Disneyland Paris, France is easily accessible by public transport and the most popular way to get there is by train (RER A). Thanks to our Navigo weekly travel passes, we get unlimited use of the public transport networks in the Île-de-France region which help us save both money and time.
Navigo Weekly Travel Pass
To get around Paris and Disneyland Paris by public transport, we were recommended by our French friends to get a Navigo weekly travel pass for two good reasons; one, it makes our travel convenient, and two, it helps us to save money given the amount of travelling we will be doing throughout our five days stay in Paris, France.
We purchased our Navigo weekly travel passes at the nearest train station in Paris, France. In total, we paid €27.80 each for our individual Navigo card that includes a one-time physical card fee of €5, plus the weekly fare of €22.80, valid for all zones (1 to 5), every day of the week.
Do note that the weekly pass system works strictly from Monday start of service, till Sunday end of service regardless of the day of purchase. Also, a passport-size photo is required when purchasing a Navigo travel pass for identification purposes, however, we were told that tourists often get away with it.
The Navigo weekly travel passes we purchased grant us unlimited use of the public transport networks in the Île-de-France region – metro, RER, bus, tramway and train (except Orlyval, SNCF train lines with reserved seating, and the Optile special fare lines).
Getting to Disneyland Paris by Train (RER A)
The quickest and easiest way to get to Disneyland Paris from Paris city centre is by train. At Chatelet–Les Halles Station, we hopped on the RER A train to Marne-la-Vallee – Chessy (Parc Disneyland) which happens to be the last stop on the RER A4 line. A train arrives at the platform approximately every fifteen minutes.
The earliest train to Disneyland Paris is 05:18, while the last train from Disneyland Paris is 00:20. The train ride to Disneyland Paris took about 35 minutes. The train itself was a sight to behold because it was our first time seeing and riding a double-decker commuter train! The ride was smooth and comfortable while the views we enjoyed varied from urban cityscapes to rustic French suburbs.
For your info, a single one way ticket (billet Ile-de-France) from central Paris to Disneyland Paris costs €7.60 (as of June 1, 2019). We need not worry about the fare or the amount of times we take the train or any public transport when in Paris, France thanks to the use of our Navigo travel passes that grant us unlimited use of the public transport networks in the Île-de-France region.
Gare de Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy (Parc Disneyland)
The Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy train station is located inside Disneyland Paris, close to the entrances to the theme parks and at the entrance to Disney Village. It is the last stop on the RER A4 Line, so you cannot possibly miss it.
It is best to get there early to avoid the crowd and long queue especially if one is visiting Disneyland Paris during the weekends or on public holidays. Getting there early also gives us time to explore the surrounding areas of Disneyland Paris and take lots of photos for memories.
It is good to note that the last train from Disneyland Paris is 00:20. That gives us plenty of time to stay and watch Disneyland Paris’ highly anticipated night-time spectacular closing ceremony – Disney Illuminations show where magnificent fireworks, incredible light projections and stunning special effects bring classic Disney tales and new stories to life, including Star Wars, Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Up next: A day in Disneyland Paris (Part 1)