Information About All Parisian Airports

Are you planning to travel to Paris to spend your holidays with the people you love the most? If so, you may find the guide on this website very helpful. The various information you will find here will surely help you travel to this beautiful city in France. Below, you will find a short article about the airports in Paris, so feel free to browse through this and see which information written will be helpful to you.

This site provides information for travelers to the three main Airports in Paris, Paris Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Beauvais Tille Airport. Flight details, long and short-term parking, shops, and restaurant information. We have practical information for passengers and visitors regarding timetables and travel information for buses, trains, taxis, shuttle transfers, arrivals and departures, and driving directions to and from the Airport. Also, we have a great Hotel, Guest house, and Hostel information page. We hope this guide helps you to enjoy and assist you in your stay in this great city and get you to your final destination informatively. Please note the time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October) in Paris.

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France has a population of around 67,750,000 (est 2022) living in France or French territories, e.g., French Guiana, Martinique, and French Polynesia, to name a few. The number of passengers that passed through Paris Airports in 2021 was almost 44 Million, up by 28.25% on the previous year. Paris Charles de Gaulle saw 26.1 Million passengers (up by 17.74% on previous year), and Paris Orly saw 15.7 Million passengers (up 45.78%) The recovery from the Covid pandemic can largely be attributed to the increases.

The busiest by far is Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (GDG), one of the world's largest and home to Air France-KLM. Charles de Gaulle is usually the busiest airport in France based on the past decade of data. The Airport is located northeast of the center of the French capital, around 28km away, on highway A1.

Paris Orly (ORY) is quite some way off it's peak passenger volume to date with around 33.1 million passengers in 2019, after which there were renovations undertaken to the runway and then the pandemic hit. Orly is located 18.4km south of the city's center, near the A86 ring road.

Airport 2021 2020 Difference All time high (Year)
CDG 26,187,008 22,242,299 17.74% 76,136,816 (2019)
ORY 15,719,099 10,782,724 45.78% 33,114,935 (2018)
BVA 2,063,280 1,257,960 64.02% 4,328,691 (2015)
Totals 43,969,387 34,282,983 28.25%  

Charles de Gaulle being one of the major hubs in Europe and with room to expand, offers the traveler a multitude of destinations in Europe and beyond at reasonable prices and non-stop service, including:

Airline Destination Time
Air France New York (JFK) 8 Hours
Air France Bangkok (BKK) 11h30mn
Air France Sao Paulo (GRU) 12 Hours
Air France Hong Kong (HKG) 11h40mn
Air France Los Angeles (LAX) 11h35mn

Easyjet, the Luton-based Airline Company, recently announced that it is operating a second hub in France at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and aim's to be France's second-largest carrier. Routes from here include Madrid, Marrakech, Hamburg, Luton, Liverpool, Porto, Lisbon, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Belfast, Bristol, Milan, Nice, Venice, Krakow, Biarritz, and Ibiza.

A popular destination for passengers to Charles de Gaulle and Orly is Paris Disneyland, located at Marne-la-Vallée, which opened in 1992. The resort is 41km from the city center, 46km from Charles de Gaulle, and 50km from Orly. Disneyland is located to the east of Paris on highway A4. With visitor numbers exceeding 14.99 million in 2019, it has become one of Europe's leading tourist attractions.

The Disneyland Paris resort is easily accessible from both Airports. From Charles de Gaulle, the best option is the TGV high-speed train service which connects terminal 2 to Disneyland with a journey time of 10 minutes, and from Orly, it is best to use the VEA bus service journey time of around 45 minutes.

All Paris Airports have extensive facilities, including Duty-Free Shipping and famous names including Swatch, Virgin, MacDonald's, Lacoste, Esprit, Boss, Burberry, and Cartier. Please visit our airport pages for a detailed list of each one.

Paris Beauvais Tille Airport (BVA) is also considered an international airport, located approximately 85km north of Paris and generally served by charter and low-cost airlines.

Finally, if you are planning to check the minute details of Charles de Gaulle Airport Arrivals, Charles de Gaulle Airport Departures, and Paris Orly Arrivals, Paris Orly Departures, please visit the relevant pages.

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