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Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, 23 km northeast of Paris, is Europe's busiest: huge and confusing. Here's what you need to know to travel easily through CDG.


Largest, busiest, and most modern of Paris airports is Aéroport Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG, sometimes called Aéroport Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle), 23 kilometers (14.5 miles) northeast of central Paris. (Paris's other public airports are Orly and Beauvais.)

Here's information on airport buses, trains and taxis to/from the center of Paris.

CDG has nine passenger terminals:

Terminal 1

The oldest terminal, known to locals as le camembert because it resembles a round of that cheese, is relatively small and easy to manage. It's used by foreign (non-French) airlines.

Terminal 2

For Air France and its affiliates, is the largest, and is actually seven terminals: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G.

Terminal 2G, off by itself and reached only by shuttle bus, is for smaller planes (fewer than 100 passengers) on regional routes within Europe's Schengen Area.

Terminal 3

Next to the Roissypôle complex, is for newer low-fare airlines. It's smaller and easier to negotiate than the vast and complicated Terminal(s) 2.

CDGVal Shuttle Train

A free airport shuttle train called CDGVal Airport Shuttle connects Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Free shuttle buses (navette) connect the many buildings of Terminal 2; or you can walk among most of the buildings of Terminal 2.

Train Stations

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport has two train stations. The main station, Aérogare 2, located between Terminals 2C and 2E, serves RER Line B suburban trains to Paris and Orly Airport, as well as SNCF TGV intercity trains to other parts of France and Europe. Aérogare 1, in the Roissypôle complex, serves only RER Line B trains.

Airport Buses & Taxis

Besides the RER trains, you can use Air France buses, the RoissyBus, and airport taxis to reach the center of Paris. More...

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Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Above, modern architecture of Terminal 2.

Below, sign to terminals. Got that?


Sign, Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

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