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Aeroport Paris Charles de Gaulle
BP 20102
95711 Roissy Cedex

Tel:  00 33 170 36 39 50


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Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport - CDG

Paris is, without doubt, one of the most beatiful cities in Europe, full of museums, art galleries and wonderful architecture.  What better place to spend a few days, strolling along the banks of the Seine, visiting Notre Dame and Sacrée Cour, the Louvre, Montmartre….the list is endless.

Although many people now travel from the UK by Eurostar, getting to London is not always easy or convenient and thousands still choose to travel by air. 

Charles de Gaulle airport is the largest in France and the main international airport for the country.  Situated 13.5 km north east of Paris it is accessed from exit 6 of the A1 autoroute from Paris to Lille. 

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Flights

Although routes are changing all the time, on average there are around 15 different routes offering direct flights from UK and Ireland to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

In order to find out who flies to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on the dates you're thinking of, use the handy, up to the minute widget on our flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport page.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Car Hire

As you would expect from a premier airport, the choice of car hire companies is vast and can be confusing.  Follow our guide for the best deals and a free on-line quote for France airport Car Hire.

To see details of all the car hire companies available at each terminal look at our page on Paris Charles de Gaulle Car Hire.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Arrivals

Terminals 1 and 3 are fairly small and the vast majority of flights use terminal 2.  This terminal is itself divided into 7 sections, A to G.

Terminal 2G is a new terminal built specifically to handle small aircraft carrying less than 100 passengers.  Live Paris Charles de Gaulle airport Arrivals give details of the terminal for each incoming flight. If you are meeting someone you will need this information and also details of Paris Charles de Gaulle Parking.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Departures

Again, it is important to know which terminal to use. Live Paris Charles de Gaulle airport Departures will give you this information.

There appears to be little logic to the arrangements, for example, some British Airways flights use Terminal 1 and some use Terminal 2.  If you end up in the wrong terminal there is an airport shuttle to get you to the correct place.  Once in your correct terminal you will be able to enjoy the Paris Charles de Gaulle Bars and Restaurants and also Paris Charles de Gaulle Shops.  If you are taking someone to the airport you will need to know about Paris Charles de Gaulle Parking.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Taxis

Taking a taxi is a very convenient way to get into the city. Paris Charles de Gaulle taxis know all the short cuts and can avoid the bottlenecks.  There is a taxi rank outside each terminal, just follow the signs for quick and easy transfer.  Fares vary according to what part of the city you need and also the traffic conditions, but generally expect to pay around 40 euros into the city centre.

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There are several other options and Paris Charles de Gaulle Buses and Paris Charles de Gaulle Trains will give you the details of each.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Buses

Taking a bus is a popular way of getting into Paris and there are direct transfers to the Opéra, Porte Maillot Montparnasse and the Gare de Lyon.  You can even get Paris Charles de Gaulle buses to Disneyland Paris and also to Orly Airport. Journey time into the city is around 45 minutes.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Trains

Charles de Gaulle Airport was one of the first in Europe to incorporate a rail link.  The Paris Charles de Gaulle trains, or RER train system as it is known, links the airport with the centre, with access to the Paris Metro at Gare du Nord and Chatelet les Halles.  Journey time is 35 minutes. There is also a TGV station with links to Lille and Brussels.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Parking

There are a total of six car parks giving almost 20,000 car parking spaces.  It is important to know which terminal you are going to use (this information is available at Paris Charles de Gaulle Arrivals and Paris Paris Charles de Gaulle Departures) and to carefully follow the signs to the appropriate car park.  The charges are 2.90 euros for the first hour in all the car parks.  For further details and a map of Paris Charles de Gaulle Parking click here.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Bars and Restaurants

All the terminals are well supplied with catering outlets from cafés and kiosks to smart restaurants.  For details of what is available in your particular terminal refer to Terminal 1 Bars and Restaurants, Terminal 2 Bars and Restaurants, and Terminal 3 Bars and Restaurants. Dont spend too long eating and drinking though – give yourself time to check out the Paris Charles de Gaulle Shops.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport Shops

This airport is a shopper’s paradise.  You will find some of the best-known Parisian stores here offering the latest fashions.  Also of course, duty free shops for travellers from outside the EU, newsagents and gift shops.  To see what you can find in which terminal look at Terminal 1 Shops, Terminal 2 Shops, and Terminal 3 Shops.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Weather

The weather in northern France is often not that much different from the UK.  In general it can be a bit drier but dont leave your scarf and gloves behind – you may well need them.  Follow our link for an up to date look at the Paris weather including a 10 day forecast.  


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