Cheap Flights to Paris

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When is the best time to fly to Paris?

Peak season:

Summertime (June to September) is when the world competes for the best plane tickets to Paris. Average temperatures range from 15°C to 23°C. To put this into perspective, the Eiffel Tower attracts 5.6 million visitors per year, the Louvre draws 12 million every year and Disneyland Paris draws annual crowds of 12 million. Most of these crowds are attracted in summer, and due to high demand it might be difficult to get cheap flights to Paris during this period.


Off season:

Those who brave winter in Paris experience temperatures of around 4°C to 9°C. December to March may be the time to find the cheapest flights to Paris but you’ll need to wrap up warm. There are plenty of things to look forward to including the ice rink at the Champs-Elysées, artisanal hot chocolate and theatre shows.

When is the best time to book a flight to Paris?

The best chance of getting cheap flights to Paris is during Autumn (late September to late December) or Spring (late March to early June). Booking flight tickets during this time will allow travellers to enjoy the city’s outdoor attractions and avoid the excessive crowding at the major attractions.

How long is the flight to Paris?

Flights from Cape Town to Paris: 15 hours 05 minutes to 31 hours 20 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Johannesburg to Paris: 10 hours 50 minutes to 23 hours 50 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Durban to Paris: 13 hours 30 minutes to 23 hours 20 minutes (average 1 stop).

Which airlines operate flights to Paris?

The airlines that offer cheap flights to Paris are Air France, Air Mauritius, British Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Linhas Aereas, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines. When trying to get the cheapest flight tickets, important variables include the chosen airline, the flight time, the number of stops and the flight duration.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

When starting to compare flights to Paris, it may be useful to consider which mode of transport from the airport is most convenient and accessible. Uber is fully operational – the trip from the airport (CDG) to downtown Paris will cost about 30-35 euros. The Air France coach service also provides reliable transport. Conventional taxi cabs cost around 50 euros from the airport to the city centre. The Roissybus is a much cheaper mode of transport with ticket prices around 10 euros.

Paris insider information

  • “L’apéritif” – a drink or two to whet the appetite before an evening of fine dining is a part of experiencing French culinary culture. Enjoy this tradition on your trip to Paris with this list of the best places in Paris to grab an aperitif.
  • Couples book flights to Paris to learn just why it is referred to as the city of love. One of its tributes to romance is a mural created by Frédéric Baron and Claire Kito featuring the words, “I love you” written over 1000 times in hundreds of languages.
  • A less conventional attraction is The Museum of the History of Medicine, which exhibits medical instruments for surgery and physiology dating back to the 18th century, including the autopsy tools used on Napoleon.
  • To see iconic works of large-scale art, look no further than the subways of the Paris Metro. The Louvre-Rivoli and Varenne stations house notable artworks which reflect some of the city’s historical icons along its platforms.

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How much do things cost in Paris?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1399.13
Pair of jeans
R 1338.94
Transport
Taxi - fixed fee
R 79.04
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 28.45
Petrol (1 litre)
R 21.63
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 537.44
Markets
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 110.65
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 24.72
Large bottle of water
R 11.88
Bottle of wine
R 110.65
Restaurants
Cheap meal
R 205.49
3 course meal for 2
R 790.36
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 51.28
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 94.84
How much does an apartment cost in Paris?
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 17286
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 37954
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 12502
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 26487

More information about Paris

  • Parisians are famously prolific tippers, so almost anyone who provides a service will expect a small bonus
  • The Louvre hosts some 35,000 works of art, famously including Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
  • Last-minute flights to Paris Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle airports are widely available
  • Jazz enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in Paris with venues like Caveau de la Huchette and Au Duc des Lombards
  • The Faubourg Saint-Honore district has some of the trendiest (and most expensive) designer shops in Europe
  • Métro trains are the easiest way to get around town, but you'll discover much more if you opt to walk
  • People on a tight shopping budget should head for the flea market at Saint-Ouen
  • Paris boasts 150 museums and art galleries, with museum passes offering the most affordable admission
  • Prices for one-way flights to Paris typically rise during the peak Easter to mid-September period
  • Direct flights to Paris operate frequently with airlines including Air France, British Airways and Flybe
  • During summer months the park by the Eiffel Tower is an ideal spot to have a picnic

International departures to Paris

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