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An Ultimate Guide to Europe's Top and Busiest Airports By Noble Transfer

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Before you plan for visiting any city or country in Europe, you should be aware of the total number of airports there in existence. Whenever we think about the airports, it is all about excitement, top-notch security, immigration, and customs as well as other mixed feelings. Whether we are boarding a flight to any city or come to see-off to our loved ones, we spend a couple of minutes and experience a range of activities there. From shopping or eating to taking a nap or just strolling around, we always have memorable experiences. 

So, in this post, we are sharing an ultimate guide to top international and busiest airports in Europe that will leave you informed in terms of their facilities, convenience, and ambiance. Let’s have a look:

Top Airports In Europe

From the popular modern Munich to the beautiful ski-mountains of Switzerland, we have covered all the maximum airports from the main countries of Europe. Check it out:

In Switzerland 

  1. Zurich - Also known as Zurich Kloten International airport, this airport is the largest international airport in Switzerland serves Zurich - Switzerland’s largest city. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Zurich Old Town within a distance of 11 km approx, the airport is a great place to experience the modern, calm and comfortable ambiance. You can book private airport transfer Zurich for hassle-free and luxury airport transfer. Zurich Flughafen railway station is located underneath the airport center and serves many places including Basel, Bern, Brig, Geneva and many more.

  2. Basel - EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is the international airport situated 3.5 km northwest of the city of Basel Switzerland as well as 20 km southwest of Mulhouse in France and 46 km south-southwest of Freiburg in Germany. It simply means that it is run by two countries.

  3. Geneva - Geneva is the international airport of Geneva - the second most populous city in Switzerland. It is located 4 km northwest of the city center. It is one of the top-rated airports in Europe situated just 5 km from the Geneva city center. The airport is well-connected to Bus, Trains, and Taxi and can be accessed from both countries including France and Switzerland.

In Germany

  1. Stuttgart -Stuttgart airport is the international airport of Stuttgart, Germany - the capital of the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. It is located 13 km south of Stuttgart and named after the former mayor of the city Manfred Rommel who died in 2013. It is the 6th busiest airport in Germany and a hub for Eurowings.

  2. Friedrichshafen - Also known as Bodensee airport Friedrichshafen, it is the small international airport situated 1.9 miles north of Friedrichshafen, Germany on the banks of Lake Constance. It is the third biggest airport in Germany after Stuttgart providing convenient proximity to Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. You can book a private airport transfer Friedrichshafen for a stress-free and comfortable journey.

  3. Munich - Located 28.5 km northeast of Munich near the city of Freising, Munich airport is the international airport of Munich - the capital of Bavaria. It is the second-busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic after Frankfurt airport as well as the 8th busiest airport in Europe. It is one of the most beautiful and elegant airports in Europe which is always clean and has excellent facilities.

  4. Frankfurt am Main - Also known as Frankfurt airport, it is the major international airport located in Frankfurt - the 5th largest city in Germany and one of the leading financial centers in the world. This modern top-notch airport is located 12 km southwest of the city center and known for its efficiency and cleanliness.

In Italy

  1. Milan Malpensa - It is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area. Located in the province of Varese, 50 km at the NW of Milan, the airport is well-connected to Milano-Varese highway as well as Malpensa express. Book private airport transfer Milan and have a safe and secure journey.

  2. Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino -The international airport in Rome and major airports in Italy, Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport is 8th busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger traffic and the larger of two major airports in the Italian capital that serves as the main hub for Alitalia and Vueling. 

In Spain

  1. Ibiza airport - Ibiza airport is the international airport serving the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Formentera in Spain. It is located 7 km southwest of Ibiza town and the only airport situated on the island that serves both domestic and international flights all over Europe. Officially known as “Aeroport d’ Eivissa” in Catalan, it is the busiest airport during the tourist season.

  2. Barcelona -Also known as Joseph Tarradellas Barcelona - El Prat airport or EL-Prat airport, Barcelona airport is the international airport located approx 16 km from the city as well as 12km southwest of the center of Barcelona sitting in the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat, Viladecans, and Sant Boi, in Catalonia, Spain, and Europe. It is the second-largest airport and busiest airport in Spain as well as the sixth busiest airport in Europe.

In Austria

  1.  Innsbruck - Also known as Kranebitten Airport, it is the largest international airport in Tyrol in western Austria. Located 2.5 miles from the center of Innsbruck approx, the airport has a “shotgun” style of the terminal and is near to Alpine ski resorts. It was opened in 1925 to operate seasonal international flights to further European destinations.

  2. Wien - Also known as Vienna, is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria and located in Schwechat. It has one terminal separated into three check-in areas which are being used by the Austrian Airlines Group, Emirates and Qatar as well as most Star Alliance members. It is located 18 km southwest of central Vienna and 57 km west of Bratislava.

In the United Kingdom

  1. Heathrow Airport - Also known as London Heathrow Airport, it is the major international airport in London, the United Kingdom as well as the second busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic. It is one of the best airports in the continent in terms of quick luggage drop, effective security check, and supportive staff.

  2. Gatwick Airport - Also known as London Gatwick, it is the second-busiest airport in the UK in terms of total passenger traffic as well as the major international airport situated near Crawley in West Sussex, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London. It is the 9th busiest airport in Europe that covers the total area of 674 hectares.

