The most direct connections to France are offered by the departure airport from Prague. From here we can take a direct flight to Paris, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Marseille or Lyon.

List of airports

Due to the large area of France, there are many airports. In the most frequently used places we find the following airports:

City Airport Code
Paris Charles de Gaulle CDG
Paris Orly ORY
Paris Beauvais BVA
Nice Nice Côte d’Azur Airport NCE
Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport LYS
Marseilles Marseille Provence Airport MRS
Toulouse Toulouse-Blagnac Airport TLS
Bordeaux Bordeaux Airport BOD
Nantes Nantes Atlantique Airport NTE
Bâle EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg BSL

List of airports in Paris

Paris Charles de Gaulle CDG

Charles de Gaulle - CDG - is the largest airport near Paris and the second in Europe in terms of the number of people transported after London Heathrow.

It is located 23 kilometers northeast of Paris and is connected to the city by suburban RER B and high-speed TGV train, highway, several bus lines and taxis. It was one of the first in Europe to introduce an integrated transport system.

Charles De Gaulle Airport offers its customers the opportunity to stay in various luxury hotels.

Transport to / from the center

From CDG Airport we can choose to get to / from the center by bus, suburban train (RER B) or taxi.

The RER train is the fastest connection from the airport to the center, which can be reached in about 35 minutes. Line B will take you to Gare du Nord or Notre Dame Cathedral. The train runs every 12 minutes, and you can buy a ticket from a vending machine directly at the airport. You can also pay by card. The ticket costs € 10.30.

Trains run from 05:30 to 23:50.

A cheaper option of transport to the center is the bus. In total, you will need 3 tickets, which you can buy directly from the driver for € 6 or a few cents cheaper at the machine for € 5.70. Alternatively, you can buy exactly 10 tickets called Carnet for € 16.90.

Bus 350 goes to Porte de la Chapelle Metro Station.

Bus 351 will take you to Nation Metro Station.

There are two direct buses, Le Bus Direct, lines 2 and 4, which run directly to central Paris. They stop at terminals 1 and 2, the ticket costs € 15 and you can get there in about 60-90 minutes.

Paris Orly ORY

Paris - Orly Airport, French Aéroport de Paris - Orly, is an international airport located south of Paris in the city of Orly. Until the opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport, it was the main airport in Paris and remains the busiest airport for domestic routes.

Since April 2019, the airport has a total of 4 terminals in operation, which are connected by corridors into one complex. The terminals are divided according to the airlines

  • Terminal 1: Air France (European flights), Air Malta, Alitalia, Iberia, Tap Vueling
  • Terminal 2: Air France (long-haul flights), Air Europa and EasyJet
  • Terminál 3: Air Corsica, British Airways, Level, Pegasus, Transavia
  • Terminál 4: Flybe, Norwegian, Tunisair, Air Crabe
Transport

As with Charles de Galle, the fastest connection to the center is by RER train. The nearest train station at the airport is run by the ORLY VAL train, which takes you to the city center, for example, Notre Dame Cathedral or Gare du Nord. The journey to central Paris will cost you € 12. You can buy a ticket at the train station at the airport in a vending machine.

The cheapest way to get to the center is tram line number 7, from where you can change from the station Villejuif-Louis Aragon to the metro towards the center. The journey to the center by tram and metro will cost you € 3.80 and in about an hour you will be in the center. Between the terminals ORLY VAL the train is free.

Paris Beauvais-Tille BVA

Beauvais Airport is the farthest airport from Paris, yet it is called Paris Beauvais Airport. It is 83 km away from Paris and this airport is mainly used by low-cost airlines Ryanair and WizzAir.

The airport closes at night and opens in the morning 2 hours before the first departure. It is therefore not possible to spend the night at the airport.

Transport from / to the airport

From the airport, the best way to get to the center is by bus, the so-called shuttle bus, which will take you to a place called Porte Maillot. Buses to the airport also leave from here. Buses run every 20 minutes based on departures and arrivals at the airport. The bus from Paris leaves 3 hours before the departure of the airport. You can also find a detailed breakdown on their website https://www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/passagers/

You can also buy a ticket online for € 15.90 or on the spot for € 17 one way. If you need a return ticket, we recommend purchasing at once for € 29 online € 34 on site. The bus ride takes 75 minutes.

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