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Flights to the Olympic Games 2024

Athletes swimming at the Olympics

About the Olympic Games 2024

The Olympic Games happen every four years, typically in a leap year and are a significant global multi-sport event. The Olympics feature 40 sports overall, with 32 being held in Paris for the Summer Olympics 2024 and the remaining 8 in Milano Cortina, which is the Winter Olympics 2026 in Italy.

The Paris Olympics will take place from Friday 26th July - Sunday 11th August 2024. This will be the third time that Paris has hosted the Olympic games, with the other two times being in 1900 and 1924.

On Wednesday 28th August - Sunday 8th September 2024, the Paris Paralympics will be taking place, which includes a total of 22 sports and is an event for athletes with disabilities.

How to get to the Paris Olympics 2024 in France

When planning your travel to the Olympic Games, we recommend travelling to one of the three airports in Paris: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Paris Beauvais (BVA). Among these, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY) are the most popular choices. CDG is situated northeast of the city centre, while ORY is located to the south. Both offer easier access to Paris' city centre, making them convenient options for travellers.

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has connections to over 105 destinations worldwide. It's a key hub for flights within Europe, linking Paris to many cities across the continent. Additionally, it offers flights to many North American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, as well as several cities in Asia, such as Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul and Singapore. Africa is also well-connected, with destinations like Casablanca, Cairo, Dakar and Johannesburg. Though fewer, there are also flights to destinations in South America, like São Paulo and Buenos Aires.


Distance to Paris city centre: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is located approximately 25 km (about 16 miles) northeast of the Paris city centre. Depending on traffic conditions and the mode of transportation, travel time from CDG Airport to the city centre can range from 30 minutes to over an hour. If you're looking for a more affordable option, we advise you to take one of the buses available or catch the train into the city centre.

Airlines that fly to CDG: Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroméxico, Air Algérie, Air Arabia, Air Austral, airBaltic, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air China, Air Corsica, Air France, Air India, Air Madagascar, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Montenegro, Air Nostrum, Air Saint-Pierre, Air Senegal, Air Serbia, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, AnadoluJet, Arkia, Asiana Airlines, ASL Airlines France, Atlantic Airways, Aurigny, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cabo Verde Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Eastern Airways, easyJet, Egyptair, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Finnair, FlyOne, Georgian Airways, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Iberia Express, Icelandair, Iran Air, ITA Airways, Japan Airlines, Jet2.com, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, KM Malta Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, LATAM Brasil, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Norse Atlantic Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Nouvelair, Oman Air, Pegasus Airlines, Play, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, RwandAir, Saudia, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sky Express, SriLankan Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss International Air Lines, TAROM, Thai Airways International, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Tus Airways, United Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Vistara, Vueling, WestJet, XiamenAir

Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Paris Orly Airport has connections to various continents worldwide, with a focus on Europe. You'll find numerous flights to cities in France, Germany, the UK and Italy. Additionally, the airport serves routes to many African destinations, including Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Madagascar and Tunisia. If you're travelling from North America, a few cities like Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montreal and Cancun offer flights to Paris Orly. For travellers from South America, São Vicente is the only departure point to Orly Airport. The airport also provides options for travellers from the Caribbean and French Polynesia islands.


Distance to Paris city centre: Paris Orly Airport (ORY) is located approximately 16km (10 miles) from the city centre and a convenient 30-40 minute drive, depending on traffic. Travellers have several options to reach the city centre from the airport. The quickest option is by taxi, although can be expensive. Alternatively, taking the train, will be more affordable, but does require changing lines and can take a little longer then 30-40 minutes. If you're travelling in a larger group, booking a private transfer before your arrival will provide a quick and easy way to reach the city centre. Taking the bus is the most affordable option, however, has a slightly longer travel time.

Airlines that fly to ORY: Air Algérie, Air Caraïbes, Air Corsica, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Amelia International, Azul Brazilian Airlines, Chalair Aviation, Corsair International, Eastern Airways, easyJet, French Bee, Iberia, ITA Airways, KM Malta Airlines, La Compagnie, Royal Air Maroc, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, TUI Fly Belgium, Tunisair, Twin Jet, Volotea, Vueling, Wizz Air

Paris Beauvais Airport (BVA)

Paris Beauvais Airport (BVA) has little international connections compared to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris Orly Airport (ORY). The Airport provides routes to cities within Europe, through budget airlines like Ryanair and Wizz Air. Additionally, it offers connections to some African cities, including Marrakesh.

Distance to Paris city centre: Paris Beauvais Airport (BVA) is around 85 km (53 miles) from the city centre. The airport has various transportation choices. You can opt for an affordable Shuttle Bus, which typically takes about 1.5-2 hours depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, Taxi, Ride Share or Car Renting services offer a similar travel time, although at a higher price. Additionally, there's a direct train connecting the airport to the city centre.

Airlines that fly to BVA: easyJet, HiSky, Ryanair, Wizz Air

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FAQs

When is the 2024 Paris Olympics?

The 2024 Paris Olympics begins on July 26th, 2024, with the opening ceremony taking place along the Seine river, in the heart of Paris. The event continues for just over two weeks, ending with the closing ceremony on August 11th at the Stade de France. Shortly after, the Paralympics will commence on August 28th, 2024, running until September 8th.

What are the best airlines to fly with to the Olympics?

Your choice of airlines often depends on your departure location. For affordable flights within Europe, consider booking with easyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air, Transavia and Vueling. Travellers flying from destinations in Asia have options like Air France, Singapore Airlines, Air China, Asiana Airlines and more. Additionally, for flights from North America, Air France, French Bee (a low-cost long-haul airline), Delta, and American Airlines offer routes to Paris.

Do I need a visa to visit Paris for the Summer Olympics 2024?

Your nationality and length of stay in Paris are the factors that determine whether you'll need a visa to visit. As Paris is part of the Schengen Area, travellers from within the Schengen Area typically do not require a visa for visits up to 90 days within a 180 day period. These rules cover various purposes such as tourism, visiting family or friends, attending business meetings, cultural or sports events and short-term studies or training. However, if you are not a citizen within the Schengen Area, the visa requirements may vary. We highly recommend visiting the French government's website for guidance on visa requirements and the specific visa you may need.