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Nantes Airport

Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)

Overview

One of France's smaller airports, Nantes Atlantique Airport is nonetheless a major air travel hub for western France, processing roughly two million passengers per year. Located five miles (8km) southwest of Nantes in Bouguenais, France, the facility is a modern L-shaped terminal building made up of four halls. Lots of glass walls give the facility an open, airy atmosphere, and it is easy to find your way around.

With no long queues to contend with and friendly staff members on hand, Nantes Atlantique Airport is a pleasure to fly through. Passengers should be aware however, that facilities are very basic and only 3-4 shops and stores are there for entertainment. One fun amenity is the photobooth in Hall 1, where you can take before and after pictures to remember your holiday in France.

Flights to Nantes Atlantique Airport come from around Europe and North Africa, with many domestic connections to other airports in France.

Location

The airport is located five miles (8km) southwest of Nantes in Bouguenais.

Getting to the city

TAN shuttles connect the airport to the city centre every 20 minutes between 5:30am and 11pm Monday to Saturday, and every 30 minutes between 6:15am and 11pm on Sundays and holidays. The shuttle runs from outside Hall 1 to the railway station; the trip takes roughly 20 minutes and costs €7.50.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Car rental offices are located on the esplanade, and include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, and Sixt.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the esplanade. An average fare to downtown Nantes is roughly €25-35.

Facilities

Airport facilities include conference rooms, handicapped services, information desks, a petrol station, currency exchange, mail drops, a photo booth, ATMs, and an infirmary. The terminal also offers a variety of shopping and dining options.

Parking

Parking at Nantes Atlantique Airport starts at €5.50 for up to two hours and goes up to daily rates ranging from €8 to €16.80, depending on the parking lot.

Website

www.nantes.aeroport.fr

Airlines

Flights to Nantes Atlantique Airport are available via Air France, easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, Smart Wings, Eastern Airways, Tunisair, Vueling and Windjet.

Internet

Wifi is available for a fee throughout the terminal building.

Business Lounges

There are six meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 100 delegates, equipped with audio-visual equipment.


Nantes Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.