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

Charles de Gaulle CDG Terminal 1

Charles de Gaulle CDG Terminal 1 is the oldest of all terminals.

It is located opposite Terminal 3.

Its 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 accessible through underground walkways.

Renovation Program

As part of the renovation program that is taking place in Charles de Gaulle Airport, international non-Schengen 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.

New luxury airline lounges and a large-scale retail area will be added.

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 1 with Terminal 2 satellites every 4 minutes.

During off hours, from 01:00 am to 04:00 am, shuttle services are available in order to connect both locations.

See below for further information:

Green shuttle

From 05:00 am to 00:00 am.

Connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 AC.

Levels

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

CDGVAL level

This is the ground level, since the lower level is closed to passengers.

Find here check-in halls 5 and 6.

Access to the upper level by both lifts and escalators.

Services: ATMs, currency exchange, pharmacy, prayer area, food, drink and retail concessions, tour operator, cash dispenser, smoking area, photo booth, lost property, toilets, baby care rooms and tax refund.

From this level there is access to CDGVAL.

Departures level

This is the Departures and check-in 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.

Services: PRM reception, cash dispenser, toilets, baby care rooms, information counter, currency exchange, ATMs, charging station, food and drink concessions.

Boarding level

This is the Boarding level.

Find here access to boarding, the baggage claim area, the security check and the border police.

There is the connection between the central core of Terminal 1 and the satellite boarding gates:

- On the right (10 to 18 and 30 to 38)

- On the top (70 to 78)

- On the left (60 to 68, 50 to 58 and 40 to 48)

Services: Food, drink and retail concessions, ATMs, video games corner, currency exchange, smoking area, cash dispenser, toilets, baby care rooms, reading and music lounge.

Find also in this level the lounges.

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 rentals).

Parking P1 is located immediately outside this level.

Services: Cash dispenser, ATMs, rest area, information counter, meeting point, tourist information point, currency exchange, toilets, baby care rooms, pharmacy, retail concessions and meeting point.

Services

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
- Video game corner
- Smoking area
- Reading and music lounge
- Rest area
- Meeting point
- Tourist information point
- Wheelchair renting service
- Disabled access
- Lost & found
- Baggage wrapping
- Free Wi-Fi connection
- Luggage trolleys

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lounges

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

Salon ICARE: Terminal 1, International Departures. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Smoking area. 

Entrance fee: €35.00 per traveler.

Lufthansa Business Lounge: Terminal 1, Gates 60-68. Services: Premium food, Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Internet terminals. Please note it is a non-smoking facility.

Entrance fee: €69.00 per traveler.

Star Alliance Lounge: Location: Terminal 1, level 11. Please note that this terminal is only allowed for Schengen flights. Services: Premium food, Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Showers, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Printers, Copiers, Smoking area.

Entrance fee: €30.00 per traveler.

Qatar Airways Premium Lounge: Terminal 1, level 11. Open from 06:30 am - 10:00 am, 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm, 06:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Services: Premium food, Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Showers, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Smoking area.

Salon Galaxy: Terminal 1, level 10. Open from 06:30 am to 10:30 pm. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Telephones, Smoking area.

SAS Lounge: Terminal 1, Satellite 7, level 10, close to Gate 70-78. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines. Please note it is a non-smoking facility.

Lufthansa Senator Lounge: Terminal 1, Satellite 6. Services: Premium food, Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Internet terminals, Printers, Copiers. Please note it is a non-smoking facility.

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