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Travel time from Paris to New York City



Paris to New York City airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Paris to New York City? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach New York City, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Tuesday, 10:23 am:  start in Paris
drive for about 42 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 12:00 pm at the latest

11:05 am:  Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 12:30 pm

11:35 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

12:35 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

1:05 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

1:20 pm:  board Compagnie Natl Air France flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:30 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:45 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CDG
fly for about 8 hours in the air

3:31 pm (local time):  John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
New York City is 6 hours behind Paris
so the time in Paris is actually 9:31 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

3:46 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at JFK
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 38 minutes to your destination

4:24 pm (local time):  arrive in New York City

Total travel time: 12 hours




Flying non-stop from Paris to New York City

How far is New York City from Paris? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 3,636 miles or 5851 km

Flight time: 7 hours, 46 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 12 hours, 1 minute.

Flying private is roughly 1.7x faster, and saves you about 5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




Alternate flights from Paris to New York City

The most common route is CDG to JFK, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. CDG to JFK
    Paris Charles de Gaulle to John F. Kennedy International
  2. CDG to EWR
    Paris Charles de Gaulle to Newark Liberty International
  3. ORY to JFK
    Paris Orly to John F. Kennedy International
  4. ORY to EWR
    Paris Orly to Newark Liberty International
  5. LBG to EWR
    Paris Le Bourget to Newark Liberty International
  6. LBG to JFK
    Paris Le Bourget to John F. Kennedy International




Airlines that fly to New York City

We picked Compagnie Natl Air France for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Compagnie Natl Air France (AF)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  4. XL Airways France (SE)
  5. Air Transat (TS)
  6. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (DY)
  7. Omni Air International LLC (X9)
  8. Atlas Air Inc. (5Y)
  9. Titan Airways (02Q)




Plan a trip to New York City

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to New York, New York. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in New York City. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Standard New York. A great place to eat might be Katz's Delicatessen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in New York City like Central Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about New York City like Where do the cool kids stay in NYC these days? Click the button below to explore New York City in detail.






What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from New York City to Paris, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Paris, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Paris!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 3,636 miles
flight time of 7 hours, 46 minutes
New York City is 6 hours behind Paris
745 Paris travel answers
589 New York City travel answers

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New York City Airports
  1. LaGuardia Airport
  2. Newark Liberty International Airport
  3. Teterboro Airport
  4. John F. Kennedy International Airport
  5. Morristown Municipal Airport
  6. Westchester County Airport
  7. Long Island MacArthur Airport



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