Cheap Flights to Paris

How to find cheap flights to Paris

It's easy to find cheap flights to Paris when you use Skyscanner. Flight prices change often, and the price you pay depends on the day you fly, the number of available seats, and even when you book. That's why we've put together some search tools to help you find the very best prices. You can search through a whole year to find the cheapest time to fly, or search for the cheapest day in a month. Find out how to use our whole month and cheapest month search options.

 

When to book Paris flights for the best deal

The early booker catches the cheap flights. The best time to book your flight to Paris from the UK is 17 weeks before you go, with an average saving of 25%. If you don't want to keep checking back to find cheap flights, set up a Price Alert email. We'll keep an eye on it and give you a shout when the price changes.

 

Airports with direct flights to Paris from the UK

Direct flights to Paris are available from most major UK airports as well as some regional ones. There are direct flights from all London airports as well as flights from Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Belfast, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff, Doncaster, Southampton, Exeter, Leeds and East Midlands.

The average flight time from the UK to Paris is between 1 hr 15 mins and 1 hr 45 mins. This does depend on which airport you're flying from and to.

 

What airlines fly to Paris from the UK?

Ten airlines offer direct flights to Paris from the UK. These include British Airways, Air France, Flybe, easyJet, Vueling, Ryanair, Jet2 and bmiregional.

Find more details on our airlines that fly to Paris page.

 

Paris airports

If you're booking direct flights from the UK you'll land at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) or Paris Orly Airport (ORY). There are no longer direct flights from UK to Beauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA), a low-cost airport used by budget carriers for cheap Paris flights.

 

Charles de Gaulle

Also known as Roissy Airport, this is the busiest airport in France and the second busiest in Europe. Understandably it's a big airport, with three terminals. Getting into Paris from this airport can be done by RER commuter train (from terminals 2 and 3), by Roissybus (from all terminals) or with private transport such as taxi or car hire. There's also a Magical Shuttle bus to and from Disneyland Paris.

 

Paris-Orly

Orly plays second fiddle to Charles de Gaulle not just as Paris's secondary airport, but also as France's second busiest. It was occupied by the Luftwaffe during WW2, fact fans. You can take the OrlyBus into the city or take the Orlyval light rail to connect with the RER train line. The Magical Shuttle also calls at Orly Airport. Car hire is another option.

 

airport transfers

Airport transfers

Need a lift from the airport? Check out these easy door-to-door airport transfer options.

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When to go to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn says, Paris is always a good idea. That said, summer is the most popular time to go. July is party time in Paris as the Tour de France rolls through and Bastille Day celebrations get in full swing. During August the city can feel a bit empty as locals head to the coast, so if you want to enjoy a bit of French character (as well as lower flight and hotel prices) it's better to visit during spring or autumn. Winter in Paris can be chilly, but ever so romantic.

 

What’s the weather like in Paris?

Paris gets neither too hot nor too cold. You can expect highs of 25°C during July and August, and lows of  3°C from December to February. It rains throughout the year, but few things are more romantic than Paris during a rainstorm. The driest month is September: the wettest are May and December.

 

What to see and do in Paris

Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's most romantic cities. The leafy boulevards are designed for walking hand-in-hand, although you may need to break eye contact with your sweetheart to admire the glorious architecture and intricate statuary. The city's bohemian 'lust-for-life' will get to you, whether you're clipping a love lock on the Pont des Artes bridge or rummaging through antique books at the marché du livre. After visiting world famous galleries and monuments, we recommend doing as the locals do: sit on a cafe terrace with a black coffee (or red wine) and start a passionate debate about philosophy.

Attractions: Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, Champs-Elysees, Sacre-Coeur, Pere Lachais Cemetery, Catacombs.

For more tips, check out our Paris City Guide.

 

Further reading

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