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    Car hire at Paris CDG Airport - plan your trip to France

    Paris seduces travellers with its familiar attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame and the ultra-modern Pompidou Centre. No one can resist the chance to stand in front of the world’s most popular painting, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and wonder about that enigmatic smile!

    Famous for its world-class art, iconic landmarks and striking architecture, Paris is an embarrassment of riches, meaning that there’s so much to see and do in a relatively small area, all of which is quickly and easily accessible with a car hire from Charles de Gaulle Airport, the largest air transportation hub in the whole of France.

    They say there are two Frances - Paris and the rest of the country. Indeed, the city pulsates to a frenetic rhythm of life, driven by an all-encompassing joie de vivre and a contagious coffee-and-croissant culture found all over the capital, including the more distant suburbs.

    On the subject of food - whether you’re picnicking by the Seine, brunching in a bistro or fine-dining in a top gourmet restaurant - Paris promises a feast of cuisine traditionnelle for the multitudes of gastronomads regularly drawn to the city from all four corners the world.

    Shopping is another must for people visiting Paris on account of the extraordinarily large number of major stores stocking a wide range of designer brands and luxury items. Beginning at the River Seine, the busy Boulevard Saint German is lined with home décor shops, gourmet-style delicatessans and modern boutiques, making it one of the city’s main locations for fashion studios specialising in high-end haute couture.

    You can book your car rental at Charles de Gaulle Airport in a few easy steps through our booking engine or by calling our reservation specialists on +441233225114, who will be happy to help you with all your travel plans. After all the Paris sightseeing is done, why not venture further afield and visit some of France's other magnificent cities like Reims (famous for its champagne) and Rouen where Joan of Arc was famously burnt at the stake.

    For more information about visiting Paris and all other parts of the country, please consult our France driving guide or our road trip guide to Paris and its surroundings to learn about the many tourist attractions in the region. Have a read of our car hire reviews in Paris section to learn about what previous customers have thought of our service.

    Airport Information

    Also known as Roissy Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is not only the largest in France but the second biggest in Europe. Named after the great 20th-century military leader and statesman, it is located in close proximity to the city centre (just 16 miles to the north-east) and serves as the main hub for the national carrier, Air France. Opened in March 1974, Paris Charles de Gaulle now caters for around half a million aircraft movements and almost 80 million passengers a year with three modern terminal buildings and a vast range of on-site services and amenities.

    Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
    Address: 95700 Roissy-en-France, France
    Telephone: +33 1 70 36 39 50
    Airlines operating at Charles de Gaulle Airport: American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, easyJet, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, among many others.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Charles de Gaulle Airport

    When picking up or dropping off your rent a car at Charles de Gaulle Airport, it's important to note that the main car hire companies such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Advantage, Dollar, National and Thrifty operate at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, with staff on duty every day of the week from the first to the very last flight.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Enterprise Car Hire at Paris CDG Airport Enterprise at Paris CDG Airport
    Terminals 1 and 2,
    Roissy, France 95716

    +33 148 621 204
    Opening Hours:
    6am-midnight Sun-Sat
    Europcar Car Hire at Paris CDG Airport Europcar at Paris CDG Airport
    Niveau arrivee porte 26,
    Roissy, France 95700

    +33 148 627 822
    Opening Hours:
    6am-2am Sun-Sat
    National Car Hire at Paris CDG Airport National at Paris CDG Airport
    Terminals 1 and 2
    Roissy, France 95716

    +33 148 621 204
    Opening Hours:
    6am-midnight Sun-Sat
    Sixt Car Hire at Paris CDG Airport Sixt at Paris CDG Airport
    Niveau arrivées Porte 26
    Roissy, France 95711

    +33 148 647 904
    Opening Hours:
    6.30am-11pm Sun-Sat


    Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has three terminal buildings, Terminal 1 the oldest and located opposite Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 which has seven sub-terminal sections (2A to 2G). Originally built exclusively for Air France, Terminal 2 has been greatly expanded over the years to host several other airlines, while Terminal 3 nowadays mostly caters for charter airlines and low-cost carriers.

    Airport Facilities

    Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has a vast range of passengers services available such as post offices, medical centres and assistance for travellers with reduced levels of mobility. Shoppers are well catered for with a good selection of top brands, including Burberry, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Hermès, Boss, Lacoste. Louis Vuitton, Montblan, Pandora, Prada, Rolex, Swarovski and Victoria's Secret. The food and beverage section is equally impressive, with many regulars like Costa Coffee, McDonald's, Pret a Manger and Starbucks as well as some more local offerings, most notably Frenchy's Bistro, Café Eiffel and the popular French bakery Maison Pradier. Other essential services include a left-luggage office, assistance for hotel bookings and free Wi-fi throughout the entire airport.

    How to get to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport

    The airport's three terminals are served by a driverless shuttle rail system (free of charge) connecting both railway stations with Terminals 1/3 and Terminal 2 in just 8 minutes. Local Roissybus services depart from Terminals 1 and 2, running non-stop to Palais Garnier in the city centre. Le Bus Direct is another efficient operation that connects the airport with several central locations, including Place de l’Étoile, Porte Maillot Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower, as well as Paris Orly Airport and Gare Montparnasse and Gare de Lyon railway stations. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is also served by RER B regional express services to central Paris. Only official Paris taxis operate at the airport, which are identified by the light on the roof of the vehicle and fitted with a proper meter inside. Once you have picked up your car hire from Charles de Gaulle Airport, please note that the best route for driving into the city is along Autoroute A1 which connects Paris with Lille.

    Parking Tips

    There are several parking options at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Short-term parking is available at Terminal 1 (P1), Terminal 2A + 2B (P AB), Terminal 2C + 2D + TGV (P CD), Terminal 2E + 2F (P EF), Terminal 2G (PG) and Terminal 3 (P3). For long-term parking at CDG, go to Terminal 1 (PR) and Terminal 2/Terminal 3 (PX).

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