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Foreign Travel

It’s easy to get out of the country if you live in Paris. Here are a few ways to leave!

Airports

Paris has two major airports: Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle to the north and Orly to the south. Really, the vast majority of flights leave from Roissy– especially if you’re leaving Europe and travelling on a major carrier. Orly, the older and smaller airport, mainly services European destinations and low-cost carriers. The questionable third “Parisian” airport is Beauvais. Although marketed as being a Paris-area airport, Beauvais is actually out in the countryside of Picardie, a good 90 minutes from Paris. Flights leaving out of Beauvais are exclusively low-cost and are often priced at bargain-basement rates. If you decide to fly out of Beauvais, don’t forget to factor in the time and cost of the shuttle to get out there.

Trains

Thanks in part to the TGV, there are more and more trains to foreign countries. Check out our article on train stations on our Within France Travel section.

Coaches

If you’re short on funds but long on time, then consider travelling by coach bus. The rates are criminally low (9€ to go to Brussels!) but you will have a lot of time on your hands. Expect to leave or arrive very early in the morning. For more information, check out Eurolines, the premier European coach service.

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