Flying to and around France

Flying to and around France

No matter where in France you're headed, use this helpful guide to find the airport and airlines you'll use to get there.

When flying to France, there are many options for reaching your final destination quickly and safely. No matter where in France you’re headed, flying into one of the two airports in Paris – Orly (airport code ORY) or Charles de Gaulle (airport code CDG) – is always a convenient option, as you can get connecting flights to nearly all other French destinations by changing planes in Paris. You can fly directly to Paris from a wide variety of U.S. cities, including Seattle, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. You can also fly direct to Lyon and Nice from the U.S. 

Below, you'll find useful information on the many airlines flying to and around France.

Paris - Ile de France
Major Airports: Orly and Charles de Gaulle. More information on both airports is available here.

Charles de Gaulle
Airport Code: CDG
Airport Address: BP 20101, 95711, Roissy Charles de Gaulle, France
General Enquiries: +33(0) 1 70 36 39 50

For information on transportation to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport, click here.

For web- and mobile-based help getting around, to, and from CDG airport, click here.

Airlines serving Charles de Gaulle include:
British Airways
U.S. Airways
United Airlines
Air France
... and many more.

Orly Airport
Orly is a hub for mainly domestic and European flights, though it does get some flights from the US, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
Orly Airport code: ORY
Telephone: 33 (01) 4975 1515
Address: Orly Sud 103, 94396 Orly Aérogare, France

Orly is served by OpenSkies, which now operates direct flights from Newark's (NJ) Liberty airport and Washington, D.C.'s Dulles airport. Several other airlines operate flights out of the U.S.

For information on transportation to and from Orly Airport, click here.

Major Airport: Lyon St.-Exupery Airport
Airport Code: LYS 

Click here for a full list of airlines serving this airport. 


Major Airport: Nice Cote d'Azur Airport
Airport Code: NCE

Airlines offering direct service from JFK to NCE:
Air France

Other French Cities and Airports

While only Paris, Lyon, and Nice are served by direct flights from the U.S., it's quick and easy to reach almost any other French destination by transferring in one of these three cities. In fact, flight times from Paris to just about any other French city are on average just 1-1.5 hours. Below you'll find travel information, including links to local airports, for each region of France. Each region is listed along with its major cities. You can also click here (French only) to access the official French Airport Web site.

Alsace (Strasbourg, Mulhouse)
Aquitaine (Bordeaux, Biarritz, St. Emilion)
Auvergne (Clermont Ferrand)
Brittany (Quimper, Lorient, Rennes)
Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia)
Franche-Comté (Besançon)
French Guiana
Languedoc-Roussillon (Montpellier, Carcassone, Perpignan)
Limousin (Limoges)
Loire Valley/Centre (Tours, Chartres, Orléans) 
Lorraine (Metz, Nancy)
Midi-Pyrénées (Toulouse, Tarbes)
Nord-Pas de Calais (Lille)
Normandy (Rouen, Caen)
Picardy (Amiens, Beauvais)
Poitou-Charentes (Poitiers, La Rochelle)
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Avignon, Marseille, Toulon)
Rhone-Alpes (Lyon, Grenoble)
Riviera-Côte d'Azur (Nice)
Western Loire/Pays de la Loire (Nantes, Le Mans, Angers, La-Roche, Laval)