Which Airlines Fly to France?

Unless you live in Europe, the UK or Ireland your arrival to France will typically be by plane. This page provides details of the airlines that fly to France from a variety of countries. With code shares these days you can book with just about any airline anywhere, at the present time we have focused on those airlines that use no code share or very limited code share and fly directly to France.

Which airlines fly to France

Airlines flying from Australia

Shortest flight time from Australia to Paris is typically 23.5 hours from the east coast and 20.5 hours from the west coast. This assumes departure from one of the capital city airports and will consequently increase if you are travelling from a regional area.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) – Japan

ANA flies directly from Sydney through Tokyo (Haneda) and then onto Paris. Code share operates from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne with Virgin Australia which adds an additional leg before leaving Australia. You cannot book a flight through ANA from Perth or Darwin. Paris is the only airport that ANA flies into in France.

British Airways (BA) – United Kingdom

BA flies from Australia to London Heathrow and then into France. These days BA aircraft only fly directly to and from Sydney, with other cities served through code share arrangements with either Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines. Flights from other cities are direct out of Australia to either Hong Kong or Singapore before heading to London and France.

Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong

Cathay flies directly out of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney to Hong Kong and then onto Paris, the only French city it flies to.

China Eastern – China

China Eastern flies directly out of Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to Shanghai and then directly to Paris.

Emirates Airlines – United Arab Emirates

Emirates flies directly out of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney to Dubai and then into France. Within France, Emirates flies to Lyon, Nice and Paris.

Etihad Airways – United Arab Emirates

Etihad flies directly from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney through Abu Dhabi and then onto Paris. There are no other direct options within France.

Japan Airlines (JAL) – Japan

JAL flies directly from Melbourne and Sydney through Narita and onto Paris. There are no other direct options within France.

Korean Airlines – South Korea

Korean Airlines flies directly from Brisbane and Sydney through to Paris. There are no other direct options within France.

Qantas Airways – Australia

Qantas flies directly from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to France via London or Singapore. The flight from Perth is the first non-stop flight between London and Australia and takes 17 hours. Flights from London onwards are operated by British Airways, while flights from Singapore onwards are operated by Air France.

Qatar Airways – Qatar

Qatar flies directly from Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney to Paris or Nice.

Singapore Airlines – Singapore

Singapore fly directly from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney through Singapore to Paris. Codeshare through Lufthansa is available, therefore giving access to more locations within France, although this adds an extra stop.

Thai Airways – Thailand

Thai flies directly from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney via Bangkok to Paris. Codeshare is also offered through Lufthansa as with Singapore Airlines.

Vietnam Airlines – Vietnam

Vietnam flies directly from Melbourne and Sydney through Vietnam to Paris.

Airlines flying from Canada

Direct flights from the west coast of Canada to Paris take 10.5 hours while from the east coast take 7.5 hours on average.

Air Canada – Canada

Air Canada operates direct flights from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver into Paris. It also offers direct flights from Montreal to Bordeaux, Lyon, Toulouse and Nice.

Air France – France

Air France operates flights from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to Paris. Direct flights from Vancouver are on Wednesday, Friday and Sundays only. There are options to fly to other French airports once you arrive in Paris. Note that some of their flights to other airports are via partner airlines and may be routed through Amsterdam or US airports.

Air Transat – Canada

Air Transat runs seasonal service with direct flights from Montreal to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Toulouse. Options are available from other Canadian cities but these all route through Montreal. The services typically run from May to September each year.

Corsair – France

Corsair runs direct flights between Montreal and Paris on a seasonal basis. Peak services operate in the summer months and drop back to 1 to 2 flights a month in the off peak periods.

Westjet – Canada

Westjet runs a direct service between Calgary and Paris. During the summer period this service operates 4 days per week and drops back to 2 days per week in the off peak months.

Airlines flying from Ireland

Direct flights Ireland take between 2 – 3 hours depending on the route.

Aer Lingus – Ireland

Aer Lingus offers flights directly into eight cities within France. Many of these routes are seasonal which means the frequency will increase over the summer months and may be non-existent in the winter months. From Dublin you can fly directly to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Perpignan, Rennes and Toulouse. From Cork there are direct flights to Nice, Paris and Rennes while Shannon airport has direct flights to Paris.


Air France – France

Air France operates flights between Dublin and Paris only.

Ryanair – Ireland

Ryanair operates flights into French 13 cities. From Dublin fly directly to Biarritz, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lourdes, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris Beauvais, Poitiers, Toulouse and Tour Loire Valley. From Cork you can fly to Bordeaux and Carcassonne. Many of these routes are seasonal and may not operate at all in off seasons. Grenoble is a winter destination only and you cannot fly there during summer months.

Transavia – Holland.

Transavia operates flights between Dublin and Paris.

Flight options between France and other countries

Airlines flying from New Zealand

Typical flight times from New Zealand to France range from 27 hours to over 40 hours depending on the options and route chosen.

