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Flying to Paris: Main Airports
An Air France jet taking off from Roissy-CDG Airport.

An Air France jet taking off from Charles de Gaulle.

Courtesy of Air France.

Paris has two major international airports: Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly.

  • Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport is the second busiest airport in Europe after London Heathrow, with some 200,000 passengers moving through daily. Located about 15 miles northeast of central Paris, Charles de Gaulle airport offers quick and reliable ground transportation into Paris.

    Charles de Gaulle Airport has three terminals or "aerogares":

    • Terminal 1: most non-Air France international flights, including United Airlines, Us Airways, Lufthansa, and Virgin Atlantic.
    • Terminal 2 is the largest and is broken into 6 smaller terminals (A-F). Most Air France flights, as well as American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air, and Northwest Airlines, fly into Terminal 2.
    • Terminal T-3 is reserved for budget and charter flights, including Ryanair and Easyjet.
  • Orly Airport is smaller and several degrees less frenetic than Charles de Gaulle Airport. Hosting around 30 airlines, Orly handles mostly domestic and European flights. Located just 10 miles south of Paris, the airport has two terminals:
    • Orly Ouest handles mostly domestic flights, including Air France.
    • Orly Sud handles international and charter flights.

    Both Paris airports offer above-average services and amenities, including world-class duty-free and luxury shopping, free shuttle services between terminals, a large selection of restaurants, lounges, and play areas for children. In addition, some terminals, including Terminal 2 at Charles de Gaulle, are free wireless internet hotspots.

    Visit the Paris Airports Website

    Ground Transport from Orly to Paris

    Information by phone:

    • Voice server (flight times in real-time)
      0 892 681 515 (0.34 Euros per minute)
    • Information services
      Paris-Orly : 01 49 75 15 15 (6 am to 11:45 PM)
      Paris-CDG : 01 48 62 22 80 (24 hours a day)

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