Sleeping in Airports

Nantes Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Nantes Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Long rows metal seats, no armrests so able to use camping mat and sleeping bag. Had a few hours near windows overlooking runway. – a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nantes Atlantique Airport.

What to Expect

  • An L-shaped single-terminal international airport with clean facilities and a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Long rows of armrest-free metal seats, runway views and a hassle-free sleep environment can be found on the ground floor. Have a sleeping bag or travel mat and blanket handy for added comfort!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, please write a review or email us at [email protected]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Nantes Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hôtel Oceania – (2 minute walk from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 5:40AM to 11:00PM upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Hôtel Escale Oceania – (2 minute walk from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available from 5:40AM to 11:00PM upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Hôtel B&B – (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Nantes Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Nantes Airport. Connect to the “Vinci Airports WiFi” Network, create an account, watch the promotional video and you are all set.

There are also kiosks in Hall 3 where you can access internet (1€ for 10 minutes, 6€ for 1 hour) and print documents (0.5€ per page).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Halls 2 and 3.

Baby Care Facilities – A nursery is available Hall 3 and 2 nurseries are a boarding area, in theaters 3B and 4B and are equipped with microwaves.

Business Facilties – There are kiosks in Hall 3 where you can print documents (0.5€ per page) and access internet (1€ for 10 minutes, 6€ for 1 hour).

Currency Exchange – ICE offers currency exchange services at the airport. Hours: 8:15AM – 8:45PM (Mon & Fri), 8:15AM – 5:45PM (Tues, Wed, Sat and Sun) and 8:15AM – 7:45PM (Thurs).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty free and several gift shops are available at Halls 2 and 3 on the ground floor and on the first floor of the terminal building. Duty Free is open 5:00AM – 9:30PM (Mon – Thurs & Sat), 5:00AM – 9:45PM (Fri) and 4:30AM – 9:30PM (Sun).

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update there were no 24-hour food and beverage concessions. During flight operation hours, you will find La Brioche Dorée (Landside, Hall 3) • Le Grand Comptoir (Landside, Hall 1, 1st Floor) • La Terrasse (Landside, Hall 3) • Bar 1.44 (Landside, Hall 1) • News Cafe (Airside, Hall 3, 1st Floor).

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in Hall 1, main level.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, near the exit door in Hall 2. Stamps can be purchased at the nearby Relay Store.

Medical Services – There is a First Aid station available in Hall 3, main level.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Photo Booth – Location: Hall 1.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours (not confirmed)


As of February 2018, Nantes airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Air Corsica • Air France • Air Transat • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Chalair • easyJet • Flybe • HOP! • Iberia • Jetair Fly • Lufthansa • Nouvelair • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • TAP Portugal • Tassili Airlines • Transavia • Tunisair • Voltea • Vueling • XL Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis/Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Location: on the esplanade right next to the car rental parking lot.


TAN shuttle buses offer frequent, direct service between the airport (Hall 1) and city center. Departures are available every 20 minutes from 5:30AM – 11:00PM (Mon-Sat), and every 30 minutes at all other times. Connections are available to Busway line 4, Chronobus line C2 and three tram lines.


Metered taxis are readily available outside of the airport terminal near Hall 3. At the time of this December 2017 update, the estimated one-way fare between the airport and Nantes city center is 30 – 35 €.

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.