Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)

Paris, France (FR)




IATA code CDG ICAO code LFPG
Runway strip
08R/26L - 2700 x 60 m. (Concrete)
08L/26R - 4215 x 45 m. (Asphalt)
09R/27L - 4200 x 45 m. (Asphalt)
09L/27R - 2700 x 60 m. (Asphalt)
Altitude 119 m. (392 ft.)
Timezone Europe/Paris Contacts -
+33 1 48 62 12 12


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Charles de Gaulle International Airport, also known as Roissy — Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 25 km north-east of the city of Paris in the Ile-de-France region. This is the largest airport in France, named after the first president of the Fifth Republic, a French military and political figure Charles de Gaulle.

Airport Hours

The timetable for the terminal at the airport looks like this:

  • First terminal (Working time: 4:00 am 24 24:00)
  • Terminal 2A (Working hours: 3:30 am - 00:30)
  • Terminal 2B (Opening hours not specified)
  • Terminal 2C (from 4:00 to 23:00)
  • Terminal 2D (Operating time: 4:30 & 23:30)
  • Terminals 2E and 2F (Open from 4:00 to 24:00)
  • Terminal 2G (Open from 5:00 to 23:30)
  • Third terminal (Open 4:30 to 23:30)


WiFi and Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. There are also two options for more stable premium WiFi services:

  • Faster:4 times faster than standard free WiFi. Price EUR 2.90 for 20 minutes or EUR 5.90 per hour.
  • Stronger: 10 times faster than standard free WiFi. Price 9,90 euros per day, you can connect five or more devices to WiFi.


Transport services: How to get to the airport or leave it to the city

Bus

The RoissyBus lines allow you to get from Charles de Gaulle airport to the Paris Opera metro station in just 60 minutes. Bus stops are located near terminals 1, 2A and 2C, 2E and 2F, 2D and 3.

Trip Price – from 11 euros.

Air France cars serve three different lines between the airport and the most important places in Paris:

  • Second line > Paris Etoile/Champs-Elysees/Porte Maillot Metro
  • Third line > Via Paris to Orly Airport
  • Fourth line > Railway stations Gare de Lyon/Gare Montparnasse

The price of a trip starts at 17 euros. Buses stop near terminals 1, 2A and C, 2D, 2E and F.

EasyBus transfer buses operate flights between ShDG airport (second terminal) and Paiža center (Le Palais Royal / Louvre). The company's cars operate 80 flights per day at a price of 2 euros per person. The first bus leaves the city at 5:45 am, and the last one leaves the airport at 1:00 am. The journey time can be approximately from 45 minutes to an hour depending on the intensity of the movement.

Fileo Roissy – these are round-the-clock shuttle buses that, on request, run six lines between the airport and sixteen cities in the departments of Val d'Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis and Seine-et-Marne.

Prices from 1 euro and 14 cents

The company Magical Shuttle offers services of delivering passengers to Disneyland Paris and its adjacent hotels. Buses stop near terminals 1, 2E and F, 2A and C, 2D, 2G and 3.

Fare from €20.

Noctilien night buses go to Corbeil-Essonnes railway station (route 120), La Verriere (route 121) and the Gare de l’Est station (route 140). Buses stop near the first and third terminals, as well as near the TGV high-speed train station at the second terminal.

Price from €8.

Route 350 connects the airport with the Gare de l'Est railway junction, and route 351 goes to the station Metro Paris Nation. Stops are located near terminals 1, 2A/C, 2B/D, as well as at TGV and Roissypole stations.

Price from 6 Euro.

Route 19 buses run from Roissypole station on the RER B line to Torcy station on the RER A line. The fare is from 2 euros.

Car Rental

In terminals 1, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F you will find racks of the following car rental agencies: Adventage, Alamo, Avis, Badget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt, Trifti and TT Car Transit.

Firefly and Interrent rental agencies have racks only in the first terminal.

Transportation between terminals

The following means of transport carry passengers free of charge throughout the airport:

Minibuses on route N1 transport passengers at 7-15 minutes between terminals 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F, PW car park, station SNCF trains (northbound), Sheraton Hotel and luggage storage. The N2 minibus runs from 5:30 to 23:00 between terminals 2E, 2F and 2G with an interval of 5 minutes.

Five minibuses with color codes (red, green, yellow, blue and orange) carry passengers between terminals for transfer from international to domestic flights. To view the route map, visit the website of the airport ShDG.

CDGVAL – these are free automatic trains of two different lines, connecting the airport terminals, the RER and TGV train stations and car parks. The first line goes between the first and second terminals (connects with TGV trains), the third terminal (connects with the RER-B train), as well as the PR and PX car fleets. The second line carries passengers between terminal 2E and satellite terminals (S3 and S4). From 1 am to 4 am, the work of the service is suspended and supplemented by transfer minibuses for this time.

