Cheap flights to Languedoc & South France in 2020

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flights to languedocWith Ryanair and Easyjet still offering great deals on cheap flights to the Languedoc region in France, now is the time to plan your next holiday in the Languedoc. Here is the full summer 2020 schedule of cheap flights to the 6 low cost airports in Languedoc Roussillon (from the UK, Ireland and continental Europe). Most of these airports in Languedoc have been developed by either Ryanair or Easyjet, to take advantage of the low landing fees to provide cheap flights to the South of France from Northern Europe. Even though most ex-Pats I bump into in the Languedoc take great fun in knocking Ryanair and Easyjet, what they cannot escape is the unfortunate truth that these budget airlines providing cheap flights to Languedoc then the region would not have been opened up to a larger tourism market.

When we began Go Languedoc 15 years ago, I would say that around 50% of our customers took the long drive down from Ireland and the UK. Now it is less than 20%. We did have some Norwegian guests last year who drove down from Oslo, but they vowed never to do it again!

 

Cheap flights to Languedoc Roussillon 2020

There are now 6 local airports that operate cheap flights to Languedoc and Provence. Most of these are former airfields that have been developed to handle larger passenger flights. All of these Languedoc airports have taken great strides in recent years to develop greater passenger facilities. Most have undertaken or in the case of Perpignan and Carcassonne in the process of undertaking major refurbishments.  

Flights to Beziers France from UK 2020

beziers airportThe Béziers Cap d’Agde airport in the Languedoc is a small airport that has expanded rapidly since 2010. The airport now receives over 250,000 passengers per year. Cheap flights to Beziers airport France can be found from 9 international destinations:

  • Paris Beauvais,
  • Bristol UK,
  • London UK,
  • Manchester, UK,
  • Edinburgh, UK,
  • Dusseldorf Weeze, Germany
  • Bremen, Germany
  • Stockholm Skavsta, Sweden
  • Oslo Rygge. Norway

All of these flights are operated by Ryanair. Beziers airport is located just a short taxi ride from Beziers city centre and it is also has a regular bus service to local towns such as Agde, Cap d'Agde, Vias and Marseillan.

Beziers is reputedly, the oldest town in France. It is the capital of the Languedoc wine region - the largest wine producing area in the World, accounting for over 30% of all French wines sold. The centre of the town has recently undergone a much needed make-over and investment is flooding into the town. Beziers is tipped to take over from nearby Montpellier as the next property investment hotspot in Southern France. It is certainly a pleasant place to walk around, with wide avenues, spacious squares and stunning views over the Orb River to the surrounding vineyards. With a passionate following for the local Rugby team and an equally passionate summer festival (the Feria), the local inhabitants (the Biterrois) certainly know how to enjoy the good things in life. The local beaches are just 10 kms away, the wines from the nearby vineyards are excellent and the seafood from the local Etang du Thau (a salt water lake in between Beziers and Sete) is famous throughout France.

Beziers airport is a great option for reach some of the Mediterranean beach resorts along the coast, such as Cap d'Agde, Vias Plage, Marseillan Plage and Serignan. Surrounding Beziers, you also have some beautiful medieval towns and villages such as Pezenas, Margon, Caux, Neffies and Nezignan l'Eveque. You can find a good selection of holiday properties to rent within 25 mins of Beziers airport here: Villas near Beziers airport France.

 

Summer 2020 flights from UK to Beziers airport France

This is the summer 2020 schedule of Ryanair flights to Beziers airport in South France:

Edinburgh airport to Beziers airport (Ryanair: Sunday and Wednesday flights)

Bristol airport to Beziers airport (Ryanair: Monday, Wednesday and Friday flights)

London Luton to Beziers airport (Ryanair: Monday, Wednesday and Friday flights)

London Stansted to Beziers airport France (Ryanair: Sunday, Wednesday and Friday flights)

Manchester airport to Beziers airport (Ryanair: Satruday and Tuesday flights)

 

2020 Cheap flights to Carcassonne airport

carcassonne airportI think that Carcassonne airport must be a hidden secret, because we often get customers asking us "where the nearest airport to Carcassonne?". Either that or the PR Manager at Carcassonne airport needs to be fired. Carcassonne is a small regional airport that like Beziers airport, has grown rapidly in recent years thanks to Ryanair. Cheap flights to Carcassonne airport can be found from the following destinations: 

  • Alicante, Spain
  • Bournemouth, UK
  • Eindhoven, Holland
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Glasgow-Prestwick, UK
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Liverpool, UK
  • London, UK
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • East Midlands, UK

 

The obvious attraction of Carcassonne is the famous castle which is laid out on a rocky outcrop above the town. The castle is so big that it contains within its walls an amphitheatre, church, hotel, numerous restaurants and a small town. The castle holds one of the best firework displays outside of Paris, on Bastille Day (14 July).

