Cheap Flights to Paris

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When is the best time to fly to Paris?

Peak season

Visitors arriving on cheap flights to Paris will find any season or month convivial for enjoying the delights of the City of Lights. Paris has a semi-oceanic climate so temperatures are not too extreme and Summer (June to August) is generally a pleasant time to visit weatherwise. However, peak season, especially July and August, also coincide with French annual holidays which can make sightseeing frustrating due to a lack of staffing at tourist facilities. Increased prices for flight tickets and hotels, plus larger crowds at attractions and on public transport can make Paris in the summer a no-go for many people. But on the upside there are lots of festivals and events taking place at this time, and the city has a fun international vibe.

Off Season

Between November and March is considered the off season in Paris, but it is still a charming city especially if there is a light dusting of snow. It gets busy around Christmas and New Years but either side of this period you’re most likely to get the cheapest flights to Paris in winter and reduced prices on accommodation.

When is the best time to book a flight to Paris?

If you want to experience the City of Lights when it’s not overrun with tourists, then book flights to Paris between September and November, when locals have returned after their own holidays to make it, well, more Parisien.

How long is the flight to Paris?

Flights from Auckland to Paris – 25 hours

Flights from Wellington to Paris – 29 hrs

Flights from Christchurch to Paris - 29 hrs

Flights from Dunedin to Paris - 30 hrs

Which airlines operate flights to Paris?

Various airlines fly from New Zealand cities to Paris, including national carrier Air France. You can choose an Asian stopover with airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways or Singapore Airlines. Alternatively you can also fly through the USA with United or American Airlines, or the Middle East with Emirates.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG), is France’s largest international airport and situated 23 km northeast of Paris. To get between the terminals of Charles de Gaulle Airport free shuttles N1 and N2 run different routes throughout the terminals in public spaces and are by far the easiest way to get around. You can access the city from the airport via RER train, bus or taxi.

Paris insider information

  • Starting in late July each year, the Paris-Plages project brings the beach to the city. There are three sites - Louvre/Pont de Sully, Port de la Gare and Bassin de la Villette - with deckchairs, play areas and lots and lots of sand. 
  • Most of the museums in Paris are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and on some public holidays. Peeking at the permanent collections of museums, run by the Paris City Council (Ville de Paris) will not cost you a cent. Admission to national museums is free on the first Sunday of every month. If you're planning to visit a specific museum, check out its website in advance. There may be free admission on certain days of the week. 
  • On August 30, the annual Fête de Ganesh files from the Temple de Dri Manicka Vinayakar Alayam in rue Philippe de Girard and processes down the rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, along rue Ordener then up bldv Barbès and back to the temple. This colourful, noisy festival is great fun to watch.

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How much do things cost in Paris?

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 4.67
3 course meal for 2
$ 84.38
Cheap meal
$ 23.62
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 13.50
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 146.29
Pair of jeans
$ 148.09
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 2.36
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 7.17
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3.21
1 km taxi journey
$ 2.19
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 3.97
Bottle of wine
$ 11.81
Large bottle of water
$ 1.29
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 3.26
How much does an apartment cost in Paris?
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1374
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 3950
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 1803
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 2695

International departures to Paris