Châlons Vatry Airport (XCR) is a small international airport serving Châlons-en-Champagne area in northeastern part of France. The airport is located near Vatry and approximately 150 km from Paris. It is also known under the name of Paris-Vatry or Paris Disney Airport, due to its location only 100 km from Disneyland Paris. In 2018, the airport served a bit over 60 000 passengers.
Shuttle: There is a regular bus service Vatry Express which connects the airport with the towns of Reims and Châlons-en-Champagne. Tickets can be purchased online or directly on board from the bus driver.
- Departure schedule can be seen online and it is adapted to scheduled flights.
- One-way ticket to Châlons-en-Champagne is approximately 5€ while a return ticket is costs about 8€.
- One-way ticket to Reims is about 9€, and a return ticket costs approximately 17€.
Taxi: If you prefer a comfortable ride over a crowded public transport, we recommend you to take a taxi, which are located outside the Arrivals Hall. Make sure to ask for a receipt prior to your ride in order to avoid getting scammed.
Transfer: If you are not a fan of public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, we recommend you to book a private transfer online which will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination. You can even pre-order a child safety seat in case you are travelling with children.
Renting a car at Paris Vatry airport: For those who would prefer to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport in the office of Avis car rental company, located in the passenger terminal. Keep in mind that the vehicle reservation cannot be made directly at the counter, it has to be done online instead.
From XCR to Paris: There is no direct public connection from Paris to the Paris Vatry Airport and viceversa. However, you can reach Paris East Train Station in 45 minutes by taking TGV (high-speed train), from where you should take a scheduled shuttle or taxi to the airport (25 km).
From XCR to Disneyland: TGV train shuttle between Chalons en Champagne and Disneyland Paris is under consideration. Until then, the only option of reaching Disneyland directly from the airport is by renting a car or taking one of the private shuttles which you can pre-book online. Prices for those are approximately 250€ per direction for a ride of up to 8 passengers.
FAQ – bus and transport from Paris Vatry Airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: It shouldn’t be, there is a shuttle bus adjusted to the flights timetable. However, if by any chance you miss it, you can take a taxi situated outside the terminal building.
Q: I would like to visit Paris in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Well, the airport is not directly connected to the city and you would have to use the combination of the shuttle bus and a train. Paris is almost 150 km away and it is not recommended to risk missing your next flight.