Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG)Location: The airport is 16 miles (25km) northeast of Paris.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +33 (0)1 48 62 1212.
Transfer between terminals: The three terminals are linked by free shuttle buses.
Getting to the city: There is a good train service with the RER B line that serves the airport with connections to the city centre and the Metro station. From the airport RER B can be accessed from Terminal 2 railway station on the airport shuttle. The RER B line is serviced every fifteen minutes Monday through Friday and takes 35 minutes to the city centre. The Roissy bus line also connects to the city centre for the 60-minute drive. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes between 6am and 12.30am. Air France also runs buses to certain city destinations. The Noctilien night bus runs between 12.30am and 5am with fares depending on destination.
Car rental: All major car rental companies are represented.
Airport Taxis: There are taxis outside the baggage reclaim area of the arrival terminals. Surcharges of up to 15 percent apply at night and on Sundays and public holidays.
Facilities: There are ATMs, banks and bureaux de change in all terminals as well as a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars.
Parking: Short-term parking is available in lots P1, P3, and PAB, nearest to Terminal 1 and rates range from €3 for a 15 minute stay up to €39 for a full day's parking. The first 10 minutes parked are free. Lots PCD and PEF are located near Terminal 2 and offer similar rates. Lot PR has lower long-term parking rates and the lot is connected to all terminals via a free shuttle.
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)Location: The airport is nine miles (14km) south of Paris.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +01 49 75 5252.
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are linked by a free shuttle bus.
Getting to the city: Several choices of public transportaiont methods are the cheapest way to the city centre. RER C trains leave regularly from both terminals and connect to the metro and SNCF train stations. A number of bus services also operate from both terminals such as the Roissy bus line and Air France. Taxis are an expensive albeit fast way to the city centre although they should be avoided in rush hour. Airport shuttles also offer door to door service or connections to public transportation stations.
Car rental: All the major car rental companies are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: There are taxis outside the arrival terminals.
Facilities: There are a number of shops, bars and restaurants throughout the airport and both terminals have ATMs, banks and currency exchange services. Other facilities include information desks, an art gallery, left luggage, and a medical centre offering vaccinations. Internet access points and wireless Internet access is available, and a business centre offers a venue and equipment for business needs. Disabled passengers are well catered for; passengers with special needs are advised to inform their airline in advance.
Parking: Parking charges at Paris-Orly Airport range from €6.80 per hour to €36.40 per day in P0 to P3, which are within a short distance of the terminal. Regular shuttle buses connect P 4 and P5 to the terminal and charges start at €4 for an hour and €26 for a full day. Just three minutes from the South Terminal is lot P6 with rates starting at €6.80 for the first hour and going up to €36.40 for the full day. All parking lots, except P5, are closed between 12.30am and 3.30am in summer and 4.30am during winter.
Departure tax: None.