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How to fly to Loire Valley in France from UK 



Travel to Loire Valley, France by Air:

Fly-Drive    U.K. & Northern Ireland   

Fly-Drive packages provide a great alternative for visitors to the Loire Valley who do not  wish to take their own vehicle. The area, as indeed all of France, now has airlines flying into the smaller regional airports so there has not been a better time to use this method of getting to your destination. The prices compare favourably  with self-drive/ferry travel especially if you are travelling from Ireland, Scotland or the north of England. Fly to the nearest airport to your ultimate destination and finish the journey off in your hire car - or fly to Paris, pick up a hire car and take in some of the sights en-route to your 'Loire Valley experience'.

You can  be in the heart of the Loire Valley (Tours) in just over 1 hour from London Stansted !


UK and Irish airlines flying into the Loire Valley region / Paris are:


Air France


Manchester/Birmingham/Southampton/ London City/ Heathrow

Paris CDG

Air France www.airfrance.co.uk  Gatwick Nantes





Stansted Poitiers
Edinburgh Poiters
Birmingham Poitiers



East Midlands Nantes
Bournemouth Nantes
Liverpool Nantes


Paris Beauvais

Aer Arann


Manchester Nantes

Aer Arann


Bristol Nantes

Aer Arann




BMI Baby



East Midlands

Paris CDG

East Midlands Nantes



Luton/Liverpool/ Newcastle/Belfast

Paris CDG

British Airways





Paris CDG

Aer Lingus aerlingus.com Belfast Paris CDG
Eastern Airlines   Leeds/Bradford Angers
Flybe   Glasgow Int./Manchester/Cardiff Paris CDG
Flybe   Glasgow Int. La Rochelle
Flybe   Birmingham La Rochelle
Flybe   Manchester La Rochelle
Flybe   Southhamton La Rochelle




La Rochelle


**Information provided as a guide only - please check with airlines / booking agents before planning your journey --- some flights are summertime only.

You have many points of departures from the UK and Ireland to Paris and a choice of three options for arrival. You can fly direct to Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leads Bradford, Liverpool, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton. Prices vary depending on your point of departure and your choice of carriers. Air France, British Airways, Delta, and BMI are the major carriers that service Paris along with the Airlingus, Baltic, Cathay Pacific, City Jet, Easy Jet, Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair.

Orly is Paris’s second airport, Air France serves London City and Southampton while Thomson Fly serves Bournemouth, Coventry and Doncaster.


Beauvais-Tillé Airport  or just plain old Beauvais is a small airport 90 km northwest of the city of Paris that has become the gateway to the city for a number of  budget airlines including Ryanair, Blue Air and Wizzair


Tours airport is a good option as a destination as it gives excellent access to the whole of  Loire Valley/Centre region. The airport itself is a 10 minute bus/taxi trip to the city centre where you have access to the  TGV and SNCF rail networks.

The airport is open seven days a week with frequent services from Ryanair to and from London Stansted. The recently refurbished terminal is small but adequate and enjoys free short term parking or car rental facilities.  You are just five minutes from the A10 motorway with its links to Paris and the north or to Bordeaux and the south.   Although Tours Airport is a good option Angers, Nantes, Poitiers (if you are visiting Southern Touraine) plus new flights into La Rochelle and Angouleme offer alternative routes to access the pleasures of this area. Both rail and road links are excellent between all these destinations. 

For further information:


Aer lingus: Belfast to London Heathrow


Airports within Scotland with services operated by Ryanair :

Glasgow (Prestwick)-Stansted & Paris Beauvais

Edinburgh - Poitiers (March onwards)



For onward travel to the Loire Valley from Paris:

The Loire Valley is easily accessible from all the Paris airports due to the excellent rail and road networks.



From London Heathrow, Air France and British Airways fly frequently (up to 17flights daily) to Paris; the trip takes 1 hour. 

You can reach Paris from most other major European capitals. The best option is to fly on France's national airline, Air France, which has more connections into Paris from European capitals than any other airline.  


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"Author: Jim Craig"