Ground transportation FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

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  Frequently asked questions


Can I walk between terminals ?

You can not walk between terminals 1, 2, 3.
Visit our travel between terminals section for more information.
If you are connecting through Paris Charles de Gaulle use our flight connections guide.


Where to find hotel shuttles ?

Please visit our airport hotels page.


Do you have any information on getting to and from the airport ?

Have a look to our getting to & from CDG menu.


How long will it take me to get to central Paris ?

It depends on how you’re travelling.
• By car : in average traffic conditions, the journey takes between 35 minutes and an hour.
By taxi : in average traffic conditions, the journey takes between 30 minutes and an hour.
By train : RER B trains reach Gare du Nord from/to Charles de Gaulle in 35 minutes.
By bus : Roissybus service from Charles de Gaulle reach central Paris (Opéra) in 50 to 55 minutes.
By coach : Le Bus Direct coaches reach Orly airport or central Paris from Charles de Gaulle (terminals 1 and 2) in 45-50 minutes.


How to use Metro & RER in Paris ?

See our information page.


Can I go to Paris during my layover ?

CDG airport is about 26 km (16 miles) from Paris’ city center, if your layover is at least 6-7 hours it’s worth visiting the city of Paris !
Please note the entry and customs regulations.
Visit our transportation section for information and details about trains, buses, taxis and shuttles.


Where is the TGV station at the airport ?

The TGV train station is located at terminal 2.
See our information page.


Where to catch trains in terminal 1 ?

RER B (Paris by train) : take the CDGVAL shuttle train to station “Terminal 3-Roissypole”.
TGV (main lines train) : take the CDGVAL shuttle train to station “Terminal 2”.


Where to catch trains in terminal 2 ?

Proceed on foot or by bus to the railway station located between terminals 2D/2F and 2C/2E.
See our information page.


Where to catch trains in terminal 3 ?

RER B (Paris by train) : proceed on foot to the RER station “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1“.
TGV (main lines train) : take the CDGVAL shuttle train to station “Terminal 2”.


Where is the bus station for long distance coaches ?

The bus station is located at Roissypole, in the airport central area, nearby terminal 3 and CDGVAL station “Terminal 3”.
See our information page.


Where is the bus station for Disneyland ?

The bus station is located between terminals 2E-2F, Exit8, Arrivals level.
See our information page.


What is Roissypole ?

″Roissypole″ is the name of CDG airport central area.
It is a group of office buildings, airport hotels, the RER station “Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1“, the bus and coach station, the CDGVAL shuttle train station “Terminal 3-Roissypole”.


What is CDGVAL ?

CDGVAL is a free light rail servive for visitors and passengers needing to connect landside between terminals 1, 2, 3.
See our information page.


Where do I park ?

It depends how long your vehicle will be here.
For information about the types of car parking available, including car park locations and prices, please visit our parking page.


I want to pick up or drop off a passenger. What do I do ?

You’ll find the drop-off lane by following “Dépose-minute” signs (10 minutes free parking).
If you are picking up, please use short stay car parks (P1, P AB, P CD, P EF or P G),
which are well signposted.
Please note that charges apply.