Top 10 European Cities With Really Close Airports

When I travel, I love to be able to land in an airport and be in the city center ASAP. But some cities are a bit of a nightmare for this - the airports are either really far away or there are awful public transport options.

So I've gone through the major European city hotspots and worked out the top 10 European airports that are close to the city center.

I've mostly focused on fun/interesting cities, with airports that serve the major low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Wizzair etc. These airlines will often have very cheap flights, so when combined with a city center that is close (so cheap public transport into town) you can have a super cheap city break. And if the airport is so close to the city center, even if you are there only for 24 hours you can still spend plenty of time in the city and not travelling between airport and city.

There are going to be airports really close to popular cities but not included in this list if they aren't popular for 'normal' city break trips. For example, London has London City Airport very close to the middle of the city. But I've never heard of anyone using it for a city break - so it is not included in this blog post! Also all prices are accurate as per our research in April 2016 (Euro or US Dollar conversions are estimates). Please double check everything before you make a trip - public transport and other details change from time to time!

Tallinn Tallinn Airport (Estonia)
4 km / 2.5 miles between Tallinn City Center and Airport
Tallinn Airport to City Center times and costs

Marrakech Marrakesh Menara Airport (Morocco)
5 km / 3 miles between Marrakech City Center and Airport
Marrakech Airport to City Center times and costs

Vilnius Vilnius Airport (Lithuania)
5.9km / 3.7 miles between Vilnius City Center and Airport
Vilnius Airport to City Center times and costs

Lisbon Lisbon Portela Airport (Portugal)
5.9 km / 3.6 miles between Lisbon City Center and Airport
Lisbon Airport to City Center times and costs

Bratislava Bratislava Airport (Estonia)
9 km / 5.6 miles between Bratislava City Center and Airport
Bratislava Airport to City Center times and costs

Riga Riga International Airport (Latvia)
10 km / 6.2 miles between Riga City Center and Airport
Riga Airport to City Center times and costs

Copenhagen Copenhagen Airport (Denmark)
12 km / 7.5 miles between Copenhagen City Center and Airport
Copenhagen Airport to City Center times and costs

Krakow John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (Poland)
13km / 7 miles between Krakow City Center and Airport
Krakow Airport to City Center times and costs

Manchester Manchester Airport (UK)
13.9 km / 8.6 miles between Manchester City Center and Airport
Manchester Airport to City Center times and costs

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Germany)
18 km / 11 miles between Berlin City Center and Airport
Berlin Airport to City Center times and costs

View All Our Blog Posts

Fri 21st April, 2017

Use Pinterest? Share this post:

Top 10 European Cities With Really Close Airports

By: Patrick

Patrick loves travelling, and has been travelling most of the year for over 10 years now. Now he shares his trips, tricks and advice here on

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for more updates...

Be the first to know about our other top travel tip blog posts:

If you enjoyed this, please share it with your friends!

Get more stuff like this in your inbox!

Enter your email below - I promise we won't ever spam you!

Other blog posts

Elephant Nature Park - Ethically See Elephants in Chiang Mai (And What Really Goes On There)

Thailand is famous for its elephant related tourist attractions. However many of these involve cruel training methods or cruel elephant rides. "Elephant Nature Park" in Chiang Mai is an elephant sanctuary that seems to really care about their elephants. Read on to find out about our trip to the Elephant Nature Park, and find out what we think of it and how they treat their animals   Read more

Exploring Bangkok's Lumphini Park and The Monitor Lizards

Lumphini Park is often called "Bangkok's Central Park" - just, you know, with big scary looking Monitor Lizards! Read on to find out about what you can get up to in Lumphini Park, and how to get to Lumphini Park. And of course, important information to know about those scary looking reptiles!   Read more

Exploring The Thailand Monkey City of Lopburi (and how to get there from Bangkok)

Lopburi is Thailand's famous 'Monkey City'. The city is around 150km (93 miles) northeast of Bangkok, and is home to hundreds of macaque monkeys. It is a popular tourist destination, and if you love animals then it is well worth seeing.   Read more

Ultimate Guide To Exchanging Money and Withdrawing from ATM Machines (and how to avoid high withdrawal fees) in Thailand

Thailand is famous for having high fees when it comes to exchanging money or withdrawing from an ATM machine. So what can you do to avoid wasting money on fees? Well, read on to find out!   Read more