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Airbus A380 of Air France at CDG

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG IATA) is the main airport of Paris, one of the busiest hubs in Europe, largest airport in France and home of the national carrier, Air France. It is located north of Paris and is sometimes referred to as Roissy Airport. The airport is named after General Charles de Gaulle, wartime leader of the Free French and later President of France.

It is owned by the Aéroports de Paris group together with Paris Orly Airport.

UnderstandEdit

CDG is amongst the largest airports in the world not only in terms of traffic, but also surface area, and its multiple disjointed terminals and sheer size may be disorienting. While connections to, from, and via CDG are often attractive, one needs to take extra care not to get lost, and plan in extra time to just cover the distances needed to get to or from the gate.

 
Schematic of CDG's layout, showing how large the area the terminals are spread over is
 
CDG map showing the locations of specific concourses

TerminalsEdit

CDG has three terminals. The free CDGVal shuttle train runs between terminals, car parks and train stations.

  • 1 Terminal 1. The original one, built in the 1970s to serve the intercontinental "jumbo jets" that had just debuted in service. It is notable for its unusual layout and retrofuturistic brutalist design, with a round central section featuring underground travelator connections to seven "satellites" named 1T through 1Z (not used at the airport but used on the guide to talk about the different satellites) to which planes dock via jetways. Nowadays it is used by Star Alliance carriers and some other non-allied airlines.  
  • 2 Terminal 2. The notoriously confusing gigantic one, consisting of interconnected sections named 2A through 2G. Terminal 2G is a separate building from other "Terminals 2x" and is only reachable via navette/bus in 10-15 min (bus leaves every 20 min) so allow extra time if you travel to/from there. Terminal 2 houses all Air France flights, as well as those of other SkyTeam carriers, with some other airlines' gates spread over the many sections. Notably, Easyjet uses terminal 2D.  
  • 3 Terminal 3. The low-cost terminal serving low-fare carriers, including Vueling, but not Easyjet, which has gates in 2D. The CDGVal station shared with Roissypôle requires a walk from the CDGVal station to its entrance, and has limited facilities.

Gare Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGVEdit

This is the TGV train station in the middle of the airport's Terminal 2 (between sections 2C/D and 2E/F of the Terminal), where both national and international TGV trains stop. Both the RER B train and CDGVal stop here (both stations shared with Terminal 2).

RoissypôleEdit

The area consisting of hotels and other services situated between the Northern side (Terminal 1 and 3) and Southern side (Terminal 2) of the airport. It has a CDGVal stop shared with Terminal 3, and also has the second of the 2 RER B stops, closer on the way to Paris.

FlightsEdit

Check with your airline before leaving for the airport.

Terminal 1Edit

Most Star Alliance flights.

Terminal 2Edit

Air France, Air Canada, easyJet, most Skyteam flights, and most OneWorld flights.

Terminal 3Edit

Most low cost carrier flights.

DestinationsEdit

A list of destinations is available on Paris Aéroport's website: https://www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/flights/destinations/destinations-directory

Ground transportationEdit

By train to ParisEdit

Say that again, please?

The RER B station named "Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1" is a misnomer - it actually serves Terminal 3, not Terminal 1. However, the CDGVAL train (free of charge) links Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

The RER train line "B" connects CDG airport to central Paris and is the fastest and most economical option for most travelers. The airport has stations in T3 (where you can take the free CDGVAL shuttle train to T1) and T2. Trains to Paris leave every 8 minutes and all stop at Gare du Nord (TGVs to Lille, Eurostar trains to the UK and Thalys trains to Belgium and Holland), Châtelet-Les Halles, Saint-Michel Notre-Dame, Luxembourg, Port-Royal, Denfert-Rochereau and Cité Universitaire. Adult tickets cost €10.3, and for children between 4-9 the fare is €7 each. You can also purchase daily pass for all trains inside Paris for zones 1 to 5 for €17.6, which makes it a better and cheaper option if you're making a round trip.

Tickets are valid for connecting travel to any metro or RER station within Paris. The train takes around 35 minutes to Gare du Nord and 45 minutes to Denfert-Rochereau, making this the fastest way to get to the city. Tickets can be purchased either through green (sometimes blue) automated ticket vending machines ("Billetterie Île-de-France") or through the ticket office serviced by transit authority personnel.

