Taking the Eurostar to Disneyland Paris can be expensive and the direct train service can fill up very fast. An alternative is taking the Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord and taking the RER A to Disneyland Paris which opens up cheaper tickets and more frequent departures. But just how do you get to Disneyland Paris from Paris Gare du Nord by RER? This simple guide will walk you through the easy steps you need to take for an easy (and short) journey.

From the 27th October until 1st November (inclusive), the RER A will be closed between Noisy-le-Grand Mont d’est and Torcy. This affects the journey details below.

You can follow this guide for buying tickets, then see the special guidance at the bottom of the page for how to adapt your journey during these works.

Arriving at Gare du Nord

Upon arriving at Gare du Nord, you simply walk to the front of the train to get off the platform and enter the main station concourse, here you will find shops, restaurants and (payable) toilets.

Gare du Nord - Eurostar arrivals

However, if you are wanting to go straight to Disneyland Paris simply follow the M and RER signs. These will point to the left, simply walk to the very end of the station concourse.

Directions to the Métro and RER in Paris Gare du Nord

This is a very wide and open area and features a large restaurant and Starbucks location, in the centre of this area are some white ticket machines that say ‘Paris – Ile de France | train, RER, tramway, métro. These machines are where we will purchase our tickets to get to Disneyland Paris on the RER.

The RER ticket machine in Paris Gare Du Nord

Buying tickets for the RER

Upon finding a vacant machine, you will be presented with a screen that looks somewhat like this:

Opening Screen in the RER Ticket Machine at Paris Gare du Nord

You are able to swap the language into English (or pick from a range of languages, this guide will follow an English translated menu). From here, simple press ‘Purchase Tickets’.

Opening Screen in the RER Ticket Machine at Paris Gare du Nord in English

You are now presented with a range of options, we will be pressing ‘Tickets for airports, Ile de France main stations, tourist areas’:

Gare du Nord RER ticket machine - Main Menu

On the next screen, you simply confirm that you will be leaving from PARIS NORD, select this option:

Gare du Nord RER ticket machine - departure station

The next screen allows you to select from Airports, Main Stations or Tourist Areas. Select ‘Tourist Areas’:

Gare du Nord RER Ticket Machine - Select Tourist Area

Disneyland Paris is listed prominently on this next menu, simply press it:

Gare Du Nord RER Ticket Machine - Select DIsneyland Paris

You now need to select your fare type, full fare is for adults and obviously child fares are for those under the age of 10.

Gare du Nord RER ticket machine - Select Fare

The next screen is where you will be able to select your ticket quantity. Tickets purchased here are valid in both out and return directions (therefore, if you are traveling back from Paris Gare du Nord, you’d want to buy 2 tickets or select ‘Round Trip’). Each ticket is priced €7.60:

Gare du Nord RER ticket Machine - Ticket Quantity

Once selected you are able to purchase more tickets of select the pay option. The machine takes both cash and card:

Gare du Nord RER Ticket Machine - Payment

And that’s it. Your tickets will be printed. Keep these very safe, you will need them to both enter and exit the RER system.

RER ticket from Paris Gare du Nord to Disneyland Paris

Getting on the train

Now that you have purchased your tickets, you will be able to take the RER. Next to the ticket machines there is an escalator with a sign that looks like this:

Paris Gare du Nord - Sign to RER

From here, we will be following the signs to RER B (the light blue line). From the bottom of the escalator, you’ll need to turn to the left:

Paris Gare du Nord - Sign to RER

From here the signs become more complicated, but you are looking for the B with a ‘SUD’ next to it (SUD means South). The locations (Aéroport D’Orly, Robinson, Massy Palaiseau, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse) are the final destinations of the line:

Gare Du Nord - RER B Sud Direction Sign

Head through the ticket barriers (again: hold on to your tickets, you will next need them at the station at Disneyland Paris and in case of a random inspection on board). From here it’s quite straight forward, simply head down the escalator marked RER B SUD. The platform will be on your right hand side. You may take any train:

Escalator to the Gare du Nord RER B Platform
RER B Train

Go one stop (Châtelet les Halles) and get off the train. The transfer to the RER A is extremely simple, simply walk to the opposite platform:

The RER B and A platforms at Châtelet les Halles

Check the departure boards, you need to take a train to Marne-la-Vallée Chessy (Disneyland Paris). This is handily indicated on the boards by a little Mickey icon. Board the train and simply ride all the way to the end of the line:

The departure board for RER A trains

Once you reach Marne-la-Vallée Chessy simply get off the train, head up the escalators and through the ticket barriers. You are now in the heart of Disneyland Paris!

Autumn 2018 Engineering Works

From Saturday 27th October – Thursday 1st November 2018, the RER A will be closed between Noisy-le-Grand Mont d’est and Torcy. This means that there will be no direct access to Disneyland Paris from Central Paris during this period.

To get to the resort from Paris, simply take the RER A as normal to Noisy-le-grand and change for a rail substitution bus. At the station you will see 3 options:

  • Bus Omnibus – This serves all intermediate stations between Noisy-le-grand and Torcy.
  • Bus Express – This bus goes direct to Torcy where the RER A will once again pick up passengers.
  • Disney Express – This bus goes direct to the Disney Parks from Noisy-le-grand with no need to reconnect onto the RER A.

If you are going to the parks, an on-site hotel or a partner hotel, simply take the Disney Express. If you are traveling to Val d’Europe (from Central Paris) then you will need to take the Express bus and re-join the RER A at Torcy.

Good news for those staying in Val d’Europe who want to use the RER A to get to the parks from their hotel, the train service will be running as normal.