Airports furthest from city namesake

Airport names can be deceptive, as I learnt the hard way. Upon landing an hour-and-a-half out of Paris at Beauvais Airport with nothing but 13 Euros to my name and zero language skills, I realised it may be worth a quick Google search the next time I booked a cheap flight. Somewhere between cursing myself and my sheer panic, I remember thinking: “Wow, Paris has a lot more cows than I expected.”

To my surprise, things could have been worse. Paris Vatry Airport is 210km out of Paris, that’s 65km further out that Beauvais, so naïve 18 year old me had that to be thankful for.

These are the furthest airports from their city namesake, according to Daily Mail.

 

Rank

 

 

Airport

 

 

Distance from city

 

 

15.

 

 

Glasgow (Prestwick)

 

 

51 km from Glasgow 

 

 

14.

 

 

Verona (Brescia)

 

 

53 km from Verona

 

 

13.

 

 

Tokyo (Narita)

 

 

60 km from Tokyo

 

 

12.

 

 

 London (Stansted)

 

 

64 km from London

 

 

11.

 

 

Robin Hood Airport

 

 

66 km from Nottingham

 

 

10.

 

 

Dusseldorf (Weeze)

 

 

79 km Dusseldorf

 

 

9.

 

 

Paris (Beauvais)

 

 

87 km from Paris

 

 

8.

 

 

Barcelona (Reus)

 

 

93 km from Barcelona

 

 

7.

 

 

Barcelona (Girona)

 

 

93 km from Barcelona

 

 

6.

 

 

Stockholm (Skavsta)

 

 

97 km from Stockholm

 

 

5.

 

 

London Oxford Airport

 

 

98 km from London

 

 

4.

 

 

Frankfurt (Hahn)

 

 

109 km from Frankfurt

 

 

3.

 

 

Munich West Airport 

 

 

113 km from Munich

 

 

2.

 

 

Oslo-Torp Airport

 

 

117 km from Oslo

 

 

1.

 

 

Paris Vatry Airport 

 

 

210 km from Paris

 

Have you ever found yourself stranded at a distant airport while travelling?

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Written by Liv Gardiner

Writer and editor with interests in travel, lifestyle, health, wellbeing, astrology and the enivornment.

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