Cheap Flights to Paris 
from Australia

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The capital of France, Paris is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, culture and gastronomical delights. This 19th-century city offers monument-lined boulevards with landmarks like the famous Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, as well as hundreds of museums from the world-class artifacts housed in the Louvre to the priceless artworks of the Musée d’Orsay.  Paris is also a city known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques with many of them located along the most famous street in the world, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which is 1.9 kilometres long and 70 metres wide.  Walk this famous street and discover many more hidden gems when you search for cheap flights to Paris and take off to the 'City of Love'.

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Cheapest time to fly to Paris

The best time for bargains on flights to Paris is February, March and May.  High season is considered to be June and July and the most expesive time to fly to Paris is in December, however there is nothing quite like Christmas and New Year in the 'City of Love'.

Paris Airport (CDG)

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest international airport in France and second-busiest airport in Europe.  The airport is located 25 kilometres northeast of Paris, in the town of Roissy. The airport has been extended to 32.38 square kilometres, with facilities divided into three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2 (seven satellite sub-terminals) and Terminal 3.  Charles de Gaulle Airport is under renovation, as well as Paris-Orly Airport, which is expected to last until 2024.  The aim of the renovation project is to extend and modernise the airport facilities and to be able to accommodate a larger number of passengers and increase the air traffic to reach the milestone of 80 million passengers per year.


The Paris-Charles de Gaulle CDGVAL automated metro connects all airport terminals every 4 minutes. During off hours, from 1:00 am to 4:00 am, shuttle services are available for you to connect to the airport terminals.

To get from Charles de Gaulle airport to the city centre of Paris, you have three transfer options including train, bus or taxi.


The fastest way to reach the city centre is by taxi, which will cost a flat rate of 60 Euros from Charles de Gaulle airport.


The cheapest way to reach the centre of Paris is by train. The regional RER train takes around 50 minutes and costs only 10 Euros.


Another cost effective option to reach the city centre of Paris is via the bus. Tickets will cost from 11.50 Euros and the journey time is around 70 minutes.

Le Bus Direct have a number of lines that will get you to several Paris locations from Charles de Gaulle Airport.


Le Bus Direct line 2 (Charles de Gaulle Airport – Paris Eiffel Tower)


Stops: Porte Maillot, Etoile / Champs-Elysées, Trocadéro and Eiffel Tower.

  • To Etoile / Champs Elysées, journey time will take 45 to 60 minutes.
  • To the Eiffel Tower, journey time will take 60 to 70 minutes.

This line runs daily, from 5:45 am to 11:00 pm.


At Charles de Galle Airport: At Terminal 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F and also Terminal 1.
At Paris: 1 Avenue Carnot, close to Place de l’Etoile.


A single ticket fare is from 17 Euros. A return ticket fare is 30 Euros.

Le Bus Direct line 4 (Charles de Gaulle Airport – Paris Gare Montparnasse)

Le Bus Direct line 4 transfers you from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris Montparnasse and to Gare de Lyon railway stations.


Stops: Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2E – 2F, Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2D, Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2A – 2C, Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1, Gare de Lyon and Gare Montparnasse.

  • To Gare de Lyon, journey time will take 40 to 50 minutes.
  • To Gare Montparnasse, journey time will take 60 to 70 minutes.


Opening hours: To Charles de Gaulle Airport (from 5:30 am to 10:30 pm), to Montparnasse (from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm).


At Charles de Galle Airport: At Terminal 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F and also Terminal 1.
At Gare Montparnasse: Rue Commandant Mouchotte.
At Gare de Lyon: 20 bis boulevard Diderot.


A single ticket fare is from 18 Euros. A return ticket fare is 31 Euros.

There are a number of Shuttle comapnies and private transfer options to choose from and costs will vary.  If you want piece of mind when you land then give iFly a call on 1800 156 856 when you've booked your flights online to Paris and we will organise your shuttle or private transfer for you.

Getting Around Paris

Jump on the Paris Metro, local bus, ride or take a boat.  Paris is a relatively compact city, so combine getting around with your own two feet and low-cost public transport to see all the major attractions and sights this city has to offer.


The Paris metro is one of the oldest and one of the best systems in the world with 300 stations connected by around 300 kilometres of track, which will get you within a couple blocks to where ever you want to go.  The Metro runs from 5 am to 12:30 am and you can purchase tickets at the ticket booth in the station one at a time or by 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day Le Paris Viste tickets for tourists. There are also weekly and monthly tickets called the Carte Orange, a travel pass good for unlimited travel on the Paris metro and bus network.


The bus system is Paris is pretty good and a great way to familiarise yourself with the city. Unlike the metro, travelling above ground is a lot more entertaining. Metro tickets can be used on the buses and can be purchased on the bus as well as in the metro stations. Most buses run from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm but there are a few buses which run until 12:30 am.


Paris is a very bike friendly city with literally tens of thousands of bikes at over 1,800 stations around the city and you can rent one from any station and drop it off at any other station. To use the Velib’the first 30 minutes are free and each additional half hour is 1 Euro. With the electric bikes, the first 30 minutes costs 1 Euro and each additional half hour is 2 Euros. You can also buy a one day pass for 5 Euros or a 7 day pass for 15 Euros.  You can download the Vélib' app on IOS or Android.

Hiring a Car in Paris

Discover Paris and the surrounding areas at your own pace when you hire a car. There is easy pick up and drop off options at the airport or at some destinations in the city.  At iFly we have amazing prices and car options for you to choose, so buckle yourself in with iFly and click here to get a car hire quote.

Don't forget before you fly

If you have an Australian passport you have up to 3 months (90 day) stay in France without a visa.  For visa requirements please check with France's Embassy in Australia.


Make sure you're covered and have organised your Travel Insurance before you go.

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