This post focuses on how to travel to Disneyland Paris from the UK. I believe everyone should visit Disneyland Paris either as a child or an adult.
With just under three and a half drive to Disneyland Paris from Calais, Disneyland Paris is conveniently placed for an adventurous weekend away trip, a February half-term school holiday, an Easter school holiday break or even better a Summer holiday.
How to travel to Disneyland Paris
There are at least 1o ways to travel to Disneyland Paris from London. If you are planning your travel to Disneyland Paris from other parts of the UK, your best bet is to fly to Paris, Easy Jet offers daily flights to Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris. If you plan to drive from any part of the UK, getting down to the South East will help break your travel time. Here are 10 ways to travel to Disneyland Paris from London.
How to travel to Disneyland Paris from London in 10 Ways.
- Flights from London Southend to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Stansted Airport to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Luton to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Heathrow to Charles-de-Gaulle airport Paris
- Flights from London Gatwick to Charles-de-Gaulle airports Paris
- Eurostar from London to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée)
- Eurostar from London to Paris centre (Gare du Nord)
- Eurolines (National Express Coach) from London Victoria to Disneyland Paris
- Driving privately from Folkestone through Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to Calais
- Ferry from Dover to Calais
I explained how to travel to Disneyland Paris from London in four keys ways:
- The best value way to travel to Disneyland from London
- The cheapest way to travel to Disneyland from London
- The quickest way to travel to Disneyland from London
- The easiest way to travel to Disneyland Paris from London
The best value way on how to travel to Disneyland, Paris
Choosing the most friendly family way to travel to Disneyland Paris will come down to your preference. After trying the 10 ways to travel to Disneyland, Paris, the best value way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris as a family is by flying from any of the London Airports. I particularly enjoyed flying from London Heathrow to Charles de Gaulle Airport using points to get Business Class seats for the family on British Airways flights.
Flying with British Airways comes with class and just for the 55 minutes’ flight, they will serve you with great attention and detail. I also enjoyed flying with Easy-Jet from London Southend during the Summer for our all-inclusive holidays in Disneyland Paris. London Southend Airport was less busy, and it is a brilliant choice for families.
When you arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris, you have the option to rent a car or use the RER trains to head to Disneyland. If you rent a car, depending on the hotel or resort you have booked, you will need an additional 40 minutes to drive from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Disneyland. This will not be a problem if you have young children with you. You really don’t want to be struggling with your kids and luggage on the train.
If you are spending 3 days or fewer, I will recommend travelling light and using the RER trains to get to Disneyland Paris. However, there is free parking at the hotels and resorts if you rent a car.
- Family-friendly options – quick flight times, frequent and more convenient for the family.
- Cheap flight tickets – Flying from London to Disneyland Paris will give you the best value if you use points to buy your tickets and use the RER trains to get to your resort.
- Additional costs if you need to rent a car
£55 per person return.
The Cheapest way on how to travel to Disneyland, Paris
The cheapest way on how to travel to Disneyland Paris is by using the National Express Coach sister -Eurolines. This service departs in the morning from London Central Victoria Coach Station and Folkestone and through overnight service from London Central, Victoria. From your departure at either London Victoria or Folkestone, they take you directly to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. They then transfer you to another carrier called a VEA Transdev service, which then takes you directly to Disneyland Paris Resorts in 45 minutes.
The departure at London Victoria station is at 8 am. You will arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport at around 4:15 pm, get transferred to the VEA Transdev service which departs at around 4:45 pm and takes you straight to your Disneyland Resort in about 45 minutes.
- Young children might not like long Coach trips. Overnight service might work best for kids.
- £96 return for adults and £50 return for children.
The quickest way on how to travel to Disneyland, Paris
The quickest way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris is through Eurostar from London to Disneyland Paris (Marne-la-Vallée). It offers a direct service which allows you to be at Disneyland Paris park at exactly 2 hours 45 minutes. The Eurostar trains depart from London St Pancras Station and stop at Disneyland Paris Marne-la-Vallee. This is the best option for your best all-inclusive holidays in Disneyland Paris. The train takes you straight to the park.
- Direct service to Disneyland Park.
- A comfortable journey – You can walk around the train.
- Best for family travellers, solo travellers and couples.
- Less frequent train service from London
- Limited options for choice of resorts – You cannot stay at Davy Crochet Resort.
- The cost can rise quickly if you don’t book your tickets for at least 3 months in advance.
- Starts from £95 per person
The easier way on how to travel to Disneyland Paris.
The easier way to travel from London to Disneyland Paris is by driving through the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle from Folkstone to Calais. You need to drive down to Folkstone Kent. Join the Eurotunnel, which takes about 35 minutes to Calais. When you get to Calais, you have just under 4 hours drive to Disneyland Paris. Obviously, this is not the best option for those who dread driving in Paris or getting their cars Europe road-worthy but it is a great option for you if you want to go at your own pace, have a few stops and save money for your all-inclusive holidays Disneyland Paris. Free parking is available at all Disneyland Paris hotels and resorts.
- Great for large families and Multi-generational families
- Get for the road-trippers
- More convenient for sightings than the other areas around Disneyland Paris.
- Time-consuming – It will take about 6 hours in total to get to Disneyland Paris from London.
How to travel to Disneyland Paris: Why Drive to Disneyland Paris?
Driving to Disneyland Paris from London starts at Dover. The service that we use is the Eurotunnel. You can book your train slots and dates online. When booking your ticket, they ask you for your car registration number, which then provides an automated reading for when you need to board your train.
When you arrive at Dover, you need to proceed to the entrance where your vehicle gets recognised and you get a printout which shows the time of your train, an alphabetical letter for boarding. The hanging ticket should stay on your dash mirror because the traffic warden will use it for boarding at Eurotunnel.
When the time for boarding starts, the traffic warden will direct you to where you will park and instruct you to apply your handbrake. The journey on Eurotunnel to Calais is around 30 minutes.
Driving from Calais to Disneyland Paris
The drive from Calais to Disneyland Paris takes under 4 hours, once you leave the train terminal, head to A26 to Arras/Paris and then take the A1 heading South towards Paris. Leave at exit 6 after Charles de Gaulle Airport and head towards A104 and finally A4. The roads leading to Disneyland Paris have tolls, which will cost about £25 in total.
Essentials for driving to Disneyland Paris from London
If you love road trips, it must also prepare you for driving safely in Europe. To drive from London to Disneyland, they require you to be legal and have essential items for your safety.
The essential items include:
- A valid UK driving licence.
- Your motor insurance certificate and V5 registration document or hire paperwork.
- A GB sticker on the back of your car – unless your car has ‘Euro-plates’ (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background).
- Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you’re driving on the right, so your lights don’t dazzle motorists coming the other way)
- Driving kit
- Spare bulbs for your car’s external lights.
- A fire extinguisher.
- A first aid kit
Alternatively, you can decide to go for a complete Euro Travel Kit which contains all you will need for your road trip.
Total cost: £147
How to travel to Disneyland Paris: Final Thoughts
This post has provided helpful tips and explanation for the 4 best ways on how to travel to Disneyland Paris using a flight, an Eurostar train, the National Express Coach and a private car.
Which of the ways of travelling from London to Disneyland Paris would you consider?
Will you like the quickest way or the cheapest way, or are you willing to rest up and take the Eurostar train?
Please let me know which way you prefer the most in the comments.