Complete Guide On How To Transfer From Charles de Gaulle to Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe
One of the original hotels which opened with the park in 1992, Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe evokes the feeling of a Route 66 motel in New Mexico. Designed by Albuquerque based architect Antoine Predock, the hotel resembles Pueblo revival architecture. The Southwestern theme is fuelled by cacti surrounding the pueblo’s and decorative neon lights around the area.
The rooms are a must for any Cars fans, the rooms are themed from the film and visitors can experience Luigi, Mater, Sally or the legendary Lightning McQueen! Not only are the rooms Cars themed, a ‘drive-in’ theatre plays the films all day. Despite people’s affinity for the automotive method of travel, many people choose to fly to Paris to start their Southwestern themed Disney break, and most fly into Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG).
Charles de Gaulle is France’s busiest airport and handles 475000 aircraft movements annually, with that comes over 90 million passengers through its doors. With the large volume of passengers comes a very large site, 3 terminals serve the airport, with terminal 2 spread into several sub-terminals. It can be a very daunting place to travel through, even for the most experienced traveller, so with families it can be a nightmare. Prior planning and preparation is required, although the burden can be greatly reduced through the use of a private taxi. CDG is served by train and bus services also.
Private Taxi from Charles de Gaulle to Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe
For private taxi services T2 Transfer offer an excellent service. They take the burden of onwards travel away, their driver meets you at the arrivals area of the terminal you arrive in, clearly displaying themselves by holding a placard up stating your name. From there they guide you through the busy Charles de Gaulle airport to your private taxi.
Your taxi is luxury, a new, prestigious car driven by a fully licensed, professional driver who speaks both French and English and unlike other companies you won’t have to share your taxi! Your driver will be happy to answer any questions on the day, but if you have questions any other time, T2 Transfer have a 24/7 customer service.
Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe is 43 Km from Charles de Gaulle and the journey will take approximately 1 hour, dependent on traffic.
T2 Transfer offer the great ability to pay for your taxi in either euros, dollars or pounds.
Prices can be found below:
- 1-3 passengers – € 60
- 1-4 passengers – € 65
- 1-5 passengers – € 70
- 1-6 passengers – € 75
- 1-7 passengers – € 80
- 1-8 passengers – € 85
Transfers from CDG Airport to Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe By Train
CDG has a train station that serves both the RER suburban train service and the TGV intercity train services. The train station at Charles de Gaulle is located underneath terminal 2. From CDG it is possible to utilise both networks to get the train to Marne-la-Vallee where you then catch the Hotel Santa Fe shuttle bus.
Catching the RER from CDG RER station leads you onto the RER B line to central Paris and the Chatelet Les Halles station. From here you catch the RER A line to Marne-la-Vallee, it is important to stress you must catch the correct train as they go to a couple of destinations from Chatelet Les Halles.
The RER trains operate between 0500 and 0000 each day and the trains depart Charles de Gaulle approximately every 15-20 minutes. The price of tickets vary and depend on your circumstances and requirements.
- Duration: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
On the intercity services there are sporadic services departing between 0450 and 2350 from Charles de Gaulle to Marne-la-Vallee. These journeys vary greatly depending on which train you catch, going from 9 minutes to 49 minutes, but, if you time it wrong on this service you could be waiting on the CDG platform a while for a train. Prices also vary dependent on the service.
- Duration: Varies
- Cost: Adult single ticket is €24-41 (dependent on operator), Child single ticket varies with operator.
Transfer from Charles de Gaulle to Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe By Bus
When considering bus services the public network can be discounted, these journeys are overly complex and long. The only bus service available is the privately operated Magical Shuttle Bus. This operates from terminal 2F between 0900 and 2000 each day. The bus drops off directly at the Hotel Santa Fe. These buses can be extremely busy and prior booking is strongly recommended.
- Duration: 1 hr
- Cost: Adult single ticket is €23, Child single ticket is €10