AIRPORTS AND FLIGHTS TO FRANCE
France has international airports in many of its big cities and regional airports in almost all parts of the country. The main airport in France and among the most important airports in Europe is the airport of Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle. The best airline for flights to France is of course the French flag carrier, Air France, which has many links between French airports and those of many foreign countries.
The largest number of flights is obviously directed towards the French capital, Paris has three airports: Paris Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (25 km north of Paris), Paris-Orly (14 km south of Paris), connected to the center from shuttle bus and RER, the third airport is the airport of Paris-Beauvais Tillé, which is as far from Paris, is located 4 km from Beauvais Airport and 75 km north of central Paris which is connected via a shuttle-bus service. Air France is the national carrier.
RENT A CAR: In all airports (but also in many railway stations) are desks for the withdrawal of the rental car, it is advisable to book in advance, it is quite hard to find cars available if you have not booked.
TRAINS TO FRANCE
International Transportation: The main hubs of rail traffic are the French cities of Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Lille, from these cities start the connections with neighboring countries, particularly Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The Channel Tunnel allows direct connection between France and the United Kingdom.
Domestic Transport: The French rail network has a large extension, which covers almost 64,000 km long, managed by the Société National des Chemins de Fer (SNCF). There are many high-speed lines in where runs the famous TGV (train à grande vitesse). The major cities have urban metro systems (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rennes, Toulouse) or tram systems (Bordeaux, Caen, Grenoble, Ile-de-France, Le Mans, Lille – Roubaix/Tourcoing, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Mulhouse, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Orleans, Rouen, Strasbourg, Valenciennes, Angers and Toulon).
FERRIES TO FRANCE
There are several ferry services operated between France and its neighboring countries. The main routes are the ones that bring in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, Corsica and Italy.