  3. London Stansted Airport - Located at Stansted Mountfitchet in the district of Uttlesford in Essex, London Stansted is the international airport within a distance of 42 miles northeast of Central London. You can explore its large range of shops, restaurants, currency exchange services as well as  car rental reservation desks. 

In France

  1. Charles De Gulle - Also known as Roissy airport, Charles De Gulle is the largest international airport in France as well as the second-busiest airport in Europe serving Paris and Île-de-France region. Located in Roissy-en-France, the airport was opened in 1974, 23 km northeast of Paris and named after Charles De Gulle.

  2. Orly Airport - Located in Orly, 13 km south of Paris, France, Paris Orly airport is the international airport that serves as a secondary hub for domestic and overseas flights of Air-France as well as the home base for Transavia France. 

In Russia

  1. Sheremetyevo International Airport -It is the largest and busiest airport in Russia when it comes to a number of passengers and cargo transportation. It is also one of the four international airports serving the city of Moscow as well as the eighth busiest airport in Europe. 

  2. Moscow Domodedovo Airport -Located in Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia, Moscow Domodedovo Airport is an international airport situated within the 42 km south-southeast from the center of Moscow. It is one of the four major Moscow airports, one of the largest airports in Russia and the former USSR in terms of passenger and cargo traffic.

In Ireland

  1. Dublin airport - Operated by DAA (Dublin Airport authority), it is the international airport in the capital city of Ireland serving Dublin. It is located 7 km from Dublin near Swords, Dublin.

In Portugal

  1. Lisbon Airport - Also known as Portela airport, it is the international airport and main international gateway to Portugal. Located 7 km northeast from the city center of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, it is the 20th largest airport in Europe in terms of a number of passengers.

In Denmark

  1. Copenhagen Airport - Officially known as Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, is the main international airport that serves Copenhagen, Denmark, Zealand, and a large part of southern Sweden including in Europe. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries as well as one of the oldest international airports in Europe. 

In Norway

  1. Oslo Airport, Gardermoen - Also known as Oslo Gardermoen Airport or Gardermoen Airport, is the main international airport that serves Oslo, Norway, the capital and most populous city in the country. The second-busiest airport in Nordic countries after Copenhagen airport, it connects to 26 domestic and 155 international destinations. 

In Belgium

  1. Brussels Airport - Situated 6.5 NM, northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, it is the international airport and one of the two international airports that serve Belgium along with the Brussels-Charleroi 2019, it has served 26,360,003 passengers through BRU airport which ranked it as the 24th busiest airport in Europe. You can find many exciting shops, restaurants, and bars as well as other necessary services.

  2. Brussels South Charleroi Airport - It is the international airport situated 4 NM of Charleroi and 46 km south of central Brussels. It is located in Gosselies in Wallonia, Belgium.

In Sweden

  1. Stockholm Arlanda Airport - located 37 km north of Stockholm city and 40 km south-east of Uppsala, it is the international airport located in the Sigtuna Municipality of Sweden, near the town of Marsta. It is the largest airport in Sweden as well as the third-largest airport in the Nordic countries.

In Netherland

  1. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport - It is formally known as Schiphol airport, it is the international airport in Netherland located 20 minutes from Amsterdam city and approx nine miles south-west of the center of Amsterdam in Haarlemmermeer municipality. It has great importance in Europe as it connects many essential European airports.

In Turkey

  1. Istanbul Airport - The main international airport that serves Istanbul, Turkey is located in the Arnavutköy district on the European side of the city. It handles 90 million passengers per year and uses a single terminal. 

In Estonia

  1. Tallinn International Airport -It is the largest airport in Estonia you must visit to experience the innovative ways to keep their passengers satisfied. It is a hub for the national airline Nordica, the secondary hub for the AirBaltic and LOT Polish Airlines. Located 2.7 NM southeast of the center of Tallinn, it serves both domestic and international flights.

In Finland

  1. Helsinki Vantaa Airport - Located in the city of Vantaa, approx 5 km west of Tikkurila, it is the main international airport of the city of Helsinki. It is the 4th busiest airport in the Nordic countries.

Other Major Airports In Europe Are:

  1. Hamburg Airport, Germany (HAM)

  2. Düsseldorf Airport, Germany

  3. Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Spain

  4. Manchester Airport, United Kingdom

  5. Athens International Airport, Greece

  6. Vnukovo International Airport, Russia

  7. Helsinki Airport, Finland

  8. Málaga Airport, Spain

  9. Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland

  10. Václav Havel Airport Prague, Czech Republic

  11. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Hungary

  12. Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine

  13. Alicante–Elche Airport, Spain

  14. Edinburgh Airport, United Kingdom

  15. Henri Coanda International Airport, Romania

  16. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, France

  17. Orio al Serio International Airport, Italy

  18. Birmingham Airport, United Kingdom

  19. Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, France

  20. Naples International Airport, Italy

To Sum Up

Now you know about some of the main and major airports in Europe. Next time, when you book a flight to Europe, make sure to stop and check out one of these lovely and exciting airports in Europe for a memorable and unique experience.

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