Charles de Gaulle Airport terminals map

Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest airport in France and one of the busiest airports in the world; being also the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow.

Given its extension, 32,38 square kilometres, the airport facilities are located within three départements and six communes.

The airport planning and construction began in 1966, with a project known as Aéroport de Paris Nord, which later on was renamed as Charles de Gaulle Airport to be opened in 1974.

Charles de Gaulle Airport is formed by Terminal 1, which is the oldest of them, Terminal 2, formed by 7 satellite terminals (2A to 2G), and Terminal 3.

Transfer between terminals

The Paris-Charles de Gaulle CDGVAL automated metro connects all airport terminals every 4 minutes. During off hours, from 1:00 am to 4:00 am, shuttle services are available in order to connect the airport terminals. For further information, see the section below:

There are several shuttles available to connect not only the airport terminals, also to connect between international flights and Schengen flights. See the shuttles schedule below:

- Green shuttle: From 5:00 am to 00:00 am. Connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 AC.
- Blue shuttle: From 5:00 am to 11:45 pm. Connects Terminal 2 AC and its satellite terminals 2D, and some gates (L & M gates) of T2E and T2F.
- Yellow shuttle: From 5:30 am to 9:45 pm. Connects Terminal 2 AC, T2G and T2E (L & K gates).
- Red shuttle express: From 5:30 am to 2:00 pm. Connects T2G and T2E concourse M.
- Orange shuttle: From 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Connects T2F and T2G. It only runs during Schengen connection.


See below the terminals distribution and its main features:

Terminal 1

Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1 is a circular shape building which reminds an octopus. It is located opposite to Terminal 3. Even not having the boarding gates within its facilities, you can easily access to the seven satellite sub-building by covered walkaways. The terminal is split into 4 levels where the Departures, the Arrivals and the boarding sections are located.

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Terminal 2

Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2 hasn’t a proper terminal structure – It is split into 7 satellite buildings (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and 2G). While T2A, T2B, T2C and T2E are located close to each other, T2G is a bit far away, about 800 m, located in a separate building.

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Terminal 3

Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 3 Is the farthest airport terminal. It is located opposite Terminal 1, however it is located at 1 km distance and 3 km distance walking. The terminal is divided into two levels, the Arrivals level and the Departures level.

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Roissypôle is an amusement complex which contains several services such as retail stores, offices, hotels, ground transportation options, among others, in order to accommodate Charles de Gaulle Airport passengers.