One of Europe's truly timeless cities, home to the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and Notre-Dame – not to mention fantastic food...


... cutting-edge fashion and beautiful architecture – Paris needs no introduction. Easily accessible from London, it’s our nearest biggest-hitting neighbour, a real force in the fields of culture, art and cuisine.

Flying to Paris

Take off from London City Airport and fly direct to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Of course, Paris is home to a long list of must-sees and must-dos, but just to the northwest of the city proper there's also La Défense – one of the biggest purpose-built business districts in Europe. So whether you're flying from London to Paris for a city break or for work, the LCY route to Paris Orly Airport (ORY) gives you a swift and easy journey. Here's what you need to know about flying to Paris Orly.

Flying from London City Airport to Paris: Q&A

Find answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Paris here, from flight information to practical tips that could save you time on your trip.

How long is the flight from London to Paris?

It takes up to an hour and 15 minutes to fly from London City Airport to Paris Orly, which is itself eight miles (13km) south of the city limits. Some flights may even have a shorter duration of just over an hour. Once you land you can take the Orlyval light railway, which connects the airport to the Antony train station, where you can then catch a train into the city centre using the RER rail network. There are also shuttle bus services, and plenty of car rental outlets in the airport.

How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Paris?

Every weekday there are three flights from London City Airport to Paris Orly; one in the morning, one at lunchtime and one in the evening. If you’re planning a weekend break, Friday’s evening flight to Paris will get you into the city in time for a late dinner. Then Monday morning's return flight could even get you back in time for work, landing at 0800.

What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Paris?

Flying directly from London City Airport to Paris Orly means you'll be flying with British Airways. This also means you’ll have the option to fly economy or business class. Business class will give you access to Orly’s comfortable business lounge, which includes refreshments, free Wi-Fi and a business area.

Practical information about flying from London to Paris

Flying to Paris from London may only take around an hour but you’ll still need your passport. Arriving in Orly means you’ll be on the south side of the city, so the route is particularly convenient for travelling to destinations such as Versailles, Fontainebleau and Le Mans. Take a look at our guide to the top things to do in Paris for more ideas.

What to expect in Paris

While romance is in the air at all times in this historic capital, Paris is also a major European business centre and a city that loves to stay out late. So while you can easily find the cobbled streets and tourist essentials that the city is known for, there's also a thriving, modern nightlife to explore. Heading to the beautiful white domes of Montmartre is a must though, as is the world-famous Louvre, where you’ll find the Mona Lisa herself.