There are three airports in the Paris area with commercial airline service: Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Beauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA).
De Gaulle is the busiest airport in France and one of the busiest in the world. Travelers from de Gaulle can fly to points across Europe, as well as Africa, Asia, North America and South America.
Orly Airport, which is located about 13 km south of Paris, is the busiest French airport in terms of domestic flights, although travelers can also find non-stop flights to European cities, as well as destinations in Africa, Asia and North America.
Beauvais–Tillé is located 85 km north of Paris, and has become an increasingly popular airport in recent years thanks to the presence of low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and Wizz Air. From Beauvais–Tillé travelers can catch flights to cities across Europe and in North Africa.
If you’re looking for cheap flights from Paris, be sure to search for departures from all three of the area’s airports.
Although Beauvais–Tillé is strongly associated with inexpensive flights, discount airlines also fly into de Gaulle and Orly. HOP!, easyJet and Vueling, for example, all fly from Orly. easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com and SmartWings are among the low-cost carriers that offer flights from de Gaulle.
Cheaper flights are most likely to be found on destinations served by low-cost carriers—such as Barcelona, London, Nice and Rome—as well as those routes served by several airlines.
Whether you live in France or are just visiting, consider a taking a long-weekend getaway to a nearby European city. Many fantastic destinations are no more than a two-hour flight from Paris.
Some of the more popular destinations include Amsterdam (1 hour, 15 minutes), Venice (1 hour, 30 minutes), Berlin, Munich and Prague (each with a flying time of 1 hour, 35 minutes).