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Cheap flights to
France

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Flights to France overview

Going searches for the best fares and sends members deals bookable 1-12 months in advance. Going members save approximately 35% compared to normal flight prices to France.

Cheapest Going deal

$230

Average price roundtrip

$845.86

Average Going deal price roundtrip

$551.15

Best month to fly

Going found the most deals with travel dates in January.

January

Worst month to fly

Going found the least deals with travel dates in July.

July

Top tips for finding a cheap flight to France

Book in the Goldilocks Window

People ask us all the time if there’s a day of the week when flight prices typically drop. There’s not, but there is a window when prices are generally cheaper. It’s not too far away from your departure date but not too last-minute either. We call it the Goldilocks Window, and it’s about 1–3 months before a domestic trip and 2–8 months before an international trip.

That said, if you plan to travel during a busy season, it’s best to look on the earlier side. For a July trip to France, start looking for flights in January. Whatever you do, don’t wait until the month of your flight. We see fares jump during busy travel periods at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day points before departure dates, so book before then if possible.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Sometimes, especially during peak travel seasons, flight prices just don’t budge. Before you give up on summer in France, try our Greek Islands Trick. It can be a major money saver, and despite the name, it doesn’t only apply to the Greek islands.

The idea is to get as close to your final destination for the cheapest price possible, then find a regional budget airline flight or other transit option for the final leg. If flights to France are out of your price range, look for flights to Brussels, Geneva, Amsterdam, or any other European city. You can even look for flights to other airports in France that aren’t your main destination. If you see a great deal, look for a cheap regional airline flight or consider taking the train for the last leg of your journey. This type of travel takes more effort, but it could save you a few hundred bucks. If your time is flexible, you might even have time to see another city along the way.

Search alternative departure airports

This is like the Greek Islands Trick but on the departure side. Let’s say you live in Charleston, South Carolina. Flights from Charleston to France over the summer could be upwards of $1,400. Instead, look for flights out of Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, or Atlanta. If you see a flight for a fraction of the cost, it could be worth the drive to get there for the transatlantic leg of your journey.

We see fantastic deals from airports all over the country, so sometimes even taking a short flight can save you money. For example, if you see a deal from New York to France for $400, you could look into cheap flights from Charleston to New York. If you find one for around $250, you’re still saving overall on your trip to France.

Fly when it’s cheaper

Shoulder seasons—the months just before and after a busy season––are some of the best times to travel, not only because you won’t have as many crowds but because flights and hotels are usually cheaper.

While summer in France is lovely, it’s also in demand, meaning airlines can charge more for tickets. Beat the system by just missing the crowds. To save even more money, travel during the off season, from January to April. You won’t get the beaches of southern France or as much al fresco dining in Paris, but there are so many museums and other things to see indoors.

Thanksgiving week is a hidden cheap week to travel abroad. Most US travelers fly domestically during that time, so domestic flights are expensive while international flights are often surprisingly cheap.

Even if you are traveling during peak season, there are still ways to save. Try to fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, which are generally the cheapest days to fly. Avoid Fridays and Sundays, the most expensive days.

Set alerts for specific trips

Setting flight alerts is one of the easiest ways to simplify travel planning and save money on a trip. All you have to do is set your travel dates and destination and wait for an email telling you prices have dropped into your target price range or by a noteworthy amount. If your dates or airports are flexible, set multiple alerts. Do this before the Goldilocks Window we talked about above so you can see prices drop.

France has several large airports and is very well connected to the US, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Most visitors can fly to France nonstop, and almost anyone in the world can reach the country with just one connection.

Frequently asked questions about flying to France

When is high season in France?

Like most of Europe, France’s high season runs from June–August. This makes sense, as kids are out of school and families can travel during this time, and people like to take advantage of warm weather. December can also be busy with tourists (mostly from around Europe) visiting France for the Christmas markets and shopping.

When is the best time to visit France?

Shoulder seasons are some of the best times to visit France. Those periods, April–May and September–November, offer nice weather with lower prices and fewer crowds than during the high season.

Low season runs from January to April and is the best time to visit for deals.

How many airports are there in France?

There are about 30 domestic and international airports in France. Most visitors will fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly (ORY), Nice (NCE), Lyon Saint Exupéry (LYS), Toulouse Blagnac (TLS), or Marseille (MRS).

Which city in France is the easiest to get to?

With two airports and incoming flights from more than 270 airports around the world, Paris is the easiest city in France to reach by plane.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to France?

If you plan to travel from the US to France with a pet, you will have to follow the EU’s requirements. They include having your pet fitted with a microchip before getting rabies vaccinations, undergoing a 21-day waiting period after the rabies vaccine, obtaining a health certificate signed by a USDA-accredited veterinarian, and other specifications.

How long is the flight to France?

The flight to France depends on where you’re coming from. From the Northeast US, a nonstop flight is 7–8 hours. From the Southeast, it’s 8–9 hours. From the middle of the country, like Chicago or Dallas, it’s also 8–9 hours. From the West Coast, it’s 10–11 hours.

From around Europe, a flight to France is a quick 1–3 hours. You can also reach Paris from much of North Africa in about 3 hours. The flight from Istanbul is about 4 hours, while Dubai is 7.5 hours and South Africa is 11 hours. A nonstop flight from Beijing is about 12 hours, and from Bangkok and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, it’s 12–13. You can fly from Lima or Rio de Janeiro in about 11 hours.

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Number of deals

Total to France in the last month

617

Total Mistake Fares

Airline slip-ups we've caught to France

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