Two Airports in the Dordogne!
Our very rural department has 2 airports: Bergerac airport and Bassillac Périgueux airport.
Only Bergerac-Roumanière airport offers regular flights, indeed since June 2018, there are no more general public flights from Périgueux airport, this airport still open is intended for business aviation (private flights), leisure aviation but also for medical evacuations and organ transport.
Bergerac airport, known as "Aéroport de Bergerac Dordogne Périgord", is an international airport and offers several regular flights to major European cities with 4 airlines: British Airway, Ryan Air, Transavia and Jet2.com.
From Bergerac you can go to :
- In the UK in London (Stansted and city), Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Bornmouth, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands and Southhampton
- In the Netherlands in Rotterdam (large international airport)
- In Portugal at Porto airport
- In Belgium in Charleroy Brussels
There are occasional direct flights to Albania, Jordan and Malta.
4 major airports near the Périgord
Around the Dordogne you will find 4 major airports:
- In the East
Brive Dordogne Valley Airport (80 km via the A89)
Several regular flights to Paris, Ajaccio, Porto, London, etc.
A dozen holiday charter flights to Italy, Spain, Austria, New York (via Paris), etc.
- In the West
Bordeaux Mérignac Airport (130 km via the A89)
110 destinations in France (including Paris, Lyon, Lille), Europe and worldwide
Please note that it is often difficult and expensive to park your car at Mérignac airport, so remember to reserve your parking space and to compare the different private car parks around the airport These are much cheaper and will keep your car safe and provide a shuttle to the terminal.
Unfortunately, Agen airport in Lot et Garonne does not offer commercial flights, it is dedicated to business and leisure aviation.
- In the South (200km)
Toulouse Blagnac Airport (160km )
Over 70 destinations.
Several flights in France to Lyon, Nice, etc.
Numerous international destinations, in particular to North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia...) and all of Europe (Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom)
As with Bordeaux airport, if you are coming by car, you will need to plan ahead for parking, compare car parks and plan ahead
- In the North
Limoges-Bellegarde Airport (150 km)
Regular flights to Paris, Lyon and Corsica
Ten or so destinations in Southern Europe via Paris (Croatia for example)
Why not opt for the train?
Travelling by train is perfect for those who want to sit back, relax and see a bit more of the countryside and region surrounding the Dordogne. There is a good regional SNCF train service that runs through the Dordogne Valley, stopping at the main towns and offering bus links to others.
The main train stations in the Périgord are in Périgueux, Bergerac, Sarlat-la-Caneda and in the nearby Quercy region in Brive-la-Gaillarde. These are accessible from other major French cities such as Bordeaux, Paris, Limoges, Lyon and Toulouse where international airports are located.