Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Paris (CDG)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Christchurch to Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Paris travel information
Paris, the capital of France is one of the world's most loved cities. It's home to some of the most iconic and romantic attractions in the world, from the Eiffel Tower, to the Notre Dame, Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. It's packed with history and culture and plenty of museums including the Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie and the magnificent Basilica of Sacré-Coeur. The City of Lights feels like you could be strolling through a film set, from the UNESCO listed Seine River, famous brasseries, hip restaurants, delicious crepes, fashion and designer stores. It's one destination that never goes out of style, with plenty of neighbourhoods to explore.
When to visit
Best time to visit Paris
Paris experiences warm summers and cold winters. The best time to visit Paris is in spring (March to May), where temperatures average around 11 °C, when the trees blossom making it a lovely time to stroll around the Jardin du Luxembourg gardens. Autumn (September and October) is also a popular time to visit with Paris Fashion week in full swing and enjoy dining in the brasseries. November and December are cold, though very pretty with the Christmas lights, window shopping and seasonal cheer. Temperatures are around 3°C. July and August are the peak travel seasons, though the city is warm with temperatures around 25°C.
What is the main airport called?
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDCOpens external site in a new window). Also known as Roissy Airport, is the largest international airport in France. It is located in Roissy-en-France, 23 km northeast of Paris.
Arriving in Paris
All passengers flying from Paris are allocated checked baggage. If you require more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Getting into Paris from Paris Airport
With a wide range of transport options available at Paris Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from train, TGV, bus, taxi, airport transfer, hotel shuttle, car rental, or Uber. By train, take the RER B direct rail link from the airport to Paris. This is the fastest public transport option to the heart of Paris. The journey time is approximately 25 minutes with trains every 15 minutes. Take the TGV (high speed train) from the SNCF railway station located between Terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F. The RoissyBus is a cheaper option, stopping at Paris-Opera and takes around 60 minutes, or if you are heading to Disneyland Paris, there is the Disneyland Magical Shuttle, that takes 45 minutes. If you need to transfer between CDG and Orly, there is a shuttle service. Taxis are located at the arrivals level and recognised by the light sign on the roof of the car, alternatively you may wish to request an Uber. It's possible to rent a car from one of the many providers, or a convenient option is to organise a hotel transfer.
Getting around Paris
Getting around Paris is easy, with plenty of public transport options to suit your needs. Choose from metro, sightseeing bus, Uber, on foot and bikes. The metro is relatively simple to use and stops at all the major sights. It’s best to buy a visitor pass for a more efficient way to travel around the city. Taxis are available which can be hailed on the street or caught at taxi ranks, alternatively you can request an Uber. As the public transport system is excellent and most of central Paris can be explored on foot, it’s not necessary to rent a car in the city, as parking and traffic can be difficult. A popular way of getting around Paris is to hire a bike, with stands all throughout the city. It's easy to hire a bike and cycle around the romantic city or take your time and explore the city on foot to take in the city sights.
Fly from Christchurch
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Christchurch, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Christchurch Airport (CHC)Opens external site in a new window. The airport is located about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre, it’s the main airport that serves Christchurch. There are shops, WiFi and charging services, ATM's and airline lounges available at the airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Christchurch are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Passengers travelling from Christchurch can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal.
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