The two main airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly are not the only way to reach Paris. Beauvais airport, situated approximately 50 miles north of Paris is a small regional airport and is unofficially known as the third airport serving Paris. Beauvais airport services mainly low cost Budget airlines such as Ryan Air, WizzAir, Norwegian Air, Blue Air and Sterling Air and handled nearly 3 million passengers in 2010. It does also handle scheduled flights with up to 20 flights a day and although the schedule is busy there are no night flights due to a ban to protect local residents. Beauvais airport is 2 miles from the town of Beauvais in the Oise department and the airport can be reached from the town itself by train, shuttle bus or taxi. The airport services routes throughout Europe including Ireland, Italy and Portugal and has two Terminal s. It also has restaurant facilities both air side and pre departure.
You will find in the arrivals hall near the exit all the major car hire firms including Avis, Hertz; Europcar and Alamo. If you wish to hire your car in the town of Beauvais then there are taxi ranks outside the main building to take you into the town where you will find Ada car rental. As this is a smaller airport you will find that the car parks that store the rental cars are all easily accessible and just a short walk from the Terminal buildings.
The airport is easily accessible when driving on the A16 either from the north of France or indeed from Paris. The A16 tends not to be a busy motorway and the airport is well signposted. There are also trains that run from Paris, Gare du Nord station to Beauvais town centre which costs approximately 15 Euros and from there you have the choice of a shuttle bus or a taxi to the airport. There is a direct coach service leaving from Porte Maillot in Paris to the airport and the journey takes approximately one and a half hours.
The address of the airport is A?roport de Beauvais-Till?; Till? 60000 Beauvais France
Contact details for the airport are +33 (0) 892 68 20 66 the website link is http://www.aeroportbeauvais.com where you can download the timetable of scheduled flights which is updated weekly.