Pays de la Loire Travel

There are a host of great airports to choose from depending on where you are coming from and where in the Western Loire you are holidaying.

Centrally located for Pays de la Loire is Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) with regular flights on Ryanair and BA to London Gatwick, Dublin, East Midlands and London Stansted. Aer Arann has flights from Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester.

If your holiday home is to the north of Pays de la Loire you have a choice of Nantes Airport, Tours Airport (TUF) and Rennes Airport (RNS). Tours has Ryanair flights to London-Stansted and Rennes brings in connections from Paris and Flybe flights from Edinburgh, Exeter, Manchester and Southampton.

When staying in the south of Pays de la Loire, search for flights to Nantes, La Rochelle Airport (LRH) or Poitiers Airport. Ryanair, easyJet, Jet2 and Flybe have flights arriving from Bristol, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Poitiers-Biard Airport (PIS) has flights from London-Stansted on Ryanair.

Air France
British Airways

Pays de la Loire Ferries

While no ferries moor on the Pays de la Loire coastline, many travellers from the UK will drive over on the ferries to save not only on flights, but to save on car rental fees. There are three ports within 3 hours of most gites in Pays de la Loire. Look for ferries arriving to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo. Visit Brittany Ferries and Direct Ferries for more information.

Pays de la Loire Car Rental

All of the airports serving the Pays de la Loire region of France are well equipped to meet your holiday needs and budget for car rental. Many agencies will have staff on hand in the airport to make your holiday even more comfortable.


Pays de la Loire Trains

France’s extensive rail network makes train travel through France easy, safe and enjoyable. Trains on the SNCF network lead into the Pays de la Loire from all directions.