Cheap Flights to France
France is a huge country, so there are plenty of options for everything from a city break in a place like Paris or Marseille to a weekend in the Bordeaux wine country. There are also countless airports located throughout France to get you precisely where you want to go.
There are three airports in Paris to choose from - Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais Tillé - each with their own list of airlines which have the busiest schedules and cheapest tickets. Check all three for the best deals from your home airport, and read more about all of them here.
But there is more to France beyond Paris - so much more! So here is a list of some of the country's other international airports, where you can begin your next holiday.
- Bordeaux - The Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (airport code BOD) is six miles outside the Bordeaux city centre and an excellent starting point for any tour of this famous wine-growing region. There are regular flights between Bordeaux and London, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol. A full list of the airlines serving Bordeaux is here. You will find an access map to get to and from the airport here.
- Lyon - Saint-Exupéry International Airport (airport code LYS) is 12 miles from Lyon city centre and is an important airport for the Rhônes-Alpes region. The cities of Manchester, London and Birmingham all have regular flights to and from Lyon, and you can find a complete list of airlines serving Lyon here. Ground transport options are here, and an express tram line is expected to be built eventually which would run between the airport and the city centre.
- Marseille - The Marseille Provence Airport (airport code MRS) is nearly 17 miles from the city centre of Marseille and has an entire terminal dedicated to budget airlines. Some of the airlines with regular service to Marseille are British Airways, bmibaby, easyJet and Ryanair. All the airlines serving Marseille are on this list. To find out how to get from the airport into the city centre, begin on this page and follow the instructions. You will get all sorts of information about ground transport, among other things, although you can also read about shuttle bus service here and taxi service here.
- Nice - The Côte d'Azur International Airport (airport code NCE) ranks only behind the airports of Paris in terms of importance in France, and Nice is a popular destination for anyone in search of those beautiful Mediterranean waters and the equally beautiful people who tend to congregate around them. It is also the main airport for the nearby city-state of Monaco, as well. There are routine flights each day from many cities in the U.K., including Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Belfast and Bristol. A complete list of airlines with flights to and from Nice is here. The excellent news for anyone who is eager to hit the beach as soon as the plane lands is that the airport is quite close to the beaches and city centre. See the access map here, and click on the links to the left to find out how to get from your plane to your lounge chair in the quickest fashion.
- Toulouse - Toulouse Blagnac International Airport (airport code TLS) is an important airpot not just for visitors to the region, but also for Airbus, which assembles its aircraft nearby. You can reach Toulouse easily from several U.K. cities, including London, Bristol, Birmingham, Belfast and Manchester. For a list of all the airlines with service to Toulouse, see this page. And for detailed information about leaving the airport and reaching the nearby sights, see this page.
This is, of course, only scratching the surface of the airports in France - and while not all of them will have direct flights from the United Kingdom, if you do not mind flying into a larger airport in Paris or Nice you can reach any smaller airport throughout the country that you would like.
Have a brilliant time in France, and if you require more travel information before your holiday you can find it in our France Travel Guide.