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Vannes Meucon Airport, also known as Vannes Golfe du Morbihan Airport, is a general aviation airport located about nine miles north of the city of Vannes. Vannes is situated right by the Gulf of Morbihan, in the heart of France's Brittany region, which is known for its distinct Celtic customs. Apart from its local culture, Brittany is also known for its archaeological sites, beaches with resorts and seaside rentals, and idyllic countryside, all of which are best experienced by driving in this beautiful region of northwest France.
Who to Book With
Being a general aviation airport means that prior arrangement is necessary if you need car rental when you arrive at Vannes Airport. This is, of course, easily arranged online via a comparator site. Otherwise, the city of Vannes itself has several car hire agencies. Many depots are found in the area around Vannes Railway Station, including the offices of National/Citer, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Services Plus and Europcar.
Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at vehicle collection:
- International Driving Permit or full UK driving licence
- Proof of identity, such as a passport
- The credit card of the renter
- Booking form with confirmation
The nearest major highway to Vannes Airport is the N166, which heads north to Ploërmel where you can drive further north along the N24 towards the capital of Brittany, Rennes. When using any of the major highways, you need to be ready to pay tolls. You can pay via credit card or you can buy a transponder chip at Sanef for your card. When you have this chip, you can breeze through the toll stations by using the automatic booth or the télépéage. The city of Vannes itself is easy to navigate on foot. You can park your car at either Le Port Parking Q-park or Republique Plaza Vinci Parc and explore the city from there.
You can find more tips in our Guide to driving in France.
Renting a car is the best option for those arriving at Vannes Airport as there are no modes of public transport that regularly stop at the airport. There are buses but the closest stops are those in the Saint Avé and Meucon areas, both found north of Vannes city centre. To drive to the city centre, exit the airport via the D778E and get on the D767 heading south. This should take you directly towards Vannes city centre in 15 minutes or less.
Taxis are the only other option apart from self-drive to head to your final destination after arriving at Vannes Airport. There are many taxi companies operating in Vannes which you can call to pre-arrange a pick you up at the airport. Radio Taxis Vannetais and ABC Taxis have English-speaking drivers.
Vannes Airport to Vannes city centre is around £20
Vannes Airport to Meucon is around £7
As an alternative, you can take a cab from Vannes Airport to Meucon, around three miles away. In Meucon, you can access Vannes city buses. The Meucon line transports passengers from here to the city centre, passing by Vannes Railway Station en route. A single ticket costs a little more than £1.
Vannes Airport has one terminal building which is used for general aviation purposes. This means that the airport does not receive any scheduled commercial flights. Services offered here include private flying, air charter, air ambulance, flight training, aerial fire fighting, skydiving and police aviation.
Vannes Airport has a total of 27 parking spots in its car park outside the terminal building. All spots are free of charge.
Wi-Fi and internet services are not available at the airport.
The terminal building is small and the airport administration offices are right inside. You can also call the information number if any prior arrangements are necessary.
Information: +33 2 97 60 78 79
No information about the accessibility features of Vannes Airport is available at this time.
Restaurants and Bars
The airport terminal has a single welcoming bar which serves light snacks and refreshments. Its opening hours coincide with those of terminal.
There are no VIP lounges in Vannes Airport.
Money and ATMs
There are no ATMs found in the airport. The closest one is a Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne ATM in the Saint Avé area of Vannes.
Shopping is limited to the food items in the terminal bar.
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.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
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).
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).