Near to Carcassonne, you also have some beautiful places to visit, such as:

  • Mirepoix - a beautiful medieval town with an amazing market every Monday
  • Canal du Midi - the famous tree-lined canal which snakes across the South of France from Toulouse to the Mediterranean coast
  • Minerve - an historic village once populated by the local Cathars
  • Minervois wine region - which produces some of the finest wines in the area, including one which was voted the World's best wine!
  • Stunning local villages such as Lagrasse, Caunes-MinervoisMontouliers, Sonnac sur l´Hers and St Jean de Minervois

We have collected together some of the best villas to rent close to Carcassonne airport for summer 2020: visit 9 best villas to rent Carcassonne France 

Summer 2020 flights to Carcassonne airport France

This is the 2020 summer schedule of Ryanair flights to Carcassonne airport in South France. We have highlighted the Saturday flights to coincide with holiday villas that have a Saturday changeover during the high season:

East Midlands airport to Carcassonne airport (Ryanair: Tuesday and Saturday flights)

Edinburgh airport to Carcassonne airport (Ryanair: Tuesday and Saturday flights)

Manchester airport to Carcassonne airport (Ryanair: Monday and Friday flights)

London Stansted to Carcassonne airport (Ryanair: Daily flights)

Dublin airport to Carcassonne airport (Ryanair: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday flights)

 

 

Cheap flights to Montpellier airport

montpellier airportMontpellier airport is the largest and most developed of the Languedoc airports. Due to the demand from business travellers, Montpellier airport is a regional hub for Air France, as well as Ryanair and Easyjet. In addition, Montpellier airport also operates flights to the main cities in Europe, including London Stansted, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Copenhagen. Montpellier also operates a schedule of flights to North Africa (Morocco and Algeria). Cheap flights to Montpellier airport can be found from the following destinations:

  • Algiera, Algers & Oran; 
  • Brest, France; Casablanca, Morocco, Charleroi, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark, 
  • Corsica - Ajaccio & Propriano, 
  • Croatia - Pula & Dubrovnik
  • France: Brest, Lyon, Nantes, Paris & Strasbourg
  • Germany: Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg; Dusseldorf, Frankfurt & Munich
  • Holland: Amsterdam & Rotterdam
  • Italy: Rome
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Morocco: Casablanca & Fez
  • Portugal - Lisbon & Porto
  • UK: Bristol, London Luton and Gatwick

 

2020 cheap flights to Montpellier airport France

This is the schedule of 2020 cheap flights to Montpellier airport in South France. We have highlighted the Saturday flights to coincide with holiday villas that have a Saturday changeover during the high season:

Bristol airport to Montpellier airport (Easyjet: Wednesday and Sunday flights)

London Gatwick airport to Montpellier airport (Easyjet: Daily flights)

London Luton to Montpellier airport France (Easyjet: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (2 flights))

 

Cheap flights to Perpignan airport

perpignan airportPerpignan airport is the Southern most airport in mainland France. Perpignan airport has recently undergone a much need refurbishment and it has expanded its schedule of flights. Cheap flights to Perpignan airport can be found from the following destinations:

  • Ajaccio, Corsica
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Paris
  • London, UK
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Southampton, UK
  • Nantes, France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Birmingham, UK

 

2020 Summer flights from UK to Perpignan airport France

This is the schedule of 2020 flights to Perpignan airport in South France:

Birminham airport to Perpignan airport (Ryanair: Tuesday and Sunday flights)

London Stansted to Perpignan airport France (Ryanair: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday flights)

 

Perpignan airport is located just 10 minutes outside the city of Perpignan. The nearby countryside is absolutely stunning and the perfect place for a summer vacation. The wide sandy beaches near to Perpignan are perfect for young children and the rocky coves and crystal water on the Cote Vermeille (which runs down to the Spanish border) are absolutely stunning. Wherever you go in Perpignan, you cannot escape the Pyrenees mountains which dominate the views over the city. Perpignan has a distinctly Catalan culture and you will see Catalan flags and local Catalan dishes everywhere you go. Among the places to visit close to Perpignan, I would certainly recommend:

  • Collioure - a beautiful harbour town which has been visited by famous painters such as Matisse, Derain, Miro and Picasso.
  • Ceret - a Catalan town located in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Famous for its local cherry harvest and its wonderful Modern Art Museum
  • Port Vendres - a popular fishing town recently visited by the famous UK Chef Rick Stein for his TV show and also a popular scuba diving centre
  • Local hilltop villages such as Laroque-des-Alberes and Villelongue-del-Monts

