Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe and is the bigger of Paris’s two airports. It is named in honour of Charles De Gaulle, the leader of the French Free Forces which carried out an insurgency campaign against occupying Nazi forces in World War II.

The airport is 23 km north east of Paris and has extensive road and rail networks.

Major domestic and international tourist destinations are easily accessible by TGV at Paris Charles de Gaulle, and it was one of the first airports to have a rail service connecting to it. From CDG Airport, it takes about 45 minutes to get to the centre of Paris, 10 minutes to Disney World and an hour to Brussels and Lille.

There are three terminals at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport - also known as Paris Roissy - which are connected by free shuttle buses. Paris CDG boasts a comprehensive selection of facilities, services, bars and restaurants for travellers heading to domestic and international destinations.
Paris Charles de Gaulle World Airport Guide provides access to a complete selection of hotels. Utilise the discounts offered directly from the hotel, with the assurance of secure booking. Extra services include airport car rental, airport car parking and flights to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
In 2013, the airport handled 62,052,917 passengers and 497,763 aircraft movements making it the world’s busiest airport and Europe's second busiest airport and passengers served. It is also the world's tenth largest and Europe's busiest airport in aircraft movement. In cargo traffic, the airport is the eight busiest in the world and the busiest in Europe.
There are at least 3 terminals in CDG and the airport is accessible by taxi, shuttles and the train.
The airport’s facilities and services range from having some of the best restaurants and lounges to business facilities for business travellers. The airport has lounges represented by several airlines including of Air Canada, Air France and Star Alliance. There is an entire smorgasbord of spas, cafes, beauty salons and delis and delicatessens and every traveller can rest assured there is always a watering-hole when he needs one.
Traveller assistance assumes many forms from supporting those with reduced abilities to disabled parking for the less physically challenged.
All passengers can get ready access to prayer rooms found in terminals and there are Internet cafes and multimedia terminals in all terminals.
Information and help desks provide help with traveller guides, maps and general information about Paris. The airport also has a health facility and pharmacies in some of its terminals.
Some of the closest hotels include the Comfort Hotel Le Mesnil-Amelot which is just minutes from Paris CDG airport and the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, both ideal bases for business guests. The hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at L’Escale Restaurant and there is also a free shuttle service to the airport and TGV station,

Others include the Holiday Inn Express and the Holiday Inn Paris La Villette Hotel. 

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

Get the quickest route and live traffic conditions from the airport’s website. The website also provides information on the carparks nearest to the various terminals

Trains hide 

The SNCF railway station at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is served by the TGV South, West and North Lines with connections to the Thalys network and SNCF mainline services. The railway station is located between Terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. It is served by the free CDGVAL shuttle train (to Terminals 1 and 3), the Aeroports de Paris N1 bus and the Aeroports de Paris N2 bus. The CDGVAL automated metro stops at all the terminals at the airport.

Buses hide 

You can also travel to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with Les Cars Air France shuttle service. Some of the areas the coaches serve are Etoile/Champs-Elysees, Gare de Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. The Roissybus shuttle provides a link between the centre of Paris (Opera station) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

Taxi hide 

There are Paris taxis covering Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne. Suburban taxis cover Essonne, Val-d’Oise, Yvelines and Seine-et-Marne. There are designated taxi ranks at the airport. Only take taxis with a “light” on their roof.

 Who flies to Paris Charles de Gaulle

 Airport Contact Details

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Boulevard Raspail 75675 Paris Cedex 14 ,

Tel:+33 (0)1 70363950
Fax:+33 (0)1 48626712


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 Location Details

Longitude:2° 32' 54'' E
Latitude:49° 0' 34'' N

 Airport Location

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