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Which Paris metro station to alight for CDG international airport?

The Charles de Gaulle airport (which locals call “Roissy”) is large. It has three terminals and two suburban train (RER) stations. As the signs in the trains tell you, as well as the automated ...
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Does one need a visa to transfer between two airports during a transit through the Schengen area?

The only way to get from one of these airports to the other is to enter France and take ground transportation. (You can't even transfer between international flights between the two terminals at Orly ...
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CDG baggage claim before or after immigration?

Baggage claim on an international flight is always after immigration. You can talk to your airline if they can transfer over the baggage to the other airline (in some cases this is possible) but if ...
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CDG baggage claim before or after immigration?

Baggage claim will be after the border control (Immigration). Please note that if your nationality doesn't have visa-free access to the Schengen area and you don't have a valid visa, the airline ...
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Does one need a visa to transfer between two airports during a transit through the Schengen area?

Yes, you will need a visa to enter France and travel between the airports. What's more, an airport transit visa (type A) will not do; rather you need a short-stay visa (type C) - if the application ...
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What is the rail connection between Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Gare de Lyon like?

From the Airport you first catch the B line train to Chatelet – Les Halles, before then changing to the A line to Gare de Lyon. The whole journey takes no more than 45 minutes, and you will be able to ...
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Can you exchange Armenian currency for Euros in Paris CDG airport?

If you're asking specifically about the CDG airport in Paris, the answer seems to be no, you can't. Travelex operates the exchange services at CDG and their currency page says they generally buy the ...
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Travelling from Paris Montparnasse to CDG airport

As @Doc mentioned, and as is mentioned on the official timetable, the last shuttle to CDG leaves Montparnasse at 22:30 (10:30 PM). If the train arrives on time, there's no issue in catching the 22:00 ...
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Is it possible to clear immigration and get to Montparnasse within 2 hours?

I’d say no. If: you are arriving from a Schengen Area airport, you are seated in the first row of the plane, your plane arrives on time and gets a jet bridge (as opposed to a remote stand and having ...
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How to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to Pierre et Marie Curie metro station?

The Paris transport operator, RATP has a journey planner on their website. You can input your start point, end point, and start time, and it will suggest routes to you. If you don't want to worry ...
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Is it possible to meet my travel partner in terminal 2E at CDG prior to clearing immigration?

Once you get off the plane you arrive in an area that has big LCD screens and sign boards that point you towards transfer, immigration, etc, as well as some AF kiosks, I think, to get your next ...
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Is a connection of 1 hour at CDG airport realistic?

1 hour is right on the minimum connection time for most such connections at CDG (it actually depends on the exact flights, but the general Domestic-to-International time is 1 hour). Exactly how ...
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What is the purpose of the revolving doors before immigration in CDG airport?

If this is one of the revolving doors I'm thinking about (in CDG 2A IIRC), it's due to the fact that, contrary to many airports, arriving and departing flows are on the same level, while they need to ...
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A place to sleep during a 13-hour layover in Charles-De-Gaulle airport?

There are many hotels around CDG, either at Roissypole (reachable on foot from terminal 3) or reachable using shuttles. The official website has a map and a search form you might use to check rates ...
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Is it possible to buy a train ticket CDG airport to Paris truly online?

It’s clearly not possible. Fare gates are equipped with only two readers: one for paper tickets which have a magnetic stripe one for contactless passes using NFC-like technology. For the first type ...
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Paris CDG Arrival

As you can see Terminal 2C is directly connected to the RER Station. "Just follow the signs". It's a bit tricky to find the station first time and even trickier to get the right ticket from the ...
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Is an hour enough time for an international flight connection through Paris CDG?

If the airline sold you this connection as a single ticket, they are rather confident you will make it. It you don’t, they have to rebook you on the next available flight, and if that flight is the ...
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Duty-free shopping Paris Charles de Gaulle

You won't be able to do DF shopping, for 2 reasons. One is that you won't be able to access 2E, since your flight is from 2D. These two terminals are segregated. And should you even be able to access ...
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Is a 7 hour layover in Paris long enough to leave the airport and sightsee?

I landed in Paris 5:40 AM and had a connection at 1:10 PM, so 7.5 hours layover. My luggage was checked through to the connecting flight, so within 20 minutes of leaving the plane I was outside. I ...
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First port of entry a Schengen Visa (connecting flights)

You will clear immigration at CDG as this is your first port of entry into the Schengen zone. The remainder of your flights are effectively "domestic" flights (called internal flights) as there are no ...
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Do the ticket machines at the RER station at Paris CDG airport accept €20 notes?

The RER vending machines will probably only accept coins and card payments and no bank notes at all. At the airport, there are however staffed ticket counters where you can buy a ticket and pay cash ...
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Which Paris metro station to alight for CDG international airport?

RER B stations at Paris-CDG airport: Terminals 1 and 3: "Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1" station • Terminal 1 is available by the free CDGVAL rail shuttle (journey time: 6 minutes). • Terminal ...
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Connecting on two separate tickets in CDG. Do I go through passport control?

As you switch from international to domestic, you will have to go through passport control in any case, and nearly certainly through security in any case as well. It’s just a matter of which route you ...
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9hour layover in Paris. Can I go out of the airport?

Yes with 9 hours, you have way enough time to get to Paris. If you arrive mid-day for instance, it will take you 1h to 1h30 to get out of the plane, get through the passport control, take your luggage ...
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Switching terminals at Charles de Gaulle to access duty free shopping?

Airports generally have their duty-free shopping at departure gates, so that you can buy duty-free goods and immediately depart on an international flight, taking the item out of the country. If you ...
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Is there a way to quickly transfer between terminals 2E and 2D at CDG?

I'm guessing you arrived at L gates. Then the alternatives are: take the people mover to the 2E main building go through immigration and customs take bus N1 to 2D (supposedly 17 minutes, every 8 ...
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How would one go from Arrivals CDG T2A to Arrivals CDG T2C?

Accordingo to the CDG map, switching between terminal 2A and 2C requires just a short walk: The two terminals are adjacent, therefore your transfer will be easy and smooth.
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Declaring extra cigarettes when entering the EU

400 cheap cigarettes from Home for personal use and declare it to CGD [French] customs, will they automatically slap a fine or let me through ? You do not pay a fine if you delare items at customs ...
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Where is the Immigration check Mumbai-Paris-Cincinatti?

Provided both flights are on the same ticket and you fly on the Paris-Cincinnati direct flight: In Mumbai, the airline will check that you have the required documentation to: Transit France airside ...
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