Everyone loves Europe, it’s true. But getting there in the summer months can be quite an expensive proposition. That’s where CheapAir.com comes in. We’ve researched the best airports to fly into for your budget European vacation this summer.
Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
From New York (JFK) travelers can get flights for under $400 (with one stop) in late August and September or under $500 nonstop.
Other affordable flights to Paris this summer from:
Los Angeles $627
Oslo Airport (OSL)
From New York (JFK) connecting flights for $476 in August on Finnair and from San Francisco for $737.
Other affordable flights to Oslo this summer from:
Los Angeles $611
Washington DC (DCA) $753
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
From New York (JFK) nonstop flights for $691 in July and $449 in August.
Other affordable flights to Amsterdam this summer from:
San Francisco $630
London Heathrow (LHR)
From Chicago (ORD) nonstop flights for $376 in August on American/British Airways.
Other affordable flights to London this summer from:
Los Angeles $489
Portland, OR $693
El Prat Airport (BCN)
From Los Angeles (LAX) nonstop flights for $572 on Norwegian in August. Connecting flights are an even better deal – just $479 on American/Iberian
Other affordable flights to Barcelona this summer from:
New York (JFK) $307
Leonardo Da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
From New York (JFK) connecting flights on American in August for just $519 and nonstops for $767 on Alitalia.
Other affordable flights to Rome this summer from:
Los Angeles $587
On the flip side, there are destinations that seem to be expensive no matter where you’re flying in from. Don’t look for bargain basement prices if you’re flying into Vienna, Prague or Venice. Vienna, for example, generally will hit the $1,000 plus mark for most connecting flights. A nonstop from New York, which usually offers the best airfares to the continent, will set you back $1,200+ for nonstop flights in July and August.
Don’t miss out on our Europe Summer Flights page, where you can get specific advice on the best days of summer to buy flights and save money! Our page also shows you the dates and days of the week to focus in on for the best prices of the season.