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Getting to and from Poitiers Airport (PIS)

Poitiers Airport is a small French airport serving the city of Poitiers, and is served by a handful of airline companies. Ryanair and Airlinair are the two major airline companies at Poitiers Airport, and they serve the destinations of Lyon, London and Edinburgh, and possibly Barcelona, Birmingham and Ajaccio as well. The flight to Lyon is operated throughout the year, but the others are mainly seasonal. The airport handles just over a hundred thousand passengers per annum, and is known by its official airport code of PIS. Poitiers Airport directions for those arriving in their own vehicles are simple to follow, and a few large roads are in the nearby vicinity of the airport. Poitiers Airport is reasonably well equipped to greet all its passengers.

The city of Poitiers is a commune of the Vienne department of France, and is found about an hour and a half’s drive from the western coastline, and coastal areas such as La Rochelle and La Roche-sur-Yon. When looking at the country as a whole, Poitiers can be considered as south of Le Man and Tours, south-east of Angers and Cholet, south-west of Vierzon and Châteauroux, north-east of La Rochelle and Niort and north-west of Brive-la-Gaillarde and Limoges. South of the city is Angoulême, and a little further down the western coast is the large city of Bordeaux. Poitiers Airport is particularly nearby the area of Biard, and is therefore often referred to as the Poitiers-Biard Airport, as well as the areas of Croutelle and Fontaine-le-Comte in the south, Vouneuil-sous-Biard and Quincay in the west and Migné-Auxances in the north. The airport road is the D910, and other roads in the near vicinity include the D6, the D30 and the A10 Autoroute.

Poitiers Airport directions from Poitiers city

The airport is about 2.4km, or 1.5 miles from the centre of Poitiers, and is found on the western outskirts of the city. The drive to the airport will only take between ten and fifteen minutes, depending on traffic conditions. From the city, the airport is well signposted, and just off the ring road of Poitiers. The D910 past the airport is also known as the Rue de l’Aerodrome.

Poitiers Airport directions from the north

The A10 is the major Autoroute leading to Poitiers from Tours, and also passes the areas of Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine, La Celle-Saint-Avant, Châtellerault, Naintré, Beaumont and Jaunay-Clan. The D910 runs virtually parallel to the A10, and provides an alternative route to use all the way from Tours, and even from areas further north, such as Château-Renault. Angers to the north-west of Poitiers is linked to Tours by the A85, or the A87 can be taken south in the direction of Cholet, from where the N249 and N149 lead to Poitiers. Tours is about a hundred kilometres from Poitiers (an hours drive), and Angers is 117km from the airport. Motorists driving from the north will take Junction 29 Poitiers Nord for the airport.

Poitiers Airport directions from the south

Angoulême is found almost directly south of Poitiers, and the N10 provides access from this city, passing Ruffec, Couhé and Vivonne along the way. Angoulême is about a fifty minute drive from the airport. From Limoges, south-east of Poitiers, the N147 can be taken to the airport, and this city is about 105km away, while La Rochelle along the western coast of France is about an hour and a half’s drive from the airport. From La Rochelle, take the N11 towards Niort, and then the A10 towards Poitiers. Niort is about 64km (30 minute drive) from Poitiers Airport. Motorists driving from the south will take the Junction 30 Poitiers Sud for the airport.

Poitiers Airport directions from the west and east

Parthenay and Ayron are found to the west of Poitiers Airport, and the N149 provides access to Poitiers from these areas. Chauvigny is to the east of Poitiers, on the D951. other roads coming in from the east include the N147, D89 and the D6.

Parking at Poitiers Airport is provided for passengers or visitors arriving in their own vehicles, as there are about 400 spaces available. Passengers should arrive in good time for their flight, even though it is only a small airport, and should check-in before the desks of their airline company close. There is just a single terminal building at Poitiers Airport, which is easy to navigate, and there are a variety of facilities within the terminal building, including a bar, a restaurant, cash machines, a postal bank and travel agencies. Car hire companies are found in the arrival area, and there is an information desk for the assistance of all passengers. Poitiers Airport welcomes disabled passengers, and has various facilities to ensure their comfort.

There are also a few other ways to reach the airport, besides in your own vehicle. Local buses travel to the airport from the railway station of Poitiers, and this bus is available at times which would suit passengers on Ryanair flight departures. There is no train station at the airport. Taxis can be taken from all nearby areas, but from the city centre, will cost around 10 Euro.

All further information can be obtained from the information desk ( +33 (0)5 49 30 04 40) at Poitiers Airport. Directions in greater detail are available online, at

If you intend to travel around the area during your stay, it might be more economical to rent a car at Poitiers Airport.

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