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Airports of France

France, as a famous tourist country, has developed a wide range of international airports.

There are 34 of them, with airports in Paris (Orly and Charles de Gaulle, as with the largest traffic). However, if you are planning a skiing holiday or visiting some of the smaller and less well-known places in the country, you should consider using some smaller airports, such as Nice or Toulouse.

    Paris Charles de Gaulle — IATA CDG code — (

66.2 million passengers)

Charles de Gaulle is the country’s largest international airport and the main hub of Air France. The airport is located 25 km north-east of the French capital. Getting to and from the airport is quick and easy. For its good communication both with other French regions and with international cities, this airport may be the right choice for you.

    Paris Orly Airport — code IATA ORY — (

29 million passengers)

As an alternative to CDG Airport, you can use the small airport in Paris, located 13 km south of the city center. It is the busiest airport in the country in terms of domestic traffic and the second busiest in international traffic. The airport is well connected to the city center.

    Bordeaux Mérignac Airport — IATA BOD code — (

5 million Passengers)

Located in southwestern France, the airport is just 12 km west of Bordeaux. He mainly manages flights to metropolitan and resort cities of Europe and North Africa. This is the sixth bus airport in France.

    Beauvais Tille Airport — IATA BVA Code — (

4 Mio. passengers)

Also known as Paris Beauvais Airport, it is located a little farther than 85 km northwest of Paris. It is mainly used by charter and low-cost airlines such as Ryanair, Wizzair, etc.

    Airport Lyon Saint-Exupery — code IATA LYS — (

9 Mio. passengers)

LYS Airport belongs to the third largest city in France, Lyon. These are important transportation facilities for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, located 20 km southeast of the city center of Lyon.

    Marseille-Provence Airport — IATA code MRS — (

8.1 million Passengers)

Marseille Provence Airport is located 27 km north-west of Marseille. It is the largest French airport in the country by the number of passengers and the third in terms of freight traffic. Since September 2006, the airport also manages low-cost flights such as Easyjet, Ryanair and Volotea. Getting to and from the airport is easy and cheap.

    Nantes Airport — IATA NTE code — (

4 million passengers)

The international airport serving Nantes is located 8 km south-west of the city, in Bougain. It is the largest airport in western France. It serves as a hub for Volotea and Transavia in France. Check out how to get to the city center from the airport.

    Airport Nice Cote d’Azur — code IATA NCE — (

12 million passengers)

NCE Airport is just 6 km southwest of Nice and the third busiest airport in the country. It is an Air France center and an operating base for Easyjet. The airport is well connected to the city. This is the most convenient airport for people visiting the Cote d’Azur. In addition, due to its proximity to Monaco, it also serves as the airport of the city-state, connected to the city by helicopter service.

    Mulhouse Airport — IATA code BSL — (

7 million passengers)

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport is a French international airport, located 3.5 km north-west of Basel, Switzerland, 20 km from Mulhouse, France and 45 km south of Freiburg, Germany. Due to its location and proximity to international borders, it serves as a base for many airlines, including Easyjet, Belair, Air Berlin, and operates flights to many European capital and entertainment centers. Check out how to get to the city center from the airport.

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport — IATA TLS code — (

8 million passengers)

The airport of the capital of Tunisia of Occitania is located 7 km north-west of the city center and partly in Blagnac. Transport from the airport to the city is fast and affordable. This airport is the best option for tourists visiting Andorra or Lourdes.

Ajaccio airport — IATA code AJA — (

1.4 million passengers)

  • Also called: Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, Campo dell’Oro Airport
  • Nearby cities: Propriano, Corte, Calvi (Corsica)
  • To the city of Ajaccio from the airport: bus — 20 min.

Montpellier Airport — IATA MPL code — (

1.4 million passengers)

  • Also called: Frejorg Airport
  • Nearby cities: Nimes, Avignon, Seth, Beziers, Carcassonne
  • To the city of Montpellier from the airport: bus, tram or train

Bastia Airport — code IATA BIA — (

1.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Poretta Airport
  • Nearby cities: Ville di Pietrabugo, Furiani, Patrimonio, San Martino di Lot (Corsica)
  • To the city of Bastia from the airport: bus — 35 min.

Bergerac Airport — code IATA EGC — (

0.3 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Dordogne Périgord Airport
  • Nearby cities: La Force, Prigonrieux, Saint-Laurent-de-Vigne, Monbazillac
  • To the city of Bergerac from the airport: only taxi

Beziers Airport — code IATA BZR — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Cap d’Agde Airport
  • Nearby cities: Marassian, Maurilhan, Bujan-sur-Libron, Villeneuve-les-Beziers
  • To the city of Beziers from the airport: bus — 30 minutes.

