Car Hire Nimes Airport
The south of France is known for its vineyards, Roman history and beautiful towns and cities such as Arles, Nimes and Montpellier. Nimes Airport is a 20km drive from the city centre of Nimes making car hire from Nimes Airport one of the easiest ways to reach your destination.
Where to hire a car at Nimes Airport
Nimes Airport is a small airport with Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Alamo and National operating from here with desks available in the arrivals area of the airport terminal. Cars can be collected from the car park outside of the terminal.
Petrol Stations near Nimes Airport
If you hire a car from Nimes Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.
There are two petrol stations near Nimes Airport, these are both in the nearby Cassairgues, a small town on the D42 which you will drive through when travelling between Nimes and the airport.
Driving around Nimes Airport
Nimes Airport is located to the south of Nimes in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. Like the neighbouring city of Montpellier, Nimes and the airport have excellent road connections to the major destinations in the south of France and into the nearby national parks. There are many toll roads in France, those you are likely to encounter around Nimes Airport are the A54 between Nimes and the airport and the A9 which connects Nimes to Orange and Perthus.
Getting to your destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to South France which can be easily reached from Nimes Airport after hiring a car.
Nimes played an important role in the Roman Empire and as a result there are a number of Roman monuments such as the Coliseum throughout the city rivalling those found in Rome. The city’s history and easy access to the surrounding countryside attract tourists to this Mediterranean city all year around.
Nimes Airport to Nimes is a 20 minute, 12km drive via the D6113. Alternatively you can travel via the A54 toll road.
The city centre of Nimes, where you will find most of the major attractions such as the cathedral and arena is pedestrianised with a one way system in place on many of the roads nearby. On street car parking is difficult to find and the easiest way to quickly find somewhere to park in Nimes is by using one of the many off street and multi storey car parks close to the centre. These can be found on Avenue Jean Jaures and at the train station.
Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for the Pont d'Avignon broken bridge across the river is also home to an endless number of historic sites and gems hidden within the narrow streets and fort walls.
Nimes Airport to Avignon is a 40 minute, 56km drive via the A9 toll road and the N100.
The narrow, cobbled streets of Avignon can be difficult to drive on with the one way system adding additional time to your drive. Despite this driving in Avignon remains one of the best ways to get around the city and surrounding area.
Arles is another town in the region with an impressive Roman history with the Roman landmarks being now being the focal points for visits to the town.
The drive from Nimes Airport to Arles is 22km and will take you 20 minutes via the A54.
The centre of the Arles is pedestrianised with many car parks available near the pedestrian zone.