Travelling to Disneyland Paris by Eurostar

Disneyland Paris by Eurostar is the easiest and quickest way to get to the heart of the magic. The Eurostar runs from Ashford, Ebbsfleet and London St.Pancras and in just under 3 hours, you’ll be in the parks in no time.

Disneyland Paris by Eurostar

Marne La Vallée Station

Marne La Vallée is the hub to Disneyland Paris. Whether you’re arriving from the direct service, RER, TGV or coming from Charles De Gaulle, this place will become very familiar. Situated just outside the Disney Village, after arrivals it’s not long until you start your first day at Disneyland Park. Or perhaps the Walt Disney Studios? Either one you’ll be there within minutes after pulling in. The station also offers a Disney Express luggage service so, you can leave your cases there and head straight to the parks.

Direct Service

Eurostar first started running in November of 1994. Its services first started at London’s popular Waterloo station making it very central for travelers. On November 14th in 2007 however, the services stopped running from Waterloo and moved to a bigger home in London’s St.Pancras which, is next to King Cross Station. With a 2 hour and 40-minute journey direct from St.Pancras, you arrive on Disneyland’s doorstep with ease.

Standard Premiere

With Standard Premiere, you receive a hot meal which includes a few options to choose from and a drink which, is either a soft drink or an Alcoholic beverage. This is a fantastic service to add to your journey as you do not need to move anywhere.  The staff kindly bring your meals round for you during your travel. There is also a food and drinks bar available on board if you choose just Standard but, this is a nice service to have with extra leg room on your way home or even on your way to the parks. 

Indirect Trains

As well as the direct service to Disneyland Paris, there is also an indirect service. The indirect runs via Lille Europe or Lille Flandres, which requires you to change onto a TGV train. They are very simple but, there might be a wait time of over an hour so, make sure to check this before you book and which Lille station you transfer from. Lille Flandres isn’t far from Lille Europe, just across the road. You will be required your passport at the change over at Lille too.

London to Gare Du Nord

Traveling to Gare Du Nord is another great option as the direct services can be very expensive. You will arrive at the Paris Central station and will head down to the RER. It is very easy to get to and plenty of staff to help. You will need to use the ticket machines to buy an RER ticket one way is about €7. Tip – do not loose these! I did once and had to pay a fine of €50 in cash. This journey gets you to the park in just under 40 minutes and requires one change at Châtelet–Les Halles.  The trains have little TVs which indicate where you are and how many stops are left. The trains may be frequent but, bare in mind that there is quite a gap between trains, unlike the London Tubes.

Club Eurostar

Club Eurostar is a fantastic benefit. If you’re a frequent traveler on a Eurostar, it is worth the investment. It’s free to sign up and you receive 1 point for every pound you spend on a journey. This also includes single journeys and ones with a TGV connection. Just make sure you add the points on after you travel as these are only valid for 90 days.

Club Levels

Classique

  • Enjoy special offers chosen just for Club Eurostar members
  • Earn points every time you travel with Eurostar
  • Earn points with our partners
  • Share your points with family and friends in the club
  • Use your points to buy Eurostar tickets, with no blackout dates or fees 
  • Upgrade your Eurostar ticket using your points
  • Choose to get Eurostar compensation in points
  • Take advantage of discounts and special offers from our partners
  • Use your points for Eurostar ticket discounts

Advantage

  • Enjoy special offers chosen just for Club Eurostar members
  • Earn points every time you travel with Eurostar
  • Earn points with our partners
  • Share your points with family and friends in the club
  • Use your points to buy Eurostar tickets, with no blackout dates or fees 
  • Upgrade your Eurostar ticket using your points
  • Choose to get Eurostar compensation in points
  • Take advantage of discounts and special offers from our partners
  • Use your points for Eurostar ticket discounts
  • Use your points on rail travel with our partners on the Continent (TGV, Thalys, Lyria)
  • Treat yourself with your points at the Club Eurostar Shop

Carte Blanche

  • Enjoy special offers chosen just for Club Eurostar members
  • Earn points every time you travel with Eurostar
  • Earn points with our partners
  • Share your points with family and friends in the club
  • Use your points to buy Eurostar tickets, with no blackout dates or fees 
  • Upgrade your Eurostar ticket using your points
  • Choose to get Eurostar compensation in points
  • Take advantage of discounts and special offers from our partners
  • Use your points for Eurostar ticket discounts
  • Use your points on rail travel with our partners on the Continent (TGV, Thalys, Lyria)
  • Treat yourself with your points at the Club Eurostar Shop
  • Get support from a dedicated Club Eurostar team
  • Work or unwind in our Business Premier or Railteam lounges
  • Fast-track lanes for a quicker getaway
  • Use the Business Premier ticket office
  • Have a cab waiting at Arrivals with our taxi booking service

You start automatically at Classique when you sign up, to reach Advantage it requires 400 points and Carte Blanche is 1,800. You can find more information on gaining points on the Eurostar website.

Top tips

Direct services to Disneyland Paris appear 90 days before travel and if you are delayed over 60 minutes, you are due compensation so it is worth checking as soon as you arrive home.

The Eurostar is a fantastic way to get to the heart of the magic and I highly recommend it over flying. Which way do you prefer to get to Disneyland?

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