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Car Rental in Bordeaux

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$33.37 per day
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Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$33.71 per day
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Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$33.71 per day
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Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$34.05 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$34.79 / per day
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Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$34.99 / per day
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Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$35.34 / per day
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Bordeaux Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$35.34 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:11 on 2021-10-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.7

Why rent a car in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux is a great place to explore by car. Not only an interesting city in its own right, it is also the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine province, the center of the Bordeaux wine region, and the best access point for much of the Southwestern France.

Bordeaux Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Bordeaux

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Bordeaux and drop off in another city include:

  • From Bordeaux to Nice - 72 offers from € 29.81 per day
  • From Bordeaux to Toulouse - 95 offers from € 26.59 per day
  • From Bordeaux to Marseille - 123 offers from € 29.81 per day
  • From Bordeaux to Bilbao - 11 offers from € 166.76 per day
  • From Bordeaux to Saint Brieuc - 10 offers from € 73.58 per day

Top ways to enter Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux Airport: Located close to the city center, Bordeaux Airport serves flights to and from many destinations in Europe, as well as in North Africa, the Middle East, and the North America.
  • Bergerac Airport: About an hour and a half’s drive away from Bordeaux, this regional airport mainly hosts flights to the United Kingdom, as well as to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
  • Public transportation: If you arrive in Bordeaux by train, it is convenient to pick up a rental in Bordeaux Train Station.

Useful city facts

  • The main language of Bordeaux is, like elsewhere in the country, French. The knowledge of English varies, but many people working in the service industry speak it. 
  • Bordeaux enjoys hot summers, but winters can get cold at times because of winds coming from the Atlantic. January, the coldest month, has the average temperature of 6.6 °C (43.9 °F), while the mean temperature in the warmest month, August, is 21.4 °C (70.5 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  • Les Quais. Also known as the "Port of the Moon", walking the quay along the Gironde river is the best way to observe Bordeaux city center and pass some of its famous attractions.
  • Musee D'Aquitaine. This museum lets you travel through the area’s history, from relics dating back 25,000 years to Gall-Roman era, medieval times and present day.
  • The Museum of Bordeaux Wine and Trade. This unique museum is the best place to learn about Bordeaux’s main industry and its origins, old trade routes, wine-making techniques, and present state.
  • Bordeaux Cathedral. Also known as the Primatial Cathedral of St. Andrew, this is the most important — and probably the most impressive — religious building in Bordeaux. Dating back to at least the 9th century (the year it was built is still uncertain), the church was initially constructed in the Romanesque style, but later renovations added a significant Gothic element to its look. Notable for its nave, the cathedral is as impressive from the inside as it is from the outside.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Unlike with inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by weather.
  • Outside cities, as of July 2018 the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130 km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110 km/h, and 2- or 3- lane roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2018, hands-free mobile phone use is banned in France and the fines are hefty.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

Most of the main highways in France (autoroute in French) are toll roads. Their names start with letter A and you can recognize them by a red number sign. The fare for taking a toll road depends on the specific route, the distance length, as well as the type of your vehicle - trailer cars and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by a credit card or by cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road.

Some rental cars are equipped with toll road transporters and can use the automatic toll road payment booths (Télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with toll road transporters.

See the official French toll road website for more information. Use the website's toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Wine tour. There are many organized tours that you can join, but having your own car lets you explore the nearby villages, vineyards, and chateaus by yourself. The Medoc region is perhaps the best place to start, with famous places such as Château Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour, Château Margaux and Chateau Mouton Rothschild all in close proximity to one another. If you were a driver for a visit to Medoc, don’t despair - you can switch places with your travel companion and pay a visit to the Graves region which has some of the oldest vineyards in all of the Bordeaux area.
  • Atlantic Coast. Bordeaux is located very near the Atlantic Coast, and there are many interesting places you can visit. The nearby town of Arcachon is famous for its oysters, but the nearby villages are just as charming. If you’re up for a longer trip, go all the way south to Bayonne and Biarritz, places that offer some of the best surfing in the whole Europe.
  • Saint-Emilion. Historically inhabited by the Romans and hermit monks, this small village is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Notable for its ancient sites and beautiful churches, Saint-Emilion is also one of the main wine destinations in the region — the winemaking traditions here are at least 1,900 years old. The drive from Bordeaux takes about 50 minutes.
  • Angoulême. Venture north of Bordeaux to the Ville de l'Image or City of the Image. Angouleme is a city of art and history well worth the visit. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in France is the Renault Twingo, but travelers also love the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta. The most popular rental car types are economy,  compact and mini.

