Nimes - City

Train and plane make for smooth sailing from Nîmes

Practical information

Time difference
Reunion Island: +3 hours in winter / +2 hours in summer
Mauritius: +3 hours in winter / +2 hours in summer
Madagascar: +2 hours in winter / +1 hour in summer
Antilles: -5 hours in winter / -6 hours in summer
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To depart, you’ll need :

  • An ID
  • A valid passport

All information on police and customs formalities is provided for informational purposes only.
Corsair shall in no way be held responsible if you do not meet the requirements of the local authorities.

Helpful tips

Traveling to a faraway destination? Before you go, take some time to carefully plan your journey. Or better yet, make use of the know-how of experts to ensure your trip is a success.

Business hours

Most stores are open from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday.


There are no major safety issues to take into consideration.
Nevertheless, you should be careful of pickpockets in certain tourist areas.


Post offices are open from 9 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday, and 8 am to 12 noon on Saturday. Banks are open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday.

Public holidays

January 1: New Year’s Day
May 1: Labor Day
May 8: Victory in Europe Day
May 20: Ascension Day
May 30: Pentecost Monday
July 14: Bastille Day
August 15: Assumption Day
November 1: All Saints’ Day
November 11: Armistice Day
December 8: Festival of Lights
December 25: Christmas Day

Going to / Leaving the airport

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TGVair at a glance

Corsair has teamed up with the SNCF (French Rail) to offer you a number of fantastic international destinations from anywhere in France. With TGVair, you’ll purchase one single ticket for your entire journey. It’s simple, economical, and convenient.

One combination Corsair/SNCF ticket allows you to benefit from three distinct services: a high-speed train (TGV) to Paris, a shuttle to the airport, and a flight with Corsair. TGVair was created to make it easier to travel to international destinations from anywhere in France.

Travel to international destinations from Nîmes with TGVair

TGVair is an all-in-one travel package that lets you reach international destinations from anywhere in France.  

With TGVair, traveling abroad from the Nîmes train station is both quick and easy. Simply book your TGVair ticket at a Corsair customer counter or your usual travel agency.

To save time, you can also reserve your trip on the Corsair website. Print out your confirmation and on the day of your departure, head to the Nîmes train station to embark for Reunion Island or any other Corsair destination in the Indian Ocean or around the world. This impressive station, one of 19 train stations all across France to collaborate with TGVair, is located in downtown Nîmes and thus extremely easy to find.

A dozen “Tango” city bus lines stop just outside the station, allowing you to reach the station from anywhere in the city. If you’re coming by car, you can leave your car in the nearby parking garage for the entire duration of your trip, provided you call in advance to make a reservation. Be sure to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart. Upon arrival, head directly to the TGVair counter with your reservation confirmation in hand to receive your train ticket and a voucher for the shuttle in Paris.

You’ll exit the train at the Massy TGV station in Paris, where the shuttle will be waiting to take you to the airport (Paris Orly Sud). In the event that your train or plane is delayed or canceled, Corsair and the SNCF (French Rail) will immediately book you on the next available train or flight to your destination in the Indian Ocean, at no extra charge.

TGVair from Nîmes to the Indian Ocean

Every week, Corsair offers a number of flights to the captivating islands of the Indian Ocean.

Book TGVair to savor the white sandy beaches and delightfully warm waters of Mauritius, Reunion, and other spectacular islands. When departing from Nîmes for Reunion Island, you’ll start by taking a high-speed train (TGV) from Nîmes to Paris, where you’ll connect to a Corsair flight to Saint Denis. Whether you’re planning a sun-filled vacation to Mauritius Island or Mayotte, the same sequence of travel applies.

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