Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris

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    General transportation

    by ATLC Updated Mar 1, 2008

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    A lot of people ask how to get from CDG into Paris. You could look down the Paris forum or check out the tips from the Paris Travel Guide.

    VT Tips how to get from airports to Paris:
    http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Ile_de_France/Paris-99080/Transportation-Paris-From_the_Airports_to_Paris-R-1.html or click here

    Then work out the nearest metro near your hotel.
    Useful websites:
    Map of Paris, route planner: www.viamichelin.com or click here
    Metro map: http://www.ratp.info/orienter/cv/carteparis.php or click here

    Also check the website of your hotel which will usually have information on how to get there.

    Have fun!

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    Airport Charles de Gaulle

    by Gili_S Written Dec 22, 2007

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    Airport Charles de Gaulle is the worst airport I have ever been to, sorry about that but it is really a sh*t one, slow and difficult to check in, crowded etc. I you can choose airport in France, try to fly to/from Orly.

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    Charles de Gaulle airport

    by blusky Written Dec 5, 2007

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    It's very important to know on which terminal you're coming and from which terminal you're flying back home. The airport it's huge but it's easy to follow the signs.

    On your way back just check the monitors and your check-in desk...go to the gate and after that find the appropriate desk for check in...you can always ask the staff..they are very friendly and willing to help...

    If you're in company of people who departing from different terminals (for example 2ABCD..) and still want to grab a coffee with your friends...do it in some of the bars between terminals...which are easly reachable from all terminals.

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    From Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris

    by blusky Updated Dec 3, 2007

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    Taking the RER B line train from Charles de Gaulle airport to Paris it's very good way of getting to Paris quickly. The avrage time of drive till Gard du Nord is 30 minutes.

    The one way ticket from the airport costs 8,20 euro.

    The instructions on the airport are quite easy to follow. Especially if you arrive on the 2nd terminal...ithe train station is easily reachable, because it's in the same building. Just follow the signs.

    There are trains every 15 minutes.

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    Arrival Lounge at CDG

    by cochinjew Written Oct 22, 2007

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    I am writing this from the arrival Lounge of Air France at Terminal 2 at CDG. Friendly welcome, hot shower, with amenities comparable to a five star hotel: occitane accessories!
    cappuccino and of course hampagne if you feel like indulging this time of the morning
    newspapers and very quiet atmosphere
    THE FRENCH DO IT WITH STYLE

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    Airport accomodations

    by cochinjew Written Sep 12, 2007

    Hotels a Roissy-CDG
    Formule !* 0 891 705 369 www.hotelformule1.com
    Band B** 01 34 38 55 55 www.hotelbb.com
    Ibis** 0149 19 19 19 www.ibishotel.com
    Etap Hotel 0 892 683056 www.etaphotel.com
    service de navettes vers l'aeroport dans tous ces hotels.

    Hotels a Orly

    Formule1* 0 891 705375
    Ibis** 01 567050 50
    Kyriad*** 01 69 38 30 00 and 01 41 80 75 75 www.kyriad.fr
    services de navettes vers l'aeroport dans tous ces hotels

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    some information about paris airports and transfer

    by cochinjew Written Sep 12, 2007

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    Transfer times
    CDG1/CDG2/CDG3 30 minutes
    CDG to ORLY 2 hours
    CDG to Paris 1h 15 min
    Orly to Paris 50 min

    Informations cars air france
    www.cars-airfrance.com
    0892350820
    SNCF
    informations and reservations
    3635 (0700-2200) charge
    www.sncf.com
    informations RATP
    lundi et vendredi 0892687714 (0700=2200). sam et dim (0900=2200)
    www.ratp.fr
    Aeroport de Roissy the main international airport for long haul flights 01 48621212(7am=9pm) www.aeroportsdeparis.fr very helpful site renseignements des vols: 01 48 62 22 80
    aeroports d'Orly sud/ouest 0149755252 (7am=9pm)
    renseignements des vols 0149751515( 0600=2300)

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    Paris Charles de Gaulle

    by kari5 Updated Aug 24, 2007

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    Arrive well in advance of your flight. When I flew out of CDG the check in and security queues were absolutely horrendous.

    Bring a good book or something. For a major airport, it is remarkably dull and post security we were pretty much locked in a cage and unable to move around.

    For Paris transfers, the RER connects the airport via line B with the city. There are two RER stations at the airport - one at Terminal 2, the other at Terminal 3. If you are meeting someone there, make sure you are waiting at the right station :)

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    CDG Airport

    by northeast80 Written May 17, 2007

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    Beware, there are two different train stations at Charles De Gaulle Airport!!
    My friends and I did not know this and spent two hours trying to find each other not knowing that one was at the station at Terminal 2 and the other was at Terminal 1 & 3.
    Incidently there is a short train/metro ride between all the Terminals for free, but the maps at the airport train station was terrible, they only showed the surrounding area and not any of the terminals of train stations.
    We finally found each other and took the RER B into Paris Gare du Nord costing €8.10.

