To travel from Paris to Disneyland you will find several transport options, some more convenient than others depending on your particular situation: Disney excursions, private vehicle, public transport, taxi... We explore it all here!
Disneyland Paris is located at a distance of approximately 40 kilometres from the city centre. Due to its proximity to the big city, it is one of the favourite excursions from Paris for Parisians as well as for tourists who come to visit the city of light.
The best way to get to Disneyland: an organised transfer from Paris
The easiest way to do this adventure is to hire a tour with transfer from Paris. This type of excursion saves you all the hassle associated with planning and logistics of a trip.
From my perspective, the biggest advantage is the sense of community. The general atmosphere is quite nice so don't be surprised if you end up making new friends. I highly recommend this alternative especially for those travelling to Paris with children.
Tours with 1 or 2 day park access ticket
Among the facilities included in this type of excursion are: round trip transport from Paris to Disneyland, skip the line entrance ticket for the number of parks and days previously selected.
In general, buses are comfortable, spacious and well equipped. They depart daily from the capital to Disneyland and it is very easy to find several alternative companies.
They usually offer several meeting points scattered throughout Paris, some of which may include popular and easily accessible monuments.
- Price: This tour can be found from €125 including Disneyland entrance. Keep in mind that Disney tickets are more expensive depending on the number of days and parks you visit.
- Recommended if... You are enjoying a fun holiday in Paris and are looking for a one or two day trip to Disneyland; you don't want to organise too many details but just sit back and enjoy the adventure.
Tours that include only round-trip transportation from Paris to Disneyland
This type of tour is the same as the previous one, but does not include park admission. Both include private and insured transport, a guide able to communicate in English, French and Spanish, who will be at your disposal both on the outward and return trip. Feel free to ask him any questions you may have, such as places to eat or attractions to visit.
- Price: you can find this type of tour from 38 € round trip included.
- Recommended if... You already have your tickets to visit Disneyland; you have the Magic Pass or you intend to visit Disney for several days and buy a low-cost ticket package.
The cheapest option: The RER A from Paris
My second favourite option among the transport alternatives to go to Disneyland Paris is to take the RER A urban train. Paris urban transport is one of the best in the world so you can be sure of a punctual and smooth journey.
For accurate information on departure and arrival times you can visit the official website. Historically, the last train back to Paris from Disneyland leaves around midnight. Keep in mind that during summer Disneyland is open extended hours until 01:00 hours, so if you wait until closing time you may miss your ride.
City trains run all day long, at approximately 15-minute intervals. From central Paris you can take the RER A at five different major stations:
- Charles de Gaulle Etoile, located at the Arc de Triomphe.
- Auber, located in the vicinity of Galeries Lafayette
- Chatelet Les Halles, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.
- Gare de Lyon, described as the largest train station in Paris, located in the 12th arrondissement.
- Nation metro station, located opposite Place Nation in the 11th arrondissement.
The journey back to Paris is usually a lot of fun. As a widely used and inexpensive method of transport it is full of tourists and locals displaying the quaint Mickey Mouse ears and a general friendly vibe.
- Price: A one-way ticket from central Paris to Disneyland costs at least €7.60; multiply this by two and your travel budget for transport will be less than €20.
- Journey time: The RER A train moves at high speed, however the journey including stops usually takes between 40-45 minutes in total.
- Recommended if... You're looking for the cheapest possible travel option. Also if you will be travelling to Disneyland for several days, 4 or 5, and you are looking for an alternative that allows you to save on budget.
The most convenient option: Rent a car.
To get to the resort by car from Paris you will have to take the A4 motorway and then Exit 14 named Disney Parks and Bailly-Romainvilliers.
Although it requires more organisation on your part, renting a car or using your own car to get to Disneyland is an entirely possible alternative and one that hundreds of people use frequently. If you're in Paris with your own car, you're already halfway there, but if you're interested in renting some form of transport, the Parisian capital offers hundreds of alternatives, most of which you can quote and book completely online. Here are just a few of the alternatives:
The biggest drawback of this option is the additional costs you will need to factor into your budget, such as fuel and the visitor parking fee at Disneyland. The fee is around €25 for motorbikes, €30 for small cars and €45 for caravans. However, if you have the Magic Pass at Disneyland, parking is free.
If you go to the park several days in a row you will be spending a lot of money on fuel and parking at the resort.
- Price: from €10 per day, however this price will increase depending on the type of vehicle you choose and the rental company. Also consider parking and fuel costs.
- Journeytime: this is the quickest option you can find. It will only take you about 30 minutes to get to the resort from the centre of Paris by car.
- Recommended if... You want total flexibility to arrive and leave at your own time from Disneyland, it is also an alternative if you want to stay at Disney Village after the parks close at night.
The least convenient option: Taxi to Disneyland from Paris
If you want to travel to Disneyland in a comfortable and safe transport, but you don't want to drive and plan a route or share transport with other people, a taxi is the best option for you. In the French capital it is very easy to find taxi companies that offer first class service, with very friendly staff and drivers able to communicate with you efficiently in English.
Below is an indicative list of Parisian taxi companies. In addition, don't forget that companies like UBER work perfectly well in Paris:
The main advantage of this option is that you can request to be picked up directly from your hotel and schedule a second return trip when you return to the city. The companies have a virtual platform which allows you to request the service from your computer or mobile phone.
However, from my perspective, the biggest drawback is the budget required; however, it is important to remember that such personalised services require an investment.
- Price: although it will depend a lot on the company you hire, you should be prepared to pay an average of €100 per trip.
- Journeytime: as this is a non-stop car journey, you will be able to make the trip in just 30 minutes.
- Recommended if... You can't or don't want to drive in the city of Paris and at the same time you don't want to share transport with other people.