Departing Passenger
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Welcome to Paris-CDG !

Follow our step-by-step guide for Departing passenger.
Here you can find detailed information on Charles de Gaulle Airport’s departure procedure.

Getting to the airport

Visit our transport section for details on trains, buses or taxis to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Departure hall

Paris-CDG is formed by Terminal 1, Terminal 2 (with seven sub-terminal buildings listed 2A to 2G) and Terminal 3.

Each terminal has it’s own departure hall.
Passengers can use the airport monitors for terminal, check-in & gate informations.

Check-in & Baggage drop

You can check-in online (recommended) or at the airport using the self-service kiosks or your airline’s check-in counter.
Always arrive early at the airport with plenty of time to spare will ensure you have a stress-free journey through CDG Airport.

Long-haul flights

3 hours before scheduled departure.

European & French domestic flights

90 minutes before scheduled departure.

Passengers using online check-in and do not need to check any baggage can arrive at the airport a bit later than other passengers, directly to boarding gate (via security).

VAT Tax Refund

Visitors from non-European Union countries can reclaim the sales tax (VAT) on purchases.
Take your receipt and form to the nearest French Customs desk before security.

Border check

Passengers to Non-Schengen flights must pass through a passport control.


All passengers must pass through a security check.


Keep an eye on the monitors for last minute updates concerning gate numbers and boarding times.

Boarding usually begins around 45 min. before departure for long-haul flights and 30 min. before schedule for domestic and medium-haul flights.
Gate closes 10-20 minutes before departure.