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About Angers

Angers is located in the west of France, in the Pays de la Loire region. It is 90 km away from the region's capital of Nantes. The Maine River divides the town into two, and there are 6 beautiful bridges spanning the river and connecting the two sides. The ancient Romans gave this town the name "Juliamogus", and was site of the ancient Angevin Empire.

Today it is a beautiful and green city with a mixture of medieval and 19th-century architecture modeled after Paris. These historical buildings are especially concentrated around the banks of the Maine River. After cultural and historical tourism, the main driver of the city's economy is automotive, aeronautical and agricultural manufacturing. The city is also well-known for its orange liqour, its botanical gardens and its prestigious history. In the city you can find traces of Roman, Gallic, and even English influence.

For example, the oldest building in the city, the Hospital Saint-Jean, was built in 1175 by the English king Henry II. Visitors can also see and enter the 13th-century Angers Chateau, the 12th-century Saint Maurice Cathedral, and the unique wall tapestries dating from the Middle Ages that are on display at the chateau and in various museums.

The city is also admired for its beautiful botanical gardens, as well as the Arboretum Gastan Allard where over 20 different species of trees can be found. The Angers-Loire airport is located 20 km northwest of the city center.

Transportation to Angers City Center from Airport


Angers Airport

The city of Angers, located on the north-west of France, is spreading along two banks of the Maine River. There are a total of 6 bridges bringing the two sides of this city divided by the river. Angers is home to many historical and architectural beauties. The city is famous for its flowers, wall carpets and orange liqueur. Every year, a music festival is held in the last two weeks of June and many music lovers from abroad participate in this festival.

The most common means of public transport in the city is buses. Thanks to the lines spread all over the city, you can easily reach every place by bus. The one way ticket costs 1.40 Euros. You can get your ticket in the bus. With this ticket you have the right to transfer as many times as you like in one hour. If you wish you have the chance to get a daily ticket for 3.60 Euros. If you plan to stay in the city much longer and prefer to use public transport, you can buy a monthly ticket.

At all bus stops you can see clear explanatory information and maps about the rides. There is also a tram line running on a single line in Angers city center. With this tram you can go from one side of the city to another.

You can take a taxi from the taxi stops located at different points in the city. In general, it is not possible to take a taxi besides the taxi stands. There is a taxi stand right next to the train station.

The trains are extremely modern and comfortable. You should never forget that you will come across a ticket check every time you travel. The main bus station is located in the Lorraine region. Intercity bus services are arranged here. Although the city has its own airport from where domestic and international flights are organized, you can also reach Angers by using the Le Mans Arnege International Airport which is only 57 kilometers from the city, or Tours Airport which is 79 kilometers from the city.

You can arrive in Angers by train or bus from the cities where these airports are located. The cities of Nantes, Poitiers and Rennes are not too far away. From the Angers Loire International Airport you can reach the city center by bus or taxi. Some hotels offer airport shuttle service.

If you want a more private transport vehicle you can rent a car. But you must remember that you must have an international driver's license for this.


You can see the taxi stand right in front of the departure gate of the airport arrival terminal. The taxis definitely have a taximeter and are extremely reliable.


There is a bus alternative for those who prefer public transport. You can easily get to the city center by bus no. 2 from the bus stops, which you can easily see at the exit of the airport arrival terminal. It is possible to get your ticket from the driver. You can also transfer within 1 hour with the same ticket.

Car Rental

There are offices of different car rental companies at the airport. You can rent a car according to your budget by agreeing with one of these. To reach the city center you need to connect to the A11 motorway via the D766 motorway.

Hotel Shuttle

Some of the hotels in Angers offer airport shuttle service for their customers. Although it is more costly than taking a taxi, you can make reservations in advance with your hotel if you want to take advantage of this service which welcomes you at the door of the arrival terminal and brings you to the door of your hotel.

Angers Loire  Airport

Passengers using the Marce airport, built 24 kilometers from Angers city center, can rent a car to go to the city center or use taxis working 24/7. Passengers looking for a more economical transportation can use buses with less frequent services.


Almost all taxi drivers of Allo Anjou, Alliance Angers, and Aeroports Vallee taxi firms wait for passengers in front of the terminal building all day long and provide great convenience by knowing English. Taxi companies accepting payment by credit card can provide large minibus-style vehicles that can carry 8 people upon request.


From Marce Airport to the city center you can travel by buying tickets of 2B line buses of AnjouBus company which makes four journeys a day. Buses that arrive at the city center in about 35 minutes regularly depart from the station every day at 06:59, 07:59, 09:14 and 13:59 outside the terminal building. After reaching the bus station in the city center, you can go to the railway station which is five-minute away on foot and travel different regions of the city by train.

Rent a car

Although taxis make it easy to get from the airport to the city center, passengers who want to be at the steering wheel in the city with very steady roads and avenues can rent cars from two companies at the airport. Europcar and Avis, which have offices in Marce Airport, serve passengers all week except Sunday.

Weather in Angers

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 15ºC - Max 27ºC
FridayMin 19ºC - Max 24ºC
SaturdayMin 16ºC - Max 21ºC
SundayMin 14ºC - Max 27ºC
MondayMin 16ºC - Max 32ºC

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