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Which airlines fly into Nantes from the UK

Several airlines fly into Nantes from the UK, which makes getting to the Vendée relatively easy. Others fly to La Rochelle from the UK providing an interesting alternative. Driving times from both these destinations are at just 1h 30 minutes to the Vendée...

Travelling by plane to the Vendée - which airlines fly into Nantes?

The Vendée’s locations on the Atlantic coast means that you can fly directly from many regions.

The airports of Nantes Atlantique and La Rochelle - Ile de Ré have easy access and numerous National direct flight destinations such as Toulouse, Brest, Bordeaux, Paris.

International flight destinations include the UK, Ireland, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, and Brussels.

Driving distance from Nantes Atlantique  or La Rochelle – Ile de Ré heading to the Vendée can take roughly 1h 30 minutes depending on your destination and traffic.

Sometimes additional flights may be available during the summer season.  So, check out the following links if you require further information on flight times, possible cost, or availability. 

Nantes Atlantic Airport

La Rochelle - Ile de Ré

Airline that propose direct flights to Nantes from the UK

Nantes – from UK destinations

  • Flybe, Ryanair, EasyJet and CityJet, all offer direct flights from the UK to Nantes Airport.
  • Average flight time is around 1h 30 minutes

Airlines that fly to La Rochelle from the UK

  • La Rochelle direct with Ryanair from Stansted, EasyJet from Bristol and Gatwick, and Flybe from Birmingham, Manchester, and Southampton.
  • Flight times average between 1h25 to 1h 45 minutes

Airlines flying from Ireland to Nantes and La Rochelle

  • Ryanair and Aer Lingus fly direct from Dublin to Nantes.
  • Flight takes 1h 35 minutes
  • La Rochelle from Dublin with Ryanair
  • Flight duration is 1h45 minutes

Car rental Nantes airport France, for the onward journey

Nantes Atlantique airport has some of the best car rental companies in France [MB1] with offices at the airport. It’s best to book in advance during high season to ensure availability.

There is a petrol station located by the roundabout just opposite the P3 north car park. It is next to the P5 car park used for car rentals. Here you can fill up your hire car before returning it. The pumps are automatic and have lead-free octane and diesel. Payment can be made with chip and pin cards only.

Nantes airport shuttle bus service runs every day

 A shuttle bus service is available at the airport running daily between Nantes city centre, the train station, and the airport. The shuttle bus stop is in front of Hall 2

The bus leaves every 20 minutes, Monday to Friday, Sundays, and public holidays every 30 minutes. Further information from the airport website.

La Rochelle airport shuttle bus service has 4 routes into the town.

The shuttle bus service” ILLICO” leaves every 10-15 minutes and takes travellers into the town centre.

The Yélo coach company services the surrounding area and other destinations. Further details can be found on the La Rochelle, Ile de Ré airport website.