Car hire Nantes Airport - cheap car rental western France
Nantes Airport – NTE, known in French as Aéroport Nantes Atlantique is the largest airport of Western France. It is the main gateway not only to the city of Nantes, the historic capital of Brittany, but also to the Pays de la Loire region, rich in tourist attractions, amongst them the châteaux open for public, the Loire Valley wine tours and the famous Le Mans car races.
The New Renault Twingo - fashion on wheels and a cheap car for rent in Nantes Airport
For many visitors arriving to Western France via Nantes airport, car hire is a popular and often inexpensive solution.
Car rental companies in Nantes Airport
Nantes Airport is served by several car hire companies. Avis Rent A Car, Budget Car Hire France, Europcar, Enterprise/Citer and Sixt Location de Voitures are the on-site car rental providers, with offices located in a dedicated facility located opposite the terminal building. Nantes Airport car hire is also available from off-site suppliers, who either deliver cars to the airport or provide shuttle transportation to their rental stations in a short distance from the airport.
Cheap car hire Nantes Airport
The cheapest car rental deals at Nantes Airport are usually available online, through internet search engines, such as Cartrawler. By searching well in advance and comparing rates from many providers you can find fairly cheap hire cars with pick-up and drop-off at Nantes Airport, with prices starting from around £120 for a week car rental of a Fiat 500, a Reanult Twingo, a Citroen C1, or a similar small city car.
Ford Focus compact class rental car in Nantes Airport
Equally competitive offers can also be found in superior classes: economy, compact and even standard/intermediate cars to rent from Nantes Airport, which are often available from below £200 per week. Small 5+2 MPVs, such as VW Touran, Opel Zafira with space for up to 7 people (but not too much luggage when all seven seats are occupied, though) are also relatively cheap to rent in Nantes Airport. Do prepare to pay considerably more for luxury car rental which in Nantes Airport is often quite exensive compared to other European locations.
Please, be aware that the prices of Nantes Airport hire cars increase significantly during July and August, as well as during the most popular events on Le Mans race track
Nantes Airport – location and distances
Nantes Airport is located approx. 5 miles southwest of the city centre, near Nantes ring road. The Périphérique de Nantes provides easy access to several major motorways of Western France. Lorient, Rennes, Angers, La Rochelle and Le Mans are just some of the cities within an easy reach from Nantes Airport – see the approximate road distances below:
- distance from Nantes Airport to La Baule: 80 km / 50 mi
- distance from Nantes Airport to Lorient: 170 km / 106 mi
- distance from Nantes Airport to Rennes: 120 km / 75 mi
- distance from Nantes Airport to Le Mans: 190 km / 120 mi
- distance from Nantes Airport to Angers: 100 km / 62 mi
- distance from Nantes Airport to Saint-Jean-de-Monts: 75 km / 45 mi
UK flights to Nantes
Direct flights from the UK to Nantes are available from City Jet (departures from London City), Easyjet (London-Gatwick, Liverpool) and Flyby (Manchester and Southapmton).
New airport for Nantes?
Serving nearly 4 million passengers per year Nantes Airport is amongst the 10 busiest in France. Due to the proximity to the city, however, its capacity for expansion is very limited. To cater for the needs of the rapidly growing air traffic in the region, Nantes Airport is planned to be replace by Aéroport du Grand Ouest, a new airport currently under construction in Notre-Dame-Des-Landes commune, approx. 19 miles north-west of Nantes.