Check-in & Baggage drop
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Check-in for your flight at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Each airline has different requirements about how early you need to check-in before your flight’s departure time.
We recommend you check with your airline to understand when to check-in, baggage allowances and whether they offer web/mobile check-in and baggage drop services.

Online & Mobile Check-in

Checking in before you arrive at the airport is the fastest and most convenient method.

Depending on your airline, you may be able to use online or mobile check-in, up to 48 hours before your flight.
Your boarding card is sent directly by mail (to print) or SMS/MMS.

■ If you have baggage to check-in you can leave it at the Bag Drop desk.

■ If you only have carry-on baggage you can go directly through security and then to your gate.

Airport Check-in

Check-in & Baggage drop areas at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport are located in each terminal, there are flight information screens to guide you.

If you are not sure which terminal you need visit our terminal info page.

The majority of flights will be open to check-in from 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.

■ You can check-in using the self-service kiosks to choose your seat and print your boarding pass.

■ If carrying a hold bag, you can check it in at the Bag Drop.

Airline staff will be on hand to assist with the check-in process and to answer any queries you may have.

Passenger assistance

Passenger assistance is provided by your airline.
This includes passengers who require a wheelchair, are travelling with pets, oversized baggage or as an unaccompanied minor.

Please notify your airline or travel agent of your needs when booking your flight or at least 48 hours prior to your departure.
Proceed to the relevant check-in desks and speak to an airline representative who will be able to help if you require travel assistance.
Ensure check-in is completed at the check-in counter at least 60 minutes prior to the flight’s check-In deadline.

Check-in deadlines at Paris-CDG

The purpose of deadlines is to guarantee that flights can depart on time.
Please consider the times given by your airline for collecting boarding cards, dropping bags and arriving at the gate.

Failure to respect these deadlines may result in the reassignment of any reserved seats, the cancellation of reservations, and/or ineligibility for denied boarding compensation.

Air France

Schengen + UK/IRL = 40 min.
Non-Schengen = 60 min.
Africa* = 90 min.

* Except Algeria, Cairo, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa = 60 minutes.

Air Canada

60 min.

American Airlines

90 min.


60 min.


40 min.


90 min.


40 min.

Qatar Airways

60 min.

Turkish Airlines

60 min.