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Questions about Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport or Roissy Airport (IATA:CDG), serving Paris, France.

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Are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport?

I'm not a big fan of spending 3EUR for a 250ml bottle of water, hence the question: are there any drinking water fountains/taps in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, be it airside or at departures/...
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Language problems at the airport?

I have a family member who speaks Romanian but not English, French or any other world language. If she flies alone, how can she pass through the control points (immigration, customs) at the airport? ...
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What are the options for traveling to the airports in Paris?

Paris has 3 airports (Orly, Roissy, Beauvais), what are the options to go to or to come from there? (There is also Vatry (XCR) but there is very few flights and i see the shuttle system is currently ...
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Does one need a visa to transfer between two airports during a transit through the Schengen area?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from New York to Delhi with a layover in Paris where I need to transfer between Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Do I need to have ...
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What are my options for long term parking at Paris Charles de Gaulle?

I am flying from Paris on a two week holiday. The parking fees at the airport are quite expensive. Does anyone know alternatives?
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Transfer from Paris CDG to ORY [duplicate]

I'll be landing at Roissy (Charles de Gaulle) airport in Paris at 9:40 tomorrow (a Saturday) and leaving on another flight from Orly at 13:35 (latest check-in 13:15). That gives about 3.5 hours, ...
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Paris CDG Connection Time Terminal 1 to TGV

I will fly via Frankfurt to Paris CDG, from where I will take the TGV to Poitiers. The scheduled arrival of my Lufthansa flight is 17h00 at Terminal 1 of CDG. The TGV departs at 18h09 from Terminal 2'...
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CDG baggage claim before or after immigration?

I have a transfer in CDG (both in T1), but they are on separate tickets. I'm not entering the Schengen area, nor coming from it. Can I check baggage for my flight to CDG and collect it before ...
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Roissybus - No more child fare, but how about baby?

Does a baby pay for Roissybus? I understand the child fare is no longer available, but how about a baby?
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Can you exchange Armenian currency for Euros in Paris CDG airport?

I am traveling to Paris in November from the USA, and I still have some Armenian currency from another recent trip that I did not exchange before returning home. I saw that there are direct flights ...
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What's the best way to use American Express Membership Rewards points for travel to Paris?

(Please advise if this is in the wrong SE and I'll refile it) I have a large quantity of American Express membership rewards points and a plan to go to Paris over the end of year holidays. I don't ...
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Is it possible to clear immigration and get to Montparnasse within 2 hours?

I am arriving at Charles de Gaulle airport at 7:40 am on September 4, and want to get to Montparnasse to get a 9:40 am train. Is that possible?
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Paris CDG Airport to Disneyland Paris when arriving late at night?

This weekend I am flying into CDG airport arriving at 20:50. What is the best/cheapest/easiest way of getting to Disneyland? I've looked at trains, easy, fast, relatively cheap but the last one is at ...
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How is the passport control situation in Paris CDG Airport?

After the Paris Attacks on November 13, France's President declared a state of emergency lasting three months. I guess this implies exhaustive security measures in this airport. If you have just ...
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Is there a way to spend a night at Paris CDG airport?

I have a connecting flight on Air France from Paris CDG to Toulouse at 8:30 on Saturday whereas my original flight from my home country lands at 19:00 hours at Paris on Friday. This means that I would ...
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Is a 7 hour layover in Paris long enough to leave the airport and sightsee?

I have a flight from St. Petersburg, Russia to Atlanta, GA with a 7 hour layover in Paris. I am travelling with two children. All of us are US citizens. We would like to get out of the airport and do ...
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9hour layover in Paris. Can I go out of the airport?

I am a Philippine passport holder with a permanent visa in Canada. I have a Schengen short stay visa and will be travelling to Prague in two weeks on one ticket through Air France with a 9-hour ...
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Location of Air France's lounges in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France?

I’m transferring between two Air France flights in Paris CDG airport. There is plenty of time between flights so I plan to go to a lounge but I can’t find a map with the location of lounges, or at ...
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Easiest way to get to CDG from Paris with big luggage

My partner and I are coming from Château d'Eau Metro station and need to get to Charles de Gaulle Airport airport T1. We each are carrying a 30kg suitcase with wheels and a 10kg handcarry. What is the ...
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What is the rail connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Gare de Lyon like?

I'm hoping there is a regular shuttle service which is easy to find and fairly cheap.
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Long (3-hour) layover in Paris CDG connecting with a TGV train, where should I wait?

I am taking the AirFrance TGVAir plane+train combined ticket, and I have a three-hour layover in Paris Charles de Gaulle before I can board my train from CDG (yes CDG does indeed have a high-speed ...
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Is it possible to meet my travel partner in terminal 2E at CDG prior to clearing immigration?

We are both arriving from the US, about half an hour apart from each other, on nonstop Delta/Air France flights to CDG. Both flights arrive at terminal 2E. Is it possible for us to meet somewhere in ...
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How can I calculate in advance the Uber fare from CDG to Paris?

Before I summon an Uber, is there a way to know, more or less, how much it would it cost to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Montmarte Paris's 18th arrondissement?
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Traveling between Terminals 1 and 2 at CDG

I will be arriving into Terminal 2 of CDG (Paris), while my other family members will be arriving into Terminal 1 a few hours later. Is it possible to meet them at Terminal 1 and go through customs ...
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Are body scanners mandatory at Charles de Gaulle airport?

Currently considering different options to fly from Spain (Schengen, EU) to Tokyo (non-Schengen, Japan). One of the options is to do a layover in CDG (Charles de Gaulle - Paris). I would like to ...
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How do I get from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Gare Montparnasse

When I look at the map (linked below) it seems that I can go directly from CDG to Gare Montparnasse on the RER B3 line, but when reading posts it seems that many transfers would be needed. http://...
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Is a connection of 1 hour at CDG airport realistic?

