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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Introduction

Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG) is approximately 25 kilometres from Paris, off to the northeast near the town of Roissy (which is why you will sometimes hear the airport referred to as Roissy). It's one of the busiest airports in Europe, and has hundreds of flights throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

The airport is on both the RER B train line and the high speed TGV train line, making it easy to connect to Brussels and several other places in France, bypassing Paris.

Between CDG and Central Paris, these are the main transit options:

  • RER B - Paris stops: Gare du Nord, Châtelet-Les-Halles, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame, Luxembourg, Port-Royal, Denfert-Rochereau and Cité-Universitaire; Duration: 35-45 minutes depending on the stop; Frequency: 10 to 15 minutes; Fare: €8.50.
  • Roissy Bus - Paris stop: Opéra-Garnier; Duration: 45 to 60 minutes (often more, up to 90 minutes); Frequency: 15 to 20 minutes; Fare: €9.10.
  • Les Cars Air France - airport bus which leaves every 15-30 minutes (6am-11pm); Line 2: to/fro Arc de Triomphe-Étoile and Porte Maillot, Duration: 45 minutes, Fare: €15/€24 one-way/return; Line 3: to/fro Orly, Duration: 60 minutes, Fare: €19 one-way (no return ticket); Line 4: to/fro Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse, Duration: 50 minutes, Fare: €16.50/€27 one-way/return.
  • Bus #350 or #351 - to Gare de l'Est (#350) and Nation (#351), then served by métro lines 4, 5, and 7 (#350) and métro lines 1, 2, 6, 9 and RER A (#351). 4 standard tickets required for the bus, and 1 additional ticket needed for métro transfer. 1-day zone 1-5 Mobilis may be used, €13.20. (See "Getting around" for standard ticket pricing.)
  • Noctilien #N140 or #N143 - for midnight to early morning travel, to/fro Gare de l'Est, 4 standard tickets required.

The RER B is the cheapest and fastest way to travel to Paris and while it is safe in general, care is required particularly for very early or very late rides. Try to avoid empty cars and stay in those with other travellers if possible, as the RER passes some unsavoury suburban neighbourhoods.

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Getting around

The CDGVAL is a light-rail shuttle that links the terminals, railway station and parking lots. Started on 4 April 2007, the CDGVAL links all the three terminals (except hall 2G). There is only a single station for Terminal 2, near the rail station, so the walk distance to the more distant halls 2A-2B is more than 500 metres (and both CDGVAL and bus are needed to reach 2G from Terminal 1).

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has 3 terminals. Terminal 2 is subdivided into 2A to 2G and 2F again is subdivided into 3 sectors (2F, 2F1 and 2F2). For more information about the airlines' websites, see the List of Airlines article or the details about flying with budget airlines.

Terminal 1

  • Adria Airways - Ljubljana
  • Aegean Airlines - Athens, Heraklion
  • Aer Lingus - Cork, Dublin
  • Afriqiyah Airways - Tripoli
  • AirBaltic - Riga, Vilnius
  • Air China - Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong
  • Air Moldova - Chisinau
  • All Nippon Airways - Tokyo-Narita
  • Arkia Israel Airlines - Tel Aviv
  • Asiana Airlines - Seoul-Incheon
  • Blue1 - Helsinki, Kittilä
  • Bmibaby - East Midlands
  • Brussels Airlines - Brussels
  • Bulgarian Air Charter - Burgas, Varna
  • Continental Airlines - Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Croatia Airlines - Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb
  • Cyprus Airways - Larnaca, Thessaloniki
  • EgyptAir - Cairo, Luxor
  • Estonian Air - Tallinn
  • EVA Air - Taipei-Taoyuan
  • Flybe - Belfast-City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow-International, Jersey, Manchester, Southampton
  • Gabon Airlines - Libreville
  • Hamburg International - Enontekiö, Funchal, Marrakech
  • Icelandair - Reykjavík-Keflavík
  • Kuwait Airways - Kuwait, Rome-Fiumicino
  • LOT Polish Airlines - Kraków, Warsaw
  • Lufthansa - Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Milan-Malpensa, Munich
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings - Berlin-Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine - Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich
  • Malaysia Airlines - Kuala Lumpur
  • Olympic Air - Athens
  • Pakistan International Airlines - Islamabad, Lahore
  • Qatar Airways - Doha
  • Royal Air Maroc - Casablanca
  • SATA International - Funchal
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines - Jeddah, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Singapore Airlines - Singapore
  • SriLankan Airlines - Colombo
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • TACV - Sal
  • TAM Airlines - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
  • Thai Airways International - Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
  • Turkish Airlines - Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul-Atatürk, İzmir
  • United Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles
  • US Airways - Charlotte, Philadelphia
  • Yemenia - Sana'a

Terminal 2A

  • Air Austral - Nouméa, St-Denis de la Réunion, Sydney
  • Air Canada - Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
  • Air Madagascar - Antananarivo, Nosy Be
  • Air Tahiti Nui - Los Angeles
  • American Airlines - Boston, Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York-JFK
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • British Airways operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia - Billund
  • Cathay Pacific Airways - Hong Kong
  • El Al - Eilat-Ovda, Tel Aviv
  • Ethiopian Airlines - Addis Ababa
  • Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
  • LAN Airlines - Madrid, Santiago de Chile
  • Oman Air - Muscat
  • Royal Jordanian - Amman
  • XL Airways France -Cancún, Freeport, Las Vegas, Malé, New York-JFK, Punta Cana, Samana, Tel Aviv

