Bordeaux Airport Car Rental

Airport Basics.....
 

The Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is currently the fifth largest airport in terms of passenger traffic in the country of France.  In fact, the airport ranks in the top 100 in all of Europe, coming in at about 95th.  The traffic increased the year 2010 vs. 2009 at a rate of over 10%.  The airport sits about 13 km West from the city of Bordeaux, and about 50 km East from the Bay of Biscay.
 
 
 
Aéroport Bx Mérignac
 


Bordeaux Airport Car Rental.....
 

Seven car rental companies have desks set up in the Bordeaux Airport.  Each of these companies are established at the connecting wing area between Terminal A and Terminal B in the Arrivals Area of the airport.  These car rental companies include:

Avis: Phone : 0820 61 16 73
Budget: Phone : +335 56 47 84 22
National Citer: Phone : +33825 16 12 12
Europcar: Phone : 0825 358 358
Hertz: Phone : +335 56 34 59 87
Sixt: Phone : +338 907 120 35
T.T Service: Phone : +335 56 96 80 26


Location of Rental Cars at the Bordeaux Airport...

The actual placement of the rental vehicles are quite convenient.  In fact, once get your bags and speak with an agent, you will find that the rental cars are all parked right outside - and just in front of - the terminal itself.  Find your particular rental car and you're off to Bordeaux.


Directions to Bordeaux from the Airport...

If traveling to Bordeaux with your Airport rental car (rental car parking sits across from the Arrivals area of the Terminals), we generally recommend that you hop on N563 (Avenue Rene Cassin) and travel Eastbound towards Bordeaux.  After about 3 km, you will merge right into John Fitzgerald Kennedy, then a traffic circle.  Watch for signs at the traffic circle and continue East towards Bordeaux.  Merge into D106 (Departmental Road - watch for yellow signs) and continue on D106 into the Bordeaux city center in your rental car.

Bordeaux Airport Car Rental Return...
 

When returning the car from Bordeaux, we generally recommend following D106 all the way back to the airport.  Watch for signs and be ready to make decisions, especially around the traffic circles (most Americans are unfamiliar with these).  Watch for overhead green signs indicating the Merignac Airport, and remember to re-fuel before arriving back at the airport.  There will be plenty of fueling stations along the D106 roadway.


Airport Amenities.....
 

For starters, you will be glad to know that there is free Wi-Fi throughout the entire Bordeaux Airport.  Next, you should find some food choices that work for you.  Illy in the A & B Connecting Wing, Koisque Paul in Hall A, and Quest Bar in the Public Area of Hall B each offer something for your flight out.

There are cash machines located both in the Terminal A and Terminal B in the Arrivals area, and in Terminal A of the Departures area.  For any postal needs, there is a post office situated in the Arrivals area of Terminal A, next to the Oxbow Coffee Bar.
 
 
 
 BOD terminal B

 
 
 
Hotels Near the Bordeaux Airport.....
 

While we don't normally recommend hotels for you visit, we often write about various hotels that may be convenient based upon its location to the airport.  Near the Bordeaux Airport, there is a Best Western Bordeaux Airport.  In fact it sits right at the traffic circle just East of the Bordeaux Airport on Roland Garros Av.  The hotel was recently renovated in the spring of 2011, and prices are currently below 60 EUR for their cheapest room (2011).

 
Car Rental Driving Distances.....
 
 

As mentioned above, the Bordeaux Airport is just a few minutes from its namesake city, Bordeaux.  A few folks traveling thru the airport may have a different destination in mind.  It should be noted, however, that the metropolitan area of Bordeaux-Arcachon-Libourne is located far away from most other French metropolitan areas with any size.

So for those folks, we have compiled a list of neighboring towns and attractions (and the car rental driving distance) to assist you.  All distances are only estimates, and are from the Bordeaux Airport.  For exact driving distances, we generally recommend that you reserve a GPS when booking your vehicle.

Bordeaux Airport to Limoges, France 234 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Bergerac, France 130 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Cognac, France 134 km.
Bordeaux Airport to San Sebastián, Spain 238 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Toulouse, France 250 k.
Bordeaux Airport to Brive-la-Gaillarde, France 215 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Marmande, France 96 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Pamplona, Spain 317 km.
Bordeaux Airport to La Rochelle, France 198 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Dordogne, France 149 km.
Bordeaux Airport to Nontron, France 185 km.

Car Types Available at the Bordeaux Airport.....
 

Just about all types of vehicles are available for rent at the Bordeaux Airport.  These would include luxury cars, intermediate cars, economy cars, SUV's, and minivans.  Various add-ons can be reserved when booking your rental car.  Snow chains, GPS's, child seats and booster seats, ski racks and additional drivers may all be added at this location.  Eurocar Rental's booking system automatically updates the prices of these add-ons regularly.  Thanks for shopping with us and enjoy your Bordeaux Airport rental car today!

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