Disneyland Paris is a popular destination, especially for those living in the UK. There are a few different options for those trying to get from London to Disneyland Paris so let’s break them down.
Option 1 – Eurostar to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallee)
You can book a direct train from London to Disneyland Paris using the Eurostar option. Or you can opt for the train that travels via Lille.
Travel time: 2 hours, 45 minutes for a direct train, 3 hours and 20 minutes via Lille.
Typical price: £160 – £250 (depending on whether you are travelling during a school holiday)
Pros: If you are only visiting Disneyland Paris, this is the easiest way to get to the parks.
Cons: There are fewer trains travelling to Disneyland that the Eurostar route that travels to Paris City Centre so you will need to book in advance and expect the cheaper seats to go quickly.
Option 2 – Eurostar to Paris (Gare du Nord)
Another train option is to catch the train directly to Paris city centre then travel via RER train to Disneyland Paris.
Travel time: 2 hours 20 minutes to Paris City Centre then 30-40 minutes to Disneyland Paris via RER.
Typical price: £115 – £200
Pros: There are more trains available to Paris then the Disneyland parks and it also gives you an option to see Paris before or after your visit.
Cons: If you have a lot of luggage, changing over is an extra hassle.
Option 3 – Fly
You can fly from your chosen airport directly to Charles-de-Gaulle or Orly airport in Paris
Travel time: 1 hour, 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport
Typical Price: This can vary but super cheap tickets can be found when EasyJet or RyanAir offer their big sales throughout the year. Average return tickets cost around £60 outside of school holidays.
Pros: Flights can be found for super cheap prices and this is a great option if you aren’t staying in London. For example, if you are staying on the outskirts near Gatwick or Heathrow or you are visiting or living elsewhere in the UK.
Cons: This is great if you live near an airport but if not, the time adds up when you add getting to the airport, waiting for your flight, getting luggage on the other end and so on.
Option 4 – Drive to Disneyland Paris from London
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to visit Disneyland is to drive. Head to Folkestone and get the Eurotunnel across to Calais.
Travel time: From London, this trip will take around 5 hours to drive, depending on traffic.
Typical price: £30 – £140
Pros: A great choice for families; you can have up to 9 people in a vehicle and you pay per vehicle.
Cons: You drive yourself so there is more work for the driver. Euro tunnel prices can vary with some good deals offering £30 trips but prices often sit around £100 – £140.
Another alternative to driving via the Eurotunnel is by driving using the ferry. It will take around 6 hours to do this route but ferry tickets are often cheaper than the tunnel.
Option 5 – Bus from London to Disneyland Paris
This is a less popular option but is great if you are on a super tight budget. You can catch a bus from London all the way to Paris.
Travel time: Around 13 hours
Typical prices: From £24 with BlaBlaBus but even cheaper buses available if you want to go directly to Paris
Pros: The price. This is by far the cheapest option to get to Disney and the BlaBlaBus takes you right to the Disney Hotel Santa Fe in Chessy.
Cons: The time. This journey is long but it will be broken up with stops on the way. However, 13 hours is a long time to take a journey that could take as little as 2 and a half hours via train.
Save money on your London to Disneyland Paris transport
- Book in advance – Prices keep on rising the nearer it is to your date of travel so book your transport as far in advance as you can.
- Check for offers – During New Year or low season, Eurostar will often have promotions that allow you to book cheaper train journeys.
- Disney news – Keep an eye on Disney news; some major attractions will be undergoing renovation in the next few years, meaning closures and disruptions will occur. Check the Disneyland Paris enhancement programme to see the schedule of closures.
- Use Euro snap – This is an ongoing promotion where you get cheap tickets from £25 each way and choose your date of travel and then AM or PM. You pay less than a usual ticket price but will only find out your train time 48 hours before your trip.
- Compare your route – We love Omio – a comparison website that works out the best transport options for you, taking into account your age and dates.
We hope you have an amazing time in Disneyland Paris and let us know how you chose to travel there in the comments below!