How to get to Paris

How to get to Paris

Find the best ways to get to Paris, either by air, train or by road and find the best air tickets if you are visiting the French capital from the United States, Canada or Australia.

As the second most visited capital of Europe, Paris is very well connected and accessible. The easiest way to get to the capital of France is by plane, train, bus or by car.

Traveling from the U.S.

American citizens will find direct flights from most U.S. cities to Paris.

Some examples of trans-Atlantic airline companies:

  • Norwegian: From New York JFK, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale to Paris.
  • American Airlines: From New York, Atlanta, Las Vegas, San Francisco, etc to Paris.
  • Air France: Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles to Paris.
  • Flight search engine - Find and compare cheap flights online 

Traveling from Canada

Canadian citizens will find non-stop flights from Canada to Paris.

Some examples of trans-Atlantic airline companies:

Traveling from Australia

There are no airlines that fly directly from Australia to Paris. However, there are numerous charter airlines such as Emirates, Air France, Delta, British Airways, etc. that fly to Paris with stop-overs in different countries.

Traveling from Europe

Thanks to the numerous low-cost airlines that fly to Paris, flying has become the easiest and quickest way to get to Paris. If you book in advance, you can easily find return tickets from different European cities to Paris for around 50 (US$ 53.80). 

Low-cost airlines that fly to Paris include, Vueling, Ryanair, and EasyJet for example. Check out our search engine for the best possible deals:

Once you know where you land, you can find out how to get to the city center from the following airports

Getting to Paris by train

Travelers can get to Paris by train from most neighboring countries such as Belgium, Spain, Holland, UK, Germany, among others.

Train fares are usually more expensive than plane tickets and the train takes longer Therefore, we recommend taking a plane to Paris, but this alternative is perfect for those who don’t like to fly.

You can check out the schedules and fares on TGV’s official website for up to date timetables and rates.

Getting to Paris by bus

Getting around Europe by bus is also relatively easy and cheap. There are buses to Paris from most capitals in Europe. However, the journey can be very long, sometimes taking over 15 hours.

The bus station in Paris is called Paris Gallieni, and it's very well connected to the rest of the city by public transportation.

Getting to Paris by car

If you’re planning to explore other parts of France during your trip to Paris, you might want to hire a car. In Paris, it is very difficult to find on-street parking in the centre and normally it is very expensive

Parking lots in Paris cost 30EUR per day approximately.