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  • Exit security to recheck luggage?
    Jan 19, 2016
    I am flying from Florence (FLR) to CDG on 22 Feb. on Air France and then changing to a separate reservation on Air Canada to Los Angeles (via connection in Montreal). Is 1 hour 20 minutes enough time to switch airlines and recheck luggage? Do I have to exit security and reenter to check bags on Air Canada or can it be done within the security area? Thank you in advance


    There's pretty much no way you can make that connection with checked bags. You will have to exit the secure area, claim your bags, take them all the way across the mammoth Terminal 2, re-check them with Air Canada, go through Schengen Exit Passport control, and security. There's no way you can do that in 80 minutes.


    I was afraid that would be the feedback. There is an earlier flight, so I will bite the bullet and take the 8am instead.


    Jan 12, 2016
    US citizen flying AF from FCO-CDG-LAX. 1 hour 45 minute connection time. Will I have to change terminals,and/or go through security a second time in CDG? Enough time to connect? Thx in advance.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You should not have to go through security as all Air France gates are connected and you will have gone through security in an EU country. You will have to go through Schengen exit passport control and maybe some US security questions at the gate. You should have enough time.


  • Arriving and leaving from Terminal 2E
    Jan 6, 2016
    We are arriving from Morocco at Terminal 2E and leaving for Seattle at terminal 2E. Will we be able to go from one gate to another easily (no security check) or does that depend on the gates we arrive and depart from?


    Since you are flying from a Non-EU country to the US you will have to go through security in Paris.


  • Terminal 3 to 2F, 1 1/2 hours in between
    Jan 2, 2015
    Flying into CDG on Vueling from Madrid, arrives 9:00 am in Terminal 3. My connecting Delta flight to Seattle leaves at 10:30 am. from Terminal 2F. I will have no checked baggage, just carry-on. Will I have to go through passport control and then airport security or just passport control? Either way will 1 1/2 hours be enough? Thanks.


    That will be difficult but it's possible. You won't have to do anything upon arrival but will go through Schengen exit passport control and security in T2 before departure.


    I have the option of instead flying in on Air France to terminal 2E, gets in at 10:15, 15 minutes later than the Vueling flight. Would that be a better option do you think?


    Ooops, I mean 9:15.


    The Air France flight will probably be easier.


  • 2.5 hours enough time from 2E to 2F?
    Dec 20, 2015
    Arriving on AF in Terminal 2E then transfer to another AF flight leaving from 2F all on one ticket, is 2.5 hours enough time to make this connection? And, can we walk from 2E to 2F? All luggage will be transferred by AF and I don't think we will need to check in again as this is all on the same ticket. Thanks!


    Oops. Arriving from MEX to CDG then connecting to MAD


  • Tansfer from 2E to 2D
    Dec 20, 2015
    We are traveling from Seattle (SEA) (Air France) to Vilnius (VNO)(Air Baltic) via Paris (CDG). Is 1h 30min enough time to transfer from 2E to 2D, how to get to it? What procedures at CDG we should pass? We are citizens of EU. Thanks


    If all tickets are on the same reservation and your bags are checked through to Vilnius all you have to do in CDG is go through Schengen passport control and to your departure gate. You should have enough time.


  • Airport security concerns
    Dec 17, 2015
    I'm flying into CDG from Chicago on Jan 4. A coworker of mine went through there about a week ago and had sericous issues with security where they made him pay $600 to pass through. Is this normal behavior with Americans passing through Paris to get to their connecting flights?


    There is no "fee" to pass through any airport. I don't know what your coworker is talking about.


  • Transfer from 2E to 2F
    Nov 30, 2015
    We arrive 2E from LAX but do not know which Hall we will arrive at and the time it will take to get to 2F with security, etc.


    Where are you flying to from 2F?


  • Connection time from BCN to ATL thru CDG?
    Jan 2, 2015
    Is 1hr 20min (gate to gate) enough time if arriving from Barcelona on Air France, departing on Air France to Atlanta, probably going 2E to 2F? Would we go through passport control because we're connecting to the US (on US passports), or any extra security because of connecting from Spain? This would be in March 2016 so I suppose anything could change.


    There's no extra security. You will just go through Schengen Exit passport control, which is a very brief process. You have enough time.


    Flying into CDG on Vueling from Madrid, arrives 9:00 am in Terminal 3. My connecting Delta flight to Seattle leaves at 10:30 am. from Terminal 2F. I will have no checked baggage, just carry-on. Will I have to go through passport control and then airport security or just passport control? Either way will 1 1/2 hours be enough? Thanks.


    oops...should have posted this up top


  • transfer
    Nov 27, 2015
    Hi, I am an azerbaijani citizen. do I need to have a visa for changing flights from terminal 2 to terminal 1 in Paris? I am travelling from Baku to Auckland, New Zealand and my baggage will go all the way to Auckland. Regards, Nasimi


    Yes. Since there are no sterile transfers to terminal 1 at CDG, you will need a Schenectady Transit Visa.


  • Terminal Connections - Security concerns
    Nov 20, 2015
    I will be flying through CDG next Friday, arriving at Terminal 2G at 9.05 and have another flight to catch from Terminal 2E at 10.10. One hour to make the connection already feels a bit tight, but will I be able to make it now that security is being tightened? Will I need to go through security checks again? Thanks.


    Where are you flying into Paris from?


    Thanks for replying. I will be flying in from Bilbao.


    That should be enough time. There should be no additional security you have to go through in Paris.


  • Security
    Nov 17, 2015
    Any updates on CDG's security situation? I'm flying through there next Tues, (all through Air France from the states so not switching airlines or anything) but I'm wondering if 2 hours will still be enough time to get to my connecting flight if security checks have been ramped up? Anyone have any news?


    There are no additional security checks. Since you are coming from the US the security checks there are considered thorough enough for you.


  • Separately booked flights.
    Nov 15, 2015
    I am flying from AMS to CDG (Booking 1) to catch a flight to MIA to final destination (Booking 2) and was wondering if 3 hours is sufficient between these to separate bookings.. I am supposed to arrive at 2F and depart from 2A having sufficient time to reclaim baggage passport control transfer in between terminal 2 check in and clear security.. is this possible ? Anyone has some experience or advice?


    Yes, 3 hours should be enough time.


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 2F - is 2 hours enough?
    Nov 10, 2015
    I am traveling from San Francisco to Paris CDG in May and am scheduled to arrive in Terminal 1 (United Airlines) at 10:45 am. I am considering booking a flight to Marseille that departs out of Terminal 2F (Air France) at 12:50 pm. Is 2 hours enough time to deplane, go through passport control, collect baggage, take the shuttle between terminals, check in baggage for the Air France flight and go through security? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


    It's possible but doesn't leave much time to spare if the flight from San Francisco is late or if the bags take awhile to come out. Terminal 1 is also pretty far from Terminal 2.


    Thanks ZAP! The next flight out isn't until 4 pm... would you still recommend booking that to play it safe?


    Yes, I would either do that or take the TGV to Marseille.


    Cool - thanks! Our destination is Avignon so we're going to take the train directly there instead. Thanks again!


  • train
    Nov 10, 2015
    Hi! I'm taking the train from Mulhouse, FR to CDG which is somewhere in terminal 2 if I'm correct. My plane takes off from terminal 3, is it possible to walk from terminal 2 to 3? Or is there a quicker way. I should have about 2 hours to find my way before I miss my fight, I'm just making sure I know where I'm going before I get there. If I could get a better idea of how it works and where I'm going that'd be great. Thank you!


    You will take the CDGVAL train from the train station to Terminal 3. It is clearly marked.


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