To keep its position as one of Europe's busiest airports in passenger traffic second only to London Heathrow. Charles de Gaulle International Airport is expanding to accommodate more passengers and greater size aircraft like the Airbus A380 & Boeing 787 with a number of expansion plans. These being a rebuild of terminal 2E which is planned to open April 2008
And the huge Satellite T3 which will accommodate the Super Jumbo's due to be fully operational in summer 2008. Also Air France's terminal 2G will be opened in autumn 2008 to make room for more regional flights with promised faster turnaround.
Charles de Gaulle has 3 Terminals Terminal 1 being the oldest has 7 satellites.
Terminal 2 which consist of six sub terminal extensions, A, B, C, D, E and F and Terminal 3 as described above.
Charles de Gaulle covers over 32.5 square Kilometres of land and has plenty of opportunity to be able to expand in the future, unlike some competing international airports.
BP 20101, 95711
Roissy, Charles de Gaulle,
Airport Code: CDG
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 4862 2280 or +33 (0) 1 4862 1212
Fax: +33 (0)1 4862 0752 +33 (0)1 4862 5802
There are many Car Hire companies located at the airport with a fantastic choice of vehicles that you would expect from a top International Airport. Please follow the links to see the great deals offered by companies including Avis at Paris -
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Be sure to hire a Satellite navigation system if you unsure of driving direction as the roads around the city of Paris can be very busy especially the Champs D'Elysees (not for the faint hearted).
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Charles de Gaulle Arrivals
There are 3 terminals that you may arrive at depending from which destination you are flying from. The terminals are connected by a free unmanned train service which runs every few minutes. If you are collecting a friend or colleague from Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport it would be wise to telephone flight information to see if the flights has been cancelled or delayed alternatively you can visit our
Live Flight Arrivals at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport page for up to the minute flight information.
You must leave plenty of time for your departure at Charles de Gaulle, as this is one of the busiest in the world and has many terminal and gates. Please remember to check the weigh of any carry on luggage as this will be checked at the boarding gate the limit is normally around 5kg, this must also be of maximum dimensions 115cm (total of three dimensions L + W + H). Please do not ever leave baggage unattended or ever accept luggage from an unknown person.
For up to the minute information on
Departures at Paris Charles de Gaulle please visit the link.
Charles de Gaulle Trains
The Airport of Charles de Gaulle is serviced by TGV France’s high speed rail service that links the Airport to Major Cities in France. Also the Paris Metro RER rail link is also accessible from the Airport. Please visit our Charles de Gaulle Trains page for route maps and timetables.
The Air France Coach Service runs between Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Paris. There are currently 3 Routes these are:
Route 2 Charles de Gaulle - Paris-Porte Maillot - Place Charles de Gaulle (at the Arc de Triomphe).
Route 2 Charles de Gaulle – Orly.
Route 4 Charles de Gaulle - Paris-Gare de Lyon – Paris Gare Montparnasse. These are two main TGV railway station in Paris. For More information please visit our Charles de Gaulle Buses page.
Upon arriving at the airport, Taxis ranks are clearly sign posted at all 3 terminals.
You will need to queue at the rank but there are many taxis and should move quickly. For prices and details please visit our taxis at Charles de Gaulle page.
Charles de Gaulle Parking
Access between terminals is provided by the CDGVAL a free automated rail service. This rail service began in 2007 and links the 3 main terminals, Car Parks, Bus Stations, RER and TGV rail stations. The Journey time is around 10 minutes.
Charles de Gaulle General Information
Telephone: +33 (0)1 48 62 22 80
Telephone: +33 (0)1 48 62 13 34
Telephone: +33 (0)1 48 16 63 83
Telephone: +33 (0)1 48 62 62 85
Telephone: +33 (0)1 48 62 31 22
Telephone: +33 (0)1 48 62 22 90
Please find below a selection of Airlines, Destination and approx flight times.
Air France, Delta Air Lines and Alitalia are the three busiest Airlines that fly out; together they cover around 321 routes out of the total of 249. The busiest which is Air France covers a total of 3,136 flights per week out and goes to 162 destinations. Of all the destinations from Charles De Gaulle, Air France covers 26%. Air France airline offers flights to Amsterdam-Schiphol, Fiumicino, London Heathrow, Barajas, Schwechat International and Prague - Ruzyne International among others.
You can see below a selection of nonstop flights covered with approximate times
Many popular hire car companies are situated either in the Arrivals lounge or very close by. Please bring your valid driving licence and credit card if your require a hire car on your trip. With so much choice of car rental at Paris it may be wise to book online before you arrive as there is limited choice of vehicles at certain times of the year.