Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA code: CDG), called Roissy Airport by parisians, is the largest international airport in France. The airport handled in total 66 million passengers and 473 thousand aircraft movements in 2016, thus making it the world's ninth-busiest airport and Europe's second-busiest airport, after London Heathrow, in number of passengers.
Charles de Gaulle Airport is connected to Paris 4 times an hour from 5am to 12pm by RER B metro. The metro ride to Gare du Nord train station lasts 25 minutes (locate Gare du Nord on Paris map). There are two metro stations: Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1 and Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2 / TGV train station. Locate Charles de Gaulle metro stations on Charles de Gaulle Airport map. RER B metro timetable is available on RATP web site.
The coaches run by Air France, the leading French airline, are also a good means of transport from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Arc de Triomphe, Invalides and Montparnasse.
The traffic on A1 between Paris and Charles de Gaulle is often extremely dense, specially at rush hour. The RER B metro to the City of Lights can be unpredictable. Visitors of Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition and convention center, one metro stop away, and transit passengers therefore often choose to stay at one of the excellent airport hotels: Millenium, Marriott, Novotel, Mercure, Best Western, Ibis.
If you are not visiting Paris Nord Villepinte or transiting at the airport, we recommend you to stay in Paris, to best enjoy the City of Light many attractions. We do recommend hotels near Notre Dame, a very central district close to Saint Michel RER B metro station, 30 minutes to Charles de Gaulle, and hotels on the left bank, close to Luxembourg RER B metro station and the preferred district for a stay in the city.
Renting a flat in Paris is also a good option for a long stay.
Charles de Gaulle Airport has many duty free shops. Most of these stores sell luxury products. It is not easy to find in Charles De Gaulle Airport the local products parisians buy such as fashion, food and wine at good prices.
Open everyday from 10am to 8pm, the brand new Aeroville Shopping Mall near Charles de Gaulle Airport fills that gap. Great for passengers transiting through Charles de Gaulle Airport. Charles de Gaulle Shopping mall information.
30 km north of Paris, Charles de Gaulle Airport (also called Roissy Airport) is Paris main airport. With 66 million passengers in 2016 from 315 cities, it is the ninth airport in the world, the second in Europe after London Heathrow. Charles de Gaulle Airport had a weak reputation, but has recently improved with the opening of new terminals. The second Paris international Airport is Orly, south of the city.
Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport web site
Charles de Gaulle Airport map (with Googlemap)
Door-to-door airport shuttle
Eurostar fares and schedules from / to Charles de Gaulle Airport (TGV train station is at Terminal 2)
Roissybus to/from Paris Opera Garnier
Charles de Gaulle Airport tax free shopping
Charles de Gaulle Airport Shopping Mall.
Bagages du Monde provides luggage storage.
0 to 6 hours: 7 euros. 6 to 12 hours: 14 euros. 12 to 24 hours: 17 euros. 2nd to 4th day: + 9 euro/day.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2
Gare TGV-RER (Metro and train station)
Level 4 opposite Sheraton Hotel
Open from 6am to 9pm
Tel : +33 (0)1 34 38 58 90