| I've never actually had a positive experience at CDG - my first experience was last year, and due to a "suspicious package" they closed down customs for about 1.5 hours. This caused absolute chaos and about 4.5 hours of waiting and being crushed to get out. I figured this would be isolated - it was a specific security issue, right? Nope. We had a red eye to Paris and then about 2 hours to connect to our next flight, which I thought would be plenty. Nope nope. We arrived in Terminal 2 (I believe 2E), but our flight was in Terminal 3. We asked 10 employees how to get to Terminal 3. Some said to go downstairs, the ones downstairs said go upstairs. Some said we needed to get through customs, some said we needed to take a bus right off Terminal 2. As the time ate away, we started panicking. The non-EU customs line is bedlam, and they make no attempt to organize or facilitate. I've put directions below to Terminal 3, in the hopes that it will help some poor soul. Long story short for us, we missed our connection. Directions to Terminal 3 from Terminal 2: Go through customs. If you don´t have an EU passport, go into that line anyway as it will save over an hour and no one polices the line. Facing away from customs in the baggage claim, go all the way to the right out of a hallway. There will be a series of doors you need to go through and it will be a packed hallway with railings. Look for the sign at the left that says 'Terminal 3'. Go towards those, following down several hallways until you get to a train. It goes past some parking stops, but will then reach Terminal 3. It looks like a train station, but just keep going through. You have to exit this building, walk past a bus depot, across the street and through a tunnel. It's a good 15 minute walk - I hope you packed light! Reach Terminal 3, where there is another security checkpoint. If your connection was less than 4 hours, you've probably missed your flight. If you're stuck here like we were, there is only one restaurant in that terminal. Save your sanity, go to the Hilton and rent a room for the 12 hours you need to wait until your connection - it'll be another 80EUR onto your budget. Had we gotten the correct instructions from a competent employee at the beginning, we probably could've made it. We were met with stereotypical French indifference at each turn - I feel so bad if this is someone's first interaction outside their country. This airport is not what I would expect from any first world country. If the comparative ticket is within $150, we've decided to never set foot on French soil again. If I could rate this a 0 I would.