The automated ticket machines accept euro coins of €2, €1 and 50, 20, 10, 5 cent denominations and give change. 'Chip & PIN' credit card (typical in Europe and elsewhere) payment is OK on these machines, but cards from the US (or in general have only a magnetic strip or 'chip & signature'), you most likely will not be able to use your card. In the airport stations there are separate automated machines which change €20, €10 and €5 notes to €2 and €1 coins. However, due to the high demand, the machines frequently run out of coins. The currency exchanges explicitly state notes will not be changed for coins. Because of these limitations, purchasing tickets from the ticket office may be your only option. Although there are many counters, the queues can be very long.

Trains for Paris leave from platforms 11 and 12. Look for signs saying "RER B" or "All trains go to Paris". When using the ticket from and to the airport (as with tickets for the RER commuter trains in general) you have to use it to enter and to exit the quay areas. Always keep the ticket handy as the SNCF officials sometimes check for tickets, and if you are without one you may be fined €40. This means that after you put the ticket into the entry gate and are cleared to pass, you must retrieve the ticket from the machine and keep it with you until you leave the train system including any connections.

During off-peak hours and on the weekends, if you're not in a hurry, avoid the trains from the airport heading to Saint Rémy lès Chevreuse: they will stop at all stations between the airport and Paris. Instead, wait a few minutes for a train heading to Massy-Palaiseau, it will be non-stop between the airport and Paris Gare du Nord (but won't overtake the omnibus train). If you're going to the airport, look on the information displays on the platforms: if the next train to Aéroport Charles de Gaulle stops at a dozen of stations, the next one should go to Mitry Claye (don't take that one), and then the following one will be non-stop from Paris Gare du Nord to the airport. But remember, this is only during off-peak hours, as well as all day on the weekends.

By bus to ParisEdit

The Roissybus service (€12.50) connects all terminals directly to Opéra Garnier in central Paris, but it's subject to traffic jams and rush hour, so it averages 60 min but can lasts much longer if the traffic is bad. Mobilis and Ticket jeune tickets are not accepted on this line, but Paris Visite zone 1-5 is accepted.

If you're looking for cheap alternatives, you could take bus number 350 [1] to Porte de la Chapelle (Metro line 12, tram line T3b, 45 minutes) or 351 [2] to Paris Gallieni (Metro line 3, 60 minutes) or Place de la Nation (Metro line 1, 2, 6, 9, RER A, tram lines 3a, 3b, 90 minutes). They require a single T+ ticket per person (€1.90, €1.49 if bought by sets of 10, or €2 if the tickets are purchased on the bus).

Alternatively, even cheaper is the bus Express 93 [3] to Bobigny Pablo Picasso (Metro line 5, 35 minutes): only one ticket t+ is required, you will need another ticket to transfer to Metro line 5 (reaches Gare du Nord in 15 minutes). The bus leaves from "Roissypôle", at the bus station located next to RER B "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1-3" / CDGVal "Terminal 3 - Roissypôle" station.

The tickets can be purchased at newsstands, at ticket machines, or, for a higher price, inside the bus from the driver and they need to be validated with a device lying next to the driver's seat. Note that you cannot transfer from a bus to the metro or RER, but you can transfer from a bus to a tram or another bus up to 90 minutes after your first validation.

Le Bus Direct (formerly Les Cars Air France) offers two lines going between Paris and CDG with a roughly 1 hour ride, one going to Porte Maillot and Place de l'Étoile (line 2, €17), the other one going to Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse (line 4, €17).

By night, the Noctilien N143 buses serve CDG airport roughly every 30 min between 12am and 5am. In Paris, they stop at Gare de l'Est, Gare du Nord, and Porte de la Chapelle, in CDG they stop in terminals 1, 2F and 3. In You will need either 4 t+ tickets (€8 if bought on board, €7.60 if bought at a machine, €5.80 if bought by pack of 10 at a machine), or a Navigo, Mobilis, Ticket jeune, or Paris Visite, covering zones 1-5.

From Paris to Charles de Gaulle AirportEdit

Be careful when using buses to get to CDG. There are frequent traffic jams on the motorways leading to the airport - the Bus Direct normally may need 50 minutes to get to CDG, but it can take 1½ hours... your best bet for arriving on time with the buses is to take them very early in the morning or during times otherwise when there isn't much traffic.