Further destinations

  • Biarritz. A lovely coastal city in the so-called French Basque country, right on the border with Spain, Biarritz is known for its interesting architecture, beautiful beaches, and arguably the best surfing in all of France. The neighboring town of Bayonne, located a few kilometers inland, is a historical gem. The drive from Bordeaux to Biarritz will take about 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Pyrenees. Lying along the border with Spain, the Pyrenees mountain range is one of southern France’s most popular travel destinations. Although not as high as the Alps in the east, they are home to a special atmosphere and some of the most panoramic driving routes and hiking trails in Europe. The city of Pau, one of the gateways to the mountains and the fabulous Pyrenees National Park, is only a two-hour drive south of Bordeaux.
  • Northern Spain. Only a few hours drive south of Bordeaux, the northeastern part of Spain is another fascinating region that’s within your reach. Home to imposing mountains, rugged beaches, famous cities like Bilbao and Pamplona, and the unique Basque culture, exploring this part of France’s southern neighbor can be a very rewarding experience. Although there are no border checks between the two countries as both are part of the Schengen area, do ask your rental car provider in advance to make sure they permit you to cross into Spain.

Car Rental Prices in Bordeaux

  • Station wagons - from $55 per day
  • Large cars - from $53 per day
  • Medium cars - from $56 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $81 per day
  • Premium cars - from $79 per day
  • Small cars - from $42 per day
  • SUVs - from $65 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Bordeaux:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Bordeaux is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 29% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Bordeaux

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $23.23 per day
    502.0 km / 311.9 miles away
  2. Marseille Car Rentals from $64.53 per day
    504.4 km / 313.4 miles away
  3. Lyon Car Rentals from $33.13 per day
    451.6 km / 280.6 miles away
  4. Nice Car Rentals from $38.35 per day
    634.6 km / 394.3 miles away
  5. Toulouse Car Rentals from $23.23 per day
    202.1 km / 125.6 miles away
  6. Lille Car Rentals from $24.18 per day
    693.4 km / 430.8 miles away
  7. 381.8 km / 237.3 miles away
  8. Nantes Car Rentals from $24.39 per day
    271.8 km / 168.9 miles away
  9. Bastia Car Rentals from $28.40 per day
    844.9 km / 525.0 miles away
  10. Figari Car Rentals from $47.38 per day
    864.4 km / 537.1 miles away
  11. Ajaccio Car Rentals from $28.40 per day
    820.8 km / 510.0 miles away
  12. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $28.20 per day
    748.3 km / 464.9 miles away
  13. Grenoble Car Rentals from $26.29 per day
    493.9 km / 306.9 miles away
  14. Toulon Car Rentals from $23.41 per day
    551.5 km / 342.7 miles away
  15. Perpignan Car Rentals from $31.15 per day
    363.1 km / 225.6 miles away
  16. Beauvais Car Rentals from $28.35 per day
    552.6 km / 343.3 miles away
  17. Massy Car Rentals from $23.23 per day
    484.8 km / 301.2 miles away
  18. Aix-en-Provence Car Rentals from $19.33 per day
    492.1 km / 305.8 miles away
  19. Caen Car Rentals from $23.23 per day
    484.0 km / 300.8 miles away
  20. Cannes Car Rentals from $21.25 per day
    614.8 km / 382.0 miles away

Top 14 Locations near Bordeaux

  1. 12.8 km / 7.9 miles away
  2. Bergerac Airport Car Rentals from $20.23 per day
    84.3 km / 52.4 miles away
  3. 107.7 km / 67.0 miles away
  4. 158.7 km / 98.6 miles away
  5. Brive Airport Car Rentals from $25.84 per day
    163.1 km / 101.4 miles away
  6. 167.2 km / 103.9 miles away
  7. Biarritz Airport Car Rentals from $28.20 per day
    170.1 km / 105.7 miles away
  8. 177.5 km / 110.3 miles away
  9. 187.5 km / 116.5 miles away
  10. 202.1 km / 125.6 miles away
  11. 205.5 km / 127.7 miles away
  12. 206.9 km / 128.5 miles away
  13. Aurillac Airport Car Rentals from $50.01 per day
    234.3 km / 145.6 miles away
  14. 271.8 km / 168.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Bordeaux?

Car rental prices in Bordeaux vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Bordeaux
$97.30
January
$71.49
February
$61.94
March
$52.81
April
$67.93
May
$70.19
June
$72.38
July
$60.33
August
$78.82
September
$83.41
October
$89.92
November
$89.92
December
The best month to rent a car in Bordeaux is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $52.81). This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 46% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $97.30 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bordeaux?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in March, travelers rent a car for an average of 7 days in September, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Bordeaux
5
January
6
February
7
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
4
September
5
October
6
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bordeaux?

