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Overview - Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG; ICAO: LFPG) serves the city of Paris and the region of the Île de France.


Service to the city and region is provided through Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 and Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 stations, located on-site. There is a connecting service between the stations. Within the airport, there is an additional internal service.

External Services

External services to Paris and the Île de France are provided through S-Train and Intercity Rail.

S-Train

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 Station

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 Station. Source: Original Work (December 13, 2022, Andrew Fan)

The RER serves the airport through Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 and Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 stations on the RER B, located at Terminal 3 and Terminal 2, respectively. Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1 was opened on May 30, 1976, while Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 was opened on May 29, 1994. As of December 2022, 8 trains operate an hour to the city center (Gare du Nord) on weekdays off peak, serving both stations.

Intercity Rail

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station

Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station. Source: Wikimedia (July 8, 2007, Claude Shoshany)

The TGV serves the airport through Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV on the LGV Interconnexion Est Line, located at Terminal 2. This station was opened on May 29, 1994. Multiple services operate through this station to destinations across the country.

Connector Services

The CDGVAL Line 1 connects the three airport terminals.

CDGVAL Line 1

CDGVAL Line 1 is a 3.5 km VAL 208 people mover service that connects Terminal 1, Parc PR, Terminal 3 - Roissypole, Parc PX, and Terminal 2 - Gare stations. This service began in April 4, 2007. Connections to the RER B can be made at Terminal 3 - Roissypole and Terminal 2 - Gare stations.


The service uses VAL 208 rolling stock, run in two car consists with three doors on each side per car. The system is fully grade separated.


CDGVAL Line 1 is operated by Transdev. Line color from strip map on Wikipedia as of December 2022.

Internal Services

The CDGVAL Line 2 connects various the satellite terminals of Terminal 2E.

CDGVAL Line 2

Terminal 2E Satellite 4 (M Gates) Station

Terminal 2E Satellite 4 (M Gates) Station. Source: Original Work (December 21, 2022, Andrew Fan)

CDGVAL Line 2 AKA the LISA (Liaison Interne Satellite Aérogare) is a 1 km VAL 208 people mover service that connects Terminal 2E's K, L, and M gates. This service began in June 27, 2007, with the last extension to Satellite 4 on June 18, 2012.


The service uses VAL 208 rolling stock, run in two car consists with three doors on each side per car. The system is fully grade separated.


CDGVAL Line 2 is operated by Transdev. Line color from strip map on Wikipedia as of December 2022.

References & Helpful Links

Airport Website (English) | Airport Website (French)

SNCF Website (English) | SNCF Website (French)


External Citations


Last Updated: Dec 23, 2022