We have some bad news for Disneyland Paris fans – as Eurostar’s direct train to the theme park is being suspended.
Yep, from June 5, 2023 onwards, there’ll be no Eurostar service from London travelling directly to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy, the station right on Disneyland’s doorstep.
Eurostar will instead focus on its ‘core routes’ in Europe and will ‘revisit options’ for 2024 and beyond.
So, if you’ve been dreaming of a summer 2023 trip to ‘the happiest place on Earth’, how else can you get there from the UK? Luckily, there are some other options.
Here are a few to consider.
How to get to Disneyland Paris as direct Eurostar trains axed
To reach Disneyland by plane, fly from your nearest UK airport to either Paris-Orly or Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in France.
From there, you can get on Disneyland’s Magical Shuttle, aka a large red coach, which will take you straight from the airport to the variety of Disneyland hotels located in the park.
The shuttle from both airports costs €10 (£8.60) for under 12s, €23 (around £20) for adults, while babies aged 0 to 2 ride free.
If you’re feeling flush, you can also arrange a private Magical Shuttle to get you there, though prices start from €117 (just over £100) per private car.
If you really want the VIP treatment, you can also get a quotation for a limousine, which will surely be even more expensive (although undeniably stylish).
By car via Eurotunnel
Rather go by car? One option is to travel via the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle.
Essentially, you’ll be taking your car on a train. The Eurotunnel is in Folkestone, Kent (where you’ll go through customs) and is a 35-minute journey to the French port city of Calais.
Disneyland Paris is a three-hour road trip from Calais, so this might be a real time-sucking option, especially if you’ve had to drive several hours to Kent from where you live.
Prices for a Eurotunnel journey start from £87 per vehicle each way, so at least £174 per trip.
By car via ferry
Another option for drivers is to get a ferry to Calais from Dover, Kent.
Of course, prices will vary depending on when you book and the specifics of your journey.
The ferry crossing takes 90 minutes, and unlike with Eurotunnel you’ll be able to get out of your car during the journey, stretch your legs for a bit, and enjoy any amenities on board including shops, eateries and a chance to look out at the sea.
It’s then a three-hour road trip from Calais to Disneyland Paris.
By Eurostar and local train
Finally, you can still reach the city of Paris by Eurostar from London.
Hop on the London to Paris train (prices start from £39 one way, but likely a fair bit more) from St Pancras station and in two hours, 16 minutes you’ll arrive into Paris Gare du Nord.
Take a train from Gare du Nord to Châtelet–Les Halles station, then change to a RER A train towards Marne-La-Vallée/Chessy. This leg of the journey should be just under an hour.
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