Flight Connections Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

Essential information if you’re transferring between flights at Paris-CDG.
It is simple when you know how !


Plan your journey

For a smooth connection between flights,
it’s important to give yourself adequate time between your first flight’s arrival and your next flight’s departure,
in order to allow for security checks and any necessary terminal changes.
If you book a through-ticket and any baggage is checked through to your final destination your airline will quote a minimum connection time.

Minimum transfer time recommended by ″easyCDG″ :
60 minutes intra terminal 1/2/3
75 minutes between terminals 1 and 2
90 minutes between terminals 1/2 and terminal 3

If you booked your flights separately (you have arranged your own flight connection or you need to pick up baggage at CDG)
these minimum connection times don’t apply.
You should allow extra time to clear baggage reclaim and passport control, transfer between terminals,
then check in and clear security for your outbound flight.


Check-in at your local airport

TO FINAL DESTINATION
Your airline should give you all the boarding cards you need, including those for any connecting flights.
Most of the time, your baggage will be checked-through to your final destination.
Please confirm this with your airline as not all carriers offer this service.
→ Follow the ″Correspondances/Flight Connections″ signs at Paris-CDG, do not collect your luggage.

TO PARIS-CDG
In the event that your baggage is not checked-through or if you booked your flights separately,
you will have to pick up your baggage at CDG and recheck-in with the airline which operates your connecting flight.
→ Leave the transfer zone (there are no check-in counters in the transfer zone).
Follow the signs for arrivals (″Baggage-Exit″) and then proceed to your airline check-in desk in the departure terminal.


Arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Upon disembarkation of the aircraft, follow the signs marked ″Correspondances/Flight Connections″.
Check your boarding pass and confirm departure information (terminal, gate number, flight schedule) with airport monitors.
Carry on following the signs to your departure terminal.

 Step-by-step passenger guide


Immigration & Security checks

Do you have to go through Immigration and-or Security while transferring at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport ?

TRAVELLING WITHIN NON-SCHENGEN COUNTRIES
You must pass through security screening before your onward flight.
If you need to leave the transit area to pick up baggage and check-in, you must clear immigration.

ENTERING THE SCHENGEN AREA
You must pass through passport control and security screening at Paris-CDG.

LEAVING THE SCHENGEN AREA
You must clear passport control at Paris-CDG.

TRAVELLING WITHIN THE SCHENGEN AREA
When travelling between countries that adhere to the Schengen Agreement there is no passport control nor security check at Paris-CDG.


TRAVEL DOCUMENTS (Visa) FOR NON-EU NATIONALS
If you are planning a short stay of up to three months in any six-month period of time in an EU country (incl. Schengen area),
you may need a visa, depending on your nationality and on the rules in the country you wish to travel to.
Citizens from certain countries coming to the EU for a short stay may benefit from special visa rules or fast track procedures, or may not need a visa at all.

 Information Schengen Visa


Schengen area countries :

Austria
Belgium
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

Layover-Excursion to Paris

If your layover is at least 5-6 hours it’s worth visiting the city of Paris !
Follow the ″Baggage-Exit″ signs.
Please note the entry and customs regulations.
Visit our transportation section for information and details about trains (RER + TGV), buses, taxis and shuttles.