Car Rental at Bordeaux Airport

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Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux, France
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Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
33
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.7
Average gasoline price
$2.09 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.12 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.95 / 1 liter
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

One of the main cities in Western France and one of the great winemaking destinations of the world, Bordeaux greets thousands of visitors every year. Most of the wine-related attractions are in the villages and farms around the city (there are many tours you can enjoy even if you’re driving and cannot sample the wine). The city itself, meanwhile, boasts plenty of well-preserved architecture, as well as one of the finest riverfronts in Europe. These are three of the main attractions in Bordeaux:

  • The Port of the Moon. The location of Bordeaux’s harbor on the Garonne river, the Port of the Moon is also the most visited part of the city. Named after its distinctive shape, the area is a UNESCO world heritage site and home to many of Bordeaux’s finest landmarks like the Water Mirror (the largest reflecting pool in the world) and iconic Bourse square. 
  • Museums. In addition to architecture and wine, Bordeaux is also home to a good number of interesting museums. These include CAPC, the contemporary art museum that’s located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, Regional Museum of Aquitania, Fine Arts Museum, and a highlight among them all - the interactive City of Wine that’s in one of the most futuristic buildings in all of France.
  • Churches. As in many other European cities, some of the finest architectural examples in Bordeaux are its many churches. Highlights include the 11th-12th century Church of the Holy Cross built in the distinctly Romanesque style, the Basilica of St. Michel whose spire dominates the city’s skyline, and the monumental Bordeaux Cathedral.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Amsterdam
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon

Main airlines

easyJet, Volotea, Chalair Aviation, HOP!, Ryanair, and Air France

Terminals

Bordeaux Airport has three terminals. Terminal A serves primarily international flights, Terminal B is mainly used by Air France, and Terminal billi serves low-cost carriers such as Ryanair. Terminals A and B are in the same building, and you can also easily walk to Terminal billi.

Location

Bordeaux Airport is about 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Bordeaux. René Cassin/D1563, Motorway A5, Avenue Dr. Nancel Penard, Avenue Jean Cordier, Rue de Bethmann, and Rue Leo Saignat are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $219 per day
  • Large cars - from $188 per day
  • Medium cars - from $154 per day
  • Vans - from $339 per day
  • Premium cars - from $315 per day
  • Small cars - from $95 per day
  • SUVs - from $409 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located in the main building that hosts Terminals A and B.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a nice selection of bars, restaurants and snack kiosks, as well as different shops. The duty-free outlets are in the international departures area. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange, on-site hotels, a children’s area, workstations, and showers. The airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Total, located at A630 Rocade Peripherique Aire du Truc, can be reached in about 15 minutes and is open 24/7. There are other gas stations near Bordeaux Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Nantes (356 km / 221 mi)
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  • Alencon (504 km / 313 mi)
  • Biarritz (198 km / 123 mi)
  • La Rochelle (184 km / 114 mi)
  • Bergerac (116 km / 72 mi)

Airport info

Rating
6.6
  • Getting to the airport 6.6
  • Departure and check-in 6.8
  • Terminal facilities 5.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.6
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.7
  • Lounge 3.6

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD)

  • IATA: BOD
  • ICAO: LFBD
  • Name: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 6,203,824
  • Distance from city: 6.2 miles / 10 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Bordeaux Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Bordeaux Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Bordeaux Airport
$87.93
January
$70.64
February
$50.15
March
$47.30
April
$62.08
May
$56.34
June
$69.49
July
$52.19
August
$38.92
September
$38.29
October
$53.04
November
$53.04
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Bordeaux Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $38.29. You can see that this is 32% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $87.93 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Bordeaux Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 7 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
7
February
7
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
5
September
6
October
7
November
6
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Bordeaux Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Bordeaux Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in December.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
89%
February
96%
March
119%
April
169%
May
100%
June
139%
July
132%
August
91%
September
71%
October
54%
November
51%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Tipo 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500X 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Can a rental car be driven to Andorra?
Yes, it is possible to take a rental car from France to Andorra in most cases. You must notify the rental company in advance, though. You will also likely have to pay a cross-border fee.

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
Opel Astra
September 2, 2020
Excellent easy access
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 18, 2020
Bordeaux is a beautifil small city and perfect place to visit the vineyards, Arcachon, Cognac and more.
Spain
Opel Adam
March 12, 2020
Didn’t visit as went to funeral.
United Kingdom
Opel Adam
October 26, 2019
Lovely area but really badly signed airport- took us 30 minutes driving round the airport and getting stuck in a pay and display car park as the car hire is fenced off and not sign posted how to get to it until you arrive at the entrance
United Kingdom
Renault Megane
September 12, 2019
Bordeaux is a bit tricky to get out of at peak times, but keep with it, and there is some lovely countryside
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
August 27, 2019
DO NOT USE VICTOR HUGO CAR PARK IN Bordeaux.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
June 30, 2019
Chose Sixt as I recognised their name. Glad I did as everything went as expected. All of the receptions and pick up points are at the airport and close to hand
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
June 1, 2019
Terminal location and easy to pick up and return.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
September 14, 2018
Poor signage for return but otherwise easy.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.92 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.65 / 10
Total number of reviews
12
Total rental companies
16
Lowest daily price
$30.27

Top 16 Suppliers at Bordeaux Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.9 / 58 reviews
+330556342068
Aeroport De Bordeaux, 33700 Merignac
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 15 reviews
+33556340815
Aeroport de Bordeaux, Rue René Cassin, 33700 Mérignac
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Keddy
Excellent 8.8 / 33 reviews
+330825740040
BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:29
Tue:07:30-23:29
Wed:07:30-23:29
Thu:07:30-23:29
Fri:07:30-23:29
Sat:08:00-21:29
Sun:08:00-23:29
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8 / 20 reviews
+330556342068
Aeroport De Bordeaux, 33700 Merignac
Europcar
Excellent 8.7 / 4 reviews
+330825740040
BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:29
Tue:07:30-23:29
Wed:07:30-23:29
Thu:07:30-23:29
Fri:07:30-23:29
Sat:08:00-21:29
Sun:08:00-23:29
National
Excellent 8.6 / 5 reviews
+330556342068
150 Av. de l'Argonne, 33700 Mérignac
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5 / 6 reviews
+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:07:30-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5 / 4 reviews
+33825002400
Aeroport De Merignac
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:07:30-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 5 reviews
+330821230498
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:07:30-20:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Key'n Go
Excellent 8.4 / 4 reviews
+33564120980 / +33180202262
Cabine IR Location parking - Merignac Airport Avenue Rene Cassin - 33700 Merignac
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
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+330556131680
7 avenue de Magudas, 33185 Le Haillan
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Tue:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Wed:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Thu:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Sat:09:00-12:00; 16:00-18:00
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
0825002400
AEROPORT DE MERIGNAC
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:07:30-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Hertz
Excellent 8.4 / 7 reviews
+330825002400
Merignac Airport, Bordeaux (Merignac) , France , 33700
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:07:30-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Firefly
Excellent 8.2 / 32 reviews
+33556475221
Airport de Bordeaux Merignac - HERTZ CAR PARK - in Terminal
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:11:00-20:00
Goldcar
Excellent 8.2 / 97 reviews
+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
Interrent
Very good 7.7 / 28 reviews
+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
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