Flights to Paris

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Student flights from the UK to Paris

Paris is one of the world’s great cities, and an absolute beauty to behold. Known as the City of Love, or the City of Light, the French capital is home to some seriously impressive sights and things to do. Summit the Eiffel Tower, wander the cobblestone streets of Montmartre, get lost in the Louvre, eat in the impossibly romantic Latin Quarter, shop on the Champs-Elysees, picnic in the gorgeous Jardin de Tuileries, and plenty, plenty more.

It’s not far at all by plane from the UK - an hour or two, depending on where you fly from - and we usually have some excellent deals for you to choose from. Have a browse today to see what’s on offer, and get your trip booked to the most romantic city in the world.

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There are two major international airports serving Paris: Orly in the south and Charles de Gaulle in the north.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle / CDG: Charles de Gaulle is located approximately 20 miles from Paris city centre, which seems a long way but isn’t unusual in European cities (remember most of them grew and sprawled long before air travel was a thing!). The quickest way to get from the airport to the city is by taxi, which will take about 45 minutes, depending on traffic, and cost about 50 euros. Cheaper but longer options include the RER train, which takes about an hour and costs 10 euros, or the bus, which takes about 80 minutes and costs 11.50 euros.

Paris Orly / ORY: Slightly smaller than CDG, Orly airport lies to the south of Paris and is a bit closer than its counterpart - about 11 miles. Transport options, however, aren’t as straightforward. As ever, you have the option of a taxi directly to your hotel, but this will cost you a flat rate of 35 euros. You can also take a train, but it’ll involve at least one change, or you could opt for the bus, which will take about 45 minutes and costs about 9 euros.

How to fly from the UK to Paris

Flying from the UK to Paris is super easy, and every international UK airport - whether in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh or Belfast - will have regular flights. Flight time from London is about 90 minutes, and about two hours from more northern areas of the UK. Most students will hop on budget airline flights, like EasyJet and Ryanair.

Cheap flights to Paris
from London

Average flight duration

1 hours, 30 minutes

Number of daily flights

10+ daily

Cheap flights to Paris
from Manchester

Average flight duration

2 hours

Number of daily flights

5+ daily.

Cheap flights to Paris
from Edinburgh

Average flight duration

2 hours 30 mins

Number of daily flights


When is the best time to fly to Paris?

Paris is a year-round destination and many of its top attractions, like the Louvre, are indoors, meaning they can be enjoyed whatever the outside temperature. That said, due to the beauty of its architecture and parks, it’s probably a city best enjoyed in spring and summer months, so March to September, so you can spend as much time outside as you do in! Some of the best events occur in the summer, too, like Paris Pride and Bastille Day.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Paris?

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Why do British students love visiting Paris?

With some of the best museums, bars and events in the world, Paris is a dream for all students, and its close proximity to the UK means it’s especially convenient for British students. The city has some of the most prestigious universities in the world and can be enjoyed on a student budget.

paris univercities and campuses

Paris universities and campuses

There are too many universities in Paris to cover here, but some of the very best include Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University (currently ranked 53rd in the world), ParisTech (which has an amazingly central location) and Sorbonne University, which has an international student population exceeding 10,000!

paris lifestyle and culture

Paris lifestyle and culture

Paris is a place of high culture and art, and sports some of the world’s most prestigious museums. You will have heard of the Louvre, a colossally enormous place full of precious wonders, including the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. The cuisine of the city is similarly world-renowned, and places like the Latin Quarter make for an absurdly romantic setting.

visit paris on a student budget

Exploring Paris on a student budget

Paris is not traditionally known as a particularly budget-friendly city, but if you just do a bit of research, you’ll quickly see that it’s easily explorable on a student budget. As ever, walking around costs nothing, and Paris is arguably one of the best cities in the world to explore on foot, including its amazing gardens, like Jardin de Tuileries.

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