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 76.2 million passengers and 498.175 aircraft movements in 2019, thus making it the world's tenth-busiest airport and Europe's second-busiest airport, after London Heathrow, in number of passengers. The airport has many high end shops and restaurants complemented by the Aeroville Shopping Mall. Transport in Paris.
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.
RER B can be unpredictable, crowded and difficult with luggage. For your confort and if you have luggage, choose a taxi. G7 is the most widely available.
The Le Bus Direct coaches are also a good means of transport from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Montparnasse and Orly Airport.
The affordable Paris Visite Travel Pass provides unlimited free rides on the transport system of the Paris region.
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 76.2 million passengers in 2019 from 325 cities, it is the tenth 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)
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.
Flat rate per day. Accessory: 3 euros. Hand baggage: 4 euros. Checked bagage: 5 euros.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2
Gare TGV-RER (Metro and train station)
Level 4 opposite Sheraton Hotel
From 6.00am. to 9.30pm 7 days a week
Tel : +33 (0)1 34 38 58 90. Email: email@example.com.
Paris Aéroport, comprising Paris Charles de Gaulle airport and Paris Orly airport handled a total of 108 million passengers in 2019, an increase of 2.5% compared to the previous year. Paris Charles de Gaulle airport welcomed 76.2 million passengers (+5.4%) and Paris Orly Airport 31.9 million (-3.8%). Traffic increased by 4.8% over the 1st half of the year and by 0.5% over the 2nd half. The decrease of Paris Orly traffic is notably due to the closure for works of Orly's main runway (closed on July 28th and reopened since December 2nd), as well as the effects of the bankruptcy of the airline Aigle Azur, which ceased its activities as from the evening of Friday, September 6.
International traffic (excluding Europe) was up (+3.7%), with a growth in following destinations: North America (+7.3%), Latin America (+6.1%), the French Overseas Territories (+5.5%), Africa (+1.5%), the Middle East (+1.4%) and Asia-Pacific (+1.1%); European traffic (excluding France) was up (+2.5%); Traffic within France was down (-0.3%); The number of connecting passengers has risen by 7.4%. The connecting rate stood at 22.7%, up by 1.0 points compared to 2018.
Paris Aéroport is part of Groupe ADP. Groupe ADP develops and manages airports, including Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Paris Le Bourget. In 2018, the group handled through its brand Paris Aéroport more than 105 million passengers and 2.3 million metric tonnes of freight and mail at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly, and more than 176 million passengers in airports abroad through its subsidiary ADP International. Boasting an exceptional geographic location and a major catchment area, the Group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernizing its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services; the group also intends to develop its retail and real estate businesses. In 2018, group revenue stood at €4,478 million and net income at €610 million.