Paris de Gaulle (CDG) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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Hello! I am traveling on December 3, 2016. I have a flight from LHR on British Airways landing at 11:15 at Terminal 2A at CDG, then have to transfer to Terminal 1 back to the U.S. (U.S. citizen) on Norwegian Air. My departure to the U.S. is at 3:10pm, giving me 3 hours and 55 minutes. After reading the comments, I realize that I have to go through passport control and immigration before collecting my bags, taking transport to terminal 1 before checking in again and passing through security. I have two questions. (1) Is this a reasonable time if I have to check in bags? (2) If I decide not to check in bags and have a carry on only, would I still need to go through passport control and immigration or can I go straight to terminal 1? I would really appreciate your advice!
That should be enough time. Yes, you will still have to go through passport control if you didn't check bags.
Hello,

I have the option to connect in CDG on a BKK (Thai) to IAD (United) itinerary. Both are in T1. 5 hour connection so I'm sure plenty of time. Will I have to go through passport control? If not, will I be able to access the Star Alliance lounge? Is there a decent array of shops as well, including Laduree or any good patisseries I can go to?
You should not have to go through passport control. There are some shops in the transit area of Terminal 1, but not many, it is an older terminal.
Would I have enough time connecting with different tickets on different airlines if i arrive at CDG from LHR at 9am and have a flight to FRA at 1030am? What is my best chance of making it if the ticket is already booked?
What airlines? Do you have checked bags?
Ok I missed it. The line line at immigration before collecting my bags took almost 2 hours to clear. Not to mention terminal transfers etc.
I am from the USA flying on Wow airlines from Iceland to Paris CDG arriving at 11:20am. I only have a carry on bag no checked luggage and chose a seat at the front of the plane. Do you think I will have enough time to transfer and make my AirFrance flight departing to Montpellier France at 12:45pm? Do I need to clear passport control since my final destination is in France?

Thank you in advance.
Yes, you will go through Schengen entry passport control in Paris. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly. Check in for your Air France flight online before leaving the US.
I will be doing that and I am happy to hear that I know it is going to be close but, I am going to make this work out hopefully. Is the train usually fast between terminals ?
The CDGVAL is OK, it runs pretty frequently, but the terminals are a bit far from each other.
I'll Have to put a moderate jog on and make up some lost time.
Wanted to let you know I made it with about 25 minutes to spare before boarding thank you I ran but then realized I had plenty of time I did get through the faster line for security because I showed them when my flight took off
Hi, I'm Korean.i just booked flight from Rome through CDG to Korea. My flight from Rome to cdg will be arrived at 12:25 at 2F terminal. I checked it usually took off around 12:35. The flight to Korea will be departed at 2E terminal at 13:30 and i have to go through passport control. Also, if the flight will take off at 2E M gate, I should take the shuttle bus from 2E L gate to M gate. I've heard boarding time in Cdg is 20min before departure. Is 1hr enough to transfer from 2F to 2E M gate and passport control?? Thx, in advance.
all of my flights are Air France.
It should be enough time if the flight from Rome is on-time.
That's a relief. Thank tot for such a prompt reply.
Like others I need help to know about connection times at CDG. Planning on flying on January 16, 2017. We are US citizens on last leg of vacation and hope to fly from Edinburgh to Paris CDG on Air France arriving 9:10am (Terminal 2e?). Then need to deplane, pick up checked bags, and recheck bags for United flight to Denver that leaves at 11:55am (terminal 1?). Is 2 hrs & 45 min enough time ... especially in mid-January?
United does not fly from Paris to Denver. Is this a flight that stops somewhere else first?
The flight I'm looking at goes through Washington (IAD) airport.
OK, then yes, you will arrive in 2E go through Schengen Entry passport control, claim your bags, take them on the CDGVAL to Terminal 1, re-check with United, and go through Schengen Exit Passport Control, and security and to your departure gate. I think that is really difficult to do in that amount of time.
Thanks for the honest response. Although I'd prefer to spend another evening in Edinburgh, it sounds like the smarter choice would be to fly into Paris/CDG the night before and go through the first part of the process that night. Then spend the night @ nearby hotel and come back to CDG in the morning for 2nd half of the journey. Less anxiety makes for a better trip! Thanks again.
We will be traveling from Houston to CDG into Terminal 2E and 5 hours later depart to Tunisia Terminal 2E. Since we are flying in and out of Terminal 2E I'm hoping we will not have to pass thru customs because Tunisia and France both have conflicting requirements.

If we do not pass thru Customs at CDG I believe we do not have to meet all the requirements and only need to meet the requirements of Tunisia.

Thanks in Advance
You will not go through passport control in Paris since you are not entering the Schengen Area. What country are you a citizen of?
We are US Citizens going to Tunisia.

I know you say Passport Control but is "Passport Control" the same as Customs?

We are being told by the USFDA that if we go thru Customs in CDG specifically there is additional requirements we need to meet and they are quite difficult..
You won't have to claim your pet in France therefore will not go through Customs there.
You mentioned "claim" our pet. Just to clarify our pet will be traveling in-cabin with is so she will not be in cargo?

Does this still apply that we will not go thru customs?
OK, that's even easier, yes, you will just take your pet from your first plane to your second plane.
Hi, I have a flight from Birmingham Uk to Nice, France. I have to transfer in CDG with a layover of only 1.10hrs. My flight arrives from BHX at terminal 2E and the flight to Nice departs from terminal 2F. Do I have enough time to make the connection? Both flights are with Air France.
Yes, that should be enough time.
Thank you Zap!
Hello! I am planning on traveling from the US to Madagascar by flying through CDG. Due to ticketing needs, I'm planning to book a United Airlines flight from the US to CDG, then book an Air France flight from CDG to Madagascar. This will be on two separate reservations, so I anticipate needing to pick up bags & re-check then go through customs twice when connecting. Does anything think there will be an issue, especially if it's a 3-3.5 layover time?
If you have over 3 hours you should be OK if the United flight is on-time.
i am booked on a flight from Montreal to Paris with a 2 hour stop in Paris and a connection to Naples. i am considering buying an extra ticket for Paris Rome Naples at a later time in case i miss connection. my luggage is gong directly to Naples, will i have to retrieve luggage in paris if i use the extra ticket.
Yes, if you use the extra ticket you will need to have your bags only tagged to Paris and claim them in Paris. However, if your Montreal-Paris-Naples ticket is all on the same reservation I think you have enough time.