Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport - Find Cheap Car Hire
Clermont-Ferrand - CFE is the main airport of the French region Auvergne. The airport is situated 3.6 miles (6.7 km) from the Clermont-Ferrand city centre.
In the middle of France is the Auvergne region, which consists of four departments; Allier, Puy de Dome, Cantal and Haute Loire - Clermont-Ferrand is part of Puy de Dome.
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Puy de Dome is named after the youngest volcano in the Chaînes des Puys - a chain of volcanos. The volcano Puy de Dome is 6 miles (10 km) from Clermont-Ferrand, and attracts approximately 500,000 tourists, and is a well-known centre for paragliding.
Airlines and Destinations - Clermont-Ferrand
The airport serves roughly 415,000 passengers a year and has 10 destinations to offer flights to. The last 15 years have been rough on the airport - back in 2002, there were approximately 1 million passengers coming through the airport and they offered 30 destinations.
The destinations of today are Ajaccio and Bastia on Corsica, Paris - Orly and Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam, Lyon, Figari, Porto, Nice and London. That means only Amsterdam, Porto and London are international flights - the rest of the destinations are domestic flights.
The Airlines operating from Clermont-Ferrand are Air Corsica, Air France, Hex Air, HOP! and Ryanair. Last-mentioned airline has the flights to Porto due to the large Portuguese community in the area of the airport.
Car rental in Clermont-Ferrand Airport
It is possible to rent a car in Aéroport de Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne, which is the official name of the airport.
Present are not only the large car rental companies in Europe like Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt, but also American car rental companies like Alamo, Thifty, Enterprise rent a car and the leisure car hire branch of Europcar: Keddy by Europcar.
The providers offer many different types of cars - everything from small city cars to MPVs/Minivans or premium cars.
See the access plan for Clermont Airport
Typically, the lowest price for a week’s car hire in Clermont-Ferrand range from £120/€162 or £17/€23 a day. In comparison, a taxi ride to the city centre of Clermont-Ferrand will most likely cost you between £15 and £22 (€20-€30) for a 10-minute drive.
Public transportation is also available from the airport. Bus 20 of the T2C network stops at the airport. Line number 20 drives to and from the Clermont-Ferrand city centre every day of the week.
Please see overview of public transport by bus
You will find the train station 5 minutes from the airport. It is connected to the terminal by a footpath.
The train line that stops here is the line 6 with the following time table
What do see in Clermont-Ferrand
The Auvergne region (nature) is (very dominant. Therefore it has been) a centre for many outdoor activities such as hot air ballooning, paragliding, trekking, canoeing, rafting or fishing.
The wide nature is ideal for discovery and adventure, making it a land of freedom for many with its wide plains, mountains and many rivers and streams.
Besides from a breath-taking nature, Clermont-Ferrand is the home of tire giant Michelin, and also the host of the second largest film festival in France, just after Cannes.
The founders of Michelin were born in Clermont-Ferrand and started their successful company in the town, where they still have their headquarters. Later on a Michelin Museum was built in the town. The museum tells the story of the company and their development, but also it tells the story of the world at the time, the company was founded.
Clermont-Ferrand is also home for many beautiful buildings such as the Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption and the Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port.