|Charles De Gaulle airport|
Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) international airport, also known as Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, is the most important French airport as to number of passengers, air traffic and load volume. It takes its name after the General Charles De Gaulle, the famous former French President.
The airport is located 25 km far from Paris and presents 3 terminals interconnected via a free shuttle bus service. Terminal 2 is the largest one with 6 buildings and mainly hosts European flights. Terminal 1 is instead used for international flights, and Terminal 3 usually for charters and low cost airlines.
16 low cost airlines land at Charles de Gaulle airport; among them, Vueling, Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, EasyJet and Brussels Airlines. Big airlines departing and landing at CDG are Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia, British Airways and many more.
The airport presents a hotel (Sheraton Charles De Gaulle), numerous bars, shops and restaurants, lost and found, information centres, business centre, services for the disabled, first aid centres, ATMs, currency Exchange, banks and post offices. For security reasons, there’s no left-luggage office.
How to get to the centre of Paris from the airport:
To get to Paris, about 20 km far from the airport, take the Aéroports de Paris shuttle or the train, by using RER B line that reaches several stations in the city (for instance, Gare du Nord). The ticket costs about 8€.
Several bus lines depart from CDG airport and go to the centre of Paris. Line 2 operates from 5.45 am to 11 pm and gets to Porte Maillot and Place Charles de Gaulle, whereas Line 4 from 7 am and stops at Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. The ticket costs 12€.
Another solution is the roissybus, that departs from several terminals (1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F) until 11 pm and gets to the Opéra area. Tickets cost 8€.
Taxis to the city centre depart from terminals 1, 2 and 3 and cost 40€ during week days and 45 on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
You can drive to De Gaulle airport by A1 highway, that connects Lille with Paris.
"Roissy Charles de Gaulle" airport - Paris
Address: 95711, Roissy France
Phone: +33 (0) 1 18.104.22.168, Fax: +33 (0) 1 48.62.07.52