Drop off your baggage at the airport the day before departure

If you're leaving from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, then take advantage of our free baggage drop-off service the day before departure. Why? Travel light and benefit from a discount on the Additional Baggage Option* and on your onboard purchases!

How to drop off your baggage

At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, we will be pleased to welcome you the day before your departure, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Terminal 2E, Departures level, check-in area 12/13. This service is available in the Economy, Premium Economy, and Business cabins for all Air France and KLM flights to Africa, except for Algeria, Madagascar, Morocco, and Tunisia. Each passenger must arrive with his or her baggage. He or she must present his or her ID to be used during the trip. Traveling as a family? Families may be represented by one passenger with parental authority. This passenger must be flying on the trip and present the required travel documents for all family members.

Travel smart: drop off your baggage, sleep overnight, and fly!

At Paris-Charles de Gaulle, the Instant Paris area provides a hotel close to your departure gate. Check in your baggage the day before, go through passport control, and sleep overnight at the airport! On the day of your trip, just go straight to the boarding area!


If your child is traveling alone, please drop off their baggage on the day of departure. Animals traveling in the hold must be checked at the airport on the day of departure. Tax refund procedures must be completed on the day of departure at the customs office. Remember to bring any receipts for articles you purchased.

Baggage user guide

How many baggage items can you transport? What can you bring on board? See our Baggage User Guide for information on size limits, sports equipment, prohibited items and more.

Please note: baggage wrapped by unapproved means (notably with household plastic wrap) will be refused at check-in. These materials can damage airport equipment and delay baggage delivery.  Official baggage wrapping services using film wrapping are available in Terminals 2E and 2F.

* Except for the 1st baggage item on flights between Europe and North America for passengers with Light fare tickets. In this case, the online fee for the additional Baggage Option will be identical to current airport prices.