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Friday, December 18, 2009

How to get to | France

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


This post is about how to get to France generally. There is also a post more specifically on how to get to Corsica, France.

Source: Wladyslaw Sojka

France is one of the easiest countries to visit. You can arrive by train from several countries (including United Kingdom via the Chunnel), ditto for bus, car, ferry (UK, Ireland, north Africa, Italy) and boat along the Rhine. Many airlines fly to France (mostly Paris), including:
  • Star Alliance - Adria, Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, blue1, bmi, Brussels (joining *A soon), Continental, Croatia, EgyptAir, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, Swiss, TAP, Thai, Turkish, United, US Airways
  • Oneworld - American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malev, Royal Jordanian
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Southern, Czech, Delta, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean
  • Other selected - most European (western, central and eastern) airlines including low cost airlines, most Middle Eastern and North African airlines

TIP If longhaul fares to Paris are high check fares for London, Amsterdam and Brussels. From all these cities there are high speed trains to Paris as well as several flight options.

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