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Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in the Paris area, is one of the world's principal aviation centres, as well as France's main airport. It is named after Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), leader of the Free French Forces and founder of the French Fifth Republic. It is located within portions of several communes, 25 km (16 mi) to the north-east of Paris. The airport serves as the principal hub for Air France. Charles de Gaulle Airport - also known as Paris Roissy - has three modern terminals offering travellers quality facilities and services. An excellent choice of restaurants, bars and shops, plus extensive banking and currency, business, first aid, visitor and special needs amenities are featured at Paris CDG Airport. The three terminals are connected by free shuttle buses and handle over 200,000 passengers daily. Terminal 1 handles international flights, excluding Air France, Terminal 2 Air France and other airlines flying to European destinations and Terminal T9 handles charter flights exclusively. Terminal 2 currently has five separate halls and is being further expanded to an eventual capacity of 50 million people by 2010.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is served by taxi, limousine, Air France bus and TGV train.

Taxi Services : A taxi between central Paris and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) takes about 45 minutes. Chauffeur-driven limousines are available for hire between the airport and central Paris .

Bus Services: Buses run every ten minutes from Place Charles de Gaulle, via Port Maillot to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) Terminals 1 and 2, the journey taking approximately 40 minutes.  Between 7:00 am and 9:30 pm, buses run every 30 minutes from Montparnasse , via Gare de Lyon to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) Terminals 1 and 2, the journey taking approximately 50 minutes.  Roissybus runs a service between the three terminals of Charles de Gaulle Airport and rue Scribe in the Opéra district of central Paris , taking approximately 45 minutes. Shuttles run every 15 minutes between 6:00 am and 10:30 pm.

Train Services: The rapid RER train service links Charles de Gaulle Airport with central Paris . Trains run every 15 minutes (eight minutes in peak periods) and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. Line B runs from the TGV station at Terminal 2 to Gare du Nord, Châtelet-les-Halles, Saint-Michel and Denfert-Rochereau, with connections to the metro.

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