A Guide for Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris

Traveling to Paris via Charles de Gaulle airport? Though large in size, navigating CDG may be a little easier than you think. When traveling through CDG, important things to consider include which airline you are flying and from which terminal your flight originates or departs. Make sure to allow for plenty of time to get through security and transfer between terminals if necessary, so that you get to your gate with plenty of time to spare.

Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport is located 23 miles northeast of Paris. CDG can be reached by car, taxi, bus or train.

Terminal One

International flights, excluding Air France, are serviced out of Terminal 1. Terminal 1 has eight gates. The gates are connected to the main building by an underground moving walkway. Shopping, bars and restaurants are available in Terminal 1.

Terminal Two

Flights from Terminal 2 include all Air France flights and airlines flying to other destinations in Europe. Terminal 2 is split into several terminals: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G. A medical center is located at gate 17 in Terminal 2F. Multiple options for shopping and dining are also available in Terminal Two.

Terminal Three

Terminal Three is serviced by charter and budget flights.

Other Terminal Amenities

The majority of amenities are found in Terminals 1 and 2. In addition to food and shopping, these terminals also offer workstations, business meeting areas and Internet access (for a fee). ATMs and currency-exchange services are also available both before and after security in the terminals.

Terminal Transportation

A free shuttle bus provides transportation between air terminals for those terminal-side. Those land-side can transfer between terminals using CDGVAL, a light rail system. You must take a shuttle between terminals as there is no pedestrian route available.

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