As the biggest and busiest airport in France and one of Europe’s most important international transport hubs, Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is visited by just about every traveler to Paris.
Passengers flying into or out of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport have a number of different transport options available, but pre-booking an arrival or departure transfer ensures a hassle-free start or end to your trip. Transfers are available by private vehicle or shared shuttle, linking the airport to central Paris hotels, Disneyland Paris, and Orly (ORY) International Airport.
Things to Know Before You Go
- There are three different terminals at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Regular shuttle buses run between them.
- All areas of the airport are wheelchair accessible.
- Power outlets and charging stations are located throughout the terminals, and free Wi-Fi is available to passengers.
How to Get There
Charles de Gaulle is located in Roissy, about 16 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Paris, and is connected to the capital by the RER B train and the Roissybus. The fastest way to get into Paris is the RER train, which takes about 30 minutes, while taxis or private transfers can take up to an hour in busy periods.
When to Get There
Flights run from Charles de Gaulle daily at most hours of the day and night, and passengers are recommended to arrive at least two to three hours before their flight departure, depending on their destination. Be sure to leave extra time if flying during busy times, when lines for check-in, security, and passport control can take over an hour, or if flying from Terminal 2 which, as the largest terminal, can take extra time to navigate.