Getting from Terminal 2E to 2F

I have one hour layover at CDG I need to get from Terminal 2E to 2F. I only have a carry on so I dont need to retrieve any luggage. How do I get from 2E to 2F on foot without taking a train or shuttle bus, also is this enough time. Any help is greatly appreciated Thank you,
Eileen

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

One hour only is really pushing it at CDG. Let's hope there are no delays because CDG is probably the biggest "beast" you'll ever fly to. Term 2E comprises 3 concourses or "Halls" (K, L and M), basically 3 terminals in one. Hall K is easy, because is across the roadways (landside) to 2F. It's connected through a tunnel. But if you arrive at Hall K or L, you need a "navette" (shuttle) to Hall K.
Take a look at the diagram: http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/Resources/0d7e29fd-1ad5-45b8-b406-648deb82fbb8-massecdg_g.jpg

Posted by T.
Seattle, WA, US
154 posts

I believe you will have to clear passport control. If there is a long line for the coach passengers, go to the first class/business class line, show them your boarding pass, and ask permission to use the fast line because of your short transfer time. It worked for me the last time I was at CDG.

Posted by Eileen
Scottsdale, AZ
7 posts

Thank you Roberto, I'm a little confused. Dis you mean to say K is easy but if I land in L or M I need a shuttle ? Your message said if I land in K or M.
Thanks

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

I meant to say Hall M or L. If you arrive at Hall M you need to take the "CDGVAL navette" (navette=shuttle), which is a People Mover automatic train, like many exist in airports around the world, to Hall K (all part of 2E). Then from there you can walk across to term. 2F. If you arrive to Hall L you can take the same CDGVAL navette to Hall K and walk across to 2F. From Hall L you can also walk directly to term 2F. It's a longer walk but it's probably faster. Check this website here, maybe it's clearer than my description: http://www.easycdg.com/1/passenger-information/connecting-flight-connections-paris-cdg-airport/correspondance-terminal-2/connection-terminal-2e-2f-paris-cdg-charlesdegaulle-airport/

Posted by Eileen
Scottsdale, AZ
7 posts

Thank you Roberto and T.... I cant tell you how much this helped. I feel confident I can manage this now.
One last question is the passport check along the way from 2E to 2F ? Or do I need to go through a line off this path ? Also I thought I would share a website called Business Traveller.com/Air France CDG hub.. This has a great map of all of 2Terminal and how they connect to one another Thanks

Posted by James
Frisco
1780 posts

I'm sure you will do just fine but I have two rules of travel. Rule One: Minimum 2 hour transfers
Rule Two: Avoid Chucky D. Airport at all costs.

Posted by Eileen
Scottsdale, AZ
7 posts

I thought this was cutting it close as well, the "person" at air france assured this was enough time. I guess I'll be at the mercy of my fellow passengers to let me be one of the firsts to disembark.. Agree with you on CDG I flew in and out of there 3 years ago . Was not pleasant to say the least. Fingers cross that Gate will be K.
Plane is the Airbus 380 So maybe we will have Priority Position, HaHa

Posted by Charlene
Centennial, CO, US
911 posts

Eileen ... what airline are you coming in on? We had the same situation, arriving on Delta and transferring to Air France. We purchased the Economy Plus seats on Delta, which enabled us to get off the plane really fast. By the way, we made it with plenty of time. So don't worry too much, but don't dawdle, either. Don't stop to use a restroom or anything ... just keep moving.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

http://www.easycdg.com/1/passenger-information/connecting-flight-connections-paris-cdg-airport/correspondance-terminal-2/connection-terminal-2e-2f-paris-cdg-charlesdegaulle-airport/ As you can see from the diagram above, you can walk from L to 2F. From M you need to take the 'navette' (people mover) CDGVAL, because M has no walking tunnel. I think AF operates A380 only from JFK and LAX. I don't know which period of the year you are flying but today for example the JFK flight with A380 (they have 4 a day) was scheduled to arrive at 8:25am (although it was nearly 4 hrs late) and the LAX flight at 11:35 (only 10 min late). One hour is tight, especially if there are delays. However you are going to DUS and there are multiple flights to DUS. Currently there are 3 daily AirFrance flights to DUS from CDG. 2 of them in the evening. So I'm sure you could make those. I bet in summer there are at least 4 daily departures. Passport control (immigration) will be almost immediately upon disembarking (at whichever gate you arrive). Your baggage will go through to DUS so you don't worry about baggage claim (no customs for you in CDG). At 2F you will go through the metal detectors again before the gates to the DUS flight (unless things changed in recent years).

Posted by Eileen
Scottsdale, AZ
7 posts

Hi Charlene, I'm arriving on Air France , partner with Delta... Did you walk or take shuttle ? Can you tell me how long it took you. Which gate and terminal ? I'm praying we arrive on time.
Thanks

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3314 posts

First of all, where are you flying from (JFK I presume, if it's a A380) and where are you going from CDG? Unless you are going to some unusual destination, chances are there will be multiple flights to that European destination. If you miss the first chance, Air France will put you on the next flight to that same airport. I've missed my flight from CDG to Florence FLR a few times. It was a bummer because I had to wait a few hours for the next, but at least AF always gave me coupons for free meals and stuff while waiting. Regarding which Hall you will arrive (K, L, or M), if your aircraft is a A380 it will be almost certainly L or M. Those Satellite terminals were built specifically to handle several Airbus 380 at once, and the Superjumbos dock at those terminals. I haven't been to Paris since they opened Hall M (in 2012), but for sure prior to that, since 2009 when it opened, the AF Airbus 380's were docking at hall L, which was called (maybe still is) Satellite S-3. I'm not sure if Hall K, the original 2E terminal, which opened in 2004 (and collapsed shortly after inauguration), has jetways designed for the A380.

Posted by Eileen
Scottsdale, AZ
7 posts

Hi Roberto,
First let me say You are Awesome !!! Yes I'm flying in on AF380 , I was hoping for K, But I guess I will prepare for L. Do you think it is possible to Walk from L to 2F? and if so any detail information would be great.( like shuttle is navette, didn't know that before ) I'm to meet someone for the Dusseldorf Flight ( my connecting Flt) So we have a plan B if I miss it. he will wait in Dusseldorf. hope that doesn't happen. You information is great and VERY much appreciated

Posted by Eileen
Scottsdale, AZ
7 posts

I fly in from LAX , next week . I checked the on time performance of this flight looks like only on time 30% of the time , I can live with 10 min, Hopefully we will land in K or L. I'm in good shape so I can manage a very fast walk Thanks again for your help