Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Guide (CDG)

Airport info
Code: CDG
Address:
BP 20101, 95711, Roissy Charles de Gaulle, France
Location:

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport is located 23km (14 miles) northeast of Paris.

No. of terminals: 3 Dialling code: +33
Telephone:
01 4862 2280 or 7036 3950 (or 3950 within France).
Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Map:
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport map

Here you'll find essential information on Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, including contact details, airport transfer facts, details of airport facilities, and how to get there.

Airport news

Terminal 2B is currently closed for major renovations.

Information

There are several information desks throughout Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Free guides and maps of Paris and the airport are available on request. There are also tourist information offices in the terminals.

Email address: 
Via airport website.
Transfer between terminals

Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are linked by the CDGVAL airport métro line. Shuttles operate to the more distant Terminal 2G.

Driving directions

Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are linked by the CDGVAL airport Métro line. Shuttles operate between the various parts of Terminal 2 and the long stay car park, as well as to the more distant Terminal 2G.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: RER trains (www.ratp.fr) serve the airport in conjunction with ADP shuttles. Line B runs from Terminal 1 and from the TGV station at Terminal 2 to Gare du Nord, Châtelet-les-Halles, St Michel, Luxembourg, Port Royal and Denfert-Rochereau, with connections to the Métro. The journey time to Gare du Nord is about 25 minutes, and the fare is €9.50. TGV (tel: 3635; www.tgv-europe.com) and Thalys (tel: 08 9235 3536; www.thalys.com) trains also run to various destinations in Paris and beyond. There is a SNCF desk on the fourth floor of Terminal 2 for public transport enquiries.

Public transport road

Bus: Local buses 350 and 351 connect central Paris to the airport. Roissybus (www.ratp.fr) serves all three terminals and runs to Place de l'Opéra for the Paris métro (journey time: 45-60 minutes; fare: €10). The Noctilien night service has three routes linking the airport with various destinations in Paris between 0430 and 0130.

Shuttle: The Val d'Europe Airports shuttle (VEA) operates services between Paris hotels, Disneyland and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (fare: €20).

Coach: Air France coaches (tel: 0892 350 820; www.lescarsairfrance.com) depart from terminals 1 and 2 to Porte Maillot and Arc de Triomphe to Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. They also provide connections to Paris-Orly Airport, from terminals 1 and 2.

Taxi: A taxi to the city centre will take around 45 minutes. Taxi companies include Alpha Taxis (tel: 01 4585 8585), Les Taxis Bleus (tel: 0891 701 010), Taxis G7 (tel: 01 4739 4739), Taxis (tel: 01 4270 0042) and G7 Horizon (tel: 01 4739 0091). The average fare to central Paris is around €50-55, depending on the time of day.

Terminal facilities

Money

There are bureaux de change and at least one ATM in each of the three terminals. A bank branch is located in the train station between terminals 2D and 2F.

Communication

Post offices can be found in terminals 1 and 2. Wireless internet access is available (free for the first 15 minutes), as is mobile phone rental.

Food

There is a wide choice of bars, cafés and restaurants at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, serving French and international cuisine in all terminals.

Shopping

There is a good selection of shops of all types in all three terminals, including duty-free shopping and VAT refunds for passengers leaving the EU.

Luggage

Left luggage service (tel: 01 3438 5890) is available in front of the Sheraton hotel. There are lost and found offices in all the terminals. (tel: 01 4862 1334 or 4816 6383).

Other

Prayer rooms are available. Medical, massage and beauty services are available in terminals 1 and 2. Children’s play areas can be found in Terminal 2.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are work areas in terminals 1 and 2 where travellers can also recharge their electronic equipment. Conference and meeting facilities are available at the larger hotels close to and in the terminals – the nearest is the Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre (tel: 01 4919 7070: www.starwoodhotels.com), within Terminal 2.

Disabled facilities

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has excellent facilities for disabled travellers, who should inform their airline in advance of their needs. Information desks also offer a special welcome service for disabled passengers. Reserved car parking spaces are provided in designated areas and discount on parking is available on presentation of a valid disability badge.

Car parking

Each terminal has its own short-term covered car park with direct access to the terminal by lift. The long-term car park PR is for Terminal 1, and car park PX is for Terminals 2 and 3; all are linked by a free airport shuttle bus.

Car rental

Car hire companies at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport include: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, National, Sixt and TT Car Transit, which have offices in terminals 1 and 2. Europcar has a further desk in Terminal 3.

Hotels

There are several hotels at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport or in close proximity to the terminals, most of which offer courtesy shuttle services.

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Hilton Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

01 4919 7777.

Located on site at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, five minutes from the terminals, the Hilton provides a shuttle bus service to the TGV station at Terminal 2F. Facilities include meeting and conference facilities, a choice of restaurants and bars, a fitness room and a swimming pool.

Pullman Paris CDG

01 4919 2929.

Convenient for both Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and the local convention centre, the Pullman has extensive meeting facilities, plus a business centre. There is an on-site restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts. A free shuttle bus connects the hotel to the airport.

Novotel Paris CDG Terminal

01 4919 2727.

The 200-room Novotel is located close to Terminal 3 and the TGV rail station at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. In addition to its restaurant, bar and café; a number of meeting rooms and services including Wi-Fi access and a video games area are available.

Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre

01 4919 7070.

Within Terminal 2, the Sheraton has 250 rooms and suites. As well as meeting facilities, the hotel offers a gymnasium with a sauna and a choice of restaurants and bars.

Ibis Paris CDG Airport

01 4919 1919.

Situated opposite Terminal 3 at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the Ibis has 772 rooms, a choice of four restaurants, a bar, and 13 conference rooms. Shuttles link the hotel with Terminals 1 and 2, and the TGV station.

Premiere Classe Roissy

01 7321 9800.

This 90-room budget option is also within a short distance of the airport terminals. Breakfast is offered as an addition to the basic room rate, which includes Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Evening dining is available nearby.

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