When you arrive at CDG, you should note what terminal you arrived at (2A, 2D, etc.), because when you come back to the airport to depart at the end of your trip, the RER subway train makes two stops at CDG to cover the three terminals, but there are few indications of which airlines are at which terminals. Have a close look at your air ticket to figure out which terminal you are departing from. Air France and associates leave from Terminal 2E/F/G, most Star Alliance airlines leave from Terminal 1 (excepted Air Canada which leaves from Terminal 2A), most charter and low-costs flights leave from Terminal 3 (easyJet leaves from Terminal 2D). The RER B has the airlines serviced by each terminal on a not so obvious chart posted by the door of the train.

Get aroundEdit

 
CDGVAL
Map of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Before Security

Terminals, parking garages, hotels, the RER B stations, and the TGV station are linked by the free CDGVal, an automated people mover train. The train runs every 4 minutes and usually takes about 2 minutes between each stop. At peak hours expect heavy passenger loads.

Terminal 2G is not connected to the main Terminal 2 building. A navette (shuttle bus) connects passengers to and from Terminal 2E. The journey can take 15 to 20 minutes. It is important to allow for extra time if travelling through Terminal 2G.

After Security

Once you have gone through security or have arrived in Paris and need to connect ("correspondances") to another flight, it is very complicated to change terminals. You can walk around terminal 2 (for example from 2A to 2F), but from or to Terminal 1, Terminal 3, or Terminal 2G, you will need to take a bus. These buses can be very crowded and are not practical to use.

WaitEdit

Don't forget your papers!

Mehran Karimi Nasseri was an Iranian refugee who in 1988 was traveling to Britain when the briefcase containing his identity papers was stolen. Lacking identification he was denied entry in London and sent back to his previous departure point, Charles de Gaulle Airport. He was arrested in France, but as a refugee there was no country to return him to, so he was released back into the airport, thus beginning an ordeal that would see him forced to live in the departure lounge of Terminal One for eighteen years while his case worked through the bureaucratic system. His story was the basis for the 2004 movie The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks, that was released while Nasseri was still in residence in the airport.

Power outlets specifically for charging passengers' laptops/mobiles are widely available throughout the terminals, before and after security.

Plane spotting is limited. Serious photographers interested in exploring the airport grounds must apply for permission at the police préfecture in advance.

Those with layovers longer than 5-6 hours, a quick trip into the city for lunch and a museum or shopping is possible. Passengers with less than 5 hours should only consider visiting if they are experienced travellers or if they know the city well.

LoungesEdit

  • Aeroflot Lounge, Terminal 2C.
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge (Salon feuille d'érable), Terminal 2A - West satellite (take the elevator/escalator 1 floor down when in the satellite). Daily 07:00-13:30.
  • Air France Lounges
  1. Air France La Première Lounge, Terminal 2E.
  2. Air France Terminal 2C Lounge.
  3. Air France Terminal 2E - K gates Lounge.
  4. Air France Terminal 2E - L gates Lounge.
  5. Air France Terminal 2E - M gates Lounge.
  6. Air France Terminal 2F Lounge.
  7. Air France Terminal 2G Lounge.
  • American Airlines Admirals Club, Terminal 2A-2C link (take the elevator up 1 floor when in the 2A-2C link). Daily 07:00-20:30. This lounge is also used by premium travellers from Oneworld, British Airways, Royal Jordanian
  • Cathay Pacific Lounge, Terminal 2A-2C link (take the elevator up 1 floor when in the 2A-2C link). Daily 08:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00. This lounge is also used by Premium travellers from Oneworld, Air Astana, Air India, Air Tahiti Nui, British Airways, Oman Air, Uzbekistan Airways
  • El Al King David Lounge, Terminal 2A (take the elevator/escalator 1 floor up in at gate A47).
  • Emirates Lounge, Terminal 2A-2C link (take the elevator up 1 floor when in the 2A-2C link).
  • Etihad Lounge, Terminal 2A-2C link (take the elevator up 1 floor when in the 2A-2C link). This lounge is also used by premium travellers from Hainan Airlines
  • Galaxy Lounge, Terminal 1.
  • Icare Lounge, Terminal 1 - level 10 (take the elevator up to level 10), +33 1 48 62 01 00. Daily 05:30-22:00.
  • Lufthansa Lounges, Terminal 1X (take the elevator 1 floor down after gate 60), +33 1 48 16 96 56. M-F 05:00-20:45/Sa 05:00-19:15/Su 05:30-20:45.
  1. Lufthansa Senator Lounge
  2. Lufthansa Business Lounge
  3. Qatar Airways Lounge, Terminal 1 - level 11 (take the elevator up to level 10). Daily 06:30-22:00.
  • Salon Paris Lounge, Terminal 2C.
  • Shelter Lounge, Terminal 2D.
  • Star Alliance Lounge, Terminal 1 - level 10 (take the elevator up to level 10). Daily 05:30-22:00.

