Many airlines operate to France, including an
increasing number of low-cost airlines from the
Approximate flight times: From Paris to London
is 1 hour 5 minutes; from Nice and Marseille is
From Paris to Los Angeles is 15 hours 5 minutes;
to New York is 8 hours (3 hours 45 minutes by
Concorde); to Singapore is 15 hours 5 minutes;
and to Sydney is 25 hours 5 minutes.
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Airport (CDG), also known as Roissy-Charles de Gaulle
is 23km (14 miles) northeast of the city (travel
time – 40 minutes). There are coaches to
the city at least every 20 minutes. Taxis are
readily available and journeys to the centre cost
around €33. An airport limousine service
can also be hired for approximately €84.
Roissybus services operate from the airport to
Place de l’Opèra between 0545-2300
every 15 minutes. Fare is approximately €8.
Air France coaches run from Etoile via Porte Maillot,
from Montparnasse via Gare de Lyon and from Orly
Airport to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle. Services
run every 12-30 minutes and take 40-50 minutes.
Fares are approximately €11. The airport
is also easily accessible by train on the RER
B line or SNCF with connecting ADP shuttle bus.
Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) (website: http://www.adp.fr)
is 14km (9 miles) south of the city. Coaches and
buses run to the city every 12 minutes (travel
time – 25 minutes) from outside Orly Ouest.
Taxis are available. RER B and C trains run every
15 minutes via Saint Michel (travel time –
BordeauxAirport (BOD) (Merignac) (website: http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr)
is 12km (8 miles) west of the city. There are
coaches, buses and taxis to the city.
Lille Airport (LIL) (Lesquin) (website: http://www.lille.aeroport.fr)
is 12km (8 miles) southeast of the city. Coaches
and taxis are available to the city.
Lyon Airport (LYS) (Lyon-Saint-Exupéry) (website:
www.lyon.aeroport.fr) is 25km (15 miles) east
of the city. Coaches or taxis are available to
Marseille Airport (MRS) (Marseille-Marignane) (website:
www.marseille-provence.aeroport.fr) is 30km (19
miles) northwest of the city. Coach service departs
to the city and taxis are available.
Nice Airport (NCE) (Nice-Côte d’Azur) (website:
is 6km (4 miles) west of the city. Buses depart
every 20 minutes. Taxis to the city are available.
Nantes Airport (NTE) (website: http://www.nantes.aeroport.fr)
is 15km (9 miles) south of the city. Trains and
buses depart frequently to the city.
Strasbourg Airport(SXB) (website: http://www.strasbourg.aeroport.fr)
is 16km (10 miles) southwest of the city (travel
time – 15-30 minutes). Trams and taxis are
available to the city.
Toulouse Airport (TLS) (Blagnac) (website: http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr)
is 10km (6 miles) northwest of the city. Buses
to the city depart every 20 minutes. Taxis are
available to the city.
Facilities at the airports listed above are
all of a high international standard and include
bank/bureaux de change, duty-free shops, restaurants
There are also small airports with some international
flights at Biarritz, Caen, Deauville (St Gatien),
Le Havre, Montpellier, Morlaix, Rennes and Quimper.