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What are domestic flights within France?

A domestic flight, otherwise known as an internal flight, is a flight which takes off and lands in the same country.

They are often a more convenient and quicker way of getting around a country such as France, especially if you want to be in an area which is near an airport. An example would be a flight which takes off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, and lands in Nantes Atlantique Airport with a flight duration time of an hour and 5 minutes.

These type of flights are often cheaper than other modes of transport, with car hire or train travel often costing more. Domestic flights are also often cheaper than international flights, generally due to their shorter duration times and costs. Some popular airlines that operate internal flights are Air France (the national flag carrier), La Compagnie, Transavia France and Corsair International.

Use the search bar at the top of the page to search on Alternative Airlines for cheap French flights. If you want to travel around France to see different regions or cities, use our multi-city flight tool.

Why book flights within France?

 

Domestic flights are a great transport option for different types of travel, from going on holiday, travelling back home to see family, or commuting to work.

There is so much to see and do in France, with different regions offering such different experience. From the bustling yet romantic city of Paris in the Ile De France region, to snowboarding and skiing in the French Alps or a beach retreat in the French Riviera region, France has so much variety and activities to offer its visitors.

Keep reading for information on the different regions of France, with information on how to get to each!

Airlines that offer Internal Flights in France

Air Corsica

Air Corsica is a regional airline based at Ajaccio, Corsica. They mainly operate passenger services to and from Corsica and the mainland of France. It currently operates flights to the following destinations:

CITY AIRPORT IATA
Ajaccio Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport AJA
Bastia Bastia Poretta Airport BIA
Calvi Calvi Airport CLY
Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport CFE
Dole Dole–Jura Airport DLE
Figari Figari Sud-Corse Airport FSC
Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport LYS
Marseille Marseille Provence Airport MRS
Nantes Nantes Atlantique Airport NTE
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport NCE
Paris Orly Airport ORY
Toulon Toulon–Hyères Airport TLN
Toulouse Toulouse-Blagnac Airport TLS

Air France

This airline is the national flag carrier of France, having being founded in 1933 nearly 90 years ago. It is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group, and one of the founding members of the Skyteam alliance. Although this airline operates flights all around the world, the following destinations are the current internal destinations that they fly to:

CITY AIRPORT IATA
Agen Agen La Garenne Airport AGF
Ajaccio Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport AJA
Aurillac Aurillac – Tronquières Airport AUR
Bastia Bastia Poretta Airport BIA
Biarritz Biarritz Pays Basque Airport BIQ
Bordeaux Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport BOD
Brest Brest Bretagne Airport BES
Brive Brive–Souillac Airport BVE
Caen Caen – Carpiquet Airport CFR
Calvi Calvi Airport CLY
Castres Castres–Mazamet Airport DCM
Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport CFE
Figari Figari Sud-Corse Airport FSC
Lille Lille Airport LIL
Lorient Lorient South Brittany Airport LRT
Lourdes Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport LDE
Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport LYS
Marseille Marseille Provence Airport MRS
Metz/Nancy Metz–Nancy–Lorraine Airport ETZ
Montpellier Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport MPL
Nantes Nantes Atlantique Airport NTE
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport NCE
Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport CDG
Paris Orly Airport ORY
Pau Pau Pyrénées Airport PUF
Perpignan Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport PGF
Rennes Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport RNS
Rouen Rouen Airport URO
Strasbourg Strasbourg Airport SXB
Toulon Toulon–Hyères Airport TLN
Toulouse Toulouse-Blagnac Airport TLS
Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport PTP
Cayenne (French Guiana) Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport CAY
Saint Denis (Réunion) Roland Garros Airport RUN
Fort-de-France (Martinique) Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport FDF

Air Guyane Express

This airline is a French airline which is based at Cayenne airport in French Guiana. They operate scheduled passenger flights within French Guinana and the surrounding region. The following destinations are the following internal destinations the airline currently flies to:

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
French Guiana Cayenne Cayenne-Rochambeau Airport CAY
French Guiana Grand Santi Grand Santi Airport GSI
French Guiana Maripasoula Maripasoula Airport MPY
French Guiana Saint-Laurent du Maroni Saint-Laurent du Maroni Airport LDX
French Guiana Saül Saül Airport XAU
Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport PTP
Martinique Fort-de-France Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport FDF

Chalair Aviation

This French regional airline is based in Carpiquet, operating regional and charter services. The airline solely operates flights to destinations in France, as per the destinations below:

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
France Agen Agen La Garenne Airport AGF
France Ajaccio Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport AJA
France Bastia Bastia Poretta Airport BIA
France Bergerac Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport EGC
France Bordeaux Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport BOD
France Brest Brest Bretagne Airport BES
France Limoges Bellegarde Airport LIG
France Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport LYS
France Montpellier Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport MPL
France Nantes Nantes Atlantique Airport NTE
France Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport NCE
France Paris Orly Airport ORY
France Pau Pau Pyrénées Airport PUF
France Rennes Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport RNS

