January 11, 2021
Guide to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport [CDG]
Read our complete guide to the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris : Terminals, transfers, flights, Stores, Location and useful information.... Learn everything about the main airport of France.
Description of Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is the largest international commercial airport in France and the second largest passenger airport in Europe with approximately 76 million passengers per year.
It is located about 23 kilometers north of Paris in the suburb of Roissy and is therefore, the airport is simply called "Roissy" by Parisians. It is named after the French general and statesman Charles de Gaulle.
Terminals at the airport:
Arrival and Departure: The current arrival and departure times can be found on the homepage of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
To get details about your flight, you can also consult the website of the airline in charge of your carrier.
Transfer from and to the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport
Which options are available?
Parking at the Airport
In the direct neighborhood of the terminal, arriving and departing passengers can use numerous paid parking spaces in multistory parking lots and open-air parking lots. Drop-off parking spaces are available near each terminal. The maximum parking time here is between 10 minutes and one hour.
Detailed information on parkings in Paris in our dedicated articles.
Taxi, Uber and Bolt
There are fixed prices for trips from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris : 53 € for the right bank of the Seine and 58 € for the left bank.
According to the currently valid taxi-rates, the basic fee for a cab in Paris is 7,10 €, the kilometer price is 1,12 € for the first seven kilometers and 1,65 € for each additional kilometer. Standing and waiting times are charged at 37 € per hour.
You can travel with Uber and Bolt to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. The cost of the trip depends on the load of the vehicles and the time of the trip.
The night tariff is valid from Monday to Saturday for the time between 17:00 in the evening and 10:00 in the morning and on Sundays all day. During the night the basic charge is 7.10 euro, the price per kilometer is 1.35 euro, for standing and waiting times 38 euro are charged.
Transfer inside the airport: Inside the airport, the CDGVal, a free automatic shuttle, operates between the terminals of CDG airport.
It connects the individual terminals, the train station and the parking lots.
Bus for group transfers
Arrangement of buses for airport transfers from or to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for groups of 12 or more.
Regional train & long-distance train
Aeroport Chalres de Gaulle train station is a long-distance train station located below Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle Airport.
It is connected to the LGV Nord, which connects Paris with the Belgian border and the Eurotunnel, via the Interconnection EST, a high-speed line that bypasses the Paris metropolitan area.
All intercity trains running from Brussels and Lille to the west, southwest and south of France stop at the airport.
The Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy station at Disneyland Resort Paris is directly accessible by train from the airport.
About 150 trains arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport every day, including the RER.
TGV and Thalys at the airport
Lounges at the Airport
There are numerous lounges at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, 7 of these are Air France lounges.
Depending on the lounge, economy passengers can also purchase lounge access for a fee.
Shopping, Stores and Duty-Free
The stores at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport are generally open Monday to Sunday, many of them from 06:00 to 22:00.
Perfumeries, jewelers, fashion boutiques, press stores, wine stores, confectionery stores, libraries, electronics stores and gift shops are available to travelers.
A supermarket can be found in the underground connection zone connecting terminals 2 A-C to 2 B-D.
If you have some more time, you can visit the nearby Aéroville shopping center, which offers a large selection of 200 stores.
The choice is huge - from perfumes, through branded clothing, to alcoholic beverages. Duty-free stores can be found in the departure terminals after passport and security checks. They are usually open from 05:00 to 22:00.
Food: The gastronomic offer is divided into 3 areas, On The Go, Bars and Restaurants. With numerous bistros, cafés and pubs, travelers have a rich choice in all terminals.
Rent a car at the Airport
All major car rental companies have a branch at Charles de Gaulle Airport. They are located at Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Of course, you can rent a car online in advance so that the car is available directly upon your arrival. Consult our article dedicated to Car Rental in Paris.
Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotels
There are numerous hotels in and near the airport. During the peak travel season, early reservation of rooms is recommended. Here is a small selection.
Conference at the Airport
We assist in renting rooms for events, conference hotels and the complete social program.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
WLAN is free throughout the airport. Smartphone charging stations or sockets are available at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.
For security reasons there is no luggage storage at the airport. Unattended luggage will be removed by the police at the expense of the passenger. However, the company Bagage du Monde offers a luggage storage service. You will find a counter at Terminal 2 at the TGV station opposite the Sheraton.
Generally speaking, you only clear customs if you're leaving the airport and entering into the country, not heading on to connecting flights. One example of where this becomes a gray area is long layovers.
There are fixed prices for trips from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris: 53 euros for the right bank of the Seine and 58 euros for the left bank.