WHEN TO ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT

Leaving on time is one of your top priorities, and it is one of ours too! To avoid a last-minute rush, follow our guidance below.

RECOMMENDED ARRIVAL TIME AT THE AIRPORT

We strongly recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight's departure in order to drop off your baggage and go through the security checkpoints with plenty of time.

Flying from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and received your boarding pass online?
You'll find the recommended arrival time at the airport, calculated specifically for your flight, on your boarding pass.

Check-in deadline

The deadline for checking in your baggage depends on your destination.

To find out the Check-In Deadline for your flight, select your departure zone from the list below.

For example, if you are leaving from Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2 and flying to another city in France, you can drop off your baggage and check in up to 40 minutes before your flight's departure.

Please select your point of departure
  • For flights from Europe to Paris-Charles de Gaulle: 40 minutes
  • For flights from Europe to Paris-Orly: 40 minutes
  • For flights from Europe to French regional cities: 30 minutes
  • For flights within Europe: 40 minutes

Special cases:
  • Istanbul: 60 minutes
  • Kyiv (Kiev), Milan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yerevan: 50 minutes
  • Departures from London-City: 30 minutes (or 15 minutes if you are traveling without any checked baggage)
  • Brussels-Midi to Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2 by TGV: 30 minutes (or 15 minutes if you are traveling without any checked baggage)
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  • For departures from all regions: 60 minutes

Special cases:
  • Departing from Cayenne, Fort-de-France and Pointe-à-Pitre: 90 minutes
  • Departing from other French regions and overseas collectivities: 45 minutes
  • Departing from Abidjan, Abuja, Antananarivo, Bangui, Brazzaville, Cairo, Caracas, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Djibouti, Douala, Freetown, Kinshasa, Libreville, Lomé, Luanda, Malabo, Monrovia, Niamey, Ouagadougou, Port Harcourt, Yaoundé: 90 minutes
  • Departing from Accra, Algiers, Bamako, Lagos, Nouakchott and Oran: 2 hours
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To:
  • Regional cities within France: 40 minutes
  • Europe (within the Schengen area*): 40 minutes
  • Great Britain and Ireland: 40 minutes
  • Europe (outside the Schengen area**): 60 minutes
  • Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Israel: 60 minutes
  • Africa (except South Africa and Cairo): 90 minutes
  • South Africa and Cairo: 60 minutes
  • French overseas departments and territories: 60 minutes
  • Other countries: 60 minutes

* Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
** Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
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To:
  • Other cities within France: 40 minutes
  • Europe: 40 minutes
  • Other countries: 60 minutes
  • French overseas departments and territories: 60 minutes
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To:
  • Paris-Orly: 30 minutes
  • Paris-Charles de Gaulle: 30 minutes
  • Other cities within France: 30 minutes
  • Europe: 30 minutes

Special case:
  • For departures from Lyon or Nantes to Europe (excluding metropolitan France): 40 minutes
  • For departures from Strasbourg TGV train station to Paris-Charles de Gaulle: 30 minutes
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Unaccompanied minors
Is your child traveling alone? At the airport, please arrive at the check-in counter with your child at least 30 minutes before his or her flight's Check-In Deadline.

Boarding deadline

Keep the Boarding Deadline in mind. This is the moment after which it is no longer possible to enter the aircraft.
  • 15 minutes before the departure time, between Paris-Orly and metropolitan France destinations.
  • 20 minutes before the departure time, for all other flights.

Departure time

Find your flight's departure time on your boarding pass or see our page, Status for Air France Flights.

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