Corsair International

Corsair International was founded in May 1981 and is based at Orly Airport. They operate flights to many international destinations, but the following ones in France:

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
France Paris Orly Airport ORY
Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport PTP
Martinique Fort-de-France Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport FDF
Réunion Saint-Denis Roland Garros Airport RUN

French Bee

French Bee is a low-cost airline who operates flights to France and to other long-haul destinations in the United States and previously the Dominican Republic. Their current domestic destinations are as follows:

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
France Paris Orly Airport ORY
Réunion Saint-Denis Roland Garros Airport RUN

HOP!

HOP! is a low-cost subsidiary of Air France, operating their regional routes. They operate flights to destinations in Europe, with the following table containing the current French destinations:

CITY AIRPORT IATA
Agen Agen La Garenne Airport AGF
Ajaccio Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport AJA
Aurillac Aurillac – Tronquières Airport AUR
Biarritz Biarritz Pays Basque Airport BIQ
Brive Brive–Souillac Airport BVE
Caen Caen – Carpiquet Airport CFR
Castres Castres–Mazamet Airport DCM
Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport CFE
La Rochelle Île de Ré Airport LRH
Lille Lille Airport LIL
Limoges Bellegarde Airport LIG
Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport LYS
Marseille Marseille Provence Airport MRS
Montpellier Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport MPL
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport NCE
Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport CDG
Paris Orly Airport ORY
Pau Pau Pyrénées Airport PUF
Perpignan Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport PGF
Poitiers Biard Airport PIS
Quimper Quimper–Cornouaille Airport UIP
Rennes Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport RNS
Rouen Rouen Airport URO
Strasbourg Strasbourg Airport SXB
Toulouse Toulouse-Blagnac Airport TLS

La Compagnie

La Compagnie is a French airline which offers a personalised flying experience for its passengers. They currently only operate flights to a few destinations in the UK, USA and the following destinations in France:

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
France Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport NCE
France Paris Orly Airport ORY

St-Barth Commuter

Based in Saint-Barthélemy in the Caribbean, this French airline flies to destinations in the Caribbean, including the following French territories:

COUNTRY CITY AIRPORT IATA
Saint-Barthélemy Saint-Barthélemy Gustaf III Airport SBH
Saint Martin Saint Martin Grand Case SFG
Martinique Fort-de-France Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport FDF
Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport PTP

Transavia France

Transavia France is the French sister company of the Dutch airline Transavia. It is based at Paris-Orly Airport, and operates flights to destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe, including to the following destinations within France:

CITY AIRPORT IATA
Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport LYS
Nantes Nantes Atlantique Airport NTE
Paris Orly Airport ORY
Montpellier Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport MPL

Twinjet

This French regional airline operates flights to France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, with the following destinations in France:

CITY AIRPORT IATA
Le Puy Loudes Airport LPY
Lille Lille Airport LIL
Lyon Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport LYS
Marseille Marseille Provence Airport MRS
Metz/Nancy Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport ETZ
Nice Nice Côte d'Azur Airport NCE
Paris Orly Airport ORY
Pau Pau Pyrénées Airport PUF
Strasbourg Strasbourg Airport SXB
Toulouse Toulouse-Blagnac Airport TLS

Popular Airports in the country

The following airports are the busiest airports in France for the year 2018, by passengers carried.

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Town/City: Paris

Passengers Carried: 72,229,723

Airlines that fly there: Air France, Air Transat, Air China, Delta, Kenya Airways

Destinations within France: Reunion, Bastia, Bordeaux, Brest, Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Ajaccio

Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Town/City: Paris

Passengers Carried: 33,120,685

Airlines that fly there: French Bee, HOP!, Transavia France, La Compagnie, Corsair International

Destinations within France: Nice, Limoges, TOulouse, Pau, La Rochelle

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)

Town/City: Nice

Passengers Carried: 13,850,561

Airlines that fly there: HOP!, easyJet, British Airways, Volotea, Wizz Air

Destinations within France: Nantes, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Lille, Lyon, Rennes

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)

Town/City: Lyon

Passengers Carried: 11,037,698

Airlines that fly there: HOP!, ASL Airlines France, Vueling, Transavia France

Destinations within France: Paris, La Rochelle, Limoges, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Brest, Nantes, Ajaccio, Bastia

Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS)

Town/City: Toulouse

Passengers Carried: 9,630,308

Airlines that fly there: Air France, Ryanair, Volotea, HOP!, British Airways, Aer Lingus

