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Beauvais Airport:
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A little less known than its brothers Orly and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle,Beauvais Tillé airport is also located in the French capital. Geographical location, airlines, destinations and means of transport, we tell you everything about this Parisian air hub.

Paris Beauvais Airport since its beginnings

Beauvais Tillé airport also called Paris Beauvais airport was built in 1930 and opened in 1937. Improved by the Germans during the Second World War, it was then used by the Allies. In 1955, it opened to commercial traffic, then experienced a surge in popularity in 1997 thanks to Ryanair and its Beauvais - Dublin route. In 2008, Beauvais Airport adopted a new management policy and a significant budget was invested to modernize the facility and provide a better experience for travelers.

What about today?

Currently, Paris-Beauvais airport is the 10th largest French airport in terms of annual passenger volume, with approximately 3.8 million passengers.

Although it is not always popular with travelers, it is regularly cited as the most punctual airport in the world. Finally, in a bid to constantly improve, Beauvais Airport has chosen to pursue its efforts in terms of sustainable development. The airport platform has implemented several environmental actions: 100% electric power supply for aircraft in transit and replacement of current runway vehicles (diesel) with electric vehicles, for example.

Geographic location of Beauvais Airport

Beauvais airport, often referred to as the capital's "low-cost" airport, is located about 2 kilometers from the town of Tillé, 6 from the town of Beauvais and about 80 kilometers from Paris.

How do I book a Beauvais airport cab?

Unlike the two main Paris airports, Orly and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, Beauvais airport is not served by public transport. To get there from Paris, several solutions are available to you:

  • The car: if it is the most appreciated solution, it is not the most profitable. Indeed, if you have to count on average 1 hour and 20 minutes of driving depending on the time and the traffic, the main problem is the gasoline (its price more precisely) and the parking. Two solutions are possible: leave your car at the airport parking lot with variable prices depending on the length of your stay or park your car in an outside parking lot, which is more economical.
  • The Paris-Beauvais shuttle: direct and relatively cheap (16 € one way for an adult), they have a specific operation. Indeed, each flight is assigned a shuttle, which starts 3 hours 15 minutes before the plane takes off. These shuttles run regularly between Beauvais airport and the Pershing parking lot, near Porte-Maillot. The trip takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  • The TER: you can also take the regional express train at the Gare du Nord. The journey takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and the cheapest tickets cost 10 €, but do not include the journey from Beauvais station to Beauvais airport.

  • Cabs: although this is not the most economical solution, it is still the most comfortable, safe and serene. When you land, you can take advantage of a 24-hour, multi-destination cab service from Beauvais airport. Opting for a VTC company is the guarantee that an experienced driver will be waiting for you when you get off the plane or will pick you up at your home to take you to the airport gate. You can enjoy a trip alone, without stress or agitation, with your luggage safely stored in the trunk of the vehicle.

Which airlines at Beauvais airport ?

The millions of passengers who pass through Paris Beauvais Airport each year fly with one of the 8 airlines, namely Air Moldova, HiSky, Laudamotion, SkyUp, Volotea, Blue Air MGT, Eurolot, Jetairfly, Wizzair and Ryanair. This last airline provides about 85% of the flights.

Being only low cost companies, reservations are only made online and the conditions related to luggage and supplements are therefore to be taken into account.

Be aware that although Beauvais airport has 2 terminals, none of them is specifically dedicated to a particular airline, as is the case in some major airports. It is therefore important to find out about this to avoid wasting time once you arrive.

Which destinations from Beauvais airport ?

In all, the airport offers about 60 destinations. Although these are mainly cities in European countries, Beauvais-Tillé does offer flights to Morocco, Cyprus, Georgia and Jordan. Each year, flights are added, others are deleted and still others are only seasonal.

Small plus for this airport: interesting destinations that change a little from what we are used to see.

Discover some of the destinations currently offered:

  • Seville;
  • Palma de Mallorca (seasonal) ;
  • Ajaccio (seasonal) ;
  • Palermo;
  • Rome;
  • Zagreb;
  • Sofia;
  • Manchester;
  • Dublin;
  • Budapest;
  • Prague.

What services are available at Beauvais airport?

Beauvais-Tillé airport offers several services so that travelers can wait before boarding their plane. There are the traditional Duty-Free stores and Relay stores where they can buy a snack, a souvenir, a newspaper or a book. Those who are feeling peckish can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of the airport's bars or restaurants such as Paul or Monop'Daily. Finally, free and unlimited Wifi is available throughout the airport.

If your flight leaves early in the morning and you don't want to risk missing it, or if you are tired and want to rest a little before taking the road, an Ibis Budget, with a 24-hour reception, is located right next to the Beauvais airport.