Air New Zealand – New Zealand

Air New Zealand does not fly into France and relies on partner airlines for the leg to Paris. Options from Auckland are to fly Air New Zealand to one of the following: Shanghai and then onto Paris with Air France, Taipei then onto Paris with Eva Air, Houston and then onto Paris with Air France, Tokyo then Paris with Air France, Hong Kong and then Paris with Cathay Pacific or Los Angles and onto Paris with Air France. You do not need to purchase separate tickets for any of these options and it is all booked through Air New Zealand as a single ticket.

From Christchurch Air New Zealand offers direct code share flights with Singapore Airlines through Singapore and then onto Paris. There are also options to route through Auckland to link up with some of the options described above.

From Wellington all options route through Auckland.

Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific offers direct flights out of Auckland via Hong Kong and then onto Paris. Some of their flights from Auckland are routed through Sydney. Flight options from Christchurch and Wellington are through Auckland.

China Southern – China

China Southern offer flights from Auckland via Guangzhou and Heathrow and then Air France to Paris. There are no options from Christchurch or Wellington.

Emirates Airlines – United Arab Emirates

Emirates operates flights from Auckland to Paris, Nice and Lyon through Dubai. Out of Christchurch the options are via Sydney and Dubai and then Paris, Nice and Lyon. From Wellington options are via Sydney or Melbourne and then Paris, Nice and Lyon.

Korean Airlines – South Korea

Korean Airlines flies directly from Auckland to Seoul and then onto Paris. Some flights on the Seoul to Paris leg are operated by Air France. From Christchurch options are via Auckland or Australia and from Wellington through Auckland only.

Malaysian Airlines – Malaysia

Malaysian Airlines flies direct from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur and then onto Paris via Heathrow. The leg from Heathrow to Paris is operated by British Airways. There are no options from Christchurch or Wellington.

Qatar Airways – Qatar

Qatar Airways flies from Auckland via Doha and then onto Paris. They also have some options via Sydney to Doha. Out of both Christchurch and Wellington the options are via Auckland or Australia to Doha and then onto Paris.

Singapore Airlines – Singapore

Singapore Airlines flies direct to Singapore from Auckland and Christchurch and then onto Paris. From Wellington the options are through Auckland or Sydney.

Thai Airways – Thailand

Thai Airways flies from Auckland direct to Bangkok and then onto Paris. Departures from either Christchurch or Wellington are via Auckland.

Airlines flying from Northern Ireland

Typical direct flight time to France is between 2 and 3 hours.

Easyjet – United Kingdom

Easyjet operates from Belfast International Airport and flies to Bordeaux, Lyon, Nice and Paris. Flight frequency is seasonal.

Airlines flying from the United States of America

Typical direct flight time to Paris from the west coast is 12 hour and from the east cost 7.75 hours.

Air France – France

Air France operates direct flights from the following US cities to Paris; Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston,Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.

American Airlines – United States of America

American Airlines flies directly to Paris from the following US cities; Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Philadelphia.

Delta Airlines – United States of America

Delta Airlines flies to Paris directly from the following US cities; Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York. It also offers summer flights between New York and Nice.

United Airlines – United States of America

United Airlines flies to Paris from the following US cities; Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington. From May 2020 a service will operate from New York to Nice.

Airlines flying from the United Kingdom

Typical direct flight time to Paris from the north of the country is between 2 and 3 hours and from the south 1 and 2 hours.

Air France – France

Air France operates direct flights from the London and Edinburgh to Paris.

British Airways – United Kingdom

British Airways offers a range of services into France from London only. From London Heathrow fly to Bastia, Figari, Grenoble, Marseille, Montpeillier, Nantes, Nice, Paris and Toulouse. From London Gatwick fly to Bordeaux, Grenoble or Nice and from London City fly to Bergerac, Chambrey, Nice, Paris and Quimper.

Easyjet – United Kingdom

Easyjet offers a wide range of locations into France from across the UK as follows:

Bristol – Bordeaux, Lyon, Grenoble, Marseille, Montpeillier, Paris (CDG & ORY) and Toulouse.

Edinburgh – Grenoble, Lyon and Paris (CDG)

Glasgow – Bordeaux and Paris (CDG)

Liverpool – Bordeaux, Grenoble and Paris (CDG)

London Gatwick – Biarritz, Bordeaux, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lyon, Marseille, Montpeillier, Nantes, Paris (CDG) and Toulouse

Luton – Grenoble, Lyon and Paris (CDG)

Manchester – Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and Paris (CDG)

Southend – Bordeaux and Paris (CDG)

Flights to Grenoble are winter services only catering for ski holidays to the French Alps.

Ryanair – United Kingdom

Ryanair offers a wide range of locations from the UK into France as follows:

Birmingham – Perpignan

Bristol – Bergerac, Beziers and Limoges

East Midlands – Bergerac, Carcassonne, Dinard, Limoges and Nantes

Edinburgh – Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Marseille and Toulouse

Leeds Bradford – Limoges

Liverpool – Bergerac

London Luton – Beziers and Nimes

London Stanstead – Bergerac, Beziers, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brive, Carcassonne, Clermont, Dinard, Dole, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Limoges, Lourdes, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Nimes, Perpignon, Poitiers, Rodez, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Tours Loire Valley.

Southend – Bergerac, Brest, Marseille and Rodez.

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