Destinations within France: Ajaccio, Calvi, Figari, Lille, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, Rennes, Strasbourg

Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)

Town/City: Marseille

Passengers Carried: 9,390,371

Airlines that fly there: Aeroflot, HOP!, Eurowings, easyJet, Ryanair, Twin Jet, Volotea

Destinations within France: Rennes, Caen, Biarritz, Metz/Nancy, Pau, Strasbourg, Tours, Nantes

Bâle Mulhouse (EuroAirport) (MLH)

Town/City: Mulhouse

Passengers Carried: 8,573,705

Airlines that fly there: Wizz Air, TUI fly Deutschland, easyJet Switzerland, Austrian Airlines

Destinations within France: Paris, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice

Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)

Town/City: Bordeaux

Passengers Carried: 6,799,572

Airlines that fly there: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada Rouge, Ryanair, HOP!, Volotea, Chalair Aviation

Destinations within France: Ajaccio, Bastia, Strasbourg, Marseille, Lille, Lyon, Mulhouse

Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)

Town/City: Nantes

Passengers Carried: 6,199,181

Airlines that fly there: Corendon Airlines, Flybe, Smartwings, Ryanair, Vueling, Transavia France

Destinations within France: Bastia, Montpellier, Nice, Strasbourg, Ajaccio, Marseille, Lille

Beauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA)

Town/City: Beauvais

Passengers Carried: 3,787,086

Airlines that fly there: Lauda, Blue Air, Wizz Air, SkyUp, Air Moldova

Destinations within France: Béziers, Figari

Different regions of France
and their airports

For mainland France, there are thirteen administrative regions. However, there are an additional five regions in overseas locations (Guadeloupe, Guyane/French Guiana, La Réunion, Martinique and Mayotte.

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is located in southeastern France, on the Switzerland-Italy border. It consists of the subregions of Ardèche and Drôme, Auvergne, Greater Lyon, Isère, Savoie and Haute-Savoie, and contains the major towns and cities of Lyon, Annecy, Aurillac, Chambery and Chamonix. The region is generally characterised by its rolling hills and mountain ranges, making it the perfect destination for hiking holidays, ski holidays and other adventure holidays.

The region was merged in 2014 as part of a parliament change to reduce the number of metropolitan regions, effective of 2016. The region used to be two separate regions of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes, which were merged to the now current name and form.

Airports in the region:

Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) (Major)

Chambéry Airport (CMF) (Seasonal)

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE) (Minor)

Grenoble Isère Airport (GNB) (Seasonal)

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
(Burgundy-Franche-Comté)

Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is a region located in east-central France and was created in 2016 after the merging and reorganisation of Burgundy and Franche-Comté. The region is known for its wine and cheese, its rich history and architecture and also the Jura mountains in the east. It has many cities within the region, including Besançon, Auxerre, Beaune, Dijon and Mâcon.

Airports in the region:

Dole–Jura Airport (DLE) (Minor)

Bretagne
(Brittany)

Brittany, or Bretagne in French, is a region in France located in the north-west of the country. The region is largely characterised by its distinct features and its Celtic heritage, which is shared with the UK's Cornwall and Wales. Although the region is divided into four administrative departments of Côtes-d'Armor, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine and Morbihan, Brittany is notably split into two different areas which are each have very different cultures, language, habits, dance and food. The Haute-Bretagne is in the east of Brittany and is where the Gallo language is spoken, whereas the Basse-Bretagne region is in the west, and is where the Breton language is used.

There are a number of cities in Brittany, such as Brest, Lorient, Rennes and Quimper, and also a number of important destinations such as Carnac, Lac de Guerlédan and Pays de Montfort, meaning there is plenty to see and do in this region.

Airports in the region:

Brest Bretagne Airport (BES)

Dinard–Pleurtuit–Saint-Malo Airport (DNR)

Lannion – Côte de Granit Airport (LAI)

Lorient South Brittany Airport (LRT)

Quimper–Cornouaille Airport (UIP)

Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport (RNS)

Saint-Brieuc – Armor Airport (SBK)

Centre-Val de Loire

The Centre-Val de Loire region of France, is a central region located inland, to the south-west of Paris. It is characterised by its historical towns, the multitude of vineyards and châteaux's (castles), and also the valley of the River Loire which is reflected in its name. The major cities of the region are Orléans, Amboise, Bourges, Chinon and Tours.

Airports in the region:

Châteauroux-Centre "Marcel Dassault" Airport (CHR)

Orléans – Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel Airport (ORE)

Tours Val de Loire Airport (TUF)

Corse
(Corsica)

Although not part of the mainland, the island of Corsica is not counted as an overseas territory. It is located southeast of the French mainland in the Mediterranean Sea. It offers visitors impressive landscapes of mountains and coasts, beautiful beaches and warm weather, but also historical sites and towns filled with culture. The chief city of the region is Ajaccio, but there is also the towns of Corte, Calvi, Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio to explore.