While travelers visit Bordeaux year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Bordeaux by Monthly Searches
41%
January
324%
February
414%
March
1%
April
2%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
83%
September
65%
October
147%
November
118%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Keddy Peugeot 208 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Interrent Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Tipo 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Peugeot 5008 5+2 5 People Carriers/Vans

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
August 14, 2020
Lovely area of France. Very hot lots to do.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
March 4, 2020
always take pictures of your car at the start and when leaving back when in europe googlemaps is so good dont expect to get the type of car you hire especially in italy and fill up the car before you get near the airport or you will pay more do these and you will enjoy your car
United Kingdom
Opel Adam
January 18, 2020
We were an hour early but made to wait although the car was available, surely unnecessary? Everything else was excellent.
United Kingdom
Opel Adam
November 22, 2019
Despite great public transport hiring the car cost us less than we would have spent on trains, trams, buses etc,
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Aveo
October 29, 2019
We have a house In St aulaye and can recommend the village.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 18, 2019
Bordeaux and surrounding areas are lovely
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
July 16, 2019
Don't try driving in the narrow streets of the old town ( Google doesn't know which are one way) but do go for a walk there, it's lovely....
Ireland
Renault Mégane Estate
July 2, 2019
No queues, car was within a short distance of the desk
United Kingdom
Renault Megane
June 19, 2019
Wine country, beautiful scenery, delicious red wine, amazing food! The roads in the city are a bit narrow to drive around but a lot easier in the country side. Highly recommend checking out Bordeaux even if you don't drink!
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
June 10, 2019
Must visits in the area, Bordeaux itself is lovely and dune du plat and Arachon are well worth a day out.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
May 29, 2019
Beautiful part of france, you soon get the hang of driving on the right, really relaxing and stress free. Beautiful landscape, lovelly people.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
April 29, 2019
The Northern Dordogne is really beautiful- especially the villages close to Lake Jemaye
Ireland
Opel Astra
February 17, 2019
Lots to see around Bordeaux. The city is great but worth touring the wine regions, Cognac, Royan, Arcachon, St Emillion, Blaye etc.
Bulgaria
Citroen C4
December 1, 2018
I rent a car app 4-5 times/year and definatelly, by all means the experience I had in Bordeaux is by far the best one!
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark 3d
October 12, 2018
Do a wine tour, then find the places you enjoyed and go for a drive around them at your leisure. It was lovely!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
September 25, 2018
Ensure familiarity with all car features before leaving pick up point. Check sat nav settings. Bordeaux was particularly busy and a lot of road closures when we set off, check alternative routes available.
United Kingdom
Nissan Juke
August 19, 2018
Lots of sights. Great location.
United Kingdom
Ford S-Max
August 16, 2018
Great area to visit. The lake beach at Maubisson is amazing. Great for little ones to have a potter and a swim - the water is warm and very child friendly. The beach at Carcans Plage is gorgeous in a different way. The Atlantic waves are huge so hold on to your kids and take care. But amazing for body boarding and surfing. The most thrilling powerful waves I've ever been in - very vigilant lifeguards. Free parking everywhere. nice variety of eating places at Carcans Plage

Top 12 Suppliers in Bordeaux in 2021

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+33564120980 / +33180202262
Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac 33700 Mérignac, Bordeaux
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+33557350303
23 quai de Brienne
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+33556921962
137 Rue des Terres de Borde, 33800 Bordeaux
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+33540249049
HALL 3 BELCIER N-1 - PARKING P4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:59
Tue:08:00-19:59
Wed:08:00-19:59
Thu:08:00-20:59
Fri:08:00-20:59
Sat:08:00-17:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
+330556927417
1 Rue de la Seigliere 33800 Bordeaux
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+33540249049
Hall 3 Belcier N-1 - Parking P4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:59
Tue:08:00-19:59
Wed:08:00-19:59
Thu:08:00-20:59
Fri:08:00-20:59
Sat:08:00-17:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33820611673
Aeroport De Merignac
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:09:30-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330821230498
Bordeaux Merignac Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:09:30-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
0556342068
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.1
+330826102834
Bordeaux Merignac Airport
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
+34965233425 / +33185654704 / +18778223872
Aeroport de Bordeaux Merignac, Av. Rene Cassin, 33700 Merignac
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+34965233425 / +33185654704
Aéroport de Bordeaux-Mérignac, 33700 Mérignac
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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