Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG)

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 Kilometers 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


Charles de Gaulle Car Hire

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 -  Budget at Paris -  Europcar at Paris -  Hertz at Paris -  National at Paris -  Sixt at Paris.

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).

Please see our detailed guide on  all Charles de Gaulle airport car rental companies for more information on driving. Also you may like a free competitive Car hire in Paris quote from our partners where you are able to book online.

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.

Charles de Gaulle Departures

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. More information about train services near Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Charles de Gaulle Coaches

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. More information about buses to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Charles de Gaulle Taxis

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

Parking is available at all 3 terminals at Charles de Gaulle. Terminal 1 - levels 2 and 3 are parking areas please follow the signs carefully when driving. Terminal 2 – Has three separate car parking areas on for terminal 2A and 2B one for 2C & 2D and one for terminal 2F. Terminal 3 – has an outside parking facility. Please note a discount of 50% off the current rates is available for disabled badge holders. Short-term Parking is free for ten minutes and then cost $4 per hour thereafter. Long term rates are 22€ per day up to eight days and more expensive with a longer stay. If you are planning a longer stay it may be advisable to park at one of the nearby hotels who offer great deals on park and stay these include the Hilton, Novotel, Ibis, Prestige, and Sofitel. See more information about short and long term parking at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Charles de Gaulle Weather

For details on the weather in Paris for your trip please visit the link, a 5 day to 10 day forecast is available.

Charles de Gaulle General Information

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

The Air Transport Association (IATA) code is CDG. The airport is also identified as Charles De Gaulle We have provided the GPS location which are as follows 49.01667, 2.55000 to help either your arrival directions to Charles De Gaulle or perhaps give you directions to your chosen destination.

Please find below a selection of Airlines, Destination and approx flight times.

Destination Weekly Flights Distance
London Heathrow (LHR) 116 346 Km (215 Miles)
Frankfurt (FRA) 111 447 Km (278 Miles)
Munich (MUC) 98 681 Km (423 Miles)
Milan Malpensa (MXP) 92 599 Km (372 Miles)
Madrid (MAD) 90 1,066 Km (662 Miles)
Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 89 1,101 Km (684 Miles)
Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) 83 398 Km (247 Miles)
Zurich (ZRH) 77 476 Km (296 Miles)
Prague (PRG) 74 864 Km (537 Miles)
Vienna Schwechat (VIE) 71 1,035 Km (643 Miles)

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

Airliner Destination Flight Time (Est)
Air France Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) 1 Hour 11 Minutes
Air France Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 2 Hours 6 Minutes
Air France London Heathrow (LHR) 1 Hour 2 Minutes
Air France Madrid (MAD) 2 Hours 4 Minutes
Air France Vienna Schwechat (VIE) 2 Hours 2 Minutes
Air France Prague (PRG) 1 Hour 50 Minutes

Many popular hire car companies are situated either in the Arrivals lounge or very close by. Please bring your valid driving license and credit card if your require a hire car on your trip.

Visitor Information - Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Airport Information

Address, contact details, lost and found, location map etc...

Airport Name
Charles De Gaulle
Time at Airport
Phone Number
+33 (0)170 363 950
Lost & Found Services
+33 (0) 821 00 25 25
Airport Address
95700 Roissy-en-France, France
Location Map
Map of CDG Airport
Drive on the Right
Electricity / Voltage
Electric Outlet Adapter
No. of monthly flights
No. of countries served
Popular Airlines at CDG
  • Air France
  • ASL Airlines
  • easyJet
  • ASL Airlines France
  • Amelia International
Top Routes
  • Milan
  • Istanbul
  • Madrid
  • Heraklion
  • Copenhagen

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