I have picked out some of the best villas, apartments and gites to rent near Perpignan this summer: 8 Perpignan villas to rent France

 

Cheap flights to Nimes airport

nimes airport2This former naval airbase has been developed into Nîmes Airport in recent years. Nimes airport or Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes Airport or Garons Airport or Nîmes Garons Airport (I prefer just Nimes airport!!), is located 9 km south-southeast of the city of Nîmes in the village of Saint-Gilles near Garons. The airport operates flights in to the Provence region, Avignon, Arles, the Camargue, the Cévennes and the wider Gard department. It has some commercial flight services, operated by Ryanair and it also serves as a naval air base. Cheap flights to Nimes airport can be found from the following destinations:

  • London Stansted
  • London Luton
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Fez, Morocco

 

Summer 2020 flights from UK to Nimes airport France

This is the 2020 schedule of summer flights to Nimes airport in South France:

London Stansted airport to Nimes airport (Ryanair: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday flights)

London Luton to Nimes airport France (Ryanair: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday flights)

 

 

Cheap flights to Avignon airport

avignon airportAvignon airport, just on the northern border of Languedoc Roussillon is the airport providing cheap flights to Provence.  Aivignon airport is located in the village of Montfavet, 8 kilometres southeast of Avignon. The facilities are a little sparse, but then benefit is that you can get on and off your flight pretty quickly. Cheap flights to Avignon airport can be found from the following destinations:

  • London City airport
  • Southampton, UK
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Liege, Belgium

 

Cheap flights to Avignon airport France during 2020

Avignon airport in South France is quite handy to reach holiday villas in Provence and the Nimes area of France. There is a motorway link between Avignon and Nimes, Provence and Cote d'Azur. The travel time is under 50 minutes. Flybe flies direct to Avignon airport in South France from 3 UK airports. This is the 2020 summer schedule of flights to Avignon airport in South France:

Belfast City airport to Avignon airport France (during July & August only: Saturday flights)

Birmingham airport to Avignon airport France (during July & August only: Saturday flights)

Southampton airport to Avignon airport France (during July & August only: Saturday flights)

 

 

Marseille-Provence airport 2020 flights

marseille airportMarseille airport in South France is quite handy for reaching villas in Provence, St Tropez and also holiday rentals around Nimes and Montpellier (1 hour 20 mins drive). During the summer holiday season Easyjet flies to Marseille-Provence airport from 5 destinations in the UK.

London Gatwick to Marseille-Provence airport (daily flights during the summer)

London Luton to Marseille-Provence airport (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)

Glasgow airport to Marseille-Provence airport (Saturday and Wednesday)

Bristol airport to Marseille-Provence airport (Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Manchester airport to Marseille-Provence airport (Saturday and Tuesday)

 

Toulouse airport flights from UK 2020

Toulouse airport in South France is quite handy to reach holiday villas in the Carcassonne area. There is a motorway link between Toulouse and Carcassonne and the travel time is under 50 minutes. Easyjet flies direct to Toulouse airport in South France from 2 UK airports:

Bristol airport to Toulouse airport, France (Monday, Friday and Sunday all year around and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday during the summer season)

London Gatwick to Toulouse airport, France (Daily flights)

 

Ryanair cheap flights to Languedoc from UK & Ireland

Ryanair operate the following flights to Lanhuedoc from UK and Ireland :

  • London Stansted to Nimes, Stansted and Perpignan
  • London Gatwick to Marseille
  • London Luton to Beziers & Nimes
  • Manchester to Beziers and Carcassonne
  • Birmingham to Perpignan
  • East Midlands to Carcassonne and Girona (N.Spain)
  • Edinburgh to Carcassonne, Beziers & Marseille
  • Glasgow to Marseille
  • Bristol to Beziers & Perpignan
  • Dublin to Marseille & Carcassonne

 

Easyjet cheap flights to Languedoc from UK & Ireland

Easyjet operate the following flights to Languedoc from UK and Ireland :

  • London Gatwick to Toulouse, Montpellier & Marseille
  • London Luton to Montpellier and Girona (N.Spain)
  • Bristol to Toulouse, and Marseille.

 

Where to next . . . ?

iain pink smallI hope that this article has provided you with some useful information about how to travel to the South of France during 2020. We live in the South of France all year around and we absolutely love being here. We are always out and about visiting new villa rental properites and researching tourism articles about the South of France. We have a great collection of articles with more ideas about things to do and places to go in the South of France, including:

If you would like some more detailed information or if you have any questions, then just drop us a quick message and we will come straight back to you. I wish you a wonderful stay in the South of France. 

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