Are you looking for the best way to get from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris? In this guide we will round up all your options from private shuttles, trains, Ubers and more and tell you what both the fastest and cheapest way to get to Disneyland Paris from Gare du Nord is.
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How to get from Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris
Gare Du Nord is a massive station so you will definitely want to have a plan on how you are going to be transferring from Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris before you arrive. Gare Du Nord is not a place you want to be winging your connections and transfers. Having said that there are lots of options to travel the 20 miles between Disneyland Paris and Gare Du Nord that are all quite easy to use.
Now, the options you have to transfer at Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris are:
- Private Transfer
- Hire a Car
The best option for you will be largely dependent on whether you are traveling to Disneyland Paris on a budget in which case you may want to prioritise the cheapest option but if you are traveling to Disneyland Paris with toddlers speed may be more important.
In the next sections of the this guide we will walk you through each of the transfer options, including all the pros and cons with top tips for making all the transfers.
Next read: if you are doing your trip as a wider Paris with toddlers trip then do check out this post.
RER From Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris
The RER is the cheapest way to transfer between Gare Du Nord and Disneyland Paris is via public transit in the form of the RER train.
Now you may be worried about making a transfer via train in such a busy station but actually the transfer between the Eurostar and RER in Gare Du Nord is relatively simple and even though there is another transfer it is relatively simple to do and shouldn’t put you off using this option. Below we lay out the step by step guide to make the transfer easier.
Once your Eurostar arrives at Gare Du Nord you head towards the central Gare Du Nord concourse. The great news is that both the Metro and the RER (what you need to take to transfer to Disneyland Paris) are well signposted.
You will need to go down one level to board the RER. You can do this either elevator or escalator. If you are traveling with toddlers or babies to Disneyland Paris or if you have lots of luggage with you then I would recommend you transfer via the elevator.
Upon entry to the RER platforms you will notice a series of ticket machines. The default language for these machines are French but you can very easily change the language to English (or German, Italian or Spanish).
The instructions to get your tickets are easy to follow. The destination you are looking for however is NOT Disneyland Paris but Marne-la-Vallee which is sometimes written as Marne-V/Chessy.
It is easy to adjust number of tickets you need or any concessions you also require. The machines accept cards (Visa, Mastercard and Maestro) as well as Apple Pay and coins too NOT notes.
The first train you need to take is towards Chatelet Les Halles. This can be done via RER Line B or RER Line D. RER Line B direction you need to take is Robinson / Sain REmy les Chevreuse and Line D direction towards Malesherbes / Melun. Chatelet Les Halles should be the next stop for both of these trains.
When you disembark the tran at Chatelet Les Halles you need to follow signs for RER Line A towards Boissy St Leger / Marne la Vallee. The great thing is once you get to Chatelet the line usually has the Mickey Mouse ears next to the name which makes transferring between lines even easier.
The trickiest bit about the transfer onto the A line is that there are two branch line. The Boissy St Leger and the Marne la Vallee branch line. If you get the Boissy St Leger line you are going the wrong way and will end up no where near Disneyland. Be sure you only board a train that is heading towards Marne la Vallee – again look for the Mickey Ears.
The best thing about this is that Marne La Vallee is the termination point so you don’t have to worry about missing your stop. This section of the journey should take around 40 minutes and overall the journey on the RER from Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris should take roughly an hour.
At Marne La Vallee you will need your ticket again so be sure that you keep hold of this through your journey. They are undated but also quite small compared to British train tickets so do put them somewhere safe. Follow the signs marked Sortie (Exit in French).
Once you are out of the station you will (dependent on your luggage, group and hotel) be able to walk or transfer to a hotel shuttle or local ground transportation to finish your journey.
To transfer back from Disneyland Paris to Gare Du Nord you just reverse the journey but when changing trains at Chatelet Les Halles you are looking for the RER Line B going towards Aeroport Charles de Gaulle / Mitre Claye and RER Line D towards Orry la Ville or Coye to get back to Gare Du Nord.
For more information on how to get from Charles de Gaulle to Disneyland Paris check out this post. Or if you want to get advice on how to get from other areas of Paris to Disneyland Paris check out this post.
The cost of the RER from Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris is 7.60Euros for one way and can’t be booked in advance.
Top Tip: try to book your Eurostar so it doesn’t mean you are transferring on the RER during Rush hour as it can get very busy.
Taxi From Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris (including Uber)
An Uber or taxi between Gare Dy Nord and Disneyland Paris is around 75-100 Euros and takes around an hour to transfer depending on the time of day and level of traffic.
There is a taxi rank outside the station and is well signposted in Gare Du Nord
Bus From Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris
It is possible to get from Gare Du Nord to Disneyland Paris by bus however it is a very long and roundabout way of getting there. We do not recommend getting the bus between the two for any type of traveller. Please instead choose RER as the best public transport way of getting to Disneyland Paris
Private Transfers from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris
There are many options for Private Transfers from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris but there are some companies that specialise with Disneyland Paris transfers.
The main companies that offer transfers between Disneyland Paris to Gare Du Nord are:
Prestige is a great option as opposed to an Uber as you are guaranteed an English speaking driver and there are options for car seats which is great when traveling with babies or toddlers so you don’t have to drag them with you. The price of a transfer from the Gare Du Nord to Eurodisney is usually around 90-100 Euros but be sure to check before booking.
Hire a Car
It is possible to hire a car at car du Nord however it is not an option I recommend. Driving around Paris is stressful at the best of time but round Gare Du Nord is very tricky.
It is also quite a long option as it can take a lot of time to complete the paperwork at Gare Du Nord so won’t be the quickest option.
If you are planning to explore more of France than just Paris and Disneyland Paris then I recommend hiring a car once you have completed your Disneyland Paris itinerary as you won’t need a car for the parks and it is much easier to hire a car and do the driving outside of Paris city centre.
For more information on driving to Disneyland Paris check out this post.
Alternative Routes to getting to Disneyland Paris
If you are traveling via Eurostar to Disneyland Paris then you may want to consider getting a train that will allow you to disembark at La Marne la Vallee station rather than Gare Du Nord. The Station at La Marne la Vallee as this stations is situation literally right next door to the Disney Village, Disneyland Park and the Walt Disney Studios Park.
It is also walking distance to many of the Disneyland Resort Hotels (for more information on the best Disneyland hotels for toddlers and families check out this post).
Please note: this option is being discounted from 5th June 2023. The other option is to go via Lille.
FAQs about how to get to Disneyland Paris
What is the cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris?
The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris is via the RER. It costs roughly 7.60Euros each way and will take around an hour.
What is the fastest way to get from Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris?
The Fastest way to get to Disneyland Paris from Gare Du Nord is private transfer or taxi. It is more expensive than the RER train option but can take some of the stress out of the transfer. It usually takes about 50 minutes to make the journey however if you hit bad traffic it can take longer. This is especially true if you are traveling during Rush hour.
Do you have any questions about how to get between Gare du Nord and Disneyland Paris – please leave us a question in the comments and we will do our best to answer.
Monday 13th of March 2023
Thought it was no longer possible to get private transfer from gdn to disney paris due to new rules
Wednesday 4th of January 2023
Hi, how often do the trains run from the disneyland station to paris gare du nord? is there a timetable anywhere? thank you!