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Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport | CDG

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Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA code: CDG) is France’s largest international airport, and also Europe’s second-largest. Although it is named after Charles de Gaulle, the airport is often locally referred to as Roissy Airport. The airport was first opened in March 1974 and was named after the French President Charles de Gaulle.

The airport is operated by the company Group ADP, with the brand Paris Aéroport. The airport is the principal hub for French airline Air France, as well as acting as a focus city for airlines such as VuelingHOP!, XL Airways France and easyJet.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Location:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 16 miles northeast of Paris, and covers over 32 square kilometres of land. Its location can be seen on the map below:

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Paris Charles de Gaulle has a great range of facilities to help your airport experience to be enjoyable and comfortable. From things to keep you occupied such as its great shopping facilities and great food options, to informative guidance and cash machines, Paris Charles de Gaulle really thinks of everything to make your airport experience seamless.

Facilities at Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport include the following:

Information Points:

Travelers can seek assistance and get help, with English-speaking staff.

Internet Access:

The airport offers a free unlimited internet service.

Multi-faith Prayer Rooms:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport offer inclusive spaces for passengers of different religions to pray and observe their beliefs.

Charge Boxes

Postal Services:

You can find a post office available for use.

Providing convenient access to essential medications and health products for traveler's' needs.

Travellers can find mini-marts or convenience stores that offer a selection of essential items such as snacks, beverages, travel essentials, and other convenience products.

Banks / Cash Machines:

The Airport is equipped with banks and cash machines, allowing travellers to access banking services and withdraw cash easily during their time at the airport.

Restaurant at Airport Lounge


Book Lounge Passes for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for Icare Lounge, Star Alliance Lounge, Sheltair Lounge, and YotelAir Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Star Alliance Lounge:

Includes shower facilities, TV, smoking area(on an outside terrace), wifi, conference rooms and beverages.

Lufthansa Business Lounge:
Includes beverages, wifi, premium food and snacks, TV and newspapers.

American Airlines Admiral Club:
Passengers can print documents via hotspot printing, enjoy snacks and drinks, WiFi and workstations.

Yotel Lounge:
Only available to non-schengen departing and transit passengers only, passengers can enjoy beverages, television, WiFi, a smoking area and shower facilities (for an additional fee).

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Terminals & Runways


There are currently three terminals at Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is the oldest terminal in the airport, and is designed in a circular design with the central terminal building connecting to boarding gates via underground walkways.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 comprises across 7 sub-terminals, from 2A to 2G. Passengers can go between the subterminal either by walkways or shuttle bus to 2G.

Terminal 2G is for regional Air France and HOP! Flights, and for passengers flying in the Schengen Area.

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 has no boarding gates, as all passengers are transported using buses to the aircraft ready for boarding directly.


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Airlines that fly to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Aigle Azur, Air Algérier, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Canada, Air Cairo, Air China, Air Corsica, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Madagascar, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Moldova, Air Senegal, Air Serbia, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Air Saint-Pierre, airBaltic, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Arkia, Asiana Airlines, ASL Airlines France, Atlantic Airways, AtlasGlobal, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cabo Verde Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Finnair, Flybe, FlyOne, Georgian Airways, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Iberia Express, Iberia Regional, Icelandair, Iran Air, Israir Airlines, Japan Airlines,, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LATAM Brasil, Level, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, Nordica, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Rossiya, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, SkyUp, SmartWings, Sun D’Or, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAROM, Tassili Airlines, Thai Airways, TUIfly Belgium, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, United Airlines, Ural Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Vueling, WestJet, Xiamen Airlines, XL Airways France

Top Destinations Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport:

Abu Dhabi, Algeris, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Beirut, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Montreal, Mumbai, Munich, New York, Rome, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Vienna, Washington

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How To Get To Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

By Road

You can get to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport via the Autoroute A1, which it is directly connected to. From this road you can get to Paris and Lille.

By Public Transport

The airport is connected by train to central Paris by the Regional Express Service (RER B). These trains run regularly every 15 minutes to Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse and Massy-Palaiseau. Trains also run to other cities in France and elsewhere in Europe via the TGV train system.

There are many different bus companies that operate services between destinations in Paris and the airport. There are a number of car parks at the airport which you can leave your car at.

By Rental Car

There are car rental services located in each terminal, which is open from the first flight in the morning to the last at night. There are a multitude of companies that provide rental cars, providing you a great choice and selection. To get the best price, we recommend to book car rental online before travel.

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