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Car rental Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

Car hire Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (also known as Roissy Airport, after the local district) is the second largest airport in Europe and the largest in France. The airport handles between 65 and 70 million people every year with 475 thousand aircraft movements. It is probably needles to say that Charles de Gaulle airport serves as an international airport.
From the airport it’s about a half an hour drive to train station Gare du Nord, which lies in the city centre of Paris.
The airport is named after Charles de Gaulle, the general of the French troops during WWII. He was also elected a president of France in 1958 and 1965.

Car hire at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

When you’re flying to Paris, chances are quite big that you’ll land at Charles de Gaulle airport. You can pick up a rental car at terminals one and two, only Avis has an office at terminal three.
This will not be much of a problem because there’s the CDGVal (free metro within Charles de Gaulle airport) which will take you from terminal to terminal in several minutes.

Facilities at Paris Charles de Gaulle

For tourists as well as business travellers, there plenty to do at CDG airport. We’ve listed some of the possible activities:

What to do near Paris?

If you have seen all of the beautiful buildings, places and other sights in Paris itself you are recommended to make some day trips away from the city centre. There are two main reasons you are recommended to have a rental car in Paris: Disney land and the castle of Versailles.
Disneyland Paris: located about thirty kilometers away from the city centre lays Disneyland. A place full of fun and wonder for young and old. The park is one of Paris’ main tourist attractions and is visited by Disney lovers from all over the world.
The castle of Versailles is one of the world’s largest castles and therefore one of the most visited. Over 5 million people a year go to see the old home of king Louis the thirteenth. Mainly the palace and the enormous gardens attract a lot of visitors. You’ll have to go by rental car, because it is about a 45 minute drive from the city centre.
Disneyland Paris is the located east from Paris and is one of the region’s main tourist attractions. The theme park attracts about 14 million visitors every year from all over the world. If you rent a car you can reach Disneyland in about 40 minutes from the city centre and about 35 minutes from the airport.
Tips and experiences for Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

Our customers rated Paris Charles de Gaulle airport with an average of 8.6 based on 20 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

31-05-2019
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Make sure you have an agent check out the vehicle with you and confirm in your native language what is documented on your contract. Also, have extra fees and costs clearly highlighted when you rent through a third party since much of the language around these additions can be vague. Last, appropriate at least 1.5 hours for pick-up as many of these counters are busy and often understaffed. Have your vouchers and confirmation of insurance printed out with multiple copies which I did but still doesn't guarantee efficient service.
15-01-2019
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My best travel tip is not to shy away from travel accessories when flying. Have an empty water bottle and refill it after security, use noise-cancelling headphones, wear compression socks on long flights. Also charge your phone on the plane to be stress-free when landing. My second travel tip is to never speed on the road, triple-check street signs and fees when parking in an unknown city etc. There’s nothing worse than getting a rental car impounded on vacation (or business trip) because the parking lot turns into a market place one day per week! Last travel tip is to make room for surprise. Travel ahead of time when possible, engage in small talk with locals. Plan in advance but dare to stir away from the plan!
30-12-2018
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Always come earlier than you would anywhere else. Indications in this airport are not very good/clear (although I speak the language!). So having more time will save you useless stress.
09-11-2018
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Nice open light airport with car hire right next to terminal, plenty of shops and facilities and security is reasonably quick.
29-09-2018
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Be prepared to wait on your car. I opted not to take the navigation system at the counter. Lo and behold, the car had a great touch screen system at no additional charge.
11-02-2018
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Have a GPS a credit card for tolls and stay in curb lane unless passing
19-01-2018
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Don’t forget what terminal you collect your hire car from !!
24-03-2017
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paris is very historical and I think one of the best places in the world. Once you travel around Paris. You witness history and culture around you, especially visiting museum is priceless experience for any traveller. pls be aware best visit time to Paris cause it was raining cats&dogs when I visit Parisi which make having fun of Paris.
12-01-2017
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Eiffel tower , Disneyland
09-01-2017
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Champs Elysee at night
29-08-2016
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Great City with a great people all easy going parking spots can be a little bit difficult in downtown Paris
09-08-2016
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Je recommande de connaître le Mont Saint Michael et la Ville de Provins
01-08-2016
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Be careful on the roads otherwise very beautiful country
12-07-2016
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Use the metro system in Paris
10-06-2016
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Didn't spend any time in Paris as I travelled north to Cambrai and then south to Normandie. Be aware of the toll charges on long journeys which can end up being quite high.
29-04-2016
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We visit the wineries of burgundy and bordeaux and were very pleased .
30-12-2015
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We haven't drive in Paris.
25-11-2015
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Paris is best but without this agency
20-07-2015
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Don't take a car into Paris - use it to get to Versailles and other places on the outskirts.
13-06-2015
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do not leave things in the car.