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Cheap flights to France

Popular in December High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price $397 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $263 From New York to Paris
One-way from $140 One-way flight from New York to Paris
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to France related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to France at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of France citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

France has begun to ease its travel restrictions. As well as travelers arriving from states in the wider European area (EU, UK, Andorra, Vatican City, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), travelers may now enter France from Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay without any requirement to self-isolate, or to demonstrate their travel is essential. Exemptions exist for spouses and children of French nationals, long-term residents with French residence permits and their spouses and children, long-term residents of EEA Member States, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or the Vatican City and their spouses and children on their way home, and healthcare professionals. Airline crew, personnel of diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations with offices in France and their spouses and children, and merchant seamen may also still enter. Mask wearing is obligatory for all travelers above the age of 11.

Entry requirements

Travelers will need to complete a ‘sworn statement’ (déclaration sur l’honneur) form self-certifying they are not suffering from symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not been in contact with confirmed cases in the preceding fortnight. This is available in English on the site of the French Embassy London. Foreign travelers who are not nationals of the above countries or arriving from one of the above countries are still restricted from entering France. Travelers arriving from outside of the countries listed above must have an International Travel Certificate to enter and transit France, showing that their travel is of an "essential" nature. This must be obtained prior to departure via the French consular offices abroad or online at https://www.interieur.gouv.fr. Travelers flying to airports in France from such areas will also be required to take a PCR test. They may either provide a negative test result taken less than 72 hours before departure. Whether this test is recommended or obligatory depends on the category your country of departure falls in to: Category 1 countries: For travelers from Bahrain, Panama, the UAE and the USA. Boarding will be refused if a negative COVID-19 test result is not presented. Those departing the US who have taken a test but do not yet have a result will be able to board with a consular ‘laissez-passer’ on condition they re-take a test on arrival. Category 2 countries: For travelers from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Costa-Rica, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, India , Israel, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Occupied Palestinian territories, Oman, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa and Turkey. Travelers are strongly recommended to take a test in the 72 hours prior to departure but can opt to take a test on arrival instead. Arrivals from countries not named above will be invited to present negative test results taken 72 hours prior to departure or may opt to take a test on arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers without a negative test result arriving from Category 2 countries and from countries not named above are subject to quarantine if they refuse to take a test upon arrival.

Transiting rules

There are special regulations for travelers transiting through France to return to their country of residence. Only direct transit to reach your country of residence is permitted. Transiting travelers may not leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. Luggage must be checked through to the final destination, and travelers will not be permitted to leave the international zone to collect and recheck baggage. The duration of transit must be less than 24 hours.

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For travel to French Overseas Territories, please check the restrictions specific to the territory you're interested in visiting.

. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest Prices for France flights by month

January
$428
February
$450
March
$518
April
$499
May
$496
June
$740
July
$708
August
$580
September
$498
October
$486
November
$434
December
$414
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to France is December. The most expensive month for flights is June. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to France?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - PAR
Price
$414 - $891
PAR
Temperature
46.4 - 77 °F
PAR
Rainfall
0.63 - 1.06 inches

Peak Season: 

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. 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.

Off 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 and snowboarding. Make sure to book your flights to France early.

When is the best time to book a flight to France?

The best time to book your flights to France depends entirely on where you are planning to visit. Whether you are after a white, snowy experience or a relaxing beach vacation in the summer, you should secure your flight tickets at least two to 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 is warm, you’ll find the sun can be beaming on that side.

Which day is cheapest to fly to France?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to France. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to France?

At the moment, flights at noon are likely to offer the best value for money for your France trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

France Travel Guide

Gilded Parisian streets, the Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs-Élysées, tiny French villages, awe-inspiring mountains, gorgeous beaches, fine cheeses, exceptional wine and quintessential sidewalk cafes; this is France.

The world’s favorite destination sells the good life and seekers of “la bella vie” look for airline tickets to France every day. Whether it be to the sleepy fishing town of Brittany in the west, or the famous Cannes and the sprawling beaches of St Tropez to the south, or gay Paris to the north, France has something for everyone.

