Flights from London to Paris
Flight information London to Paris
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Flights per week
Average flight time, total distance 326 kilometres
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Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Paris Beauvais
This information is correct as of December 2015
Airlines that fly from London to Paris
Currently Easyjet, Air France, British Airways, CityJet, Iberia, Air Berlin, Lufthansa and Swiss all offer flights from London to Paris.
Terminal Information – Departing
London is served by five major airports: London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City.
Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the centre of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes. Prices start from £20* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Stansted Airport is 38 miles from the centre of London and has excellent transport links to the city. It can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Stansted Express is the fastest train service running from Stansted Airport into central London running 7 days a week into Liverpool Street train and Tube station taking around 47 minutes. Tickets cost from £23.40* for a single. Taxis and car hire are also available.
Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire also available.
Luton Airport is 32 miles from central London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. First Capital Connect operates the fastest train service running from Luton Airport Parkway into five central London stations - St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The airport runs a free shuttle bus service between the terminal and Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey time is 30 to 60 minutes. The Luton and District 757 Greenline coach runs a regular express service from Luton Airport into central London taking 90 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
London City Airport is just 10 miles from central London and can be reached by car in 30 to 40 minutes. The Docklands Light Railway directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 metres from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. The journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available.
A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.
All of London’s airports provide a huge range of facilities, services and eating and drinking options. From designer shops to champagne and sushi bars to fast food snacking on the go. There are children’s play areas and on-site hotels, business facilities, currency exchange, free WiFi, airport hotels, airport parking, car hire and more.
Terminal Information – Arriving
There are three main airports that serve Paris; Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais.
Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 23km northeast of the city and can be reached using a variety of public transport. The RER train to central Paris has two stations at Charles de Gaulle, one at each terminal. The cost of a ticket to central Paris is €9.50*. Paris CDG train-station is served by TGV high-speed trains linking directly with most French cities including Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Besançon, Dijon and Tours. There is an express bus from the airport. Roissybus travels from CDG directly to Place de l'Opéra and costs €11*.
Orly Airport is located 14km south of central Paris. It has two terminals and can be reached by bus, train, taxi or car hire. The RER can be reached via the light-rail connection, Orlyval in 8 minutes. Here you connect to RER line B for a direct and rapid train journey into central Paris. This costs €9.50*.You can also take the Orlybus shuttle direct from the airport, to Denfert Rochereau metro station in the southern part of central Paris. This costs €7*.
Beauvais Airport is the smallest of the three and is 90 km northwest of the city of Paris. Only buses link the airport to the city centre and cost from €17* for a single journey. The journey time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Taxis and car hire are also available from the airport terminal.
All three airports offer a range of dining and shopping options from high end designer fashion boutiques to chemists, essentials, gifts, food and duty free items. There are bars and restaurants serving fabulous French cuisine and basic sandwich and snack shops for food on the go. The airports offer free WiFi, baby changing facilities, currency exchange, airport lounges, car hire, airport parking and hotels.
You will need your passport with you when you’re flying out-with the UK. There are printers in the check-in area of LondonAirport, so there is no need to panic if you forget to print your boarding pass. If you have a smartphone you can store your boarding card electronically on your phone. Security can scan the e-barcode so you don’t need to worry about paper at all.
We recommend leaving plenty of time at the airport, so try not to arrive any later than one hour before your flight is due to depart. Queues at security are longer at weekends and during school holidays, so it’s worth giving yourself extra time.
What to expect in Paris
It may be a cliché but springtime is really the best time to visit the romantic city of Paris. Flights are often cheaper and there are fewer tourists thronging on its elegant streets. Spring can be warm and wet while summers often reach the high twenties. Winters can be cold and damp but again are again much quieter in terms of tourist numbers. In August many places close for the holidays.
Whatever time you visit, Paris offers a never ending array of beautiful sights from iconic museums and galleries showcasing the finest works of art in the world to fine dining, designer shopping, delicious patisserie and some of the most stunning architecture in the world. The city of lights is a wonderful choice for all visitors whether families, couples or groups of friends. Accommodation ranges from luxury five star hotels to family B&Bs and budget backpackers. Those on a budget may find Paris a challenge as it is one of the more expensive cities in Europe. A budget dinner can be found for one from €12* but this can skyrocket to the hundreds of Euro if frequenting a Michelin starred establishment. Wine and coffee are reasonably priced but nearly all attractions, museums and galleries charge an entry fee. Paris can be done on a budget with some planning but it is worth saving the pennies for this trip of a lifetime.
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