Paris de Gaulle (CDG) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM
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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.
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.
Hi guys, Need help and advise regarding below situation.
- I will arrive at CDG @ 07:10 on Terminal 1 by Qatar - I will cont'd go to Rome @ 10:55 on Terminal 2F by Alitalia (only have 3 hrs 45 minutes, let say 3 hrs so do not in hurry)
Is it 3 hrs, enough for me to clear immigration, claim my luggage, pass security check at terminal 1 and go to Terminal 2F then check in, put my luggage, clear immigration and wait on boarding.
I'm afraid that I can't catch up the next flight to go to Rome..
Please advise guys. Thanks in advance
yes, additional info. my plane will arrive at CDG on Monday 09 May 2017.
sorry, I mean Tuesday 09 May 2017.
That should be just enough time. Note that you will go through security in Terminal 2E, not 1. You will also not have to go through immigration again in 2E. Flying from France to Italy is like flying on a domestic flight.
I wanted to see if a connection was possible. Delta flight from US arriving 2E at 8:05AM. Possible Vueling flight to Seville terminal 3 at 9:40AM. In most airports this would be no problem, but CDG makes me wonder. US citizens, so we'd have to go have tp go through passport control. could we make this work?
With checked bags - totally impossible. Without checked bags not in peak season, maybe possible.
I hope you can assist me. I am flying from Heathrow on AirFrance flight and will arrive CDG at 2:30pm. I have a connecting flight with Qatar Airways at 4:10pm. Is 1 hour and 30 minutes enough transfer time? Looking forward to hearing from you.
With checked bags that would be pretty much impossible.
Thanks Zap for your prompt response. Now I have decided to just forget my ticket and instead booked the train. If I catch the train from London to Paris, where will I get off to catch my flight at CDG T1. What time should I catch from London so I have enough time for the transfer. Thanking you so much for your assistance.
There is just one TGV/Eurostar/Thalys station at CDG. From there you take the CDGVAL to T1. I would book a train that arrives in CDG at least 2.5 hours before your flight.
I am coming in from Toronto to CDG terminal 3 at 12:10. I then have a connecting flight from terminal 2D - gate closes at 14:10 2 hours later - flight leaves at 14:40. Is that enough time 2 hours to clear customs, pick up my one checked bag, check the bag w Easyjet and get to the gate? I know I have to take the CDGVAL train from T3 to T2.
If you can recommend anything to make it quicker would appreciate it to get to my connecting flight which is domestic flight to Biarritz, France. I have already checked in with Easyjet and have my boarding pass. I am not familiar w CDG airport at all.
forgot to say flights are on Sun Sept 11/16 - not sure if it makes a difference
That will be difficult with checked bags. No, the date shouldn't make a difference.
Zap really appreciate the reply. If I have the bags checked through from Toronto to Biarritz would I still be able to make it? I would not have to go out to baggage claim and go back through security? I had 5 hrs originally between flights but Transat moved the flight back.