Each region of France has a distinctive feel, dialect, cuisine and—more than likely—its own cheese. The food alone is a great reason to visit France. There might be nothing better than crusty bread, cheese and wine—although the artfully made confections in France’s patisseries come close.

What’s the weather like in France?

Weather varies in France depending on the region. The central and eastern areas have a continental climate where it’s hot in the summer but much colder during winter. The south-east is sunny all year, although it rains quite a bit from October through April. The western region has an oceanic climate where it rains often. If you spend time in the mountains, expect cold weather and the possibility of rain or snow.

How long is the flight to France?

Paris is by far the most popular place to land in France, as it’s the site of the country’s two busiest airports. Expect a flight time to Paris of about 7 hours from New York, just under 11 hours from Los Angeles and 12 hours from Chicago.

Which airlines fly to France?

Of the major U.S. carriers, American Airlines, Delta and United all offer direct flights to France. For international departures, take a look at flights with Air Berlin and Cathay Pacific.

 What should you pack for a flight to France?

 Paris is known as the fashion capitol of the world, and the rest of France isn’t far behind, so pack your most stylish items. You can’t go wrong with black, which is the color of choice in Paris. Since it can rain at any time in France, be prepared with a jacket and an umbrella. Comfortable shoes are a must, and rain boots are also a good idea.

Getting to and around France

Charles De Gaulle Paris Airport:

There are a few methods to get to the city center 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 your ultimate destination. 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 center. There are other less-expensive buses available too, but take longer to complete the journey. Finally, you could opt for a taxi, but keep in mind, these are quite costly. Make sure you agree on a fee before the trip. If there are a few of you to split the fare you might find a taxi good value, otherwise try to avoid them unless absolutely necessary.

 Nice Airport:

There are two buses that go directly to the city from the airport, so getting to the center of Nice is relatively easy. When on the bus you’ll need to make sure to press the button for your stop; otherwise the driver will just continue onwards. There are signs to inform you of the upcoming stop. If you’d rather not ride a bus or if you have lots of luggage then you can hail a taxi. They are a lot more expensive, though. Make sure you agree on a fee before getting in and insist on a receipt. Even the locals in Nice don’t like using taxis as they are known for overcharging.

What are some things to do in France?

France is home to some of the world’s finest art and architecture, and it also features plenty of beautiful country where you can hike off all the fine cheeses and wines you’re going to be sampling. No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower, the country’s signature structure. At the upper level observation deck, you’re almost 1,000 feet above ground. After checking out the view, grab lunch at one of the tower’s restaurants or a nearby cafe. While you’re in Paris, make sure to see Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris for gorgeous French Gothic architecture.

Southwest of the city center sits the Palace of Versailles. The royal family lived in the palace for over a century before leaving near the start of the French Revolution. Considering the size of it, you may want to book a guided tour. Plan to spend a few hours so you can also see the gardens, the park and the Estate of Trianon.

Halfway through the first century, the Romans built the Pont du Gard, and it’s one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive achievements. For a small fee, you can take a guided tour across the upper level of the bridge, or you can walk the lower levels on your own. There are plenty of trails to explore nearby, and in the summer, there’s a spot right next to the river that’s perfect for a light lunch and a swim. If you stick around until the evening, there’s an open-air bar for dancing.

 Tips for your stay in France

  • France flights are available between major cities. Air France has many domestic flights.
  • Lyon is France’s second city and its location near to the Alps makes it the perfect base to explore the country.
  • A founding member state of the European Union, France is the largest one by area.
  • Spring is a very popular time to book direct flights to France.
  • Destinations for one way flights to France are often Nice and the Cote d’Azur region.
  • Southern France has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and very hot summers.
  • Take a last minute flight to France and travel on the TGV, the high speed inter-city train service.
  • Toulouse, known as The Ville Rose, or pink city, is a vibrant metropolis with a huge student population.

 Finding Flights from France

 Want to keep your journey going after your time in France? Cheapflights can assist you with that and make sure you get the best deals. The same carriers that fly to France also offer flights back to the United States, or you can continue on to other international destinations.

Trains, buses and taxis can all get you to the airport in France. In Paris, the Metro provides a smooth, convenient ride. Make sure to arrive early because of how busy the airports get.

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