Eat and DrinkEdit

Food and beverage is available throughout each terminal. Prices can range greatly and less expensive dining options can be found, however, expect to pay slightly inflated prices regardless of cuisine and level of service. Hours of operation vary, however, aside from the very early morning and late evening there will be options before and after security.

Here is a list of all places listed on the airport's website by terminal (+ TGV station at the end):

Terminal 1Edit

(Note: Notations 1T through 1Z indicate the different satellites of Terminal 1. When no notation is used, it refers by default to the central building)

Before securityEdit

  • Brioche Dorée, level 5 - arrivals (near baggage reclaim #1), +33 1 48 16 01 61. Daily 06:30-23:00. Bakery
  • Café Eiffel, level 11 - lounges (take the elevator up to level 11), +33 1 48 62 09 99. Daily 11:00-21:30. Chef Cuisine
  • Food Court, lower level - CDGVAL. Hippopotamus, McDonald's, Le Grand Comptoir, La Brioche Dorée, etc €8-30.
  • McDonald's, level 2 - CDGVAL. Fast Food
  • Paul, level 2 - CDGVAL. Bakery
  • Starbucks Coffee, level 2 - CDGVAL. Coffee Shop
  • Teppan by Thierry Marx, level 2 - CDGVAL.

After securityEdit

  • Brioche Dorée, level 4 - boarding 1W, +33 1 48 64 36 18. 24/7. Bakery
  • Brioche Dorée, level 4 - boarding 1V. 24/7. Bakery
  • Brioche Dorée, level 4 - boarding 1X, +33 1 48 62 30 62. 24/7. Bakery
  • Brioche Dorée, level 4 - boarding 1T, +33 1 48 16 01 67. 24/7. Bakery
  • Brioche Dorée, level 4 - boarding 1Z. 24/7. Bakery
  • Brioche Dorée, level 4 - boarding 1Y, +33 1 74 37 25 34. 24/7. Bakery
  • Maison Pradier, level 4 - boarding (to the left before entering the underground tunnel to gates 50-58/satellite 1Y), +33 1 48 62 24 38. Daily 06:00-22:00. Snacks

Terminal 2AEdit

Before security

  • Starbucks Coffee (in the arrivals area by check-in and entrance area #5). Coffee

After securityEdit

  • Brioche Dorée, West satellite of the terminal (to your left when entering the satellite from Terminal 2A), +33 1 74 25 24 11. Bakery
  • Exki (gate A43). Healthy Fast Food
  • Fauchon (take the elevator/escalator at gate A47).
  • Starbucks Coffee (to your right when entering the terminal from the 2A-2C link). Coffee

Terminal 2A-2C linkEdit

Before security

  • Frenchy's Bistro (to your left when going towards the 2C check-in area). Bistro
  • McDonald's (to your right when going towards the 2A check-in area). Fast Food

After security

  • Caviar House & Prunier Seafood (going towards Terminal 2A). Bistro

Terminal 2CEdit

Before security

  • Paul (to the left of check-in area and entrance #12). Bakery

After securityEdit

  • Bert's (gate C89). Daily 08:00-23:00. Café
  • McDonald's (gate C81). Fast Food

Terminal 2DEdit

Before security

  • Brioche Dorée (in arrivals hall 1 to the left when entering entrance #6). Daily 03:30-21:30. Bakery
  • Naked (next to entrance #8 on the left). Fresh Snacks

After securityEdit

  • Brioche Dorée (gate D55), +33 1 48 64 51 90. Daily 03:30-21:30. Bakery
  • Brioche Dorée (gate D69), +33 1 48 16 03 13. Daily 05:00-21:30. Bakery
  • Exki (in the corner when exiting security). Healthy Fast Food
  • Paul (right after security next to escalator to gates D40 to D42). Bakery

Terminal 2EEdit

Before security

  • Brioche Dorée, level 0/ground level, +33 1 74 25 55 90. Daily 05:00-23:00. Bakery
  • Café Eiffel, level 2, +33 1 48 16 04 67. Daily 05:30-22:30. Chef Cuisine

After security

K gates

L gates

M gates

Terminal 2FEdit

Before securityEdit

  • Brioche Dorée, level 0/ground level. Daily 05:00-23:00. Bakery

After securityEdit

  • Bellota-Bellota, level 1. Daily 05:15-22:00.

