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Is 1 Hour 15 Min. Enough Connection Time In CDG?  
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8478 times:

I'll be flying to Prague in October it looks like and am currently scheduled on Air France to CDG, connecting to CSA Czech to Prague in CDG. Connection time is 1 hour and 15 minutes and from what i am told I would have to transfer from terminal 2F to 2B.

Would I have to go through immigration (since I would then be traveling within the EU between Paris and Prague)?

On the return its Air France the entire way back to the US from Prague, with a 1 hour 15 minute connection?

Is this doable??? and has anyone ever done this???

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17648 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8443 times:

It most probably is enough time, but this is CDG. Who knows what might happen?  Big grin

The Czech Republic is not in Schengen so IIRC you will not have to go through immigration and customs..

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8441 times:

No you won't have to pass through Immigration - the Czech Republic is not part of the Schengen Area yet. 2F to 2B is pretty straightforward - there's a bus that runs airside, takes about 15 minutes.

MCT for 2F-2B is 45 minutes, so an hour and 15 is plenty.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8388 times:
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For all its faults, CDG can be surprisingly efficient at times (as long as you don't have to connect between CDG1 and CDG2). Connections between the various CDG2 terminals are fairly quick, especially if you can remain air-side. CDG2 terminals are small enough that walking distances, once you get off the transfer bus, are relatively short. I've made very short connections (50mins) SFO-CDG-ROM and VCE-CDG-SFO (all AF online, but always between 2F and one of the other CDG2 terminals)

It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8350 times:

CDG2 is, as others have said, quite effective: even though I've never had a close connection through it, the longest I've ever had to walk took about 20 minutes, and that was getting off the plane from GRU in 2F, going through passport controls at the aircraft door, walking through the real immigration posts, going out into the arrivals hall, walking over to 2D, going through security and walking over to the gate where my flight to HAJ was leaving...

With one hour and 15 minutes you'll quite likely have quite a bit of time to spare.


Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 3290 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8289 times:

You're gonna be OK with 1h and 15 mins. The killer at CDG is the transfer between CDG1 and CDG2. The rest is a breeze!

us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8264 times:

Appreciate the responses. Luckily I dont have to connect between T1 and T2, just within Terminal to from F to B or something, so hopefully I will make it! I dont think I will have baggage so that shouldnt be a problem.

Thanks all, any other suggestions (whether to check baggage or do carry) please let me know!  Smile

User currently offlineFlpuck6 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8208 times:

I have done a 1h15 scheduled connection, no problems what-so-ever. It was one of the smoothest connections I ever made.

In June 2004, our flight from BOS dis-embarked on a hard stand (way out from the terminal), we were bussed to Terminal 2F upon which, after passing passport control, I took the bus that brings pax (still on the inside) to their respective terminals. I got to Terminal 2B within 20 minutes, no exaggeration.

1h15 is just fine.

Bonjour Chef!
User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8139 times:

It should be enough time. As long as your departing flight (you haven't mentioned from what airport) leaves on time. If you get delayed, then you will most likely have a long flight into CDG wondering whether or not you will make it. I missed a connection back in December at CDG cause of a late departing flight from JFK enroute to ZRH through CDG on Delta. I remember it took about 45 minutes to get from the Delta gate to the departing Airfrance flight (which we missed). Anyway, Goodluck and hopefully you get an ontime departure.

an ontime dearture from your originating airport that is!  Smile

[Edited 2004-08-20 19:28:04]

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