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    Continental Business First CDG to EWR January 2007

    by cochinjew Written Feb 2, 2007
    champagne and warm cashewnuts
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    I am partial to Continental Airlines Business First, first for their professionalism, second for the food in the cabin. I like to joke to my american friends that the best food in America that I have tasted is in the Business Class section of Continental Airlines.
    The food this time was not a disappointment: Salmon, Champagne, desserts. Good service as well.
    The international concierges of Continental Airlines are friendly, the best are the Japanese Concierges at IAH, EWR and NRT. The concierge at HKK was a chinese speaking Hindoo, who later sent me personalized luggage tags compliments of HKK staff. The one in Paris was intolerable and arrogant ( looked filipina) and for her bad behaviour, I was credited with 3000 FF miles by concierge at EWR!
    I highly recommend Continental Airlines for flights to and fro USA, among all the american airlines that fly there.

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    CDG AIRPORT MORE DETAILS and MAPS

    by nygaston Updated Oct 24, 2006

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    CDG Terminal 2E

    Good Map of CDG Airport

    CDG T2 Bus Air France = 15.50 Euros
    TAXI to Paris by day = 36 Euros
    CDG T2 to Paris by RER-B = 7.70 Euros
    Roissybus to Opera = 8.20 Euros, 60 min.
    Bus Air France to Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon = 11.50 Euros , from 7am to 9pm (bus 1 or 4) ; Bus 2 = CDG to Pte Maillot and Arc de Triomphe; Bus 3 = CDG to Orly direct.
    HOTELS CDG: IBIS, CDG T2C NOVOTEL, CDG T2C
    SOFITEL, Tel. 01 49 19 77 77
    Limousine CDG-Paris = 105 Euros Tel 01 40 71 84 62
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    Roissy Charles de Gaulle
    Tel: +33 (01) 48.62.22.80

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    Flying into Paris from abroad via CDG airport

    by Carmanah Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Modernist bubble tubes at Chales de Gaulle Airport

    Located 25 km north-west outside of Paris near Roissy is the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) International Airport. This is France's busiest international airport connecting Paris to the rest of the world. As far as airports go, CDG is unique because it has a very blatant 70's modernist/futuristic feel to it. If you don't know what I mean, think of the Jetson's or Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    What's really neat (or at least I thought so), is that in order to get from one floor to the next, you have to use the escalators. Except, the escalators aren't really stairs, they're like conveyer belts located in giant bubble tubes that cut through the centre of the airport. It's really quite neat and certainly different in terms of airport aesthetic!

    Trivia note: U2 filmed their video for "Beautiful Day" at this airport.

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  • Charles-de-Gaulle (Roissy) to Charles Michels (M)

    by petershaw2294 Written Oct 4, 2006

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    On arriving at Terminal 2, I decided to take the RER train into Paris getting off at Saint Michelle and taking the Metro to Charles Michels. On enquiring at the Airport I was told to take a No.5 bus (free) to the RER station, half an hour quickly went by before I purchased my ticket ( I bought a carnet to last me the weekend), the train ride to St.Michelle went well but on arrival I had a long underground walk to the metro station (line 10 for Charles Michels) . On my return I took the metro to Opera changing once at La-Motte Picquet, a very short walk took me to the Roissy bus (outside American Express building), this bus took me direct to terminal 2F at Charles -de-Gaulle. I wish to make the point that the return journey was much quicker and less stressful.

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    CDG - Charles de Gaules Airport

    by Bela_LUng Written Aug 19, 2006

    CDG is a fully featured airport located about 40 kilometers outside of Paris. Major carriers land here. The airport has all the features of a major airport you'd expect, including the bad parts. The airport has three terminals, all connected to each other by a series of buses that sometimes make sense, and at other times just baffle the mind.
    To go between terminals, take Ligne 5. Otherwise, check the front of each bus for which terminals it services.

    You can catch the RER at terminal 1 and at terminal 2. A train ride to Paris from CDG costs about 8 euros and takes about 45 minutes to get to Gare du Nord (from which you can grab a metro). Make sure to keep your ticket handy since you need it to exit the station.

    You can take a cab from the airport but wow, if you're that rich, then you don't need VT to help you out. Enjoy your champagne in first class. :P

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    CDG-Roissy: Getting there is NOT half the fun:(

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 20, 2006

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    CDG-Roissy: Terminal 1

    Most long distance international flights land at Charles de Gaulle-Roissy. Since the collapse of part of the new Terminal 2 there have been many adjustments to normal gate locations for various airlines and destinations. So be sure to check with your airline and with the website for CDG.
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    Terminal 1 is architecturally interesting, but exceedingly annoying to use.

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