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    Dec 4, 2016
    Hi! We're flying from SEA to CDG on Delta without checked bags. Looks like we arrive in 2E, and we head to FCO on Alitalia from terminal 2F. Total layover time of 2.5 hours. It sounds easy enough, but it's our first trip to Europe. Do we do both security check and passport control?


    The ticket was one booking through Delta, if that matters.


    You will just go through passport control. You have enough time if the flight from Seattle is on-time.


    Awesome. Thanks. You are like a CDG wizard.


    CDG makes a lot more sense when you actually get there compared to looking at a map. (actually the same could be said of a LOT of things in France).


  • Minimum connection time
    Nov 27, 2016
    Flying to Mumbai, India from Toronto via Paris. Arriving at Charles De Gaulle T-2A and departing from T-2C with layover time of 1hr 40 minutes. Is that enough time. Flying Air Canada and Jet Airways (same ticket). Also do I need a transit visa? Indian passport holder studying in Canada.


    Since you will presumably be holding a valid visa for Canada, you do not need French airport transit visa. You have enough time.


  • Delta from US cxn to AF to Dublin
    Nov 27, 2016
    Hi. Next week we arrive at CDG on a Delta flight from the US at 7:50am and depart on an AF/CityJet flight to Dublin at 9:40am. They were booked through Delta on a single ticket and apparently arrive into and depart from 2E. We are US citizens and will have checked bags. Am I interpreting the CDG website correctly that we will have to go through a security check but not passport control? Do we have to pick up our checked bags, take them through security, and then drop them off again, or will they be transferred for us while we take only our carryons through security? Finally, if both flights are on-time, are we likely to have trouble making this 1hr50min layover in the morning? Thanks for any advice.


    Yes, that is plenty of time. Correct you will not go through passport control as you are not entering the Schengen area nor will you claim your bags.


  • Layover with a dog
    Nov 21, 2016
    Im traveling from hk to bogota. I have a layover innCDG for 4 hours. Im traveling with my dog as a checked baggage. Do i need to do any docs for my dog for the transit in Paris?


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  • 1 hour 40 minutes enough
    Dec 14, 2016
    I have a connecting flight from Paris at Terminal 2C departing at 11:30 am. I will land at 9:50 am at terminal 2A. Please let me know if this is sufficient time. Also, will I see my gate number easily and will there be any security check in. I am coming from Toronto, Canada holding a Canadian PR card and Indian passport. My arrival flight is Air Canada and connecting flight is Jet airways. PS- Its a single booking from Toronto to Mumbai. Thank you for your help.


    You should just have to go from your arrival gate to your departure gate. Your departure gate should be on the monitor.


    Thanks ZAP. So I assume there won't be any security checks again. right?


    I believe since you are coming from Canada there are no security checks.


    I have the same connecting flight arriving from Toronto at Terminal 2A and then connecting Saudi Airlines flight departing from 2A. Does anyone know if the boarding passes are issued for the connecting flight in Toronto, or they will be issued in Paris? If the boarding passes are to be obtained in Paris, are they issued at the departure gate like other airports do, or is there some check in counter that we have to go to? My concern is landing and not making it in time for the connection because of the queue for security checks or clearance apparently going on these days (not referring to passport control / immigration). Or the alternative if the flight is delayed then for sure I will miss my connection. But the second scenario, if it were to occur, would be Air Canada's responsibility. However, if the clearance takes time then I'll be stuck kind of like a catch 22.


    Ok while I wrote my initial comment, I was on the phone with Air Canada. Apparently the luggage will go straight through to final destination, and boarding passes for both flights can be issued from Toronto. I hope this is the case because that would save time running from the arrival gate to the departure gate (even if there is a queue for security clearance or passport control). Still concerned about the connection time of 1 hour 35 minutes.


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  • enough time??
    Nov 11, 2016
    We are first time international travelers (family of 5) traveling from Chicago to marseille w a 1:50 layover in CDG. We arrive at 8:05 am and depart terminal 2F at 9:55.... booked through KLM but delta is partner out of Chicago.... is this enough time? What all will we have to do? Just passport clearance? I'm panicked.....


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to go through passport control and to your departure gate.


  • enough time??
    Nov 21, 2016
    We are first time international travelers (family of 5) traveling from Chicago to marseille w a 1:50 layover in CDG. We arrive at 8:05 am and depart terminal 2F at 9:55.... booked through KLM but delta is partner out of Chicago.... is this enough time? What all will we have to do? Just passport clearance? I'm panicked.....


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  • Connecting flight to Dublin
    Nov 11, 2016
    Hey there! Any advice would be greatly appreciated with this. I have a flight from Seoul to Dublin with a connection in CDG. The luggage will be transferred by the airport staff as the airlines are connected. I haven't booked the flight yet so I'm not sure about the terminals. I have approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes between my arrival in Paris and the departure for Dublin. I know it's dependent on the terminals but do you think that is enough time between flights? Thanks in advance!


    If both flights are on Air France or the same reservation Korean Air to Air France that should be enough time.


    Thanks so much for your reply! The flight to Paris is with Air France and the flight to Dublin is with City Jet. The entire trip is booked under 1 ticket. Do you still think I have enough time?


    I just got word from Air France and my flight arrives in terminal 2E and the City Jet flight to Dublin departs from the same terminal. I'm guessing I'm in the clear to catch that flight then?


  • access to lounge
    Nov 10, 2016
    i arrive and fly out of terminal 2e 6 hour stop over will i be allowed to access a lounge in terminal 1 after passport control but before international police check point


    Terminal 1 is on the complete other side of the airport. No you won't be allowed access to Terminal 1 without a boarding pass departing there.


  • Enough connection time?
    Nov 7, 2016
    My flight from Singapore arrives at 6.10am in Paris. I need to take a train out from CDG after my flight. I am planning to take the train from the CDG TGV station. Will 2hrs 50mins be enough to get through Customs/Passport Control and make it for the 8.59am train trip?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • CDG Connection Time: Domestic - International
    Nov 6, 2016
    Hello, I arrive into CDG from Bordeaux, France (Terminal 2F) at 7.30am and my next flight leaves to Singapore at 11am (Terminal 1) I need to collect my bags from the Bordeaux flight and re-check them into the next Singapore flight. Will 3.5 hours be enough time? Manythanks :)


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • Transfer from Terminal 2A to Terminal 1
    Nov 2, 2016
    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.


  • Connection in T1 BKK to IAD
    Oct 23, 2016
    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.


  • CDG from LON
    Oct 17, 2016
    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.


  • Quick Connection
    Oct 23, 2016
    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


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