RER tRAINS - CDG Terminal 1 to disneyland Paris Marne-la -Vallee-chessy station
To get to Disneyland Paris by train from CDG Airport the TGV fast train (at only 10 minutes) is the fastest and best route if you are travelling fairly light. At 35€ it is not the cheapest train ride as there is also the option of an indirect route via the RER regional train. You should use the RER B in the direction of 'Massy Palaiseau' to Châtelet les Halles, change and take the RER A in the direction of 'Marne La Vallée Chessy to Marne' which is the station at the entrance to the park. The ticket price at 17.30€ is attractive but you have to offset it with the fact that it has a journey time of around 1hour and 40 minutes. So if you are on a budget,travelling light and in no rush, here's how:
If you fly into Terminal 1 you will have arrived on Level 3 , you need to descend to the lower (shop) level following the signs for CDGVAL, this is the free airport shuttle train that will take you to 'Roissaypole' where the RER station is located
Follow the signs as above.
You will see this display of train times and 'Paris by train' sign as you enter the access to the CDGVAL, simply follow the arrow.
An escalator will take you to the shuttle platform.
You will have very little time to wait as they operate every five minutes.
After a four minute journey you will arrive at the 'Roissypole' atrium which contains the RER train station (Aeroport CDG1).
Turning right will take you to the ticket machines for the RER trains and in the direction of the station.
You will find plenty of ticket vending machines here. You must use a 'smart chip enabled' card at these machines or cash - coins only!.**There are also ticket windows nearby - but these tend to be busy with people who can't use their card or did not bring any euros in change !!!. If you only have notes there are a few 'coin change ' machines-but again they tend to be busy - if you can find them ---the answer is to take a bunch of euro coins with you! Your ticket is valid for the journey to the centre of Paris This ticket is also good for a transfer from the RER to the local Metro system and an unlimited number of transfers once you are inside the Metro as long as you don't exit a metro station.
You have to select Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy (MLVChessy) as you final destination then use use the RER B train in the direction of 'Massy Palaiseau' you travel to 'Châtelet les Halles' in the city, change and take the RER A back out east in the direction Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy (your stop for Disneyland). If you can, try and take one of the 'express' trains normally marked 'KARI' as above. These trains only stop at main stations so tend to be less busy so if you are travelling with luggage you may have more space.
Once you have your ticket follow the signs saying "Access aux trains" or "All trains". When using the ticket from and to the airport (as with tickets for the RER trains and the metro) you have to use it to enter and to exit the train. Always keep the ticket handy as the SNCF guards sometimes check tickets and if you are without one you may be fined €40. This means that after you use your ticket at the entry gate, you must retrieve it from the machine and keep it with you until you leave the train/metro (it continues to work here ) system including any connections.This will lead you down an escalator to the train Platform.
The platform signs read 'Tous les trains vont à Paris' - all the trains serve Paris. When the the train arrives the doors should open automatically but if they don't just push on the rubber button to operate.
RER B train route to Paris
Chatelet Les-Hallesis actually the largest underground station in Europe but don't let that put you off as it is well signposted.You have to make your way to the RER line A4 and take the train in the direction of Marne-la-Vallee. On the Platform you will find an overhead illuminated sign highlighting the route of the arriving train with all the stops on that route lit up. Journey time around 1 hour. *Please note: because of the number of lines through this station it is best avoided at peak times.
There are actually two stations/stops that give you access to Disneyland Paris and it will depend on whether you are going directly to the parks (Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy station) or if you are heading to one of the many hotels serving the area.
The first stop is Val d'Europe Station which gives you access to La Vallée Village (a designer shopping outlet), the l'Élysée Val d'Europe Hotel, the Adagio City Aparthotel Val d'Europe and Sea Life Aquarium.
The final stop isMarne-la-Vallée/ Chessy Station giving access toDisneyland Park,Walt Disney Studios Park,Disney Village, the Dream Castle Fabulous Hotels Group, the Magic Circus Fabulous Hotels Group,the Explorers Fabulous Hotels Group, Hôtel Kyriad and Villages Nature Paris
You will arrive at the station 'Marne-la-Vallee / Chessy, Paris Disneyland®' which is on the plaza between the Disneyland® Hotel, the Walt Disney Studios and the Disney® Village.
A free shuttle bus service runs from this station to all the Disney hotels (exceptDisney's Davy Crockett RanchandVillages Nature Paris.