Terminal 3Edit

Before securityEdit

  • Brioche Dorée, level 0, +33 1 74 37 12 27. M 08:00-20:00/Tu-Th 08:00-17:00/F-Su 08:00-20:00. Bakery

Gare Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV (TGV Train Station)Edit

  • Brioche Dorée, level 1, +33 1 74 37 88 00. Daily 06:00-21:00. Bakery

Buy and ShopEdit

All terminals offer options to shop, whether it's a duty free or a store from a French or international brand, Charles de Gaulle airport offers a lot of shopping options for its customers. However it is important to know that once you are near your gate, it is long to get to another terminal. This is due to the sheer size of the terminals and the need to take a bus between the terminals that are detached from others (Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 for example which are detached from the larger Terminal 2, which itself has detached sub-terminals like Terminal 2G).

All terminals and most sub-terminals have at least one duty-free (BuY Paris). These aren't all the same and some will only offer cosmetics, whereas some others will offer a bigger choice.

Terminal 1Edit

(Note: Notations 1T through 1Z indicate the different satellites of Terminal 1 (which are by default after security). If not indicated, the stores are located by default in the Terminal 1 central building)

Before security

  • La Maison du Chocolat, level 3 - departures, +33 1 74 25 33 17. Daily 06:00-21:00. Chocolate
  • Marks & Spencer Food, level 5 - arrivals (in front of entrance #32 and #34, also near elevator E), +33 1 48 16 96 29. Daily 06:30-23:00. General store

After security

Level 4 - boarding

  • Air de Paris (going towards terminal 1U between the 1T (gates 10-18) and 1V (gates 30-38) underground tunnels), +33 1 74 37 21 55. Daily 06:00-22:00. Souvenirs
  • APM Monaco (to the left when going to 1Z (gates 40-48) through the tunnel), +33 1 74 22 14 14. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Bottega Veneta (between the Lounges elevator and the tunnel to 1Z (gates 40-48)), +33 1 74 25 55 41. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Burberry, +33 1 74 37 13 10. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Bvlgari, +33 1 48 16 02 01. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Gucci, +33 1 74 37 25 95. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Hermès (to the right of the Lounges elevator), +33 1 74 29 45 37. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Hugo Boss (between the tunnels to 1Y (50-58) and 1Z (gates 40-48)), +33 1 48 62 09 48. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion
  • Ladurée, +33 1 74 25 55 62. Daily 06:00-20:00. Macarons
  • Ladurée, +33 1 74 25 85 49. Daily 06:00-20:00. Macarons
  • L'Occitane (to the right when going to 1T (gates 10-18) through the tunnel), +33 1 74 25 55 70. Daily 06:00-22:00. Cosmetics
  • Longchamp (in front of the tunnel to 1Z (gates 40-48)), +33 1 74 37 11 25. Daily 06:00-22:00. Handbags
  • Michael Kors (in front of the tunnel to 1Z (gates 40-48)), +33 1 48 62 09 87. Daily 06:00-22:00. Handbags
  • Relay (to the left when going to 1T (gates 10-18) through the tunnel), +33 1 74 37 21 55. Daily 06:00-22:00. General store
  • Royal Quartz (in front of the tunnel to 1T (gates 10-18)), +33 1 74 37 24 67. Daily 06:00-22:00. Jewelry/watches
  • Solaris (to the right when going to 1Z (gates 40-48) through the tunnel), +33 1 48 62 10 13. Daily 06:00-22:00. Sunglasses
  • Swarovski (to the left when going to 1Z (gates 40-48) through the tunnel). Daily 06:00-22:00. Jewelry

Level 5 - arrivals

  • Cartes SIM 4G, level 5 - arrivals (at the center of the building between baggage reclaims #6 and #1), +33 1 74 25 34 30. Daily 06:30-23:00. Electronics

Terminal 2AEdit

After security

  • Air de Paris, level 1, +33 1 74 25 72 37. M-F 06:00-23:00/Su 06:00-23:00. Souvenirs