Biarritz Airport — IATA BIQ code — (

1 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Pays Basque Airport
  • Nearby cities: Anglet, Bidart, Bayonne, Arbon, San Sebastian
  • To the city of Biarritz from the airport: bus — 20 min.

Brest Airport — IATA BES code — (

0.9 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Brest Gipavas Airport, Brest Brittany Airport
  • Nearby cities: Teammates, Bohar, Pluzane, Gipavas
  • To the city of Brest from the airport: bus — 10 min.

Carcassonne Airport — IATA CCF code — (

0.4 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Salvaz Airport, Carcassonne Salvaz Airport or Carcassonne Airport in Pace Qatar
  • Nearby cities: Kazilhak, Lavalette, Berriac, Pennautier
  • To the city of Carcassonne from the airport: bus — 30 min.

Chambery Airport — IATA CMF code — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Chambery-Savoie Airport, Chambery-Aix-les-Bains Airport
  • Nearby cities: Cognin, Barberaz, Jacob-Bellecombette, Montagnole
  • To the city of Chambery from the airport: bus — 15 min.

Airport Dinard — IATA code DNR — (

0.1 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Dinard-Pleurtuit-Saint-Malo Airport
  • Nearby cities: La Richardais, Pleurtuit, Ploubalay, Lancieux
  • To the city of Dinard from the airport: taxi

Figari Airport — IATA FSC code — (

0.5 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Figari Sud-Corse Airport, Figari Airport in South Corsica
  • Nearby cities: Bonifacio, Sotta, Porto-Vecchio
  • To Figari from the airport: public bus — 30 min.

Grenoble Airport — IATA GNB Code — (

0.3 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Alpe Isere Airport, Grenoble Isere Airport
  • Nearby cities: La Tronche, Sassenage, Meylon, Saint-Martin-d-Eres
  • To the city of Grenoble from the airport: bus — 30 min.

Airport Ile de Re — IATA LRH code — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: La Rochelle
  • Nearby cities: La Flotte, Loix, Saint-Martin-de-Re
  • To the city Ильle de Ré from the airport: public bus — 15 min.

Airport Lille — code IATA LIL — (

1.5 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Lille-Leskin Airport, Leskin Airport
  • Nearby cities: Lambersart, La Madeleine, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Loos
  • To the city of Lille from the airport: bus — 20 min.

Limoges Airport — IATA LIG code — (

0.3 million passengers)

  • Also called: Limoges — Bellegarde Airport
  • Nearby cities: Panazol, Fejtiat, Island
  • To Limoges from the airport: public bus — 15 min.

Airport Nimes — code IATA FNI — (

0.2 million passengers)

  • Also called: Nimes-Ales-Camargue-Sevennes Airport, Garons Airport, Nîmes Garons Airport
  • Nearby cities: Pulks, Margarita, Rodilan, Keisarg
  • To the city of Nimes from the airport: bus — 20 min.

Pau airport — IATA PUF code — (

0.6 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Pau Pyrénées Airport
  • Nearby cities: Jurancon, Gellos, Bizanos, Billere
  • To the city of Pau from the airport: public bus — 15 minutes.

Perpignan Airport — IATA PGF code — (

0.6 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Perpignan-Rivesaltes Airport, Liabaner Airport
  • Nearby cities: Cabstans, Pollestres, Toulouges, Cenet-en-Roussillon
  • To the city of Perpignan from the airport: bus — 25 min.

Strasbourg Airport — IATA SXB code — (

1.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: no other names
  • Nearby cities: Kehl, Eckbolsheim, Schiltigheim, Lingolsheim
  • To Strasbourg from the airport: train — 10 minutes

Toulon Airport — IATA TLN code — (

0.5 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Toulon-Yer Airport, Yer Le Palivestre Airport
  • Nearby cities: La Valette-du-Var, La Garde, Ollioules
  • To the city of Toulon from the airport: public bus — 30 minutes.

Tours Airport — IATA code TUF — (

0.2 million Passengers)

  • Also called: Val de Loire Airport
  • Nearby cities: Saint-Avertine, Parkay-Mesley, La Memrollet-sur-Choisille
  • In Tours city from the airport: bus — 20 min.

French airports with less than 100,000 passengers per year:

  • Châlons-en-Champagne Airport — IATA XCR code
  • Poitiers Airport — IATA PIS code
  • Rodez Airport — IATA RDZ Code
  • Airport Saint-Etienne — IATA code EBU

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