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EuroDisney Train

EuroDisney trains run from London, Paris and CDG Airport arriving directly at the Paris Disneyland park gates.EuroDisney Train Station

Here are detailed instructions on taking the most popular EuroDisney train routes:

The London to EuroDisney train route is operated by Eurostar.  Trains bound for EuroDisney leave London from St. Pancras International train station (at King’s Cross Tube Station). Direct train service between London and Paris Disneyland departs London St. Pancras once per day at 08:35 in the morning, arriving at EuroDisney at 12:30 (2 hours 55 minutes of train travel, plus 1 hour time difference between London and Paris, Paris being 1 hour ahead of London).  Eurostar train tickets start at 59£ return between London to Disneyland Resort. Eurostar London-Paris Disneyland ticket price starts at 44£ for children between 4-11 years of age.  There are also several connecting high speed trains from London to Disney departing as early as 06:59.  Search train timetables for London to Disneyland at

Paris to EuroDisney train service is provided by RER trains which run between Paris city centre and EuroDisney, located 40KM east at Marne La Vallée station (located at the Disneyland park gates).  The RER train service is a non-reserved seating, city train with frequent service between several Paris stations and Marne La Vallée.  RER ticket price from Paris to Disney is 6,45€ one way.  See the full article for more information: RER A Paris and Eurodisney.

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport to EuroDisney by train is possible from CDG Terminal 2 which has its own TGV train station.  CDG to EuroDisney train ticket prices vary from 15€ to 37€. Travel time between CDG and EuroDisney by train is between 8 and 13 minutes.  The first train departs CDG for Eurodisney at 06:54.  The last TGV train between Marne La Vallée (EuroDisney) station and CDG Airport departs Disneyland at 22:56 arriving at CDG Terminal 2 at 23:06.  Find out more at CDG to EuroDisney train at

RER A Schedule Timetable

The Paris and Euro Disney train schedule, i.e the RER A train line, can be found at Paris by Train.

The RER A train travels West to East across Paris, connecting the financial district to the shopping district (Galeries Lafayette) to Gare de Lyon, to the eastern terminus of train line to Euro Disney / Marne La Vallee.

When taking the RER A to Euro Disneyland or refering to the printed schedules, remember that the direction you want is Marne La Vallee — Chessy.  On some train line panels, the name Boissy–St-Leger may be shown as well.

RER B Schedule

To download a schedule of trains running from Charles de Gaulle Airport to central Paris, see the RER B Timetables article at Paris by Train.

The RER B train schedules are separated into two files by direction, southbound leaving CDG Airport would be in direction Antony, Robinson, St-Remy-les-Chevreuse.  Going to CDG Airport from Paris (northbound), would be direction Mitry-Claye, Aeroport Charles de Gaulle. Be sure to download the correct schedule.

You may also want to refer to the instructions on how to read the RER train schedule sheet, which can be overwhelming at first glance.

Paris Metro Map

Download and print a Compact Paris Metro map and you’ll be ready to navigate the Paris subways like a local.

This map is not available from Paris Metro ticket windows so you’re best option is to simply print it yourself and bring it with you before you arrive in Paris.  With 14 different subway lines plus 2 secondary “bis” lines traversing the city centre with 300 Metro stations, things can get confusing.

This map will definitely help you find your way.

Train Times Paris to Fontainebleau

Paris by Train has recently posted train schedules for traveling from Paris to Fontainebleau-Avon, which will be of particular interest to those traveling to:

  • INSEAD International Business School
  • Chateau Fontainebleau
  • do some bouldering and climbing in the Forest of Fontainebleau or Bois Le Roi

Aeroport Charles de Gaulle to Versailles

To get from airport CDG directly to Versailles, you’ll need to take the RER B train from either Airport Terminal 2 or Terminal 1 train station towards Paris and change trains once at the stop St. Michel/Notre Dame. Here are full detailed instructions on getting to Paris from Charles de Gaulle.

At metro/RER station Saint Michel / Notre Dame, you’ll switch from RER B (blue line) to RER C (yellow line), heading in the direction of Versailles-Rive Gauche. Follow the overhead and wall signs to get to the correct RER C yellow line platform. The signs should read RER C Versailles-Rive Gauche and perhaps other names like Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Once you arrive at the correct train platform, note the black overhead RER train stop panels with plenty of names and yellow squares that may or may not be lit beside them. Each yellow square beside a name means that the next train which arrives at this platform, will stop at those stations along the way to its final destination. Double check that one of these names should say Versailles-Rive Gauche and be lit with a yellow square beside the name. If the name is not lit, but you see it on the panel, the next train will not stop there. Wait until the next train passes and the sign changes to show a lit yellow square beside Versailles-Rive Gauche.

See this page for detailed instructions on getting from Paris to Versailles by train.

Paris Metro Carte Orange Week Pass is now Passe Navigo Découverte

The Paris train and bus transport system, RATP, has stopped selling the Carte Orange week pass / month pass and started selling the Passe Navigo Découverte, which is aimed at visitors and tourists to Paris.

For €5, the Passe Navigo Découverte card can be purchased on the spot at any metro ticket window in Paris, which can then be loaded with 2 to 6 zones of travel, for a week or a month. A 2 Zone Passe Navigo Découverte will cover Paris up to the financial center of La Défense on the western edge of Paris, home of the Grande Arche & Société Générale, to Chateau de Vincennes on the eastern edge of the city, home of the 12th century medieval keep.
A 6 Zone Passe Navigo Découverte is good for trains from Paris out to Chateau Fontainebleau, Chateau Versailles, Euro Disney, Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Terminals 1 and 2 and Airport Paris-Orly (ORY).

Find out more about the Passe Navigo Découverte at Paris by Train.