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

NTE Airport Overview

nantes airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Nantes Atlantique Airport.

What to Expect

Nantes Airport (code: NTE) has a single L-shaped terminal building that’s divided into Halls 1-4. Facilities are modern but limited to a few eateries and shops, including duty-free. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

Overnight campers report no issues from airport staff. Armrest-free benches are located both landside and airside, and a few airside gates have some more comfortable couches. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located in walking distance and some offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

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 Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Nantes Airport. Connect to the “Vinci Airports WiFi” Network, enter your email address and country of residence then you are all set.

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.

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

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 4:30AM – 10:30PM.

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 & Airside, Hall 4) • 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. Services here also include storage of small items. Items that fit into envelopes range from 10€ – 15€ per envelope.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to the airport’s official Facebook page, the airport is open 24 hours.


Nantes airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean AirlinesAer Lingus • Air Corsica • Air France • Air Nostrum • Air Transat • British AirwaysBrussels Airlines • Chalair • EasyJet • HOP! • IberiaIberia Express • Jetair Fly • KLM • Lufthansa • Nouvelair • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • TAP Portugal • Tassili Airlines • Transavia • Tunisair • Volotea • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite: Avis/Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt. Location: on the esplanade right next to the car rental parking lot.


TAN shuttle buses offer frequent, direct service between the airport (Hall 2) and city center/train station. Departures are available every 20 minutes from 6:15AM – 11:15PM (Mon-Sat), and every 30 minutes at all other times from 7:00AM – 11:15PM (Sun). At the time of this update, adult fare is 9 € and tickets can be bought from the bus driver or in the Relay Shop inside the terminal (Hall 2).


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

Last updated: 2021-10-20

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.