International airports South France

airports south france500There are 10 international airports in South France with regular services from UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, continental Europe, Canada and USA. Here we detail the cheapest flight routes to South France during 2022 and the frequency of the flights. The list of international airports in South France includes Nice and Toulon airports in Cote d'Azur, Marseille and Avignon airports in Provence, and Nimes, Montpellier, Beziers, Carcassonne and Perpignan airports in the Languedoc.

Although most of these airports in South France were originally deveoped by Air France, it is undoubtedly the presence of low cost carriers such as TUI, Ryanair and Easyjet, who have really opened up the international flights to the South of France. A lot of these airports were formerly naval or air force bases and Air France ran a number of domestic flights to the main hub airports in Paris. Nowadays, you can fly direct to over 240 destinations. This has resulted in a major boom in the tourism industry in the South of France, especially in the Languedoc region. It is now longer a question of whether you are flying to Nice for a holiday in Cote d'Azur or Marseille airport for a cottage rental in Provence. The growth of these international airports in Montpellier, Beziers and Carcassonne has opened up a whole new area to explore in Southern France.

When we first started our business over 11 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 10% - although we did have some Norwegian guests last year who drove down from Oslo, but they vowed never to do it again!


Cheap flights to South France

There are now 10 international airports that operate cheap flights to Southern France. Most of these airports have taken great strides in recent years to develop greater passenger facilities. Most have undertaken or in the case of Perpignan and Carcassonne, are in the process of undertaking major refurbishments.  



Nice international airport France

nice airportNice airport is the the largest airport in South France. It currently seves more that 100 destinations, with direct flights to South France from:

Ryanair flies to Nice airport France from Manchester, UK; and Dublin & Shannon, Ireland.

Easyjet flies to Nice airport France, from Amsterdam, Holland; Bremen and Hamburg, Germany; Bristol, Newcastle, Belfast, Glasgow, London Luton and London Gatwick, UK; and Brussels, Belgium.

Nice airport operate regular flights to AmsterdamRotterdam and EindhovenNorwegian Air flies to Nice airport France from Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. Lufthansa and German Wings, provide flights to Nice airport France from Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dussledorf and Frankfurt.  

Nice also provides a direct flight from and to North America (New York) with Delta airways.


Nice villas South of FranceThe stunning coastline around Nice has been attracting holidaymakers for over 200 years. There are also many things to do and see in Nice itself, with more museums and art galleries than any other city in France outside of Paris. Nice airport provides quick access to the local motorway and public transport network. This collection of villas and apartments near Nice France, can all be accessed in under 30 minutes:

 Nice villas South of France



Toulon airport South France

toulon airportToulon is a former military airport located just outside the seaside town of Hyeres. The airport is still shared with the French Navy. Toulon is predominantly a domestic airport, with regular flights to Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux, but some smaller carriers do provide services to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Charleroi and London City airports

Ryanair has a regular flight to Toulon airport from London Stansted.

TUI runs 2 flights a week to Toulon airport from Charleroi in Belgium (Fridays and Sundays)

Flybe has a weekly flight (Sundays) from Southampton (UK) to Toulon airport

Transavia runs 4 flights a week from Rotterdam airport in Holland to Toulon airport South France on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.




Flights to Beziers France international airports 2022

beziers airportThe Béziers Cap d’Agde airport in the Languedoc is a small airport that has expanded its international flights 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

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. There is a small selection of car hire operators at Beziers airport.


Summer 2022 flights from UK to Beziers airport France

This is the summer 2022 schedule of Ryanair flights to Beziers airport in South France:

Edinburgh airport to Beziers airport (Sunday and Wednesday flights)

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

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

London Stansted to Beziers airport France (Sunday and Wednesday flights)

Manchester airport to Beziers airport (Sunday and Tuesday flights)


Beziers holiday homes South FranceBeziers airport is just 10 kms from the Mediterranean coast and there are many popular beach resorts such as Cap d'Agde, Serignan Plage, Marseillan and Portiragnes all close-by; it is easy to see why Beziers airport has grown so rapidly over the last few years. But Beziers is not all about beaches, the surrounding area is one of the largest wine-producing regions in France and you can can find many holiday homes for rent in quaint little villages surrounded by the vineyards. See our range of Bezeirs holiday homes South France for rent this summer: 

