One of the most popular times of year to book flights to France is around spring time. This is especially true for Paris as tourists flock to the French capital. The weather is warm and cheap flights to France are a lot easier to get your hands on than during the peak of Summer. In the South of France Summer is more popular with beaches becoming busier and busier from May until August. Other parts of France are equally as busy during the winter due to skiing and winter activities. The Alps and the Pyrenees are particularly busy from December to March and you’ll have to book your flights to France early for a chance of saving money on your flight tickets. Cheap flights to France are very difficult to find during any school holidays and depending on where exactly you want to go, the peak of the season.
Autumn time is when France sees a lull in tourism. Whilst the days can still be warm they are rather short. Winter is generally an off season for some areas of France such as major cities, with the exception of Paris. However other areas start to see an influx of tourists interested in skiing. Make sure to book your flights to France early.
The best time to book your flights to France depends entirely on where you are planning on visiting. Whether you are after a white snowy experience or want to relax on the beaches in the Summer, you should secure your flight tickets at least two or three months in advance to have the best chances of finding the cheapest flights tickets. If you are flexible with your dates and your location then you’ll find the cheapest flights to France without much trouble providing you secure your flight tickets in advance. Depending on the weather and the wind, the left hand side of the plane should provide you with views of the Eiffel Tower, however if the weather goes well you’ll find the sun can be beaming on that side.
Flights from London to Paris: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Nice: 3 hours 55 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Paris: 1 hour 15 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Lyon: 4 hours 05 minutes
British Airways, easyJet, Air France and Iberia are just a few of the airlines that operate flights to France. The overall price will vary depending on where exactly you want to travel to. Iberia and easyJet generally provide cheap flights to France whereas British Airways would be slightly more expensive. That said they offer free snacks and drinks onboard their flights. Once you’ve settled on your destination, make sure to secure your flight tickets early to get the cheapest flights to France.
CDG Paris Airport:
There are a few methods to get to the city centre from the airport after your flights to France. The quickest option is the train. From the baggage collection area simply follow the signs to the railway station. Once you arrive at the station you will need to purchase your ticket, the price of which will vary depending on where you are ultimately going. For example a general ticket to the city will cost less than a special ticket that allows you to get to Disneyland. The Roissybus is another option you can choose and is one of the more popular bus choices to get into the city. The bus is very regular, running around every 15 minutes and goes directly to the centre. There are other buses available too which are cheaper but take longer to complete their journey. Lastly you could just opt for a taxi but you will pay through the teeth for it. Make sure you agree on a fee beforehand. If there are a few of you to split the fare you might find a taxi good value, otherwise try to avoid them unless you have too.
There are two buses that go directly to the city from the airport meaning getting to the centre is relatively easy. When on the bus you’ll need to make sure to press the stop button otherwise the driver will just continue onwards, although there are signs to inform me of the upcoming stop. If you’d rather not get a bus or if you have lots of luggage then you can jump into a taxi. They are a lot more expensive though and make sure you agree on a fee before getting in and even insist on a receipt. Even the locals in Nice don’t like using taxis as they are known for overcharging.
(prices quoted are from London)