-free ways to get to the parks is to book Disneyland Paris tickets which also include round-trip transport from Central Paris. You can choose from a day’s entry to one or both of the parks.

Nearly there!

Nearly there!

Travelling by Car

  • Disneyland® Paris is just 32km away from Paris. Here are the driving directions:
  • To join Disneyland® Paris, follow “Metz / Nancy” on the A4 motorway or by the A104 ( “la Francilienne”)
  • Follow the signs for “Disneyland® Paris.”
  • Exit 14 “Parcs Disney® and Bailly-Romainvilliers” : Parcs Disneyland® Paris, Hôtels Disney.
  • Exit 12.1 “Val d’Europe” : Hôtel Elysée Val d’Europe and Adagio City Aparthotel Val d’Europe.
  • Exit 13 “Provins/Serris” : Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch®.
  • Exit 14 direction “Hôtels du Val de France”. For the selected and associated hotels : The Algonquin’s Explorers Hotel, the Vienna International Dream Castle Hotel, the Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel or the Kyriad Hotel.
  • Exit 14 follow “Golf/Hôtels du Golf” : Radisson Blu Hotel

Travelling by Train

The RER A city trains travel from central Paris to Disneyland throughout the day at roughly 15 minute intervals.

You can take the train from these central Paris RER A Stations:

  • Charles de Gaulle Etoile
  • Auber
  • Chatelet Les Halles
  • Gare de Lyon
  • Nation.

The stop for Disneyland Paris is Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy, and the Parks are just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Parking at Disneyland Paris

GPS: Latitude: 48.876077 – Longitude: 2.79646

If you’re not staying in the Disney Hotels, visitor parking is available a few minutes’ walk from the Disneyland Parks entrance and at the entrance to Disney Village.

Please note that there are charges for parking per day.

If you’re staying in a Disney Hotel, free parking will be available at your hotel and at the Disneyland Parks – just remember to keep your hotel check-in card as you’ll need to show it to park for free!

 

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About the author

Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.