Toulon Airport provides an important gateway for the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region of France, and plays a vital role in the economy and tourism of the area. The city of Toulon is approximately 23km from the airport, and the town of Hyères is about three kilometres away. For this reason, it is also known as the Toulon-Hyères Airport, or as the Hyères Le Palyvestre Airport. Just fifty kilometres away as well, is the famous resort of Saint-Tropez, and sometimes the airport is referred to as the Toulon-Saint Tropez Airport. It has the official code of TLN. Toulon Arrival facilities are well arranged, and an efficient arrival area awaits the airport passengers. The airport is also served by several important airline companies.
The destinations served from Toulon Airport include Paris, Brest, Brussels, London, Rotterdam and Oslo, which is a newly added route that will start in March 2012. The airline companies available for flights to and from Toulon include Air France, Air France operated by CityJet, Jetairfly, Ryanair and Transavia.com. In 2010, only a little over five hundred thousand passengers passed through the airport, but at the end of 2011, almost 580,000 passengers were recorded. Even so, this figure is quite low, as previous years have seen over six hundred thousand passengers. Perhaps 2011 is the start of busier future years for the airport’s passenger traffic.
The airport is available for clientele from all towns and cities in the Var department of the country, and also those from neighbouring Alpes Maritimes and Bouches du Rhône departments. The airport is located alongside the Mediterranean Sea, just north of the former island of Presqu’île de Giens, which is now a peninsula of the Hyères commune, and is to the south of Hyères, Cuers, Le Luc and Brignoles. To the west and north-west lie the areas of Carqueiranne, La Garde, Le Pradet, La Valette-du-Var and Toulon, and beyond Toulon are the areas of La Seyne-sur-Mer, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Sanary-sur-Mer, Bandol, La Ciotat and the large and popular city of Marseille. In the opposite direction, Cogolin and Saint-Tropez are about 50km from the airport, and further to the north-east are Fréjus, Saint-Raphael, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Nice. Nice is one of the largest cities in the region, and is reached in just an hour and a half’s drive from Toulon Airport.
Toulon is a wonderful arrival point for a lovely holiday in this region of France, which boasts numerous spectacular beaches, as well as historical sights. The single terminal building covers a surface area of 11,500 square meters, and is well equipped for the arrival of its passengers. It is a simple airport to navigate, and passengers will easily be able to walk the short distance from the airplane to the terminal. Facilities at the airport include a VIP lounge and meeting room area for business passengers, restaurants, shops and snack bars, cash machines, WiFi connections and general information counters. There is also tourist information available. Toulon Airport welcomes the arrival of passengers with reduced mobility challenges, and has ensured it’s terminal has the facilities required for their comfort. There are suitable toilet areas, lowered phone boxes and reserved parking spaces, and all areas of the building can be accessed by a wheelchair. Further assistance can be arranged with your airline company as well, in advance of your flight.
Passengers with hold luggage to collect can check their flight number and go to the corresponding baggage carousel to fetch their belongings. Baggage trolleys are nearby for assistance. Although great care is taken to protect luggage, it can happen that it goes missing, or it is damaged. In both cases, report the incident immediately to the baggage dispute desk in the airport building. The necessary documents in order for an investigation to begin will then be completed. For this procedure, you will need the stub of your ticket and the luggage receipt that was issued during check-in. Once the luggage has been found, it will either be available at the airport, or it will be delivered to your home.
Passengers who are ready to leave the airport can travel by bus or taxi, but not by train, as there is no train station at the airport. Buses provide transport to the bus stations of Toulon and Hyères, and coaches are available for travel to Saint-Tropez. A train station is located right next to the bus station in Toulon, and the journey here is just twenty minutes. There is also another train station in Hyères. The taxi rank can be found just outside of the terminal building, and Radio Taxis Hyerois take passengers to any destination, twenty-four hours a day, and seven days a week.
Another option for transport is a rented car from one of the car hire companies, which include Hertz, Avis, National, Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo and Budget. Their rental counters can be found in a building separate from the passenger terminal, and just next to the P3 car park, where their vehicles are parked. Arriving passengers often find that in their own vehicle is the best way to fully explore this region of the country. The road network is good, and major Autoroutes lead the way to all the larger cities and towns in the area. Cars can be hired by anyone 21 years of age or older, who have a valid drivers license and payment card.
Live Toulon Arrivals can be viewed on various online websites, or the airport can be contacted for more information. Their telephone number is 33 (0) 825 01 83 87.
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