Bordeaux Airport

Daily Car Hire Rates in Bordeaux Airport

  • Mini

    Fiat 500
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 17.36
  • Economy

    Fiat Punto
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 18.81
  • Compact

    Fiat 500L
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 23.92
  • Standard

    Ford C-Max
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 38.57
  • Suv

    Opel Mokka
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 39.26

*daily rates in Bordeaux Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Bordeaux Airport car hire

Hi there, I am booking using my work discount using Xexec, however, I wanted to know how much it would be as I am 24 years old. I want to rent a car from Bordeaux Airport, 25 August - 2nd September, I would like something reasonably big... not too small.

Hi, we have a Nissan Juke for £102. Drivers must be 21 years and have held a valid driving license for a minimum of 12 months. A Young drivers fee applies for drivers under the age of 25, this will be €5 per day with a maximum charge of €70. We do offer a young driver discount to help offset the young driver surcharge.

Hello, I would like to ask is it possible to rent a card from the France Boardaux Airport and be able to drive the car from France to Barcelona- Spain for a week during August (5 August until 12 August) ? is it allowed? Are there any special charges? 

Hi, cross border travel is permitted within the EU for most rental agents, however I would want to check if you can please let me know the car / supplier you are looking at. There would be an additional charge to cover extra insurance required, however once I know the rental agent I can check this for you.

Bordeaux Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Bordeaux Airport is known as the Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.
  • That is because the airport is actually situated in the town of Mérignac about ten kms away from Bordeaux.
  • Former French president General Charles de Gaulle made the 18th of June Appeal the day after he took off from the airport.
  • Bordeaux Airport is the sixth busiest airport in France.
  • In 2011 it dealt with more than 4.1million passengers.

Nearest Petrol Stations to Bordeaux Airport

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Bordeaux Airport Mini Guide

What is Bordeaux Apart From Wine?
Bordeaux is a city that does things big. It’s the biggest French city by area. It has one of Europe’s largest estuaries where the Dordogne joins the Garonne and flows into the sea and its wine industry is enormous too with over fourteen billion euros generated from the fruit of the vine there annually. Finally, its university is the largest in France. The city was once a British possession and many think there are still hints of Englishness about it. It’s considered a very tolerant city and all are welcomed to enjoy its delights.

view of gironde estuary in bordeaux

How do I get to try Some Bordeaux?
Bordeaux-Merignac is the airport to head for. It’s only six miles out of the city and is supplied with flights by many low cost carriers including Ryanair and easyJet. many of the flights are seasonal so if you're travelling during April or October be aware that many routes won't be operational.

What is the Airport Like?
It’s modern, having been given a facelift in recent years and very busy with over four million passengers using it last year. It has a place in history too with Charles de Gaulle leaving from there in 1940 to appeal for help from the British.

bordeaux airport

What can I Expect When I Arrive at the Airport?
Although it’s a busy airport it’s quite compact and there are no air bridges for your disembarkation into the terminal so a short walk from the aircraft steps is needed. Once inside the airport you’re almost immediately through passport checks and into the baggage reclaim hall. Once bags are collected it’s again only a short walk through to the arrivals hall. All you need to begin your stay can be found there with the information desk directly opposite you for all questions about the airport.

There’s a post office in the hall which also does currency exchange and has an ATM. The car hire desks are found there too and if you’ve pre-arranged a hire car from home you’ll find the final paperwork quick and easy before driving off in your car. If you’re going to rely on public transport then you’ll need to turn right out of the terminal and you’ll find the bus stop and taxi parking there. The journey into the centre is quick and reasonably priced.

What About When I am Ready to Come Home?
Once you’ve arrived at the airport and deposited your bags, you’ll have your boarding passes and can head off to discover the wealth of shopping in the airport. From delicious pastry shops to football kits, shoes and bags to clothing as well as local gifts, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Then when you’re done with shopping you’ve got an equally large number of eateries to choose from including a la carte restaurants serving delicious local food to cafes serving quick meals and light bites or even fast food to take away. Then, whilst waiting to be called to your plane, you can enjoy surfing the net on your laptop courtesy of the airport’s Wi-Fi network.
 

Latest Update from Bordeaux Airport:

24/04/12 - New Spanish airline, Volotea are starting new routes from the airport this summer with flights to many Mediterranean destinations including Venice, Corsica and Ibiza. The additional passengers generated by this will add to the demand for car hire and so we strongly recommend pre-booking your car hire to avoid disappointment.

Driving in Bordeaux Airport

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 50-90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Bordeaux Airport car rentals are a cheap and reliable way to see this gorgeous part of southern France. Bordeaux Airport (airport code BOD) is within the département of Gironde. The airport has had a long war time history. It used to be used as a major air base by the Americans during the Cold War and today the French air force still use the airport.

The main low cost commercial service from Bordeaux Airport is with easyJet to London, Lyon, Milan and Madrid airports. The single terminal airport also of course offers hourly flights to the French capital Paris.

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