Europe’s second-busiest air transport hub (after London’s Heathrow Airport) Charles de Gaulle Airport serves the beautiful city of love, France’s capital Paris. Named after former President Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle, Charles de Gaulle is also known to locals as Paris Roissy and is the larger of 2 airports in Paris (the other being Orly Airport). Also considered one of the world’s busiest airports, Charles de Gaule handles more than 60 million passengers annually and is the base of France’s flag carrier Air France.
With an area of more than 30 square kilometres, Charles de Gaulle airport is not small. The fact that it is separated into 3 terminals further makes it the perfect place for getting hopelessly lost in if one does not know the way.
Because of its impressive size, travelers moving from terminal to terminal may want to consider taking the CDGVAL to save time and effort. A light rail metro system, the CDGVAL connects all 3 of the airport terminals along with the various train stations (RER and TGV) and car parks available at the airport. It is completely free, and runs every 4 minutes.
For travelers moving within the mammoth Terminal 2 itself, a free shuttle bus is available to help transport you to far-flung gates, train stations and remote car parks as well.
Services and Facilities
A huge selection of F&B outlets, duty-free shops, banks, pharmacies, lounges, newsagents and more can be found at Charles de Gaulle Airport.