Terminal 2A-2C linkEdit

After security

  • Bottega Veneta, level 1 - between terminal 2A-2C, +33 1 74 37 22 23. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Burberry, level 1 - between terminal 2A-2C, +33 1 74 25 42 19. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Bvlgari, level 1 - between terminal 2A-2C, +33 1 74 25 42 18. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Gucci, level 1 - between terminal 2A-2C, +33 1 74 37 12 46. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Hermès, level 1 - between terminal 2A-2C, +33 1 74 25 42 17. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Ladurée, level 1, +33 1 74 25 42 45. Daily 06:00-23:00. Macarons

Terminal 2CEdit

After security

  • Air de Paris, level 1. M 08:00-23:00/Tu-W 08:30-23:00/Th-Su 08:00-23:00. Souvenirs
  • Hugo Boss, level 1, +33 1 70 03 96 24. M 08:00-23:00/Tu-W 08:30-23:00/Th-Su 08:00-23:00. Fashion

Terminal 2DEdit

After security

  • Ladurée, level 1, +33 6 47 38 15 29. Daily 05:00-21:30. Macarons

Terminal 2EEdit

Before security

  • Ladurée, level 2, +33 1 74 25 05 46. Daily 06:00-22:30. Macarons

After security

K gates

  • Air de Paris, level 2, +33 1 70 03 91 16. Daily 05:30-23:30. Souvenirs
  • Bottega Veneta, level 2, +33 1 74 37 10 89. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Bvlgari, level 2, +33 1 48 16 32 59. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Cartes SIM 4G, level 0/ground level, +33 1 48 62 25 08. Daily 06:30-23:00. Electronics kiosk
  • Gucci, level 2, +33 1 74 37 19 94. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Hermès, level 2, +33 1 74 25 43 59. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Hugo Boss, level 2, +33 1 74 37 10 88. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • La Maison du Chocolat, level 2, +33 1 74 25 04 95. Daily 06:00-23:00. Chocolate
  • Ladurée, level 2, +33 1 48 16 05 22. Daily 06:00-23:00. Macarons

L gates

  • Bottega Veneta, level 1, +33 1 48 16 05 61. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Bvlgari, level 1, +33 1 48 16 05 59. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Hermès, level 1, +33 1 74 25 03 48. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • La Maison du Chocolat, level 1, +33 1 48 16 05 54. Daily 05:30-23:30. Chocolate
  • Ladurée, level 1 (towards the North), +33 1 74 37 24 74. Daily 06:00-23:00. Macarons
  • Ladurée, level 1 (towards the South), +33 1 74 37 09 79. Daily 06:00-23:00. Macarons

M gates

  • Air de Paris, level 1. Daily 06:00-16:30. Souvenirs
  • Bottega Veneta, level 1, +33 1 74 37 15 92. Daily 07:00-16:30. Fashion
  • Burberry, level 1, +33 1 74 37 15 91. Daily 07:00-16:30. Fashion
  • Bvlgari, level 1, +33 1 74 37 15 49. Daily 07:00-16:30. Fashion
  • Gucci, level 1, +33 1 74 37 15 95. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion
  • Hermès, level 1, +33 1 74 37 14 95. Daily 07:00-16:30. Fashion
  • Ladurée, level 1, +33 1 74 37 16 01. Daily 07:00-16:30. Macarons

Terminal 2FEdit

After security

  • Air de Paris, level 2 (towards the East), +33 1 74 37 22 28. Daily 05:45-21:30. Souvenirs
  • Air de Paris, level 2 (towards the West), +33 1 74 37 10 90. Daily 05:45-21:30. Souvenirs
  • Burberry, level 2, +33 1 74 25 49 51. Daily 05:45-21:30. Fashion
  • Hermès, level 2 (towards the East), +33 1 74 25 28 97. Daily 05:45-21:30. Fashion
  • Hermès, level 2 (towards the West), +33 1 74 37 11 64. Daily 05:45-21:30. Fashion
  • Hugo Boss, level 2, +33 1 74 37 25 10. Daily 05:45-21:30. Fashion
  • La Maison du Chocolat, level 1 (towards the East), +33 1 74 25 33 15. Daily 05:45-21:30. Chocolate
  • La Maison du Chocolat, level 1 (towards the West), +33 1 74 25 33 14. Daily 05:45-21:30. Chocolate
  • Ladurée, level 2 (towards the East), +33 1 48 16 04 60. Daily 05:45-21:30. Macarons
  • Ladurée, level 2 (towards the West), +33 1 48 62 06 49. Daily 05:45-21:30. Macarons

Terminal 2GEdit

After security

VAT refundEdit

First, get your boarding pass for your flight out of France. Second -- have your tax refund papers stamped at the tax refund counter in the main terminal area, before you check in with your airline. Showing goods is signposted as mandatory, usually only required for high priced, marquee items.

