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Getting to and from Rodez Airport (RDZ)
Rodez Airport is commonly referred to as the Marcillac Airport, and is nearby the city of Rodez, in southern France. The airport has the official code of RDZ. It is quite a small airport, with only around 140,000 passengers per annum, but is nonetheless an important part of the area’s transport services and commerce. The airport’s facilities are adequate, although public transport options are limited. For all who are travelling by car, Rodez directions are easy to follow, as the airport is located on one of the main roads leading into the city of Rodez. Airport directions can be found on maps online, or passengers can contact the airport for further information.
The city of Rodez and the airport are located in the Aveyron department of France, and are nearby the departments of Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot, Cantal, Gard, Lozère and Hérault. These are all catchment areas of the airport. Rodez Airport is in the commune of Salles-la-Source, and is also particularly nearby Onet-le-Château, Druelle and Balsac. In the southern areas of France, Rodez is to the north of Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Mazamet, Castres, Albi and Carmaux, to the south of Clermont-Ferrand and Aurilac, to the west of Mende and Florac, and to the east of Marmande, Villeneuve-sur-Lot and Cahors. Other major cities and areas nearby Rodez include Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers and Narbonne along the southern coast, Toulouse, Montauban, Brive-la-Gaillarde, Saint-Etienne and Valence. Although Rodez is not directly linked to one of the major Autoroutes of the country, the A75 and A20 are in the nearby vicinity.
Directions from Rodez and eastern areas
Rodez is located approximately 12km, or 7 miles from the city, and the drive from the centre to the airport will take fifteen to twenty minutes, or a little longer in heavy traffic conditions. There is one main road leading to the airport, and it is the D840. From Rodez, the Av. de la Gineste (D840) is linked to the N88 which passes the city on its western side, and heads north towards the airport. From Onet-le-Château the Route du Château leads to the D840, and from Sébazac-Concoures, the D240 heads west towards Salles-la-Source. Turn off onto the D85 and go south to the D840. From areas further west such as Montrozier, Bertholène and Laissac, the N88 provides access to Rodez. The N88 is also a connection to the A75, which leads south past Millau, and to Beziers.
Directions from the west
The roads leading to Rodez Airport from the west include the D994 from Rignac, and the D840 from Decazeville. A large number of other roads also provide access from all areas to the west of the airport.
Directions from the north and south
The main roads leading south towards Rodez and its airport include the D904 from Mur-de-Barrez, passing Lacroix-Barrez, Entraygues-sur-Truyere, Muret-le-Château and Sébazac-Concourès, and the D85, which provides a more direct route towards the airport. Albi and Gaillac southwest of Rodez are linked to the city by the N88 road.
Once nearby the airport, there are signposts to help show the airport’s direction, and a blue sign with a white letter ‘P’ on it indicates the direction of the parking lot. There are 600 spaces available for private motor vehicles, which is an adequate number for the passengers who use the airport. Always try to arrive at the airport in good time for your departure flight, and keep in mind at which times the check-in desks of your airline close. The three airline companies at the destination are Ryanair, Hex’Air and Air France. Getting to the airport by car is quite easy, but there are no public bus services available. Buses only operate within the city, and to other nearby towns. There is also no train station at the airport. The nearest railway station is the Gare de Rodez. The only other way to the airport is by taxi, from any location. A taxi ride to the airport from the city centre will cost between fifteen and twenty Euro.
The terminal building was recently extended, and more parking spaces were added. There is an area for arrivals, and facilities for departing passengers, which include two boarding lounges and a restaurant on the first floor. On the ground floor there is a café, and other facilities include a conference room which can be reserved, a cash machine, vending machines and public phone boxes. A map is also available next to the cash machine.
Further details for Rodez directions can be obtained online, at http://maps.google.com, or the airport can be contacted at 33 (0)5 65 76 02 01.