Poitiers-Biard Airport is a convenient entry point for west-central France. Poitiers itself is a typical French country town with charming squares, winding streets and superb traditional pavement cafes, set on a hilltop above overlooking the Clain River.
Low-cost airline Ryanair has offered economical direct flights in recent years. Ryanair currently fly all year round from London Stansted. The number of flights usually increases in the summer months. Ryanair also operate seasonal summer-only routes from airports like Edinburgh and Manchester. Ryanair is by far the cheapest way to reach Poitiers. Considerably more expensive indirect flights are available with airlines like KLM and Air France.
This is a very small and very laid-back airport. There are just a handful of flights a day. There is a bank and a single bar/restaurant. The city is just 3km from the airport.
Aéroport de Poitiers-Biard
Rue du Sous-Lieutenant Collard
Tel : +33 (0)5 49 30 04 40
A shuttle bus service operates in spring and summer to coincide with Ryanair flights. The bus leaves Poitiers city centre 1 hour 15 minutes before departure time, and from Poitiers train station 1 hour 10 before departure time. The bus leaves the airport 30 minutes after the arrival. Journey time is 15 minutes. Tickets cost 5 € per person and include one onward connection on local buses.
A taxi into the city centre should take 10 minutes and cost about €10.
All direct flights are with Ryanair. Year-round flights from London Stansted and summer-only flights from Edinburgh. Flights from Manchester may be available with Ryanair in the summer.