To locate the tax refund counter in the terminal, look for the signs or ask any airline employee for directions. Don't be confused by a single line splitting between currency exchange and tax refund office: choose tax refund if you prefer Euros—while currency exchange refunds only in USD or your national currency, both buy at a robbery rate (and with no rollback to the refund window after you realized the rate).

The line can take a long time, expect several minutes per customer. At either office, you can also receive refund for your spouse if you have their passport and refund forms.

Duty-free shoppingEdit

There are no shops before security check zone. When you shop in post-security check zone, it's not genuinely tax-free, as you can receive a tax refund for those purchases as well.

Contrary to what one may expect, there is no L'Occitane; cheese is limited to soft sorts (and there are no ripe varietes); wines starts at €11 and some popular sorts like Chinon can't be found; selection of sausages is extremely limited.

There are no mid-range clothes or shoes stores, only luxury brands.

Terminal 3Edit

After Security

Duty Free (by terminal)Edit

  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 1, +33 1 74 37 12 79. Daily 06:00-22:00. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1, +33 1 74 37 27 96. 24/7. Cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1, +33 1 74 25 16 69. Daily 06:00-22:00. Cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1, +33 1 48 62 71 97. Daily 06:00-22:00. Alcohol, food, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1T, +33 1 74 25 03 59. 24/7. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1V, +33 1 74 25 25 98. 24/7. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1W, +33 1 48 16 08 50. 24/7. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1X, +33 1 48 62 02 00. 24/7. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1Y, +33 1 74 37 27 96. 24/7. Cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1Z, +33 1 70 03 12 19. 24/7. Cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 1Z, +33 1 70 03 12 17. Daily 06:00-22:00. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 2A, +33 1 74 37 19 86. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 2A, +33 1 48 16 43 41. Daily 06:00-23:00. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2A, +33 1 74 37 25 81. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2A - West satellite, +33 1 74 37 25 81. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2A-2C link, +33 1 74 25 42 13. Daily 05:30-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 2C, +33 1 74 37 23 59. M 08:00-23:00/Tu-W 08:30-23:00/Th-Su 08:00-23:00. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2C, +33 1 74 25 42 12. M 08:00-23:00/Tu-W 08:30-23:00/Th-Su 08:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 2D, +33 1 74 25 15 15. Daily 05:00-21:30. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2D, +33 1 48 16 03 87. Daily 03:30-21:30. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2D, +33 1 74 25 18 55. Daily 05:00-21:30. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - K gates, +33 1 74 37 13 55. Daily 05:30-23:30. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - K gates, +33 1 74 34 13 55. Daily 05:30-23:30. Alcohol, food, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - K gates, +33 1 74 25 75 19. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - K gates, +33 1 74 25 75 20. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - K gates, +33 1 48 62 90 77. Daily 05:30-23:30. Cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - L gates, +33 1 48 16 05 54. Daily 05:30-23:30. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - L gates, +33 1 74 25 16 86. Daily 05:30-23:30. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - L gates, +33 1 74 25 01 07. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - L gates, +33 1 74 25 01 08. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 2E - M gates, +33 1 74 37 14 92. Daily 07:00-16:30. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - M gates, +33 1 74 37 13 78. Daily 06:00-16:30. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - M gates, +33 1 74 37 15 25. Daily 07:00-16:30. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - M gates, +33 1 74 37 15 47. Daily 07:00-16:30. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2E - M gates, +33 1 74 37 13 78. Daily 06:00-16:30. Cosmetics, perfumes, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2F, +33 1 74 25 73 97. Daily 05:45-21:30. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 2G, +33 1 48 62 22 42. Daily 06:00-21:30. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 2G, +33 1 70 03 86 44. Daily 06:00-21:30. Alcohol, tobacco, etc.
  • BuY Paris Collection, Terminal 3. Fashion, etc.
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 3, +33 1 74 25 07 05. Daily 06:00-23:00. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, tobacco
  • BuY Paris Duty Free, Terminal 3, +33 1 70 03 18 71. 24/7. Alcohol, cosmetics, food, perfumes, tobacco, etc.