Terminal 2B

  • Aigle Azur - Annaba, Hassi Messaoud, Oran
  • Air Algérie - Algiers
  • Azerbaijan Airlines - Baku
  • Belavia - Minsk
  • Bulgaria Air - Sofia
  • EasyJet - Agadir, Ajaccio, Barcelona, Bastia, Belfast-International, Biarritz, Brest, Bristol, Casablanca, Catania, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Glasgow-International, Helsinki, Ibiza, Kraków, Lisbon, Liverpool, Ljubljana, London-Luton, Madrid, Málaga, Marrakech, Milan-Malpensa, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Prague, Split, Tangier, Toulouse, Venice-Marco Polo, Zagreb
  • EasyJet Switzerland - Geneva
  • Georgian Airways - Tbilisi
  • Jat Airways - Belgrade
  • Montenegro Airlines - Podgorica
  • Ukraine International Airlines - Kiev-Boryspil
  • Uzbekistan Airways - Tashkent

Terminal 2C

  • Air France - Antananarivo, Bangalore, Brazzaville, Conakry, Cotonou, Delhi, Douala, Havana, Kinshasa, Lomé, Mumbai, Pointe-à-Pitre, Punta Cana, Saint-Martin, Santo Domingo, Yaoundé
  • Armavia - Yerevan
  • Emirates - Dubai
  • Gulf Air - Bahrain
  • Rossiya - Saint Petersburg
  • Vietnam Airlines - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal 2D

  • Air Europa - Málaga, Valencia
  • Air France - Athens, Berlin-Tegel, Bologna, Budapest, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lisbon, Munich, Nantes, Oslo-Gardermoen, Prague, Stuttgart, Turin, Vienna
  • Air France operated by Régional - Nantes, Stuttgart, Turin
  • Air Malta - Malta
  • Austrian Airlines - Vienna
  • Czech Airlines - Prague
  • Finnair - Helsinki
  • Luxair - Luxembourg
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines - Budapest

Terminal 2E

  • Aeroflot - Moscow-Sheremetyevo
  • Aeroméxico - Mexico City
  • Air France - Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Atlanta, Bamako, Belgrade, Beijing-Capital, Boston, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Chicago-O'Hare, Dakar, Damascus, Detroit, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kiev-Boryspil, Lagos, Libreville, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Malabo, Manchester, Mexico City, Miami, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, N'djamena, New York-JFK, Newark, Nouakchott, Osaka-Kansai, Port Harcourt, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Riyadh, Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Santiago de Chile, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Narita, Washington-Dulles, Yerevan
  • Air France operated by Airlinair - Bristol, London-Heathrow
  • Air France operated by Brit Air - Newcastle upon Tyne, Zagreb
  • Air France operated by CityJet - Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh
  • Air France operated by Régional - Aberdeen, Manchester
  • China Southern Airlines - Guangzhou
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City
  • Japan Airlines - Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita
  • Korean Air - Seoul-Incheon

Terminal 2F

  • TAROM - Bucharest-Otopeni

Terminal 2F1

  • Air France - Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Geneva, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Montpellier, Naples, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Arlanda, Toulouse, Venice-Marco Polo, Warsaw
  • Alitalia - Alghero, Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
  • KLM - Amsterdam

Terminal 2F2

  • Air France - Algiers, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Bangui, Beirut, Bogotá, Bucharest-Otopeni, Cairo, Caracas, Casablanca, Djibouti, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kuwait, Luanda, Mauritius, Montréal-Trudeau, Niamey, Ouagadougou, Pointe-Noire, Rabat, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Shanghai-Pudong, Sofia, Toronto-Pearson, Tunis
  • Air India - Delhi
  • Air Mauritius - Mauritius
  • Air Seychelles - Mahé
  • China Eastern Airlines - Shanghai-Pudong
  • Kenya Airways - Nairobi
  • Middle East Airlines - Beirut

Terminal 2G

  • Air France - Brest, Pau
  • Air France operated by Airlinair - Rennes
  • Air France operated by Brit Air - Bilbao, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Pisa, Rennes
  • Air France operated by Régional - Asturias, Basel/Mulhouse, Bremen, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Genoa, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Ljubljana, Nuremberg, Pau, Strasbourg, Verona, Vigo

Terminal 3

  • Air Arabia Maroc - Casablanca
  • Air Méditerranée - Agadir, Amman, Athens, Bamako, Dakar, Djerba, Heraklion, Hurghada, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Reykjavík-Keflavík, Luxor, Malta, Marrakech, Monastir, Oran, Oslo-Gardermoen, Palma de Mallorca, Shannon, Tunis, Varna
  • Air Transat - Calgary, Montréal-Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
  • Blue Line - Almería, Bucharest-Otopeni, Burgas, Er-Rachidia, Heraklion, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Tangier, Zanzibar
  • Cimber Sterling - Billund
  • Iceland Express - Reykjavík-Keflavík
  • Jet2.com - Leeds/Bradford
  • Meridiana Fly - Cagliari, Olbia
  • Niki - Vienna
  • Nouvelair - Monastir
  • Onur Air - Antalya, Bodrum, İzmir, Istanbul-Ataturk
  • Sky Airlines - Antalya
  • Smart Wings - Prague
  • Trawel Fly - Naples
  • Tunisair - Djerba, Monastir
  • Vueling Airlines - Alicante, Granada, Lleida, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
  • Windjet - Catania, Forlì, Palermo
  • XL Airways France - Catania, Constanta , Figari, Forli, Heraklion, Kos, Mykonos, Palermo, Pescara, Santorini, Venice

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Sleep

Charles de Gaulle airport benefits from an on-site complex with several hotels, known as Roissypôle. It is connected to the rest of the airport via the CDGVal train shuttle and to the rest of Paris via RER line B. Alternatively, you could try sleeping in one of the airport terminals for shorter layovers.

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