Cheap Flights to France from the UK
Cheapest time to book
How to fly
Student flights from the UK to France
Fancy a trip to Paris? Who doesn’t?! France is the most popular country in the world for tourists, welcoming over 90 million visitors every year! Whether you’re just making the most of your next long weekend holiday or escaping for the entire summer, France has plenty to explore. Choose from the hustle and bustle of a big city like Paris, a weekend on the beach in the French Riviera or a ski trip in the French Alps, or more—France has something to offer every traveller. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to find loads of good food, wine, art, culture and music, plus plenty of things to see and do.
What are the main France airport hubs?
Of course, your destination in France will determine where you’ll want to fly into. The Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris is by far the busiest airport in France, with the most flights (and often some really good deals as well). However, Paris Orly is another option, and is slightly closer to city centre by cab. If you’re not wanting to travel to Paris, you can also find plenty of cheap flights to Nice, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille and more.
How to fly from the UK to France
The UK is obviously quite well connected to France, with flights from London to Paris typically lasting just under an hour. Since flying is the fastest way to get between the UK and France, you’ll find plenty of flight options to choose from, whether you want to fly a budget airline like easyJet and Ryanair or pick an established favorite, like British Airways and Air France. Most flights are nonstop as well, so you’ll be able to be sipping coffee in a French cafe in no time.
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to France?
Prices based on bookings made 31-60 days prior to departure.
France universities and campuses
France is well-known for being a hub for culture and education, so it is home to some incredible universities. Whether you want to stay for a few months with a study abroad programme from your university or complete your entire degree in France, there’s options for you. If you’re ready to spend some time abroad in Paris, check with your home university first to see what options to study abroad in France are easily available for you, or look into joining an Erasmus programme. This will help you save loads of time and planning energy!
French lifestyle and culture
The French lifestyle is one that is often admired around the world, yet it can be quite different from what you’re used to at home and may take some getting used to! The French tend to focus on enjoying life’s simple pleasures, taking time for art, beauty, fashion and good food. There’s certainly plenty to enjoy in France! However, the French typically do not like to be rushed or hurried—so if you have to wait a bit longer than usual for a server at a restaurant or to receive a form back for a study abroad programme, know that life in France is typically just not as hurried as you may expect. In addition, you’ll find some differences between uni in the UK and France as well—French universities typically focus less on the social aspect of the university experience and have longer lectures that may be less discussion based than you’re used to. Go in with an open mind and you’ll find loads to love about French culture!
Exploring France on a student budget
Although Paris can be expensive, France is definitely possible on a student budget without sacrificing a fun holiday. Take the Metro or just walk instead of trying to hail a cab—it’ll be much easier and cheaper! Keep in mind too that many things to see in Paris are free: the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur, snap some pics of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, wander along the River Seine—the list goes on. If you can, staying outside of the main arrondissements of Paris will also help you stay on a budget.