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Charles De Gaulle Airport Guide (CDG)

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is also known as Roissy Airport and opened in 1974. It was named after Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 16 miles to the northeast of Paris. In 2012, the airport handled 61,556,202 passengers, making it the world's 7th busiest airport.

Transport into Town

Train: CDG airport is connected to Paris by the RER B suburban train route. This train costs approximately €9.50. There are two RER B stations inside the airport: Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 Station is located inside Roissypôle next to Terminal 3. Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV  is located beside the TGV station under Terminal 2. Bus: Roissybus departs from terminals 1 and 2 and travels non-stop to Paris. Air France operates "Les Cars Air France" to several destinations. There is a bus and coach station in Roissypôle, next to the RER B station. Buses departing from this station include RATP lines 350 and 351 which travel to Paris. After the last RER B departs at 23:56, the Noctilien night buses N143 and N140 depart every half hour and hour respectively from terminal 1 door D12, terminal 2F door 2 and Roissypôle at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1.

Airport Lounges

Terminal 1 is home to Icare Lounge. This lounge is located in the International Area after Immigration. This lounge is open from 06:30 - 23:30 daily. Terminal 2A houses Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge. This lounge is located past Passport Control on the right hand side, near Gates A37-A39. The Maple Leaf Lounge is open from 07:30 - 13:30 daily. Hours may vary according to flight schedules. The American Admiral's Club is located in Terminal 2A. Day passes are available for $50.

Major Airlines

Charles De Gaulle Airport serves as the principal hub for Air France.

Airport Facilities

Charles De Gaulle Airport offers 15 minutes of free wireless internet. Multimedia stations with Bluetooth and USB ports offer free access to for 5 minutes. In partnership with PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3), hundreds of PS3 consoles are available for free play in the departure lounges. There is a Music relaxation area in Terminal 1 (Gates 50-58).

Car Parking

There is parking available within each CDG Terminal. Terminal 1 Parking (P1) rates range from  €6 to  €36/day. Terminal 3 (P3 sud) rates range from  €6 to  €36/day. Terminal 2A and 2B (PAB) offers 98 motorcycle places on Level 1 (lane K). Rates range from  €6 to  €36/day. Terminal 2C and 2D (car park PCD) rates range from  €6 to  €36/day. Terminal 2E and 2F (car park PEF) offers 130 spaces for motorcycles. Rates range from  € 6 to  € 36/day. Terminal 2G (PG) is an open-air car park, located near Terminal 2G. Rates range from  €6 to  €36/day. Drop-Off Lots are available at Terminals 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2G, and 3. Rates range from €3 to €9. Long stay Car Parking (PR) is located opposite Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The CDGVAL service stops at this lot. Rates range from €4.00 to €25.00/per day. P3 Résa car park is a pre-pay service. Spaces may be booked for up to 30 days. Rates range from €120 for 0-6 days to €205 for 21-30 days, and an additional €45 per week after the initial 30 days.  Car park PX (long-stay) has access to all terminals via free CDGVAL shuttle train. Rates range from €4.00 to €25 per day.

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Transfer between Terminals

The Airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 is the oldest, Terminal 2 was originally built exclusively for Air France and Terminal 3 hosts other airlines, such as charter and low-cost airlines. Seven satellite buildings are connected to the central building of Terminal 1 by underground walkways. Terminal 2 consists of seven terminals: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, and 2G. Terminal 2G is only reachable by a bus service from the other terminals. Terminal 3 has a single hall and is reachable by Terminal 1 by a 1.9 mile-long walking path. The CDGVAL is a light-rail shuttle that links the terminals, railway station, and parking lots.


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Los Angeles Air Tahiti Nui $744
Portland Air Canada $730
Detroit Metro Air France $670
Atlanta Air France $1085
New York Air Canada $631
New York JFK Aer Lingus $612
Minneapolis St. Paul American Airlines $732
Raleigh Durham Air Canada $757
Greenville Spartanburg (Greer) Air France $696
Bangkok China Southern Airlines $909
East Midlands (Derby) British Midland $1777
London Heathrow Air France $143
Lisbon Easyjet $196
London Easyjet $92
Langkawi Air France $1687
Seattle Delta Airlines $1104
Hanoi Aeroflot $1436
Hong Kong Aeroflot Russian Airlines $5401
Belgrade Austrian Airlines $317
Edinburgh Easyjet $202

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