Charles de Gaulle Airport Guide to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)


Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1 is the oldest of all the terminals. It is located opposite to Terminal 3.

The terminal structure reminds of an octopus and has a round shape building as the central core of the terminal, housing main functions as the check-in counters and the baggage claim area. The boarding gates are connected to the terminal by seven satellites and they are accessible by underground walkways.


Renovation Program

As part of the renovation program that is taking place in Charles de Gaulle Airport, international gates in Terminal 1 are going to unify to make it easy for passengers to transfer. In that sense, some operations of CDG Terminal 1 could be affected.

For further information, please ask to Charles de Gaulle Airport information desks or be aware of the airport indications.

Transfer between terminals

The Paris-Charles de Gaulle CDGVAL automated metro connects Terminal 1with Terminal 2 satellites every 4 minutes. During off hours, from 1:00 am to 4:00 am, shuttle services are available in order to connect both locations. See below for further information:

Green shuttle: From 5:00 am to 00:00 am. Connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 AC.


Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1 is distributed into 4 levels as follows:

The CDGVAL level: This is the ground level, since the lower level is closed to passengers. Find the following services available: ATMs, pharmacy, information desk, photo booth, prayer area, food, drink and retail concessions, tour operator, cash dispenser, lost property, toilets, baby care rooms, tax refund and check-in halls 5 and 6. From this level you can also access to CDGVAL, which is the airport shuttle.

The Departures level: This is the Departures level. Find in the second floor the check-in halls 1,2, 3, 4 and 5. This level is dedicated to information and passenger orientation. Available services: Ground transportation options (car), PRM reception, cash dispenser, toilets, baby care rooms, information counter, currency exchange, ATMs, charging station, food and drink concessions.

The Boarding level: This is the Boarding level. In this section, there is the connection between the central core of Terminal 1 and the satellite boarding gates: On the right (10 to 18, 20 to 28, 30 to 38), on the centre (70 to 78), and on the left (60 to 68, 50 to 58 and 40 to 48). Available services: Customs, border control, food, drink and retail concessions, ATMs, video game corner, security area, smoking area, cash dispenser, toilets, baby care rooms, reading and music lounge. Find also in this level the lounges of the following airlines: SAS, Lufthansa and Premiere Air France.

- The Arrivals level: This is the Arrivals level. Find within the Arrivals Hall the baggage claim carousels 1 to 6 and ground transportation options (bus, taxi and   car rental). Parking P1 is located immediately outside this level. Other available services: Cash dispenser, rest area, information counter, meeting point, tourist   information point, currency exchange, toilets, baby care rooms, car rental booths, retail concessions and meeting point.


Flight status

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Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1 is served by the following airlines:

- Aegean
- Aer Lingus
- Aerolineas Argentinas
- Afriqiyah Airways
- Aigle Azur
- Air China
- Air Finland
- Air Gabon
- Air Moldova
- ANA All Nippon Airways
- Asiana Airlines
- Blue One
- Brussels Airlines
- Camair CO
- DAALO Airlines
- Egyptair
- Equatorial Congo Airlines
- Eurowings
- EVA Air
- Gabon Airlines
- Germanwings
- Hellas Jet
- Icelandair
- Iranair
- KD Avia
- Kuwait Air
- La Compagnie
- Lufthansa
- Malaysia Airlines
- Norwegian
- Olympic Airlines
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Portugalia
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Air Maroc- Russia State Transporte Company
- SAFI Airways
- SATA International
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- SriLankan Airlines
- Swiss
- Syphax Airlines
- Thai Airways
- TACA Transportes Aeras de Cabo Verde
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
- WestJet
- WOW Air
- Yemenia



Find the services presented below in Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1:

- ATMs
- Pharmacy
- Information desk
- Photo booth
- Prayer area
- Tour operator
- Cash dispenser
- Lost property
- Toilets
- Baby care rooms
- Tax refund
- Ground transportation options
- PRM reception
- Currency exchange
- Charging station
- Customs
- Border control
- Video game corner
- Security area
- Smoking area
- Reading and music lounge
- Rest area
- Meeting point
- Tourist information point
- Car rental booths
- Wheelchair renting service
- Disabled access
- Lost & found
- Baggage claim
- Baggage wrapping
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Airlines lounges
- Luggage trolleys

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Airport lounges

Charles de Gaulle Airport offers the following lounges to passengers at CDG Terminal 1:

- Icare Lounge: Location: Terminal 1, International Departures.

- Lufthansa Business Lounge: Location: Terminal 1, Gates 60-68.

- Star Alliance Lounge: Location: Terminal 1, level 11. Please note that this terminal is only allowed for Schengen flights. Service: Showers.

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