Cheap Flights to France from Australia

Best student & youth fares right now to France

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Student flights from Australia to France

Got your heart set on a holiday to Paris? Who doesn’t? France is the most popular country in the world for tourists, welcoming over 90 million visitors every year! Thankfully, even in this small country, there’s space for everyone. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a big city like Paris, a weekend on the beach in Nice or along the French Riviera or travel to the French Alps for some skiing and adventure. Wherever you go, you’re sure to find loads of good food, wine, art, culture, music and no shortage of things to do and see.

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What are the main France airport hubs?

The main airport hub in France is the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris. Although there are a number of other airports around the country, CDG is by far the busiest and has the most (and the cheapest) international options. If you’re travelling to other cities outside of Paris (which you definitely should!) a train ride or a cheap intra-Europe flight will be your best bet once you arrive.

CDG is about 30 minutes from the city centre. If you’re on a short-haul flight to or from Paris, you may also want to check flights to Paris Orly, which is about 30 minutes from the city centre and has plenty of short-haul options.

How to fly from Australia to France

Although it’ll take you at least 24 hours to get from Australia to France, you’ll find the flight time is well worth it with so much to explore in this amazing country! Flights from Oz to France typically take between 24-32 hours, depending on the number of stops and the length of your layovers. There aren’t currently any direct flights from Australia to France.

The most popular airlines include Etihad, Qatar, Emirates and Air France, although, of course, there are many more options as well.

When is the best time to fly to France?

Typically, the best time to visit France is during what’s known as “shoulder season,” the months right before and right after peak. For France, this is March through May or September and October. Summers in France (June-August) are pretty hot and you’ll find tourist attractions and popular sites quite crowded. Beaches in France are also typically most crowded during July and August, when locals and tourists alike are flocking to the ocean for a good summer holiday. Springtime in France (March-April) is particularly beautiful and romantic. If you fancy skiing or other winter sports, the French alps are quite inviting during the winter months (December-February).

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to France?

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Why do Australian students love visiting France?

What’s not to love about France? From the romantic City of Lights to the fairytale countryside towns like Colmar and Carcassonne, there’s loads to explore and something for every kind of traveler in France. Whether you’re coming to France to study, to start off a backpacking adventure or just a few weeks' holiday, you can enjoy a beautiful culture, centuries of art and architecture and delicious wines, cheeses, breads and other French foods, no matter where you go.

France universities and campuses

France has plenty of world-class universities, being as it’s long known as a hub for culture, arts and education. From the University of Paris to the prestigious Sorbonne University, there’s loads of options for studying abroad or completing an entire degree programme. If you’re studying abroad in France, your home university may have some programmes arranged already, so check in with the study abroad office at your uni first!

French lifestyle and culture

The French lifestyle and culture is often admired in many places around the world. With a focus on enjoying life’s simple pleasures and taking time for art, beauty, fashion and good food, there’s certainly a lot to enjoy! Life in France will no doubt differ depending on where in France you are. For example, Parisians tend to live a more fast-paced lifestyle than you’ll find elsewhere in the country. Even so, the French enjoy savoring the finer things in life, whether that’s spending the afternoon lounging on the beach or enjoying a long dinner at a restaurant.

Exploring France on a student budget

Although Paris can be pricey, France is definitely possible on a student budget if you know where to go. Take the Metro or just walk instead of trying to hail a cab or rent a car—it’ll be much easier and cheaper! It’s also good to know that a lot of things to see and do in Paris are free: the Luxembourg Gardens, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur, wandering along the River Seine and more—you definitely won’t be bored, even if you don’t have much cash to spend. Another tip to save money while travelling in France? Eat at local cafes, smaller restaurants and shop at farmers markets instead of always going for a sit-down meal. You’ll get to experience more local flavors and will save a lot of money!

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to France

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