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Nantes Airport Bus

Airbus landing at Nantes Airport

Located in Bouguenais, 8km southwest of Nantes, the Nantes Atlantique Airport(formerly Aéroport Château Bougon) is the third largest in western France and the biggest in the Pays de La Loire region (after Toulouse and Bordeaux).

In 2018, it served around 6,2 million passengers, being also the hub for Volotea and Transavia airlines. What is the best way to get to Nantes, how to spend your free time at the Nantes Atlantique Airport? Check out our comprehensive guidebook below.

Table of contents

1. Buses from the airport
2. Taking a taxi
3. Renting a car
4. Useful information
5. FAQ

Buses from the airport

The easiest way to get to Nantes center is to take the airport shuttle bus. Operated by Tan Air, the so called Navette Aéroport shuttles regularly every 20 min from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.

Navette Aéroport (Tan Air): Nantes Airport – Gare SNCF Sud or Commerce The “Tan Air” bus shuttles between the airport and the city center every 20 minutes. You can debus at Gare SNCF Sud (main railway station) or Commerce (one of the main squares in the center).

If you want to go to the center, the coaches are running from 6:15h until 23:15h and Sundays from 7:00h to 23:15h. When it comes to the other way round, the bus is available from 5:30h to 22:30 hand Sundays from 6:20h to 22:50h at the railway station. A one-way regular ticket costs €9.

Navette Aeroport (Tan Air): Nantes Airport – Neustrie There is a cheaper option for those who would like to save a bit of money and don’t mind arriving few minutes later. If you’ll take the NavetteAeroport bus to Neustrie (suburbs of Nantes) and then change into a tram line 3, this combination will cost you only €2.

Have in mind that you will be going around 30-35 minutes. The tickets can be bought at the driver (the 60 minutes ticket includes changes).

Taking a taxi

If you want to avoid crowd in public transport, you can always order a taxi. The cost for a trip between the airport and the city should be around €30-35. Most of the taxis are parked opposite to the Hall no. 3.

Renting a car

A good option for those, who like to travel around the area and explore it on their own. The port offers several car rental companies, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise and Sixt.

Useful information

Nantes airport terminal entrance

The Nantes Atlantique Airport lies in Bougenais, 8 kilometers southwest of the city of Nantes. It serves as a hub for Volotea and Transavia airlines. Starting from April 2019, it will be also a hub for Easyjet. The complex has a single L’ shaped passenger terminal, divided into four numbered halls. The ones from 1 to 3 are located at the long side of “L”.

The baggage claim and check-in facilities are on the ground floor, while the departure lounges are available on the upper level. Hall no. 4 occupies a later single story building at right angles to the previously mentioned building, connected by a lobby.

The airport provides all the facilities and amenities a modern traveler should expect. These include restaurants and cafeterias, free Wi-Fi access, special assistance for passengers with redcued mobility, banks, ATM machines and currency exchange points, baby change equipment, first aid services, post offices and of course many shops and a duty free zone.

Business passengers can count on one of the six conference rooms, equipped with paperboards, video projectors, parking lots, as well as coffee, lunches and cocktails. For more information, click the following link.

FAQ

1. Does Nantes Atlantique have a train station?

Unfortunately, it hasn’t. The airport shuttle bus delivers passengers to the nearest railway stations in Nantes, reaching them within 20 and 30 minutes respectively.

2. Which airlines fly to Nantes Airport?

Many international ones, including EasyJet, Ryanair, Transavia and Volotea with the largest numbers of flights and KLM, Lufthansa, Flybe, Vueling, Tunisair or British Airways as the mostly known ones.

3. Where does Nantes Airport fly to?

You can choose one of the dozens European destinations in France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Greece and more, as well as some North African cities and Tel Aviv. There is also a seasonal flight to Montreal in Canada.

4. How to reach Nantes at night?

Nantes airport is well-connected with the city, therefore the airport shuttle bus will be the best way of transfer. In case you miss the last one, you can always take a taxi, which should cost you around €30.

5. How to get to Angers or Rennes? Are there any direct buses from the airport?

Unfortunately not, but there are plenty of direct buses departing from Nantes bus station. Check out the following link and find the route interesting for you.

6. Can I sleep at the airport? Are there any hotels available in its direct vicinity?

Yes, you can, as the airport is said to be open 24 hours. However, if you want to sleep more comfortably, we suggest staying at one of the two hotels nearby:

Hotel Oceania, which can be reached after a short, 2-minute walk from the airport and Hôtel B&B, available after a 10-minute walk. Both of the hotels offer full service, cozy accommodation and free Wi-Fi. The first one provides also an airport transfer (upon request).

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