If, like us, you arrived at Disneyland by taxi or coach but plan on getting to the airport by train, you might find information hard to come by. Every article we came across described the journey in the opposite direction. So if you want to get from Disneyland Paris to Charles de Gaul airport, it can be a little tricky.
That’s why I’m writing this guide, so you don’t have to go through the same confusion we did.
The train station at Disney is really easy to find. There are plenty of signs and it’s located right by the park entrance. So that part of it was fairly straight forward. But if you need to Google it, the train station you’re looking for is Gare de Marne la Vallée Chessy.
Once you’re inside you’ll be able to see ticket machines and help desks to your left. This is the part of the area you want to ignore. The ticket machines there can’t sell you the ticket you need and the people at the help desk can’t either (although they can point you in the right direction).
This part of the station is for the RER, the main train service for Paris. If you were going back to the city, this is where you want to go.
If you want to go to the airport, you’ll need to ignore this area and go straight ahead, further inside the station. If your back is to the entrance the doors will be to the right-hand side of the station.
Follow the signs for the TGV or SNCF (the company that runs the service). There is an instant shift in the environment as a dull train station gives way to a light and airy space. There are multiple escalators but don’t go down them yet.
Keep walking around the side of the area until you reach the back. Here there are ticket desks and a couple of ticket machines. We used the ticket machines. They had multiple language options and were really straight forward.
The ticket cost €20 each. A bit pricey but compared to the alternatives I was quite happy with this.
The ticket machine provided us with the information we needed so we headed down the escalators. There’s plenty of information available via screens and if necessary Google maps so we never felt worried we were in the wrong place or anything like that.
The TGV is a high-speed train so it took an impressive 10 minutes to get to the airport. Once at the airport station, head upwards, following the signs and you’ll end up near the check-in desks. And that’s it!
When you know to ignore the RER part of the station, it’s a pretty straight forward journey. There are a couple of alternative ways of getting there. Euro Disney runs a shuttle service but this wasn’t included in our package (to our annoyance) and isn’t that cheap. In fact at €23 per adult, it was more expensive!
So if you need a quick escape from Disneyland Paris, I’d definitely recommend the TGV.