Taxi

Official licensed taxi services operate from special parking areas outside the baggage claim areas at the exits of terminals 1, 2A, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G and 3. Only official licensed taxi services can take passengers at the airport. They are easily identified by the lights on the roof of the car and the meters inside. For security reasons, it is recommended to use only taxi services from special parking areas and not to accept offers from people who approach you at the airport building. The fare is calculated by the meter, plus 15% for trips during peak hours, as well as on Sundays and holidays. Choose one of two taxi services:

Paris Taxis covers the city of Paris and the following adjacent departments: Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine and Val-de-Marne

Suburban Taxis covers the city of Paris and the following adjacent departments: Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Essonne and Seine-et-Marne

Trains

CDGVAL – these are free, automatic trains of two different lines, connecting the airport terminals, the RER and TGV train stations and car parks. The first line goes between the first and second terminals (connects them with TGV/RER-B trains), the third terminal (connects with the RER-B train), as well as the PR and PX car fleets. The second line carries passengers between terminal 2E and satellite terminals (S3 and S4). From 1 am to 4 am the service is suspended and complemented by transfer minibuses for this time.

Regional RER speed lines B carry passengers between Charles de Gaulle airport, the center of Paris and southern suburbs. RER station stations are located between the first and third terminals, as well as sub-terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. Trains leave the station every 10-15 minutes. For information on fares, schedules and routes, go to the RER B. website.

Charles de Gaulle Airport is also served by trains on the northern, western and southern lines of the French TGV high-speed intercity railway system. The TGV train station "Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 2" is located between terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. For information on fares, schedules and routes, visit the TGV website.

Other services, amenities and things you can do at the airport during a transfer

Art – Works of Parisian masters of art and culture are exhibited in terminals 1 and 2E (halls L and M), as well as on rotating stands representing exhibits from the Louvre, Versailles and many other places.

ATMs/Automata cash withdrawals – There is a large number of HSBC ATMs throughout the airport.

Childcare – Sanitary tables for changing diapers and children's toilets are available in brightly painted child care areas, which are found in all toilets of the airport in the sterile and non-sterile areas at arrival and departure levels. It is possible to take a pram for free in the sterile area of ​​Terminal 2E. They are issued at two wheelchair stations located immediately after the security control point, and you can leave them near the gate when your flight is announced.

Children's play areas — Brightly colored play areas with Gulli children's TV shows and games are available in the following locations:

  • At terminal 2C, departure lounge in the sterile area
  • At terminal 2F, departure lounge in the sterile area
  • In terminal 2D, the departure lounge is in the sterile area.

For children ages 4 to 10, Disney-themed gaming areas are available, equipped with interactive toys, games, and a TV corner with cartoons and soft seats.

Location:

  • A car-themed play area is located in terminal 2E, and two more play areas with cars and princesses are available in the satellite fourth terminal (S4).

Sleeping places – In case of bad weather conditions or mass cancellation of flights, at Charles de Gaulle Airport there is a supply of folding beds for passengers in a difficult situation. If you have to sit at the airport for a long time due to bad weather, contact the staff and ask where these beds are. Unfortunately, they are not available for those tourists who just want to spend the night in the terminal building. Due to the large number of stupid messages that we receive in connection with this issue, we consider it necessary to mention that the beds cannot be "reserved" and we do not know where to find them. Contact the airport staff.

Currency exchange points – Foreign exchange transactions, money transfers, VAT refunds and many other services are available from the offices of Travelex. In the first terminal and in the branches A/C/D/E/F of the second terminal there are 17 exchangers. Opening hours: Varies depending on location. Some open at 6:00 am and work until 10:30 pm.

Games – You can play vintage video games in color zones decorated in the style of the 80s. They are located in six places:

  • In Hall L at Exits L4, L24 and L32
  • In Hall K at Exit M29 and M45
  • In the hall 2G landing zone.

PlayStation gaming areas and spinning tables for multitouch games can be found in the sterile area at all terminals.

Information desks – Location:

  • In the first terminal at the second exit (In the departure area) and at exit 36 ​​(In the arrival zone)
  • At terminal 2A (at exit 6)
  • In terminal 2C (at exit 6)
  • In terminal 2D (at exit 6)
  • At terminal 2E, at exit 6 (In the departure area) and at exit 8 (In the arrival area)
  • At terminal 2F (at exit 7)
  • At 2G terminal (Public Hall)
  • In the third terminal in the lobbies of the arrival and departure areas.

Working hours: Open daily depending on flight schedule. Terminal 2E also has informational touchscreen displays made in the form of giant smartphones.

Duty Free shops and other outlets – Paris Duty Free shops are located at the gates or in the lounges in the first and third terminals, as well as in the A/D/E (Hall K)/F/G offices of the second terminal. There are also many retail stores scattered around the airport.

Products and drinks – Catering companies at the airport operate on different schedules. Some open at 4:00 am and close only 11:30 pm. at the time of the last update of this article, there was no round-the-clock dining there. Here are some of the options:

  • In Hall L at Exits L4, L24 and L32
  • In Hall K at Exit M29 and M45
  • In the hall 2G landing zone.

