Airports furthest from their city namesake

Don’t let an airport’s name deceive you into thinking it’s close to the city… I learnt the hard way.

Airports furthest from their 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.

 


plane flying over paris

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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Jim
21st Dec 2019
9:56am
Sydney airport Canada, oops


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