Cheap Flights from Los Angeles International to Paris
Flight information Los Angeles International to Paris
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Average flight time, total distance 5652 miles
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Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Paris Beauvais
Flying from Los Angeles to Paris? This flight route will take you around the globe from the star-studded streets of L.A., to Paris’s alluring mix of the elegant boulevards and balconied buildings of its rich past, and the vivacious night life and energetic vibe of a complex, multicultural, and distinctly modern European city. These travel hints from Skyscanner will help you choose the best options for your flight and onward journey so that your venture into the unforgettable streets of Paris is stress free.
Flight Route Options
Direct flights from L.A. to Paris connect from LAX to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) through Air France, Delta, Norwegian, and Air Tahiti Nui. The direct flight is long, lasting over 10 and a half hours, so if you want a chance to stretch your legs, and more flight and airline options, you can always look at a connecting flight.
Getting to LAX
L.A. airport has plenty of short- and long-term parking options if you’re arriving by car. Public buses and light rail also go to the airport, and if you’re staying at a nearby hotel, many offer free shuttle services to take you directly to your departure point. From downtown L.A., the FlyAway bus runs seven days a week, and if you prefer the metro, you can take the Green line to the Aviation/LAX station, where the free LAX Shuttle G will deliver you to the airport. Scheduled buses also operate from some tourist destinations, including Disneyland, and locations including Pasadena and Buena Park, so if you are sightseeing before your departure, check to see if there is an easy ride available. More information on your departure airport is available on Skyscanner’s page on L.A. Airport, and for the latest flight and passenger information, go to the LAX website.
Security and Immigration
For travel from the U.S. to France, you won’t need a visa if you are a U.S. citizen and are staying for under 90 days as a tourist, but you will need to show your passport both to board your flight, and at immigrations
once you arrive in Paris. If you are taking a connecting flight with a layover somewhere outside of the U.S., keep in mind that you’ll most likely have to go through immigrations there as well, so plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to transfer between flights. Paris Charles de Gaulle is a huge global travel hub, so immigration lines can sometimes be long, and do keep an eye on the latest travel advisories, as events in recent years have led to increased security measures in the airport. For the most up-to-date visa and security information, please refer to the U.S. Department of State’s website for travel to France.
Landing in Paris
Whether you’re landing in Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly, you will have plenty of ways to get into the city. From Charles de Gaulle, the rapid transit RER trains will get you to the city center within 35 minutes. The slower SNCF city trains, metro and buses all serve the airport as well, and connect you throughout the city thanks to its extensive public transportation network. If you take a connecting flight and land in Paris Orly, you can get into the city center via the RER B train, tramway T7, or several city bus lines including the AirFrance Coach and RATB buses.
Taxis and car rentals are also available, so if you want to take to the streets of Paris in your own time, have a look at Skyscanner’s searcher for car rental in Paris, and find the best deals for your Parisian experience.
Security in Paris
Like most European cities, Paris has a high standard of safety, but petty theft and pickpockets are a problem, particularly around Montmartre, the Latin Quarter, and around any major tourist attractions, so keep an eye on your possessions. Occasionally groups of pickpockets will work on trains and streets to distract passengers or jostle them and take their valuables, so just keep aware at all times. Recent world events have led to heightened security throughout France, since large public gatherings have twice been the target for attacks. While these regrettable events are certainly cause for concern, overall though France is still a very safe country, so the best thing to do is to keep your wits about you, and keep an eye on the news and any international travel advisories to ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
Time Zone, Currency, and Language
Paris is in the Central European Time Zone, putting it 9 hours ahead of Los Angeles. The currency used is Euros (€, EUR). Many people in Paris speak English, and you’ll likely find that they are more than willing to switch to English, particularly if you’re struggling with spoken French. France as a nation is very proud of its language and has put a lot of effort into preserving it, so most visitors to France have at least one encounter with someone who can’t or won’t speak English. Therefore it’s a good idea to pick up a few key phrases that will help you navigate the city.
Overall, Paris is a beautiful city with a rich history, and delights for all the senses – an experience not to be missed!
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