ConnectEdit

Post offices are available in Terminal 1 and Terminals 2B and 2D. Postboxes are available in every terminal. Postcards, stamps and stationary are available in every terminal at newsstands.

Free WiFi is available throughout the airport terminals. The network name is "WIFI-AIRPORT" An email address is required to connect. Some instant messaging services such as WhatsApp are periodically blocked.

Power outlets and charging stations are located throughout the terminals both before and after security. The outlets are the standard Europlug style at 220 Volts. However, most of the outlets in Terminal 2L, including the laptop benches, have been disabled; they do not work.

CopeEdit

Passengers with long layovers and passengers who are stranded will find there are few benches and no public shower facilities in the airport.

Air France lounges have such facilities. Lounge access is included for Air France business and first class travellers, and can be obtained for a fee for Air France premium economy passengers. The members of Air France, Skyteam and other cooperating frequent flyer programs may gain access with sufficient status. There is a possibility that some lounges may grant access to travellers on their flights for a fee. If you would consider paying for access to the lounge, inquire when checking in for your departure.

Alternatively, the airport hotels generally have rooms available.

Left luggage/storage: There are left luggage/baggage storage facilities in Terminal 2 (close to TGV-RER station). Baggage and luggage items can be stored for a few hours or up to 90 days. See Bagage du Monde. Average time required to check-in: 4 min. Open every day from 06:00 to 21:30. Located terminal 2 - Gare TGV - Level 4 (opposite the Sheraton Hotel).

Rates (April 2016):

From 00:00 to 06:00: €7 per item
From 06:00 to 12:00: €14 per item
For a period of 24 hr: €17 per item
For day 2, 3 and 4 (per 24 hr): €9 per item/24 hr
Starting on day 5: €7 per 24 hr, whatever the number of luggage.

SleepEdit

There are many hotels available for travellers at CDG. Most hotels are located nearby off the airport grounds. The Sheraton and Yotel are the only true in-airport hotels. They is located in Terminal 2. Travellers in Terminals 1 & 3 might more quickly access the hotels at Roissypole, which is still on the airport grounds though not directly connected. The hotels at Roissypole are accessed from the terminals by the free CDGVal airport shuttle followed by a short walk.

Airport hotelsEdit

These eight hotels are the only hotels on the airport property.

  • 1 Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Terminal 2 (walking distance), +33 1 49 19 70 70. Four-star airport hotel and the only true in-airport hotel at CDG. Convenient for passengers in Terminal 2. €175.
  • 2 Ibis Paris CDG Airport, Roissypole (CDGVal shuttle), +33 1 49 19 19 19. Convenient to travellers at terminals 1, 2, & 3. €76.
  • 3 Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Roissypole (CDGVal shuttle), +33 1 49 19 77 77. Convenient to travellers at terminals 1, 2, & 3.
  • 4 Novotel Paris CDG Terminal, Roissypole (CDGVal), +33 1 49 19 27 27. Convenient to travellers at terminals 1, 2, & 3. €144.
  • 5 citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle, Roissypole (CDGVal shuttle). Convenient to travellers at terminals 1, 2, & 3. A slightly longer walk from the CDGVal stop than the other Roissypole hotels.
  • 6 Mercure Paris CDG Airport & Convention (formerly Pullman), Roissypôle Ouest (Shuttle from terminal), +33 1 49 19 29 29. This hotel was a Pullman until 2014. It can be fairly convenient for travellers at terminals 1, 2, & 3. Not directly accessible on foot or via CDGVal. A hotel shuttle is provided.
  • 7 Hotel Pullman Paris Roissy CDG Airport, Roissypôle (CDGVal Shuttle). The new Pullman opened to much fanfare in August 2015 and features lots of enhancements to comfort and style, including iconic works of art and a restaurant with serious culinary pretences.
  • 8 Yotelair Paris Charles De Gaulle (In the transit area of Terminal 2E at the end of Instant Paris Lounge). Modern hotel in the secure transit area of Air France and Skyteam, which can only be accessed by passengers with a departing international flight outside of the European Union (with the exception of the United Kingdom) flying from Terminal 2E gates K, L, M or passengers that are in transit to or from an international flight outside of the European Union in the same terminal. overnight €127+.

Nearby hotelsEdit

NearbyEdit

  • Roissy, the historic city just outside the airport gates retains its small-town charm, and has several points of interest if you're staying near the airport overnight, or just have a long layover.
  • The most obvious place to go to from the airport is Paris, the city it serves.
Routes through Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
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