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Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

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Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

Hi all

We are heading to Disney for 5 days at the end of March, we arrive on the Monday and leave tea time on the Friday.

We are considering going in to Paris on the Thursday by train (we are flying so have no transport ourselves)

Just wondering if anyone can give me any info on it like how long the train takes, which train to get, how much they cost and where to go in a day (obviously want to see the tower).

We are a family of 2 adults and children age 9 & 8.

Neither of us speak french so would we survive on just speaking English?

Many thanks

Edited: 09 January 2014, 17:31
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1. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

On the right of this page you will find the answer in the 'top questions' section. Also use the search facility on this page - many have asked the same questions as you so you will find detailed answers. We found the train was easy to use, 15e for adult moblis day card. We easily visited Notre Dame, Monmmatre,Sacre Coeur, Champs Elise and E Tower in a day and had a lovely meal (pre booked).

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2. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

To learn how to get around Paris (and into Paris from Disney) by métro/bus/RER use www.ratp.fr. Here is a link to a route planner:

ratp.fr/itineraires/en/ratp/recherche-avancee

Here is an interactive map of the system:

www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/carteidf.php…

Since parts of this website are only in French you can also use www.transilien.com or www.vianavigo.com. Via Navigo probably has the most complete English website. A good website to learn how to use public transport in Paris is www.parisbytrain.com.

In brief, to get to Paris you'll depart from the RER station Marne-la-Vallée Chessy (Disneyland) and take the RER A into Paris. Do the opposite to get back to Disney. For the adults you'll want to buy one day Mobilis passes for zones 1-5 at a cost of 16.10€ each. For the kids you'll buy one day Paris Visite passes for zones 1-5 at a cost of 11.40€ each. These passes will give you unlimited use of any form of public transport for the day.

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3. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

Hi we had a paris guide book which included an underground mao which we found very easy to follow and we managed to do quite a few sights in one day :)

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4. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

Sorry to intrude in your post Chris, but could someone explain if it is cheper to buy the one day ticket in advance rather on the day as there seems a visite ticket for €22 or a mobilis ticket for €16.

Any advice on what s the difference??

Thanks

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5. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

We are just home last night, we went to Paris on Thursday. 2 adults &2 children €55...... We bought our tickets the day before. The clock starts running as soon as u use it until the same time the next day.

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We are just home last night, we went to Paris on Thursday. 2 adults &2 children €55...... We bought our tickets the day before. The clock starts running as soon as u use it until the same time the next day.

Adult mobilis tickets, but the kids got visite tickets, you can use it as much as u want on train, metro & bus

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7. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

The Vistte Pass for the kids make sense because kids under 12 pay about half price for the Visite Pass (about 22€ for adults) but there is no reduction for kids with the Mobilis Pass (although there is the Ticket Jeune on weekends and holidays). You can buy the passes in advance because they aren't valid until the first time you use them. They expire on midnight of the day you validate them so don't plan on returning home after midnight, meaning if you leave Paris at 23h30 and arrive at Disney after midnight they will not be valid to exit the RER station.

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8. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

Hi French_Mystique, I am surprised and interested by your last comment as we have used one day Mobilis tickets or Paris Visite cards and caught the last train from Chatelet Les Halles at midnight, arriving at MLV around 00.40. We had no problem leaving Chessy station. Were we just lucky?

Hi Chris, as skimom says if you can see the TQ lists on both our MLV and DLP forums pages there is one about visiting Paris from Disneyland by train or coach trip. It is very easy as the RER A train goes from MLV Chessy / Disneyland to central Paris and beyond with no need to change. It takes approx 40 mins to Chatelet Les Halles (Notre Dame area) and a bit longer to CDG Etoile for the Arc de Triomphe and line 6 Metro from there to the Eiffel Tower. (Trocadero or Bir Hakeim stops).

We also use some good guide books like the AA one, and plan what we are going to do in our day each time we visit Paris from DLP. If you catch an early train is it surprising how much you can fit in if you do some research and plan before you go. Both the Mobilis and Paris Visite cover RER, buses and Metro in Paris. Alternatively you could buy two singles for slightly less, (children aged 4-11 travel half price) and use the Hop On Hop Off tour bus in Paris to get around instead if you find that easier. They don't sell a 1 day ticket though, so you have to buy a 2 day one.

Don't worry about not speaking French, as many people speak English, but as we have said in other threads it is useful and polite if you know how to say please, thank you, hello etc. See this page -

about-france.com/tourism/french-phrases.htm

http://www.carsrouges.com/

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9. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

This map shows the RER A train from Disneyland to Paris

martynbane.co.uk/2003Trips/…metromap.htm

On return, notice that the line divides after Vincennes, so make sure the train you catch is going to MLV Chessy / Disneyland.

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10. Re: Getting to Paris from Disney for a day out

Figgy, it appears there has been a change at some point in recent months regarding the Mobilis passes. I know in the late summer or early fall I started having problems with them not working after midnight and my wife noticed on the RATP website that they terminate at midnight. Don't know when the change in policy occurred but it appears official.