Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) Guide

About Paris Airport

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is a major international aviation hub located in Paris. Taking its name from the founder of the French Fifth Republic, Paris-Charles de Gaulle is the largest airport in France and the second busiest airport in Europe. The airport is also a major hub for Air France. Click here for cheap flights to Paris.

Distance from CBD - 23km

Taxi - Around $67 to CBD

Public Transport

Charles de Gaulle Airport is serviced by buses and trains. For the quickest route, the Rail link travels from the airport to Saint Michel Notre Dame and Gare du Nord. The journey from the airport to Gare du Nord station takes approximately 25 minutes.

Car Hire

Car hire companies available at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt, Peugeot Open Europe and TT Car Transit. You can book your car online to guarantee availability.


Check-in zones are located in the main hall of Terminal 1 and throughout Terminal 2.

Money Exchange

Travelex has 23 money exchange outlets located throughout Terminals 1 and 2. Pre-purchase Euros in the form of cash or a MasterCard Cash Passport from Travel Money.

Business Services

Charles de Gaulle Airport has business work stations located in Terminal 1, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G.

Internet Access

Wi-fi is available throughout the airport for free for the first 15 minutes. A fee applies thereafter. Cyber cafes with internet kiosks can also be found in Terminals 1, 2E, 2G and 3.

Family Facilities

Baby changing rooms are located at all toilet facilities both before and after security. The airport also has a range of children's play areas run by Disney and Gulli. The Disney area is located in the boarding lounge of Terminal 2E while Gulli has play areas in Terminals 1, 2A, 2C, 2E and 3.


A left baggage facility is available on the train level of Terminal 2.


Charle de Gaulle offer a range of personalised services including a personalised welcome, personalised travel arrangements and VIP boarder and security lines.


Showers are available within the airport's various lounges

Airline Lounges

Air France

Air France has a total of six lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport; a La Premier Lounge in Terminal 2E, an arrivals lounge in 2C and standard lounges in Terminals 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G. The La Premier Lounge boasts an array of premium facilities and services including a dining area, relaxation treatments, individual work spaces, a library and comfortable seating. The other lounges include spa treatments, showers, buffet dining, Wi-fi and internet kiosks.

Air Canada

Located in Terminal 2A, Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge is available to various Air Canada card holders as well as passengers who have purchased lounge access. Facilities available include a fully equipped Business Centre, Wi-fi, work stations, quiet zones and complimentary food and beverages.


Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is made up of three terminals, although Terminal 2 is split into seven sections. Transfers can be done via walkways, rail shuttles or buses


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