So, how do you go about finding the best cheap tickets to France without making your head spin and having to spend hours and hours searching the internet?
Hopefully, we have all the information you need here so that booking your flight tickets to France is easy and straightforward.
TEN Top Tips for booking your cheap tickets to France…
- Firstly, you need to decide where (ie which airports in France) you would like to fly to. This can really affect the price of your holiday, especially if you are trying to coordinate car hire. When searching for flights, compare different routes/airports to see if there are any major variations in price (there can be).
- As a general guide, the most popular and convenient airports (especially for the discounted tickets) are Bordeaux, Grenoble, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Nantes, and Toulouse.
- You will find many airlines offering “cheap flights to paris france” deals but don’t forget that there are bargains to be had in other destinations in France, too.
- Holidays outside of Paris, especially the more rural areas, provide lots of opportunities for cheap vacation ideas. You don’t necessarily have to base yourself in a city.
- Likewise: Brittany, Loire Valley, Normandy and Champagne are all easily reached from Paris, either by car or by train. So lots of opportunities for seeing other regions of France, and you don’t necessarily have to take a plane to get there.
- Not all airports service international flights, of course, so keep in mind that you might need to take a connecting flight (eg from Paris) – and this can of course add up more time and expense.
- Fares are cheaper if you fly in the shoulder season (May-June and Sept-Oct), and even more so in the off-season. This sounds obvious, and it may not always be practical if you are scheduling holidays around school terms, but prices can really change depending on the season so it is worth looking into. Being flexible with dates (and times) will give you more options, too.
- Many of the UK budget carriers leave from Stansted and other smaller airports, rather than Gatwick or Heathrow. So the time (and possible extra expense) taken to get to these airports will need to be weighed up against the benefit of a cheap flight.
- If you’re wanting a cheap flight to France and you are departing from outside Europe (eg US, Australia), we’d recommend this: flying to one of the major hubs (eg Paris, Bordeaux, or Marseille); this will give you plenty of options pricewise, and flexibility with dates and times. Then stay a couple of nights, get your bearings, (recover from jetlag!) then take the train and/or car to your ultimate destination. We’ve found this to be a much more enjoyable way of travelling.
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