Serving western France, Nantes Airport is an important spot for travellers visiting the Atlantic coast of the country. Car hire from Nantes Airport with Auto Europe is the perfect beginning to your stay in this part of France. Being a partner with local and international suppliers, we are able to present our clients with a large choice of vehicles and rental options. Take a look at what we have on offer! Feel invited to visit our Loire Valley road trip page for some great travel ideas in Nantes.
Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)
Official Name: Nantes Atlantique Airport
Address: 44346 Bouguenais, France
Location: The airport is located some 5 miles south-west from the city in Bouguenais.
Airlines operating at Nantes Airport: Air France, Iberia, Nouvelair, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, TAP Portugal, Transavia France, HOP!, Tunisair, Volotea, and Vueling. There are also seasonal flights provided by Air Lingus, Air Corsica, Air Mediterranée, Air Transat, BMI Regional, Europe Airpost, Jetairfly, SunExpress, and XL Airways France. Flights to the UK are operated by CityJet, EasyJet, and Flybe.
The airport consists of one passenger terminal which is divided into four halls. The halls one to three are situated in the two-storey building, with the baggage claim and check-in desks on the ground floor and the departures on the upper one. Hall four occupies the single floor building of the terminal.
Car hire desks are situated in a building in front of the terminal, next to the car park. Remember to have your voucher, a valid driving licence and credit card ready for pick-up. Make sure you know your rental conditions regarding insurance and fuel policy. Check the vehicle for any existing scratches or dents and mark them on a pick-up report. At the drop-off, your car will be inspected again for any new damage.
Although Nantes Airport is rather small in size, travellers will find all facilities they need. Currency exchange and ATMs are located in halls 2 and 3. A manned currency exchange desk is in hall 4. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the terminal allows visitors to surf on the Internet for free. Various shops are located in halls 2 and 3. Eateries such as a snack bar, bakery, cafés and a restaurant are dotted throughout the terminal.
Nantes Airport is only a 20-minute drive away from the city centre. Take exit 51 from the Nantes ring road if you are returning your car hire to Nantes Airport. La Rochelle is about two hours away from the airport, follow the A83 in the south direction. Please visit our driving information page to learn about traffic regulations in France.
By bus and taxi
Bus 37 and various mini and shuttle buses provide transportation to Nantes from the airport. Bus stops are located in front of hall 1. This is also where taxi stands are situated.
There are two on-street parking zones in Nantes, a green and a red one, with different parking fees. Pay attention to the signs, regarding where you are allowed to leave your car and what are the time restrictions. Public paid car parks are dotted around the city centre. No pre-booking is necessary for parking at Nantes Airport. There are usually plenty of unoccupied parking spaces.