This January I will have a connection on a single ticket by KLM/Air France - presumably from terminal 2D to terminal 2E, on a Schengen to International flight. Is this a realistic time or is there a ...
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Train Route from CDG to Calais

What is the train route from Charles de Gaulle airport to Calais? I see that there is a train station inside the airport. Is there only one station or many? If there are many stations please let me ...
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Switching terminals to shop (Charles de Gaulle)?

I have a connecting flight in CDG and I would like to shop in the departure area of Terminal 2E. I will arrive at terminal 2E and then I will depart at terminal 2F so I am wondering whether it is ...
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Is there luggage reclaim before passport control for a transit at CDG, Paris?

We are heading from Kyiv to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), and then from Paris to Marrakech (by different airlines, the first one is Ukrainian one and the last one is British, easyJet). Some of us don't ...
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Short layover in CDG between Morocco and Israel

I have a EasyJet flight from Marrakech (Morocco) to Paris CDG. 2H15 later I have an El Al flight to Tel Aviv. It is my understanding (would love some confirmation) that I cannot checkin my luggages ...
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What is the purpose of the revolving doors before immigration in CDG airport?

When exiting a flight originating from outside of the EU in CDG airport recently, I noted a long queue forming behind a large revolving door, between the exit of the aircraft and the immigration desks....
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Where can I buy flowers at Paris (ORY/CDG) Airport?

I am landing at Paris ORY, and then going to CDG by bus to meet my wife in arrivals. And coming back to Paris city (Mid-November). Is there any flower shop at one of the airports to buy fresh flowers ...
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Cheapest (and hopefully fastest) option for family to transfer from CDG to ORY

My husband and two young daughters (6 & 3) are needing to get to ORY from CGD for a connecting flight that leaves 6 hours after we land. I have ready about Air France Bus, which sounds the most ...
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Is it possible to switch terminals at Charles de Gaulle?

I have a 4 hour layover in CDG. I land in terminal 2C but I depart from terminal 1. Since I have enough time I really want to meet a friend for lunch and possibly do a little shopping in terminal 2E ...
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What's the fastest way to transfer from Terminal 2D to terminal 2E (M gates) in CDG airport?

I will have a very tight transfer soon between a Schengen flight to 2D and a non-Schengen flight from terminal 2E, M gates. For certain reasons I'd rather not miss it, even if it means I'm guaranteed ...
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In Paris, can one purchase pre-paid sim card upon arrival at CDG airport?

Going to Paris with just 3 days stay. Would like local SIM card, no data. Is it possible to purchase at airport?
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Paris CDG Arrival

My flight will be landing at 7PM (Paris time) at CDG. So I think I would probably be reaching my hotel around 10:30 PM. Can anyone tell me how long does it take in Immigration Control? I will also be ...
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Switching terminals at Charles de Gaulle to access duty free shopping?

I am traveling to Paris from the United States (I am an American with an American passport), landing at terminal 1 at Charles des Gaulle airport. After I land in Terminal 1, I want to head over to ...
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Is it possible to buy a train ticket CDG airport to Paris truly online?

Next week, I am landing in Paris CDG airport and an hour later I have to be at Gare du Nord. Therefore, I wanted to buy a ticket in advance to get from the airport to Gare du Nord as quickly as ...
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Need to catch an early morning taxi from central Paris to CDG airport!

I need to catch an early morning international flight at 08:00 am from Paris CDG, so I need a taxi at around 05:00 am to get from my hotel which is located at central Paris close to Arc de Triomphe. ...
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How would one go from Arrivals CDG T2A to Arrivals CDG T2C?

I intend to first get my baggage at T2A , exit into the arrivals area. Then head to T2C arrivals area to meet my girlfriend. How close are they and what is the exact route to get from T2A to T2C? If ...
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Can I recheck-in bag at Paris

I am travelling from Dublin, Ireland to Delhi, India via Paris (CDG). My first flight is Aer Lingus and the next one is Air India, and the ticket from my booking agency says I need to recheck-in my ...
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First port of entry a Schengen Visa (connecting flights)

Most questions related to port of entry that I've seen around here are asked in the context of visiting the country and not visiting the issuing country. Mine is different. This is the first time I'm ...
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Do I need to pass through immigration in CDG?

I'm travelling from Canada to Russia, connecting in Paris CDG airport. The inbound and outbound flights are both in terminal 2 (2C and 2E) same airline (air france). Looking at the this: It seems I ...
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Does Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle airport ever close?

I have a 23:30 hours layover at Paris Terminal 2E-Charles de Gaulle airport. Arriving at 2:05pm.My connecting flight is 1:35pm the next day. I heard the airport will be closed from 11:30pm to 4:30am. ...
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Catching a train in Montparnasse from Charles de Gaulle airport

I need to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to Montparnasse to catch a TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse or "high-speed train"). What is the best and fastest method to do that? Train? I only have an ...
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meeting in CDG & transferring to Orly

3 friends and I will arrive at CDG on different flights from US (to terminals 2a & 2e). We want to rendezvous at CDG somewhere & all transfer together to Orly for a separate flight on Air ...
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Flight ticket combination only available through agency

I'd like to fly within Europe in these troubled days. Air France has a good combination (with a short connection of 50 minutes in CDG, with change of terminal). However, AF websites doesn't sell the ...
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Is it possible to enter the shopping area at terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle, if I land at terminal 1, upon arrival?

I am traveling to Paris from Norway, landing at terminal 1 at Charles des Gaulle airport. I want to purchase a chanelbag during my trip, and there is a chanel boutique at terminal 2E, hall K. My ...