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Bordeaux airport car hire

Airport Code: BOD

The city of Bordeaux, France is accessible from the Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport.  Located in the town of Mérignac, the airport is just 10 km west of Bordeaux.  Although the majority of its traffic is domestic, it serves more than 3.3 million travellers per year.  Reserve a car hire at Bordeaux Airport to get you to your hotel and all the exciting attractions around the city.

The city of Bordeaux in France is a lively university community -the largest university in France in fact - where cafes, gardens and a number of museums give this city a very tolerant and relaxed pace.  The artistic and music scenes are very vibrant here, as is the wine.  Enjoy a glass or two while you are here, as Bordeaux wine is considered among the best in the world.  Pick up a hire car from Bordeaux airport and enjoy your own private transport during your stay.

Check out our Bordeaux Travel Guide for more interesting sites to visit in Bordeaux.

For cheap car hire in Bordeaux, France, there are options convently located in Bordeaux Airport. You will find desks for the following car rental companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar 
  • Hertz
  • Sixt 
  • ADA 
  • National Citer

We recommend that you book your Bordeaux Airport car rental in advance with us to get amazing car rental discounts.

For further information on booking your rental car, visit our section How to book a rental car in Bordeaux.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Bordeaux, France

Airport Code: BOD

Telephone: (05) 5634 5050

Distance: Bordeaux city || 7.5 Miles / 12 km / 20 minutes by rental car from Downtown Bordeaux

Address: Cédex 40, 33700, Mérignac, France

Timezone: GMT+1

Population: 235,178


Aquitaine Bridge

Aquitaine Bridge

Bordeaux is a historic city with many significant buildings and interesting tourist attractions.  Close to the railway station is Les Quais.  This is a nice area of town to visit for a walk along the shores of the Garonne, to take a ride on a ferry boat, or to view the stunning landscape from the bridges of Bordeaux.  Check out Aquitaine Bridge, a unique architectural achievement in France.

The Victory Arch

In the area called La Victorie you can view a great example of the town's Roman roots; the Victory Arch.  If you are interested in some more Roman history, head over to the Musee D'Aquitaine in your Bordeaux car hire.  Here you can see Gallo-Roman statues and relics dating back 25,000 years.

Saint-André Cathedral

Constructed mostly in the 14th and 15th centuries, the Cathedral has a history older and richer than that.  Its site dates back to the time of the Romans, and you can still see a wall in the nave of the original Romanesque edifice.  The Royal Gate to Saint-André dates from the early thirteenth century and the Cathedral itself was consecrated by Pope Urban II in 1096.

Day Trips

La Grosse Cloche

Head over to the area of the old Town Hall in your Bordeaux car hire to see the remnants of the town's medieval walls.  Dating back to the 15th century, La Grosse Cloche is the second remaining gate, consisting of two 40m high circular towers and a central bell tower.  The bell in the tower weighs an astounding 7,800 kilograms.


There are also several museums to visit throughout the city, convenient with a cheap car rental from Bordeaux airport.  Some of the finer museums include Musée des Beaux Arts, Musée d'Aquitaine, CAPC, Vinorama, Casa de Goya, Cap Sciences, and the Centre Jean Moulin.


Round out your trip with high French fashion or some souvenirs for the folks back home by spending a day checking out the fine shopping in Bordeaux.  In the heart of Bordeaux is Rue Sainte-Catherine, a pedestrian-only street dedicated to shopping. 

Stroll along about 1.2 kilometres of shops, restaurants, and cafés, enjoying the longest shopping street in Europe.  Begin on the Rue Sainte-Catherine at Place de la Victoire.


Hotel de 4 Soeurs

6, cours du XXX Juillet


Tel. +33 5 57 81 19 20  

Fax. +33 5 56 01 04 28

Hotel del'Opera

35, rue Esprit de Lois


Tel. +33 5 56 81 41 27

 Fax. +33 5 56 51 78 80

Don't miss our detailed section on Bordeaux Hotels for a better look at your options.

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Bordeaux, France

  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Algerie
  • Air France
  • Air Transat
  • Baboo
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • Chalair
  • Cimber Air
  • Eastern Airways
  • EasyJet
  • Easyjet Switzerland
  • Flybe
  • Iberia
  • Jet4you
  • KLM
  • Norwegian Airlines
  • Regional Air Lines
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