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Paris RER A Train Schedule Stations Interchanges

By | January 10, 2014 | in Attractions Maps RER RER A Schedules

Overview

Paris Disney Going from Paris to Disneyland® Paris? This is your schedule and Marne la Vallée is the Paris Disneyland station. See also help on reading RER schedules. It’s also possible to travel directly from CDG Airport to Disneyland by TGV highspeed train.

RER A Schedule direction (Paris Disneyland) Marne-la-Vallée Chessy, Boissy-St-Léger (PDF – valid as of January 10, 2014)

Going to La Défense business district or central Paris from Disneyland Paris?  Below is your train schedule for east to west RER A trains. See also help on reading RER schedules.

RER A Schedule

RER A Schedule direction (La Défense) Saint-Germain, Cergy, Poissy (PDF – valid as of January 10, 2014)

RER A Line Map with Stations, Zones, Interchanges to other RER and Metro Lines (PDF)

RER A Line Map with Stations

Destinations

Popular destinations along Paris RER A line:

  • Paris Disneyland (formerly called Euro Disney)
  • Chateau de Vincennes – 13th century medieval keep
  • Gare de Lyon – TGV/Transilien trains to Fontainebleau, Lyon, Provence
  • Chatelet-les-Halles Metro/RER Interchange Station
  • Auber – Galleries Lafayette Shopping Center
  • Charles de Gaulle Etoile – Arc de Triomphe
  • La Défense – Financial District – Grande Arche de La Défense

RER A

By | December 25, 2008 | in RER RER A

RER A maps, schedules and ticket/pass information can be found below.

The RER A train connects Disneyland® Paris to Paris city centre to La Défense business district at the western edge of the city.

Paris RER A Train – Overview

The RER A line shown on this RER map is the red line, which travels east to west through metro Paris, from Marne La Vallée (formerly known as Euro Disney, now called Disneyland Paris) to St Germain-en-Laye out west.

Schedules

RER A Schedules/Timetables & Line Map (showing stations & connections)

Map

Full Paris RER network map

Tickets & Passes

Fares for the RER A includes single use tickets known as Billet Ile-de-France, multi-use tickets and passes  Paris Visite, Ticket Mobilis and Pass Navigo Decouverte. Be careful with tickets & passes used on RER trains which are subject to fare zone limits and restrictions. Traveling with a ticket beyond its zone limit will prevent you from passing through exit turnstiles at your destination and worse, may earn you a 35€ fine from controllers that randomly check tickets.

Major stations

  • Disneyland Paris (at Marne La Vallée station)
  • Gare de Lyon (major TGV station)
  • Chatelet Les Halles (connection to RER B airport trains)
  • Auber (shopping at Galeries Lafayette & Printemps)
  • Arc de Triomphe (at Charles de Gaulle–Etoile station)
  • La Défense (Grande Arche, skyscrapers, banking business district)

RER A – Paris Disneyland

Paris Disneyland is not actually in Paris city centre itself, but out in the commune of Marne La Vallée. In 40 minutes the RER A train travels from city centre Paris to Eurodisney at Marne La Vallée station.  RER A trains leaving Chatelet Les Halles for Disney start at 5:20 in the morning and run every 10 to 30 minutes until the last train departs at 00:36 in the evening, every day of the week. One way ticket price is 7,30€ (full fare, January 2013) and 3,65€ for children. Other methods of travel: TGV train from CDG Airport to Paris Disneyland and Eurostar London to Paris Disneyland.

RER B – Gare de Lyon

Gare de Lyon is a major TGV (high speed) train station in south east city centre of Paris. Most trains leaving from Gare de Lyon serve the surrounding Ile-de-France area and other far away cities within France such as Dijon, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Montpellier and many others. Chateau Fontainebleau and INSEAD business school are accessible from this station via Transilien brand trains departing from Gare de Lyon.

RER B – Chatelet Les Halles

The RER A connects with the RER B Airport train at this staton. Other connections at Chatelet Les Halles include Metro lines 1, 4, 7 and 14. The RER D also joins Chatelet Les Halles to Gare du Nord, home of the Eurostar London Paris trains.

RER B – Auber

If Paris fashion and shopping are on your schedule, Auber is a stop for you.  Located above this station are two of the largest department stores in Paris: Printemps and Galeries Lafayette, known for its outrageous advertisements and window displays.

RER B – Charles de Gaulle–Etoile

The Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Avenue de Champs-Elysées is accessible via Charles de Gaulle–Etoile station on the RER A. This station is another fair size interchange hub connection Metro lines 1, 2, 6 to the RER A train.

RER B – La Défense

Home to Paris’ business and banking district, La Défense is a little slice of Manhattan or Chicago with its numerous skyscrapers (but without the traffic: it’s mostly a pedestrian area).  A second “Arc de Triomphe” exists here as the high-tech Grande Arche, many times larger than the Arc de Triomphe, housing office space and a museum dedicated to computers at its top floor.  Views over Paris from this arch are impressive.

RER Train Line Maps

By | July 9, 2008 | in Maps RER

RER Train Line MapsRER Train Line Map

The following RER Train Line maps are specific to a single RER Train line, A, B, C, D, or E.

Each RER Line map shows:

  • Stations along the RER line
  • Branches & Terminus (last) stations for each branch, used to specify direction of travel for RER trains along their platforms within stations
  • Interchanges or Connections to Paris Metro lines
  • Connections to other RER train lines
  • Transfers to TGV Trains, Transilien/Ter commuter train lines at large Paris train stations (known as “Gare” in French). This includes Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare de Austerlitz, Gare de Montparnasse, Gare St. Lazare.
  • Zones for Pass Navigo / Paris Visite / Mobilis tickets and passes
  • Handicap accessibility at stations
  • Famous attractions near stations

These maps can be found on all RER train cars just above their doors.

RER A Train Line Map

RER B Train Line Map

RER C Train Line Map

RER D Train Line Map

RER E Train Line Map

RER A Stations Panel

By | June 16, 2008 | in RER RER A

RER A Station Panel Direction Poissy, Cergy-Le Haut

This is a photo of an RER A (red line) stations panel.

These panels can be found along each RER train platform for each direction of travel. This panel in particular is in the direction Cergy-Le Haut (A3), Poissy (A5), Saint Germain-en-Laye (A1).

Each name listed on the panel represents a station stop.  The next train that arrives will stop at all station names that are lit with a yellow square.

This train in particular will be traveling along the A1 branch of RER A, ending at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

RER A Line Map Panel

By | June 16, 2008 | in Maps RER RER A

RER A Line Map within Gare de Lyon Station in Paris

This is a photo of a RER A Line Map within Gare de Lyon showing its five branches:

  • A1 – Saint Germain-en-Laye
  • A2 – Boissy, Saint-Léger
  • A3 – Cergy Le Haut
  • A4 – Marne La Vallée, Chessy, Euro Disney
  • A5 – Poissy

To know which direction you should be taking on a RER A train, first find the station you want to arrive at on a line map or panel like the one shown above.  Once you’ve found your station, follow the line on the map until its end: the terminus station.  The name of the terminus station will be the direction you’re after, either “Boissy, St-Légere, Marne-la-Vallée” (off to the east of Paris for locations like Euro Disney) or “St-Germain-en-Laye, Poissy, Cergy”  (off the west of Paris, for locations such as La Défense).

Once you’ve located the right platform for your direction, you need to take an RER A train that will stop at your station, since not all RER trains will stop at all stations along the line.  You must refer to the RER station stop panels located above the train platforms to see where the next train will stop.

More Information

RER A Schedules and RER A Line Map