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  • Some airports name themselves after cities which, in reality, they are miles away from.
  • Some of the worst offenders are almost 100 miles from their "home" cities. Here are the top six.
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A common complaint of travellers landing at several airports with London in their names is that they aren't in London at all.

London Luton (52km), London Southend (60km), and London Stansted (58km) have named themselves "London" airports, despite all of them being located more than 48 km from the capital.

But there are far worse offenders from around the world who take the names of cities they're miles from.

Here are the worst six.


6. Stockholm Västerås Airport – 62 miles (100 km) from Stockholm, Sweden.

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Stockholm Västerås Airport is 62 miles (100 km) west of Stockholm, Sweden's capital.

Stockholm Västerås warns travellers that it wil take them at least 70 minutes to drive into Sweden's capital from the arrivals terminal.

The airport flies to Spain and London, and is a Ryanair hub.


5. Oslo-Torp Airport — 66 miles (106 km) from Oslo, Norway.

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Oslo-Torp is 66 miles (106 km) from Oslo city center.

The train to get to the Oslo from the airport takes about 1 hours 45 minutes, according to the airport.


4. Memmingen (Munich West) — 70 miles (112 km) from Munich, Germany.

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A bus runs from Munich central station to Memmingen Airport, which takes 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Flights from Memmingen go to France, Germany, Italy and Belgium.


3. London Ashford Airport — 73 miles (117 km) from London, UK.

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The airport - also known as Lydd Airport - is actually closer to France (64 km away across the English Channel) than it is to London.

It offers international flights to Le Touquet in France.


2. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport — 73 miles (117 km) from Frankfurt, Germany.

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There's no train from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport into Frankfurt's town center, so you have to get there with a 1 hour 20 minute bus or car journey.

Budget airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air fly out of Frankfurt-Hahn.


1. Paris-Vatry Airport — 98 miles (157 km) west of Paris, France.

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Paris-Vatry Airport is a whopping 98 miles (157 km) from Paris, which takes over two hours to reach by car.

The airport is conveniently located for Disneyland Paris, though. Disneyland Paris, despite its name, is not actually in Paris either.

Flights from Paris-Vatry Airport go all over the world: to the US, eastern Africa, and Japan.

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