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The third largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria boasts sun, sea and terrific beaches. With a mountainous interior, atmospheric capital and fantastic choice of land and sea activities, the island really does have something for everyone. Book your flights to Gran Canaria today to discover the island for yourself.
Although summer is the peak season in Gran Canaria, the island’s year-round sunshine and warm temperatures mean there’s really no bad time to visit the destination.
The summer, spring and early autumn months are ideal for sunseekers looking to top up their tan. while the cooler winter offers perfect conditions for hiking, biking and the other action-packed activities the island has become known for.
Thanks to increased demand, cheap flights to Gran Canaria are often a little harder to find during the summer. However, if you know where to look, finding a great deal on your trip to the sun should be easy whatever the season.
Begin your Gran Canaria flights search on Expedia by using the ‘Advanced Options’ to limit your search to your preferred airline or preferred class. You can also search only for refundable flights.
On the results page you’ll see a selection of the best journey options for your trip. Use the filters on the left of the page to narrow your options by flight time, departure time or airline to find the journey that suits you best.
If your travel dates aren’t fixed, you may find you can save money by flying on a different day. Click the ‘Show Flexible Dates’ link at the top of the flight results to find out.
If you’re looking for flights from London to Gran Canaria, make sure you select ‘All London Airports’ when making your search. This will increase your chances of finding a bargain deal.
If you’re searching for flights to Gran Canaria from outside the capital you can use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option beneath the search boxes at the top of the page. This will allow you to check departures from other terminals within easy reach of your preferred departure point.
Gran Canaria Airport is the main arrival and departure point for visitors travelling to the island.
Located 12 miles south of the centre of Las Palmas, and just 16 miles from the popular resorts of the south coast, it’s easy to reach your accommodation on the island from here.
A number of airlines offer flights from Gran Canaria to UK airports.
A public bus network links many parts of Gran Canaria: services between the island’s main towns and resorts run reasonably frequently Monday to Friday.
If you want to get off the beaten track, or if there are some specific sights you want to tick off, you may find it easier and more convenient to hire a car for the duration of your stay.
If you’d rather not drive during your holiday, talk to your hotel about the excursions they offer or find a local taxi driver to take you to your destination.
The most famous sight in Gran Canaria is Roque Nublo. This imposing, volcanic rock came into existence around five million years ago following an eruption on the island. Hike up to the landmark and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area.
If you’re travelling to the island to top up your tan, a visit to Maspalomas is a must. The second longest beach on Gran Canaria, it’s backed by vast sand dunes that make it look more like the Sahara than Spain. There are a number of walking routes through the dunes, or why not enjoy a camel ride through the lunar landscape?
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Gran Canaria. The island is in the same time zone as the UK.
Paris is, without a doubt, one of the most popular destinations on the planet – but, you don’t need to dig too deep to pay for your flights to the French capital. You can be enjoying the wide, tree-lined avenues, grand architecture, world-class museums, art galleries, opera, theatre, cafes and fashion boutiques after bagging a cheap flight from Expedia. Let’s show you how.
It’s not just the season that is all-important for the haute-couture of Paris. It’s just as important a consideration if you are booking a flight and looking for a bargain deal.
Spring is very popular in romantic Paris, and as a result you can expect flight fares to rise and attractions to be busier.
Autumn also has a charm of its own, but there are many more bargains to be found in the months of September to November.
The true off-season, though, is winter. Avoid the Christmas and New Year period and there are many cheap flights available between November and March. Do pack warm clothes, though, and your brolly!
It’s not just the time of year, however, that can help you find the best deals on flights to Paris. Sometimes it’s down to the tactics you use for searching, and here are some to try out right now.
With so many airports in the UK offering departures to Paris, it can sometimes pay big time to search beyond your closest. Expedia offers you a ‘Nearby Airports’ option when you search for your flights. You’ll find this under your chosen departure location – and it allows you to explore the deals available from other UK airports.
If you are searching for flights from London to Paris you can widen your net by selecting all London airports, rather than just a specific one. And, likewise, don’t forget to check prices to both of the airports in Paris as well.
For those not restricted to set days, cheaper flights can be found by using our ‘Show Flexible Dates’ feature. This appears just above where your flight options are returned – and it lets you see exactly when the cheapest tickets to Paris are near your preferred dates.
There are many airports and carriers offering cheap flights to Paris throughout the year. Here are some of the most popular routes.
Airlines offering flights to Paris include:
If you're booking direct flights from the UK you'll land at either Charles de Gaulle Airport or Paris Orly Airport. Unfortunately, there are no longer direct flights from UK to Beauvais–Tillé Airport, a low-cost airport favoured by budget airlines flying to Paris.
Charles de Gaulle
The second busiest airport in Europe is also known as Roissy Airport. It’s a big airport that boasts three terminals and plenty of great onward travel options. These include the RER commuter train (from terminals 2 and 3), the Roissybus (from all terminals), taxi or car hire. The Magical Shuttle bus can whisk you off to Disneyland Paris straight from the airport.
Paris-Orly is the country’s second busiest airport, after Charles de Gaule. As you’d expect, it’s easy enough to head into the attractions that Paris offers from here. You can catch the OrlyBus into the city or take the Orlyval light rail to connect with the RER train line. Taxis and car hire options are plentiful in Paris and those heading for Disneyland can jump on the Magical Shuttle.
Paris is actually a surprisingly compact and walkable city. But, should you need to give your legs a rest, the Paris Metro will transport you between quarters quickly. It runs until 12:30am and a ticket will give you unlimited access all day to both the trains and city buses.
The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Pompidou and the Arc de Triomphe: been there, done that? If you have done the must-do top 10, Paris still has many secrets to reveal, and here are just three of them.
The Countryside in the City
A true haven that Paris harbours is 'la campagne à Paris'. This slice of rural life in the heart of the metropolitan city is a neighbourhood of 92 pavilions that offers all the tranquillity of a typical French village in the centre of Paris itself.
Nearest Metro: Porte de Bagnolet
The Ghosts of the City
Underneath the French capital are caves left from where stone was extracted for Haussmann’s colossal urban renewal project. The Catacombs are where the remains of 6,000,000 Parisians were transferred from cemeteries into these caves. Here you can delve into the history of Paris and meet its ghosts.
Nearest Metro: Denfert Rochereau
The Old Streets of the City
Rue des Francs Bourgeois is in the chic district of Marais. Here old, luxurious townhouses rub shoulders with trendy cafes and bars, and fashionistas can explore designer boutiques to their heart’s content. Stroll further down this atmospheric street and the Place des Vosges awaits: this is where Victor Hugo once resided and invented his tales of Parisian life.