Bordeaux Merignac Airport (BOD)
Car Hire / Rental
Bordeaux Airport (BOD) can be accessed from either Junction 11A or Junction 11B of the A630 ring road that runs alongside the eastern edge of the complex. There are seven car rental companies available at Bordeaux Airport, offering a range of competitively priced cars. Most agencies have a wide variety of vehicles on offer, including the latest sedans, sports cars and luxury vehicles.
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Bordeaux
When renting a car at Bordeaux Airport, you are expected to bring your current licence, which must be full and have been held for at least a year. Only those aged 25 or more can rent cars at the airport. Payment is expected by credit card at all times.
Driving in the city of Bordeaux is usually straightforward, although the very centre can become busy and congested at times. A number of the central streets have now been pedestrianised and many locals in Bordeaux favour the city's modern tram network to travel around this particular area of the city. Always remember that the French drive on the right-hand side of the road at all times.
There are ample places to park in the city, including a number of underground parking areas in the very centre. However, it is usually a cheaper option to park alongside the tram stations, close to the eastern banks of Bordeaux's River Garonne.
Speed limits in Bordeaux, France
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 90 kph / 55 mph
Motorways / highways: 110 kph / 70 mph
Bordeaux Airport (BOD) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies have representatives at Bordeaux Airport:
- Avis Auto Rental
- Budget Rent-a-Car
- National Citer
- Sixt Euro-rent
Bordeaux Airport (BOD) Car Rental