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Flights to Poitiers

Small, lively, and historic, Poitiers is an excellent destination for a French city break. There’s something every type of traveller. History buffs will love wandering around the medieval old town, bon vivants will appreciate the famous French gastronomy, while families are sure to enjoy a trip to the Futuroscope theme park. The surrounding countryside is heaven for nature lovers, and couples are certain to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere: it is France, after all. Book flights to Poitiers today and discover your travel style.

Airports in Poitiers

Poitiers–Biard Airport (PIS) serves the city of Poitiers as well as nearby towns in the Poitou-Charentes area. The first commercial flight from the airport took place in 1924: a domestic flight to Paris. During WWII the airport became a regular stop-over destination for flights between Paris and Bordeaux. Low cost airlines arrived at Poitiers at the turn of the millennium, with Buzz operating the first flight to London in 2001 and Ryanair arriving on the scene in 2003.

Airlines that fly to Poitiers

Currently Ryanair are the only airline flying direct from the UK to Poitiers.

Getting into Poitiers

There is no public transport from the airport into the city, however you can catch a taxi outside the terminal. You should expect to pay between €10 and €12* (about £8-£9.60) for a taxi into the centre of Poitiers, but always ask for a quote from the driver before getting in the cab.

If you want to make the most of your holiday in the Pitou-Charentes it’s a good idea to hire a car. This way you can discover all of the natural beauty the area has to offer. Car hire is available from Europcar, Avis, and Enterprise. The desks are only manned at flight arrival times, so it’s a good idea to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

*Prices subject to change

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