FNI- Nimes Airport
|Nimes Airport||Nimes-Garons Airport
F-30800 Saint Gilles
|Telephone Number||+33 4 66 70 49 49|
Nimes airport is situated about 20km south east of Nimes Centre, just off Junction 2 exit Garons of the A54 motorway.
It is a smallish airport but a fair bit bigger than other Languedoc airports like Carcassonne Airport and Perpignan Airport. It is a mixed civilian and military airport with one runway which is 2.5km in length and a terminal building which can handle up to 800,000 passengers per year.
The car park is right next to the terminal building and the main hall and access to all the boarding gates are at ground floor level, so if any member of your party is in a wheelchair you won't have to worry about stairs or escalators.
There is front information desk which is open Monday to Friday from 07:45-19:00 and on Saturday & Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00. Telephone: +33 4 66 70 49 49
Nimes Airport Car Hire
Nimes airport car hire gives you the choice of four car rental companies to choose from. You will find links to information on each of these companies below. All of the car rental desks are in the main terminal building just on your right as you come out of the baggage reclaim hall.
The car hire companies with desks at the airport are:
Flights To Nimes
The airports which offer flights to Nimes are:
Nimes Airport Arrivals
When your plane lands you will disembark and make your way across the tarmac to the Nimes airport arrivals hall. There are no boarding gangways that connect to the planes here so if it's raining you're going to get wet. The distance from the plane to the arrivals hall is about 100 metres.
You can check live flight arrivals at Nimes Airport here.
After your short walk you'll go through passport control and straight into the baggage reclaim hall. There is one large baggage carousel here and you will also find baggage trolleys (you'll need a €1coin).Once you've collected you bags it's just a short walk of a few metres into the Nimes Airport arrivals hall.
Nimes Airport Departures
When you arrive at Nimes airport enter through the sliding glass doors on the right hand side of the terminal building.
This will take you into the Nimes airport departures area. You'll see the the check in desks straight ahead of you.
You can check live flight departures at Nimes Airport here.
Transfers from Nimes Airport
If you want your onward transfer to your destination to be as fast and smooth as possible when you will be met by a driver in the arrivals hall who will escort you to your waiting vehicle, then you can find out more on how to pre-book a transfer at Nimes Airport here.
Nimes Airport Taxis
If you're going to need a Nimes airport taxi then that won't be a problem. As you come through baggage reclaim into the main terminal hall, make your way through the sliding glass exit doors on your right.
Once you're outside you'll see all the Nimes airport taxis lined up in front of you. Just get in line and wait your turn.
Nimes Airport Buses
You can get Nimes airport buses that will take you from the airport into the centre of town.As you exit the terminal building, turn right and you'll see where he bus stops about 50m ahead of you.
The times of the buses coincide with the arrival times of the flights. And seeing as how every time I've flown with Ryanair to Nimes they've been early, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
Journey time is scheduled for 35 mins and it will cost you €5 one way. No need to book. Just get your ticket on board the bus.
Follow this link for an up to date timetable for buses from Nimes Airport
Nimes Airport Parking
The car park for Nimes airport is right in front of the terminal building and on two levels. You get a ticket from the machine when you enter and pay at the ticket machines in the car park itself before you leave.
Follow this link for more information about parking at Nimes Airport.
Nimes Airport Shopping
The Boutique Carnet de Bord sells tobacco, newspapers, books and souvenirs and is situated on the ground floor of the departures hall.They also sell regional gifts including traditionally decorated Languedoc pottery.
There is also a shop in the boarding lounge selling area specialities, wine, drinks, etc.
Nimes Airport Restaurants
Being only small, the selection of bars and restaurants at Nimes airport is rather limited.
There is one bar on the ground floor which is your average French airport bar, with a few tables and the usual offerings of coffee, beer and perhaps a croissant.
In addition to this there is a restaurant and bar called Côte Sud. Côte Sud on the first floor, above the check in desks. It offers two set menus, one at about €15 and one at about €19.
As well as set menus, it also has the usual à la carte (choose what you want from the menu) offerings of starters, main courses, deserts, wines and spirits.
Weather at Nimes Airport
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