Nimes Airport

home        news        car hire        weather

Nimes Airport - FNI



 

View Airports in France in a larger map

Aeroport de Nîmes - Garons
30800 St Gilles

Airport Code: FNI

Tel:0033 467 704949


Nimes Airport Car Hire - Instant Quote



After a lot of research France Airport Guide has partnered with Car Trawler to provide you with what are proving to be, time and time again, the most competitive quotes available for Car hire from any of the main Airports in the World.

As Car Trawler are a brokerage they are nearly always able to provide the most competative rates for car hire from all the major companies you will find at airports in France and all accross the world.

They also provide safe, online booking facilities that have been validated by BT Verisign, this means your credit card information is safe!

We strongly recommend taking out the cheap "No Excess" insurance that is on offer as you make the booking.

 







Nimes - FNI

The airport generally known as Nîmes-Garons actually bears the grand title of The Nîmes – Alès – Camargue – Cévennes Airport.  It is situated 15Km south east of the city of Nimes in the Gard department just off junction 2 of the A54 autoroute. So close in fact, that arriving aircraft seem to skim the banks of the motorway.

Originally a military base, Nimes Airport is supervised by the Garons Air and Naval base and managed by Veolia Transport Aeroport Nîmes who have a 5 year licence valid until 2012.  The entire terminal building is non-smoking and is all one one level.

Nimes Airport Car Hire

There are four car hire companies operating at Nîmes Airport – Avis at Nîmes Airport, Hertz at Nîmes Airport, Europcar at Nîmes Airport and National/Citer at Nîmes Airport. They are all located in the main arrivals hall and the car park for hire cars is just outside the building on the left.  There are no long walks or buses involved.  For the best deals in car hire get a free on-line quote for your Nîmes Airport Car Hire here.

Nimes Airport Arrivals

At Nîmes Airport, the aircraft  comes to a stop within yards of the terminal building, so close that you can easily see the return passengers waiting at the departure gate!

In summer, as you descend the aircraft steps (no airbridges here) you will be met by the smell of lavender and the singing of cicadas.  A short walk takes you into the baggage reclaim hall and thence out into the terminal building for Nimes airport arrivals. Simplicity itself!

Nimes Airport Departures

Nîmes is a very small airport and the chances are that when you arrive to check-in, yours will be the only flight on the board.  No need to scan screens to find your check-in desk – its straight in front of you as you enter the terminal building.

Nîmes Airport departures take part in the on-line check-in scheme so, if you only have hand luggage, you can avoid the queues for the check-in desk.

Nimes Airport Taxis

The taxi rank is immediately outside the terminal building and the taxis are there to meet the incoming flights.  The journey to the city centre takes 20-30 minutes depending on traffic and should cost in the region of 20 – 25 euros.  Nimes airport taxis are metered so you won’t get ripped off.

Follow this link for an instant quote for Nimes airport taxis with our partner Holiday Taxis.

Nimes Airport Buses

Nimes airport buses run regular shuttle services carrying passengers between the airport and various stops in Nîmes city centre.

Nimes Airport Parking

One of the joys of a small airport is that both the public car park and the car hire car park are located close to the terminal building.

The first 20 minutes of Nimes airport parking are free in the public car park.  The airport authorities have made considerable efforts to stop parking in the roadway outside the terminal building.

Nimes Airport Bars and Restaurants

There have been considerable improvements of Nimes airport restaurants in the last couple of years and it is now possible to get food and drink at times to co-incide with flight arrivals and departures.

Nimes Airport Shops

It is advisable to do your shopping for presents etc before you get to the airport although there are a couple of small Nimes airport shops and you may just see that little something for someone back home.

Nimes Weather

Nîmes is officially one of the hottest places in France with temperatures often in the thirties in summer.  For an up to date look at the weather and a 10 day forecast see our up-to-the-minute-guide to Nîmes Weather.

Copyright © 2008-2012 All rights reserved France Airport Guide - Links