PlayStation gaming areas and spinning tables for multitouch games can be found in the sterile area at all terminals.

Information desks – Location:

  • In the first terminal at the second exit (In the departure area) and at exit 36 ​​(In the arrival zone)
  • At terminal 2A (at exit 6)
  • In terminal 2C (at exit 6)
  • In terminal 2D (at exit 6)
  • At terminal 2E, at exit 6 (In the departure area) and at exit 8 (In the arrival area)
  • At terminal 2F (at exit 7)
  • At 2G terminal (Public Hall)
  • In the third terminal in the lobbies of the arrival and departure areas.

Working hours: Open daily depending on flight schedule. Terminal 2E also has informational touchscreen displays made in the form of giant smartphones.

Duty Free shops and other outlets – Paris Duty Free shops are located at the gates or in the lounges in the first and third terminals, as well as in the A/D/E (Hall K)/F/G offices of the second terminal. There are also many retail stores scattered around the airport.

Products and drinks – Catering companies at the airport operate on different schedules. Some open at 4:00 am and close only 11:30 pm. at the time of the last update of this article, there was no round-the-clock dining there. Here are some of the options:

  • Boco
  • Espressamente illy
  • Exki
  • Brioche Doree
  • Starbucks
  • Zumo
  • Cost Coffee
  • Eric Kayser
  • McDonald’s
  • Naked
  • Costa Coffee
  • Eric Kayser
  • Pret a Manger
  • Red d’Hippo

Storage/Lockers – Bagages du Monde provides short-term and long-term baggage storage services at rates starting from 3.00 euros for 3 hours of storage (small items).

Location: The second terminal, the non-sterile zone, the TGV and RER train stations, the fourth level opposite the Sheraton Hotel.

Working hours: 6:00 pm 21:30.

Chargers – If you need wireless charging for your phone, find one of the ChargeBox thumbs. They are equipped with small lockers with a charger for most phones. Fully charging the phone takes approximately 30-90 minutes. Just connect your phone, lock it, take the key with you and feel free to go shopping or lunch!

Price: Free!

Chargebox thumbs:

  • First terminal (six thumbs)
  • Terminals 2E, 2F, 2G (eighteen pedestals)
  • Third terminal (two thumbs)
  • Terminals 2A, 2C, 2D (seven thumbs).

Music Room – Calm your pre-flight jitter with the sound of music! Espace Musique Hall – This is a seating area with comfortable individual settings for listening to music, the touch screens of which provide free access to the Universal music catalog and a selection of Webradio stations. You can even turn on your own music from your smartphone or mp3 player!

Price: Admission is free.

Location: Terminal 2E.

Recreation areas – In terminal 2E, you will find comfortable relaxation areas with lounge-style seats. Their exact location is currently unknown.

Shower rooms – You can take a shower in special showers available in some rooms and at the YotelAIR Hotel.

View room and Sony HD audio corner – Watch for free the latest movies and TV shows from the Sony catalog in the proprietary video hall. The hall is equipped with individual viewing modules with 3D HD TVs and comfortable seating with built-in speakers. Location: In terminal 2E, halls L and M.

Packing luggage – Safe Bag Baggage Service provides its services at prices from 10 euros per bag.

Location:

  • Second terminal, sterile zone, departure level, exits 2 and 18
  • First terminal, level “Boutiquaire"
  • Third terminal, non-sterile area, departure hall
  • At terminal 2A, non-sterile area, at exit 7
  • In terminal 2C, sterile area, at exits 11 and 14
  • In terminal 2D, non-sterile zone, at exit 8
  • In terminal 2E, non-sterile zone, exits 2, 5 and 14
  • In terminal 2F, non-sterile area, at exit 6.

Medical care – Emergency and emergency medical assistance is available at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Location: At terminal 2F, non-sterile area, arrival level, entrance 017.

Working hours: Round the clock.

Pharmacies – Location:

  • First terminal, CDGVAL level in the non-sterile zone (Working hours: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm)
  • Second terminal, non-sterile area, AC corridor (Working hours: 6:00 am ñ 10:00 pm)
  • Terminal 2E, departure level in the non-sterile area (Working time: 6:00 am - 22:00 am).

Spa Services – Massages, facial rejuvenation procedures and other cosmetic procedures are provided by the Be Relax Spa salon at terminal 2E, Hall M. Massage chairs are available at Be Relax kiosks located at terminals 2A, 2C, 2G, 2F1, 2F2, 2E and 2G.

P working stations – Workplaces for business people, equipped with electrical outlets for connecting portable computers, will allow you to get the most out of the waiting time.

Location:

  • First terminal, sterile area, departure gates
  • In terminal 2D, a sterile area near the exit D55
  • In terminal 2EF, the non-sterile and sterile areas, the departure halls
  • In the terminal 2G sterile area

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