The port city of Bordeaux is situated on the Garonne River in south-western France. It used to be known as 'Sleeping Beauty' until major architectural restoration took place, followed by introduction of a modern public transport system in the city. These improvements have resulted in listing Bordeaux as the largest urban World Heritage Site. A car hire from Bordeaux Airport will help you bring your French adventure in full gear. Read our guide to Dordogne Valley road trip and get some travel inspiration! With a car hire from Auto Europe you are sure to find the best deals on the market. Book your rental car in advance in three simple steps using our website booking engine or our free telephone service.
Bordeaux Airport (BOD)
Official Name: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (French: Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac)
Address: 33700 Mérignac, France
Location: Bordeaux Airport is located 7.5 miles west of Bordeaux.
Airlines: Numerous airlines serve Bordeaux Airport. The busiest airlines that offer flights from the UK are British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair.
Tel:: +33 5 56 34 50 50
Bordeaux Airport, despite its relatively modest size, has three terminals. Two terminals, named Hall A and Hall B, are located in one building, whereas the third terminal called Billi is only a few minutes' walk from Hall B. Billi is exclusively dedicated to low-cost airlines, and it has been designed to facilitate speedy access to aeroplanes through special, simplified procedures. You can deposit your carry-on luggage at the security control point before accessing the aircraft via a pedestrian walkway. Each terminal has its own check-in area. As the building is not too large, both halls are well connected and within easy reach on foot. The departures areas in both halls are located on the first floor, and you can find the arrivals areas on floor 0. Terminal Billi is located on the left from the airport building within a short walking distance.
There are several car rental desks at Bordeaux Airport operated by major local and international car hire suppliers. You will easily find them as they are all conveniently located in the wing that connects Halls A and B.
|Avis||7am to 11.30pm|
|Budget||7am to 11.30pm|
|Europcar||7am to 11.30pm|
|Firefly||9am to 9pm|
|Hertz||6.30am to 11.30pm|
|Thrifty||6.30am to 11.30pm|
|Sixt||7am to 11pm|
You may want to have some food or do some last-minute shopping for gifts and souvenirs before your departure. Since Bordeaux is famous for its vineyards, use this opportunity to buy their famous wines duty free. In the main building of Bordeaux Airport at the arrivals area you will find two small eateries; the one at Hall B serves snacks and is ideal for people on the go, while the one at Hall A is a typical café that also serves hot food. If you prefer a finer dining option, head to the next level to one of the famous French restaurants. You will also find several more eateries and shops on that level. Passengers travelling through Bordeaux Airport can benefit from the free Wi-Fi service in all the boarding and departure zones, as well as in restaurants and bars in the public area.
Bordeaux Airport is very well connected with the city of Bordeaux and other towns in the region. With a rental car from Bordeaux Airport all those pretty wine villages nearby, as well as the coast, will be very easy to access, and Bordeaux itself is only a 20-minute drive. A pleasant drive to Toulouse, another charming town on the banks of the River Garonne, will take you only 2.5 hours with your rental car. Find out more about driving in France here.
The Navette Shuttle service operates between the airport and the main railway station in Bordeaux every 30 minutes. You will find the bus stop directly at the main exit of Hall B. In addition to the shuttle service, Bordeaux's well-organized public transport system has a bus route operating from the airport to the city centre whilst connecting with various trams on the way. Passengers with reduced mobility should not worry about getting around, as there are several transport companies that offer their adjusted services directly from and to the airport.
In the city of Bordeaux, there are several options when it comes to parking. On-street parking is charged per hour from Monday to Saturday, with a maximum duration of 1 hour in the historical centre. You will also find numerous car parks and underground garages both in the city and its outskirts, well connected with the public transport service.
Mérignac, France 33700
IATA Code: BOD
IACO Code: LFBD
General Information: Bordeaux Airport is located 7.5 miles west of Bordeaux and is easily accessible by rental car.