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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

General information

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the second busiest airport in Europe based on passenger numbers. The airport serves as the main hub for flag carrier Air France. Besides, it’s an important base for easyJet.

The airport has four runways and three terminals. In 2024, Terminal 4 will be opened north of Terminal 2. At that time, the CDG Express train service between the airport and the city will be operational, just in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The capital of France has three airports, from large to small: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris Orly Airport and Paris Beauvais Airport.

TIP: It is best to buy tickets for the Louvre Museum and Disneyland Paris some time in advance (one-day ticket / multi-day ticket).

Location

Where is Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport situated?

The airport is situated northeast of Paris. The location of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is good, right along the busy A1 motorway (Autoroute du Nord).

How many terminals does Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport have?

Airport CDG consists of Terminal 1, Terminal 2 (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G) and Terminal 3. The automatic shuttle train CDGVAL connects the terminals with each other, seven days a week from 04:00 hours to 01:00 hours. Check out a list of free inter-terminal shuttles at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Terminal 2G is a satellite building used for regional flights of Air France, you can reach this terminal with shuttle bus N2 from terminals T2E and T2F. Portes K / Gates K are connected to Terminal 2E, Portes L and Portes M can be reached from this terminal with the metro LISA. Hall L is also accessible on foot via Terminal 2F.

Does Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has an Automated People Mover which is called CDGVAL. The automatic shuttle rail connects Terminal 1, Parking R, Terminal 3, Parking X and Terminal 2 with each other. The train runs from the early morning till late at night. Another Automated People Mover at CDG Airport not many people know is metro LISA. The APM takes travellers from Terminal 2E to the L and M gates.

TIP: Many well-known museums, sights and attractions require online reservations. If you plan to visit the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower during your stay in Paris, the convenient Paris Digital Pass (including sightseeing cruise on the Seine) is highly recommended!

Airport Map


Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in France.

Airport Distance
Paris Orly Airport 34km
Paris Beauvais Airport 59km
Lille Airport 178km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to the centre of Paris is 26 kilometres. By car, it takes 45 minutes to get to the centre of Paris.

From CDG Airport to Paris City centre by Car
26 km
45 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Paris is about € 58.-. Book your taxi at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CDG Airport to Paris City centre by Taxi
26 km
45 min
€ 58.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Europcar, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), National (Enterprise Holdings), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Air France
  • easyJet
  • Norwegian
  • Vueling
  • KLM

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Mercure Paris CDG Airport & Convention, Roissy-en-France

The hotel Mercure Paris CDG Airport & Convention is a 14-minute walk from the airport's Terminal 2 and a 20-minute train ride from Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Hotels in Paris

Looking for the best hotels in Paris? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Hotel Joyce - Astotel, Paris

The Joyce Hotel is located in the heart of Paris, a 15-minute walk from the Opera Garnier. It offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi Internet access. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and soundproofed, organic toiletries and satellite TV.

luxury

Nolinski Paris, Paris

Nolinski Paris is set in the 1st arr. District in Paris, 500 metres from Tuileries Garden and within easy reach from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré shopping area.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

Gain entrance to the Louvre Museum in Paris and see artistic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Entrance is guaranteed within 30 minutes.

Activity

Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise

Admire the iconic sights of Paris on a relaxing River Seine cruise. Enjoy audioguide commentary and learn about sites such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.

Tour & transport

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Versailles Palace and visit its beautiful royal gardens. Skip the long lines and enter through a separate entrance alongside an expert guide.

Reviews

  14 reviews

Have you visited Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport lately? So far, 14 airport passengers have written an airport review about Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Mirela
5 months ago
★☆☆☆☆

The worst airport in the world by far. Messy , crowded and with the most aggressive staff ever. Today, April 15th at Terminal 2 E the security staff- a woman displayed a crazy, erratic and aggressive behaviour by screaming at people : Move, Move! As if were cattle, was incapable to work in an organised manner and trays kept overlapping, she pushed and pulled the trays hitting in that mess people with the edge of the trays, absolutely hysterical. I told her I want to speak with a supervisor and she started laughing. A bipolar and very concerning attitude for 8am. Not to mention that her supervisor R. H. was completely careless, confused and displayed no leadership or any decisions making skills. I am very concerned about the quality of people hired at this airport, their aggressive attitude and lack of basic professional skills. A disgrace

Raluca Maier
5 months ago
★☆☆☆☆

Hello

I would like to inform you that at the boarding area for the L21 and following gates, the employees refused to open all functional 16 gates for verification and only used 2 out of the 16 gates. The employees also refused to work and constantly spent time on their phone, playing, talking to their friends and talking to other employees in the same area. They constantly refused to work and behaved aggressively when confronted about the situation! They reacted aggressively and insulted several passengers when they were asked to do their work so we could advance. I mention that the number of passengers in the queue was not at all big and therefore there was absolutely no issue due to the number of people queuing. They also allowed people to cross the line and didn't respect the order in which the passengers lined up which led to many passengers missing their flight. When I finally got my luggage checked, there was a problem with the luggage in front of mine and they completely stopped working because that one bag had an issue instead of proceeding to the following bags and following passengers. The lady who was checking the bags and refused to continue doing her work, insulted me when I told her to continue and told me exactly as follows, "it is my job not yours and I don't want to work, so do not piss me off!" I would like the responsible employees to be punished according to the rules and to be help accountable for their mistakes! Thank you

May
6 months ago
★☆☆☆☆

Worst wheelchair servece i lhave ever witnessed the guy that he should gets me from the plane to the gate he lates around half an hour and when i told him u r late he was very greedy and he told me if u r not happy go by ur self and he didn’t take me to the gate

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