Nantes Airport Car Rental

Nantes Airport Basics.....

Not long ago this airport was called the Aéroport Château Bougon, named after the region of the airport location.  The airport currently serves about 2.5 to 3 million passengers per year thru the facility.  As many airports in the European area the facility has its origins in military purposes and was later converted to commercial uses.
Nantes atlantique

Nantes Airport Car Rental.....

Currently, there are five car rental companies occupying desks within the Nantes Airport.  These include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and National.  Car rental agents may be found in the arrivals area of the facility. 

Location of Rental Cars at the Nantes Airport...

ars are parked at the P5 car park location - which is situated right across from the main terminal.  Walking out the front exit, you will see the car rentals in front of you.  Below is a little video we found that shows a couple driving around the Nantes Airport.  It gives you a little bit of an idea of what it looks like from the outside.

Directions to Nantes from the Airport...

If driving to Nantes, you will hop in your car and and take a right out of the parking lot on Aeroport Nantes Atlantique.  As you to thru the first traffic circle, you will bypass the first two options and travel North on D85.  Watch for little green signs pointing you to Nantes.  Stay on D52 for about 1.5 km.  After that you will approach another traffic circle.  Go straight thru it.  Cross over a bridge and take the first right at the third traffic circle (remember to watch for signs - everything is well-signed, but the signs are small).  Drive for about 1.2 km on N844 (divided four-lane), then exit right on 52 to Porte de Bouguenais.  You will see the white signage overhead.  Drive for about 3.5 km on the Route de Pornic.

You will approach another traffic circle, take the second exit on it to Nantes.  Cross over the Le Loire River into the city of Nantes.

Nantes Airport Car Rental Return...

When returning your rental car, you will basically reverse the above directions following the primary roads given.  Finally, we generally recommend filling your rental car with petrol at the airport.  There is a little Elan petrol station right near the car rental car park (P5).
Nantes Pont Aristide-Briand

Nantes Airport Hotels.....

The Nantes Atlantique Hotel - This one sits right near the terminal so you can actually walk to this one if a shuttle isn't available.  By all accounts, sometimes the shuttle is available and sometimes it is not.  The airport boasts of its recently renovated, non-smoking rooms and its swimming pool (outdoor), tennis court and decent restaurant.  You can pick up a room for less than 100 Euros.

B & B Hotel - A stone's throw away from the airport terminal, this one is pretty close as well.  You really could walk to the B & B, but probably shouldn't.  It's less than 1 km away from the rental car pick up car park.  Take the first exit to the right as you go around the traffic circle and travel about 200 meters until you come to the next traffic circle, then take the last exit out of it.  The hotel service road will be right in front of you.  The hotel sits a few meters from there.  You can pick up a room for about half of the one above, and by most reviews, you will enjoy your stay.  There isn't a restaurant on the premises, buy you can pick up a quick continental breakfast for about 6 Euros.

Nantes Airport Amenities.....
The Nantes facility has a few shops here and there, including a duty free shop, a watch store and a boutique store for more expensive gifts.  Restaurants include The Paul Store, the L'International Bar, Le Marche serving fresh food and the Light'itude serving sandwiches salads and drinks.

Wireless is available throughout the airport for a small charge.  It's not free, but I wouldn't say it's expensive.

Other services include the typical airport amenities that you would expect with any airport.  Currency Exchanges, Post office box and even a nursery can help give a relatively small airport a larger feel.  In fact most folks who travel thru the airport report just that.  Although smaller than many international airports, it has decent offerings to its passengers to and from the airport.

Nantes Airport Display

Car Rental Types at the Nantes Airport.....

Just about every type of car that you would want to rent is available for rent at the Nantes Airport.  This includes SUV's, economy cars, minivans and minibuses and luxury cars too.  Also, don't forget to add on anything else that you might need for your trip, including a GPS or a children's car seat for example.  Each can be added on to the car cost when reserving your rental vehicle. 

Finally, we want you to know that we sincerely appreciate your visiting Eurocar Rental.  Our desire is to provide rental car information to you that no one else has.  Thanks so much.
Source: Nantes Airport Homepage

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