Ports of Call
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.
The airport is located five miles (8km) southwest of Nantes in Bouguenais.
Getting to the city
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; a single trip costs €8.50.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Car rental offices are located on the esplanade, and include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, and Sixt.
Taxis are available from outside the terminal building. An average fare to downtown Nantes is roughly €30-€35.
Airport facilities include conference rooms, services for the disabled, 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 at Nantes Atlantique Airport starts at €3.40 for the first 10 minutes, with an additional €0.30 per each subsequent 10 minutes up to three hours. One day is charged at €21.80 and rises to between €58.90 and €119.90 for a week, depending on which parking lot is used.
Free wifi is available throughout the terminal building.
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.