Cheap flight UK to Paris

Aug 11th, 2005, 06:47 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 157
Cheap flight UK to Paris

Wife and I can use our frequent flyer miles to either Manchester of London but not to Paris, our actual destination (Sep. 16). Do any low cost airlines fly to any airport in Paris from Manchester or London Gatwick? Wife is afraid to travel between Gatwick and Heathrow. Many thanks, Jerry
glk11b is offline  
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:02 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,873
There are several low fare gurus on here so they might be able to help. At least I'm topping it so they might see it.

But - my question is, what does your wife fear about transferring? Hundreds of people do it every day w/o incident. There is a cheap express coach service that connects the two.
janis is offline  
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:18 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,000
Have you looked at taking the train? Once you factor in transfers, check-in, and security delays, you can probably get from Gatwick to Paris city center faster by rail than by air.

Southwest Trains has service from Gatwick to Waterloo, whence the Eurostar departs. You can also go to the coast and pick it up at Ashford, but only for a few departures each day.
Robespierre is offline  
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:24 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17,144
No airlines of any description fly regular flights from Gatwick to anywhere in the Paris area: you need to get a bus to LHR or Southampton, take the train to Waterloo or Ashford to pick up the Eurostar, or take the . direct train from LGW to just outside LTN, which is one of the area's low-cost airline meccas.

Only BA and Air France fly from MCR to anywhere in the Paris area. Easyjet flies from Liverpool and Jet2 from Leeds.
flanneruk is offline  
Aug 11th, 2005, 10:27 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 165
I flew with British Airways and Air France round trip between Mancherster and Paris for around 150 Euros. No need to change airport there...
Matt is offline  
Aug 11th, 2005, 12:12 PM
  #6  
rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,194
See http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34660087

Best wishes,

Rex
rex is offline  
Aug 12th, 2005, 07:48 AM
  #7  
rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,194
in response to your e-mail question to me, I'm afraid I have no advice on taxi from Manchester to Liverpool. Maybe clarify and re-ask here on this thread?
rex is offline  
Aug 12th, 2005, 10:33 AM
  #8  
rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,194
ttt...
rex is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:42 AM.