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Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Nantes Airport.

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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Nantes Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • RentScape

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    8.4 (2616)
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  • Avis

    8.4 (4952)
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  • Europcar

    8.3 (6783)
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  • National Car Rental

    8 (366)
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  • Alamo

    8 (7536)
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  • Budget

    8 (8552)
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  • Keddy By Europcar

    8 (2824)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.9 (3648)
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  • Rent a car

    7.7 (19)
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  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
  • Enterprise

    7.6 (1620)
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  • Carwiz rent a car

    7.6 (342)
  • Thrifty

    7.6 (4529)
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  • Hertz

    6.5 (5789)
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Car rental location Nantes Airport

Nantes Airport Guide

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Five miles from Nantes, Nantes Atlantique Airport offers easy access to the historical city and other attractions in Pays de Loire. Shuttle buses operate between the airport and Nantes, while slower trams take up to 35 minutes. Car hire in Nantes Atlantique Airport offers passengers the quickest way to the city, with Nantes a 20-minute drive to the north.

Who to Book With
International car rental suppliers at the airport include Avis, National, Europcar and Hertz. All suppliers have offices on the esplanade right next to the car park, which is accessible from the terminal on foot. Vehicles are collected and dropped off in the airport’s car park.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents are needed upon vehicle collection:

- Your UK driver’s licence (both parts)
- A document to confirm your ID, such as a passport or utility bill
- Booking confirmation

For more info read our FAQ's.

French authorities strictly enforce parking restrictions, and drivers should expect steep fines or towing if they park in an illegal area. Discs to park in blue zones can be purchased at police stations, tourist offices or shops and are to be displayed in the vehicle. Automatic petrol pumps are the norm and accept both credit and debit cards for payment, but UK drivers should carry cash in case their card is not accepted. It is obligatory to carry a warning triangle and a florescent jacket in your vehicle. Some roads are toll routes; UK drivers can use an automatic telepeage tag to pass through the automatic tag lanes.

To learn more about driving here, look at our guide to France.


The quickest way for arriving passengers to reach the city from the airport is to self-drive. Shuttle buses take longer, at around 30 minutes, while trams take even longer and do not run directly from the airport. Taxis are also available but are a pricey option.

Buses operate from the airport to Nantes Railway Station. From here, SNCF trains run to Paris, Lyon and Marseille.

Taxis wait at the rank outside of the terminal building, while pre-arranged taxis wait in a separate area near the car hire facility.

Taxi prices:
Nantes Atlantique Airport to Nantes city centre is around £20

Tan Air shuttle buses run between the airport and Nantes, making a stop at Nantes Railway Station before terminating in the city centre. The bus stops in front of Hall 1 and operates every 30 minutes between 05:30 and 23:15. On Sundays and bank holidays, it operates between 06:15 and 23:15. Tickets are purchased directly on the bus and cost around £6. In addition, local bus number 37 stops outside of Terminal 1 and takes passengers to tramway Line 3, which services Nantes Place du Commerce.


The single terminal airport is the largest airport in the west of France and handles over 3.2 million passengers annually. The airport operates flights to a number of destinations within France and elsewhere in Europe, as well as to Morocco, Tunisia and Réunion, and seasonal services to Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic and Montréal, Canada.

There are nine car parks on site, with P4 being the closest lot to the terminal and P0 eco being the furthest away. Prices run from about £10 to £20 a day though rates drop after the first 24 hours.

Wireless internet is available throughout the entire airport. Cards can be purchased in the terminal and cost about £2 for 30 minutes, £3.50 for one hour and £8 for 24 hours.

Information Services
There is an information counter in the terminal’s Hall 1.

Useful Numbers
Call Centre: +33 240 848 000

The airport offers facilities and services for passengers with reduced mobility. There is a drop-off point just outside of the terminal, between halls 3 and 4, which has an assistance button which can be used by passengers to avail of aid. There are designated car park spaces close to the terminal that are reserved for disabled persons, and lifts and ramps can be found in all areas of the airport.

Restaurants and Bars
L'Atelier des 2 Rives is the airport’s only full-service restaurant, serving traditional French cuisine made using products from the region. There are also four cafés and one French cuisine fast-food outlet on site.

VIP Lounges
There are no VIP lounges at the airport, but there are six meeting rooms which are available for hire.

Money and ATMs
ATMs are available in the terminal though there are no bank branches. Currency exchange services can be found in Hall 1.

Duty-free alcohol, tobacco, perfume, cosmetics and local products are available in the boarding area at Duty Free Atlantique. Reading material, snacks and souvenirs can be had at Relay (Hall 1), while top brand watches can be purchased at Hour Passion (Boarding area).

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  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • RentScape
  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Rent a car
  • Your Rent
  • Enterprise
  • Carwiz rent a car
  • Thrifty
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