Most people who arrive in England from France will land in one of the country’s major airports, such as London. The cheapest flights from France to England will be those that go between major airports. Flights between less popular hubs tend to be more expensive and may require a connection along the way.

Airport choices

Flights from major city to major city will be cheaper than those to or from smaller airports. The main international airport in England is London, though international flights also arrive at Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. Flying into London is often cheaper and easier than flying into a smaller airport.  Be aware though, that many of the lower-cost carriers fly into London Gatwick or Stansted, rather than London Heathrow.

When flying out of France there are also  plenty of airports to choose from, though generally flights that originate in larger airports like Paris, Lyon, or Nice, are generally cheaper.

Best airline choices

Direct flights to England from France are offered by the following airlines:

  • EasyJet
  • Ryanair
  • British Airways
  • Air France

Typical prices

The ticket prices for flights to England from France tend to be fairly constant and, thanks to budget carriers, fairly inexpensive. In fact, flying can often be cheaper than taking the train from Paris to London. Prices are higher during peak travel times like holidays, but if you book in advance, you can generally find tickets for under 70-80 euros.

Money saving tips

Prices for flights to or from major hubs tend to be cheaper than those from smaller, regional airports, but not always, and there many actually be more options from smaller airports like London Standsted and Gatwick than from Heathrow. If you destination is one other than a major city, compare the difference in cost between hopping a budget-carrier flight to your final destination versus taking a train.

Check websites like Expedia, Travelocity or Priceline but remember that not all of them list the European low-cost carriers. Compare the prices you find here to prices available on the websites of individual budget carriers – sometimes the prices are a bit lower when you book directly with the airlines.