Airports in the region:

Ajaccio - Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA)

Bastia Poretta Airport (BIA)

Calvi - Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY)

Figari–Sud Corse Airport (FSC)

Grand Est
(Great East)

Located in eastern France, next to the borders of Germany Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland, the Grand-Est region is a large region which was created in 2016 by merging the Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine regions of France. Across the region, there is a heavy Gallic and Germanic influence on the culture, from the architecture, language, food and wine. Some of the most popular cities and towns in this region include Strasbourg, Colmar, Reims, Nancy, Riquewihr, Vittel and Mulhouse. This region is also home to the world-famous Champagne region, which features miles of vineyards with timeless towns, villages and churches.

Airports in the region:

EuroAirport (Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg) (BSL/MLH/EAP)

Strasbourg Airport (SXB)

Lorraine Airport (ETZ)

Hauts-de-France

The Hauts-de-France region is located in the north of France and is the closest part of the country to England, and also covers most of the Belgium border. The area is known for being a key location for trenches in WWI, and so it now homes to many battlefields, war cemeteries and memorials. Key towns and cities in the region include Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Lille, Chantilly, Dunkirk and Amiens.

Airports in the region:

Beauvais–Tillé Airport (BVA)

Lille Lesquin (LIL)

Île-de-France

Île-de-France is a small region which contains Paris and the surrounding areas and suburbs. The region is the wealthiest part of France, and although the majority of the region is made up of the metropolis of Paris, it also contains much natural beauty such as parks, forests and river lands. Apart from the obvious destination of Paris, the region has other cities and towns to visit such as Meaux, Versailles, Roissy, Boulogne-Billancourt and Provins.

Airports in the region:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Normandie
(Normandy)

Normandy is a region in France located on the North coast, by the English Channel. It is characterised by its history and heritage dating back to medieval times, with key attractions being Bayeux and its famous tapestry, Mont Saint-Michel, the Rouen cathedral and is also home to the location of the D-Day beach invasions. Famous cities and towns to visit include Rouen, Le Havre, Dieppe, Cherbourg and Bayeux. The area used to consist fo two regions; Upper Normandy and Lower Normandy, but these were merges to just Normandy in 2016.

Airports in the region:

Caen Carpiquet Airport (CFR)

Deauville Normandie Airport (DOL)

Nouvelle-Aquitaine
(New Aquitaine)

The largest region in France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine is found between the Spanish border in the south, to the Loire Valley in the North. Before 2016, the region was three separate regions of Aquitaine, Limousin and Poitou-Charentes. The current region is composed of ten rub regions; Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Limousin, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Vienne. The region is centred around the capital of Bordeaux, but also contains a number of other cities such as Bayonne, La Rochelle and Périgueux.

Airports in the region:

Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)

Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC)

Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ)

La Rochelle - Île de Ré Airport (LRH)

Limoges – Bellegarde Airport (LIG)

Poitiers Biard Airport (PIS)

Occitanie

Located in southern France, Occitanie has a warm and sunny climate and is located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Consisting of key cities such as Toulouse, Nimes, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan, the region has many differences and variety in climates, history and culture. It is made up of 13 different departments; Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Gers, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Hérault, Lot, Lozère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne.

Airports in the region:

Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL)

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS)

Béziers Cap d'Agde Airport (BZR)

Carcassonne Airport (CCF)

Nîmes Airport (FNI)

Pau-Pyrenees Airport (PUF)

Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (PGF)

Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport (LDE)

Pays de la Loire

Pays de la Loire is a region located in the west of the country, with a coast on the Atlantic Ocean forming part of the Bay of Biscay. Key cities in this region include Nantes, La Mans, Montsoreau and Saumur amongst many other attractions from the small coastal towns, the Loire Valley and Montreuil-Bellay.

Airports in the region:

Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)

Angers – Loire Airport (ANE)

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

This southern region is very popular with tourists for holidays. It spans from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the south, to the French Alps in the north, and Italy in the east to the river Rhône in the west. It is made up of 6 departments; Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Hautes-Alpes, Var and Vaucluse. Due to its vast area, the region is varied from the mountainous regions of the Alps in the north, Provençal landscapes such as Luberon, and the French Riviera with cities such as Nice and Cannes, and also the other coastal luxurious cities and towns of Cassis, Toulon, Saint-Tropez and Marseille.

Airports in the region:

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)

Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)

Toulon-Hyères Airport (TLN)

Avignon Provence Airport (AVN)

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