Flights to Paris

Cheap Flights to Paris

One of the world’s most popular destinations, travellers will find a plentiful selection of Paris airfares to choose from. Paris flights depart from around the globe with dozens of airlines flying into the main international airport, Charles de Gaulle. Whether you’re after a return or one-way Paris flight, look no further than Aunt Betty.

From Australia, Paris flights typically fly via Asia or the Middle East, however North America is another popular connecting point. No matter which way you go, there are many enticing routes where one-stop layovers can be included in any holiday itinerary. Flying time to Paris from Australia is around 22 hours with daily one-stop flights departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.   

Airlines flying to Paris

Check out these airlines when searching for flights to Paris. Great one-stop connections are available in places like Abu Dhabi, Singapore, San Francisco, Dallas or Tokyo.
 

Fly to Paris from Australia via the Middle East

  • Emirates* – flying daily to Dubai and Paris from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Etihad^ - flying daily to Abu Dhabi and Paris from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Qantas –  Qantas flies daily from Sydney and Melbourne to Dubai with connections to Paris on partner airline, Emirates. Qantas also offers daily direct service from Sydney to Dallas, Texas, with their codeshare partner American Airlines provides daily nonstop service from Dallas to Paris. 
  • Qatar – flying daily to Doha and Paris from Adelaide (beginning 3 May), Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Virgin Australia – After 25 July 2016, Virgin Australia will offer twice weekly service between Sydney and Abu Dhabi with connecting service to Paris available on partner airline Etihad Airways.


Pick a layover destination in Asia or North America! These airlines offer great one-stop options from Australia to Paris: 

  • Air China (via Beijing or Shanghai)
  • Air India (via Delhi)
  • All Nippon Airways (via Tokyo)
  • Cathay Pacific* (via Hong Kong)
  • China Eastern* (via Shanghai)
  • China Southern* (via Guangzhou)
  • Eva Air (via Taipei)
  • Japan Airlines* (via Tokyo)
  • Korean Air (via Seoul)
  • Singapore Airlines^ (via Singapore)
  • Thai Airways Int. (via Bangkok)
  • United Airlines (via San Francisco)
  • Vietnam Airlines (via Ho Chi Minh City)

*Qantas codeshare partner
^Virgin Australia codeshare partner

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

Paris is a city that dazzles year round, but when looking for the cheapest fare, its best to know when to go. Summer is undoubtedly the busiest time for tourists. During this time, the northern hemisphere is in the midst of summer school holidays and flights can book out fast. Lines too for museums, landmarks and other Paris attractions can be lengthy. Nevertheless, the idyllic days of summer make for a pleasant time to stroll along the river and see the city sights.

Generally, the best time to find cheap airfares to Paris is during autumn and winter, outside of public holidays. Midweek travel can reduce the cost of a Paris ticket even further. And with so many airlines flying to Paris, it’s best to check different routings for the cheapest fare. Several low fare airlines also serve Charles de Gaulle from various European cities which can lower the overall cost. 

Getting to and leaving the airport

Charles de Gaulle is the main international terminal. One of the world’s top ten busiest airports in terms of passenger traffic, over 100 airlines fly into the airport.

Located 25km northeast of Paris near Roissy, passengers have the choice of taking a taxi, a personal or public shuttle, an “Easybus” to central Paris or the Air France bus service to Etoile, or an RER train. Taxi is usually the most expensive method of transport.

For car park and terminal maps, visit the Charles de Gaulle information page.

Paris Airport Facilities & Services

Charles de Gaulle Airport features three terminals, all of which are linked by the CDGVAL rail line. Terminals 1 and 2 are the main international facilities while terminal three is used mostly by European low-fare airlines.

Passengers will find a wide variety of restaurants, as well as boutique and luxury goods retailers. Wi-Fi is free however passengers have the option to pay a small fee for faster premium service.
 

Terminal 1

  • Lounges for Air France, Lufthansa, SAS and Star Alliance
  • Two restaurants and a bar
  • Shops such as Gucci, Montblanc, Maxim’s and L’Occitane
  • Reading lounge, music lounge, ATMs
  • 10 car rental offices on Arrivals Level

Terminal 2

  • Lounges for Air France, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad and El Al
  • Starbucks, McDonalds and a variety of specialty and fresh food vendors
  • Luxury stores from Burberry to Prada and Solaris
  • ATMs and a Chemist
  • Six car rental offices on Arrivals Level (Terminal 2F)

Terminal 3

  • Tax refund office, ATMs and TraveEx
  • Multi-media area
  • Children’s play area
  • Play Station Games area
  • Shops, bars and restaurants

Paris as transit or stop-over destination

The arts, French culture, history and romance all come alive in Paris, which is why many find the French capital so appealing. Naturally, travellers will find plenty to see and do here, and even if flying through on a short layover, overnight jaunt or weekend trip, Paris makes it easy to fit in all the highlights in a short space of time.

Paris is a walkable city, but there’s always a nearby Metro stop to get you from place to place. One good place to start is at the Eiffel Tower on Paris’ Left Bank (or south side of the River Seine). Other Left Bank attractions include the Latin Quarter, the beautiful Jardin des Plantes, and the most Parisian of neighbourhoods, Saint Germain.

On the north side of the river, the Right Bank is famous for the Arc de Triomphe, the famous boulevard Champs-Élysées, and such French icons as The Louvre (home to the Mona Lisa), and the magnificent Palais Garnier Opera House. Straddling the two banks you’ll find the 700-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral as it overlooks the Seine from Ile de la Cité.