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Tips and ideas on how to best spend a layover at Paris de Gaulle CDG airport. Got a favorite quiet place to connect to wifi? A great bar or restaurant? Maybe an exhibit or a walk? Share your CDG Airport layover experiences with others, or post a question and get notified when there is a response.

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  • layover time on way to bangkok
    Oct 14, 2016
    flying from ireland to CDG airport, is 2hours .30 mins enough time for layover on connecting flight to Bangkok Thailand


    If both flights are on Air France, then yes, that is enough time. You just have to walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection
    Oct 12, 2016
    Looking at flights from US to Dusseldorf Germany. Most have connections at CDG. If I book one ticket with the connection in CDG, will I have to go through customs? Or just passport control and bag will be transferred? Thanks!


    You will go through passport control in Paris, but not have to do anything with your bags.


  • Leaving airport on layover
    Aug 29, 2016
    I will have a 12 hour layover at CDG and booked a hotel for nap, shower, walking outside but nearby the airport grounds. I am then travelling on to Johannesburg, Africa. Is it OK to leave the airport?


    What is your citizenship? If you require a visa what kind do you have?


  • Is 1H 45 minutes enough for a layover
    May 30, 2016
    I am a USA citizen.Will be travelling from Naples with connecting flught in Paris cDG ( flights booked through Delta so bags will be sent straight through. No sure if a 1H46 layover is enough time, as unsure whether we would have to go through passport control in Paris before boarding flight to US,or if we go through passport control in Naples.Thanks for any responses


  • time neede to change flights
    May 25, 2016
    We are looking at flights from jFK to naples with Delta. Would like less travel time. The times between arriving at CDG and taking connecting flight to naples are either 1hour 15 minutes or 4 hours! Will the shorter time give us enough time? Do we need to go through passport control/security. Also unsure how far between arrival lounge and departure lounge.Also unsure if our flight is late arriving and connecting fliht booked through Delta, does connecting flight have to wait. Help!! And thanks for any advice


  • 6 hour layover
    May 12, 2016
    We have a six hour layover in Paris. Is it worth it to leave the airport for awhile, or is there a lounge we can pay to use while we wait?


  • Where to meet
    Feb 9, 2016
    I live in Paris and my friend has a 4 hour layover at CDG. He arrives at terminal 2E. What would be a convenient place to meet?


  • Question about layover
    Jan 20, 2016
    We are traveling from Detroit to Lisbon. Is a 65 minute layover in CDG enough time on Delta?


    It's possible but doesn't leave much time to spare. CDG Terminal 2 is a bit of a zoo.


  • Can I leave the airport
    Nov 26, 2015
    Am looking at flights, and it looks like there will be a long layover at CDG - between 8 and 11 hours. Is it possible to leave the airport and go into Paris?


    If you are a US, Canadian, or EU Citizen or have a Schengen visa, then yes, you can leave the airport.


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