 Beziers holiday homes South France



Cheap flights to Carcassonne France international 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 is. 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

Summer 2022 flights to Carcassonne international airport France

This is the 2022 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 (Monday and Friday flights)

Edinburgh airport to Carcassonne airport (Tuesday and Saturday flights)

Glasgow airport to Carcassonne airport (Wednesday and Saturday flights)

Manchester airport to Carcassonne airport (Monday and Friday flights)

London Stansted to Carcassonne airport (Daily flights)

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


Carcassonne villas South FranceCarcassonne is a great area to be based in for a family holiday in South France. With the impressive fortified Castle in Carcassonne, numerous Cathar ruins and the Canal du Midi all on your doorstep; you will never be short of things to do. All the holiday villas we advertise near Carcassonne are under 35 kms from Carcassonne airport, so you can step off your plane and be in your accommodation within 30 minutes. See our range of Carcassonne villas South France to rent this summer: 

 Carcassonne villas South France


Cheap flights to Montpellier airport South France

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 South France 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: London Stansted, Leeds


2020 cheap flights to Montpellier airport South France

This is the schedule of 2022 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:

London Gatwick airport to Montpellier airport (Daily flights)

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


Montpellier France apartmentsMontpellier, France, is a great city to visit for a long weekend break or a summer vacation. Montpellier has it all. The beaches are just 10 km from the city centre. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The historic centre of the city is full of life and has excellent restaurants, bars and shops. There are many cultural activities including a world famous art gallery (Musee Fabre), a stunning Opera house, live music venues and summer arts festivals covering film, dance, theatre and classical music. You have all of this, plus 300 days of sunshine a year! It is easy to see why Montpellier has become the fastest growing city in France. Visit our collection of Montpellier apartments and villas to rent in France for a weekend break or summer vacation: 

 Montpellier France apartments & villas



Cheap flights to Perpignan France international airport Southern France

perpignan airportPerpignan airport is the Southern most international 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 2022 flights to Perpignan airport in South France:

Birminham airport to Perpignan airport (Tuesday and Saturday flights)

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



Perpignan villas France to rent franceWe have a great range of properties to rent within 30 minutes drive of Perpignan airport, many close to the beautiful beaches on the Cote Vermeille. Visit our collection of Perpignan villas to rent in Southern France. 

 Perpignan villas France to rent france



Cheap flights to Nimes South France international 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



Nimes villas South of FranceThe area surrounding Nimes was an important settlement during Roman times and there are some beautiful archeological sites to see. You have your choice of the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, the amphitheatre and Maison Carree in Nimes and other sites in nearby towns such as Arles, Uzes and Sommieres. Also on your doorstep you have St-Remy-de-Provence, Avignon, Aigues-Mortes, Anduze and Beau-de-Provence. Nimes airport provides quick access to the local motorway and this collection of villas near Nimes France, can all be accessed in under 30 minutes:

 Nimes villas South of France



Summer 2022 flights from UK to Nimes international airport France

This is the 2022 schedule of summer flights to Nimes airport in South France:

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

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



Cheap flights to Avignon Southern France international airports

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 international airport France during 2022

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 2022 summer schedule of flights to Avignon airport in South France:

Belfast City airport to Avignon airport France (during August only: Wednesday flights)

Birmingham airport to Avignon airport France (during July: Saturday flights; during August: Wednesday and Saturday flights)

Southampton airport to Avignon airport France (during July: Saturday flights; during August: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday flights)



Marseille-Provence international airport France 2022 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 2022

Toulouse airport is fast becoming one of the major airports in Southern France. Toulouse is also 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 3 UK airports:

Bristol airport to Toulouse airport, France (Sunday, Tuesday and Friday)

London Luton to Toulouse airport, France (Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday)

London Gatwick to Toulouse airport, France (Daily flights)


villas southern franceVisit our collection of holiday villas in Southern France within 50 minutes drive of Toulouse airport. 

 Toulouse villas Southern France




Ryanair cheap flights to South France from UK & Ireland

Ryanair operate the following flights to South France from UK and Ireland :

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


Easyjet cheap flights to South France from UK & Ireland

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

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