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Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport,
BP 20101,
Roissy Charles de Gaulle,

Number of Terminals: 3

Telephone: (0)1 4862 2280 or 1212
Fax: (0)1 4862 0752 or 5802

Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 23km (14 miles) northeast of Paris
Airport code: CDG

UPDATED Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle Airport has been closed until further notice following the collapse of a section of the roof on 23 May. All flights that would normally use Terminal 2E have been diverted to other terminals at the airport. Passengers should contact their airline or travel agents to check the latest position. There is currently minimal disruption to flights at the airport as a result of the closure of Terminal 2E.


Each terminal has its own covered car park with direct access to the terminal by lift. The long-term car park PR is for Terminal 1, and car park PX is for Terminals 2 and 3; all are linked by a free airport shuttle bus.


Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt are all represented.


RER trains serve the airport in conjunction with ADP shuttles. Line B runs from the TGV station at Terminal 2 to Gare du Nord, Châtelet-les-Halles, St Michel and Denfert-Rochereau, with connections for the métro. TGV and Thalys trains also run to various destinations in Paris and beyond. There is an SNCF desk on the fourth floor of Terminal 2 for public transport enquiries. Road: Taxi: A taxi to the city centre will take around 45 minutes. Limousine: The Aéroport Limousine Service (tel: (0)1 4071 8462) offers a limousine service for a fixed fare. Bus: The Airport Connection shuttle is a door-to-door minibus service to the city centre (journey time: 75 minutes). Places must be reserved in advance (tel: (0)1 4418 3602). Roissybus serves all three terminals and runs to Place de l’Opéra for the Paris métro (journey time: 45 minutes). RATP buses run from Terminal 1 and 2. Bus no.350 stops at Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, bus no.351 at the Porte de Bagnolet and Nation. Coach: Air France coaches depart from Terminals 1 and 2 to Place Charles de Gaulle and Porte Maillot and to Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon. They also provide connections to Paris Orly Airport, from Terminals 1 and 2.


There are several information desks throughout the airport. Free guides and maps of Paris and the airport are available on request.


Money and communications: There are bureaux de change and at least one ATM in all three terminals. Post offices can be found in Terminals 1 and 2. Eating and drinking: There are plenty of bars and restaurants in all terminals. Shopping: There is a wide choice of shops in all three terminals. Luggage: Lockers are no longer available due to security concerns. There is a lost and found office in Terminal 1 (tel: (0)1 4862 1334) and Terminal 2 (tel: (0)1 4816 63 83). Other facilities: Prayer rooms are located in all three terminals. Medical services, including vaccinations, are available in Terminals 1 and 2.


Roissy Charles de Gaulle 1 Business Centre (tel: (0)1 4862 2290) in Terminal 1 has eight fully equipped meeting rooms, three offices and a VIP lounge with phone, fax, photocopying and video services; the maximum capacity is 15 delegates. Terminal 2 has two lounges offering business facilities, including