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La Rochelle Airport - LRH


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Aeroport de La Rochelle – Ile de Ré
Rue de Jure
17000 La Rochelle

Airport Code:  LRH

Telephone:  00 33 54 64 23 02

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La Rochelle - LRH

La Rochelle, in the Charente Maritime department in western France, enjoys something of a micro-climate.  Under the influence of the gulf stream the weather is reminiscent of the riviera making it an ideal tourist destination.

The town has an attractive mixture of old and modern buildings and around the old harbour are ranged numerous seafood restaurants.  The nearby islands are also popular holiday spots.

The airport is to the west of La Rochelle, squeezed between the city and the sea, accessed from the N237.  From Niort take the N11 and from the south you need the N137.

La Rochelle Airport Car Hire

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La Rochelle Airport Arrivals

The La Rochelle airport arrivals runway runs east/west and the eastern end is only a few metres from the beach.  When approaching from the east you will get a lovely view of the coastline and, if you are on the right side of the plane, of the beautiful Ile de Ré.

The aircraft taxi to within a few yards of the terminal leaving passengers with just a short walk into the building.  Formalities are quickly done with and travellers exit into the (usually) sunshine.  Up to the minute details of incoming flights are available at La Rochelle Airport Arrivals.

La Rochelle Airport Departures

La Rochelle Airport departures are handled at the opposite end of the same main concourse as La Rochelle airport arrivals..  Once inside the terminal, check-in desks are clearly marked and there are rarely any long queues.

There are no shops but why not visit the La Rochelle Airport Bar/Restaurant?  Once you go through to the departure lounge there are toilets but no other facilities.

La Rochelle Airport Taxis

There is no problem with getting a taxi at La Rochelle airport – the La Rochelle airport taxi rank is just outside and the taxis arrive to meet the incoming flights.

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It is a very short ride into the city and only slightly longer out to the Ile de Ré which is linked to the mainland by a bridge.  Rochefort is about 30 minutes away and Niort about 50

La Rochelle Airport Buses

There is a regular La Rochelle airport bus into the city every 20 minutes.  It links the airport with the Place de Verdun and the fare is very reasonable – under 2 euros each way.

Look for line 40A or 40B just outside the terminal. From the town centre buses run to other destinations but for freedom of movement you can’t beat a hire car.  Use the form at the top of this page for an instant online quote for La Rochelle Airport Car Hire. You'll find it hard to beat.

La Rochelle Airport Parking

La Rochelle airport parking car park is not huge – only 265 spaces – but it is quite adequate for a small airport.  The car park is very close to the terminal and the first 30 minutes are free.  After that charges go up by around 1 euro for every 2 hours so there is no need to panic about getting back to the car before your hour is up.  Parking at La Rochelle Airport isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg!

La Rochelle Airport Bars and Restaurants

Bars and restaurants at La Rochelle airport consist of L’Escale Atlantique which is open every day for hot and cold drinks and snacks.  There is also a lunchtime service of traditional cuisine and other specialities and in summer they provide a brasserie.  If there is a bit of a queue for the La Rochelle airport car hire why not have some refreshment and let the queue die down?

La Rochelle Airport Shops

At the moment there are no shops at La Rochelle Airport so make sure you have some reading matter with you.

La Rochelle Weather

The weather at La Rochelle airport is the area’s greatest asset.  The climate is warmer than would be expected at this latitude, mainly due to the gulf stream and the sheltering influence of the surrounding topography.

The climate has been likened to the riviera.  Summer temperatures can reach the thirties but in winter it rarely drops below 10 degrees.  Rain can happen at any time but the autumn is generally the wettest time.  For an up-to-date forecast for the next ten days read our guide to La Rochelle airport weather.

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