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Bordeaux Airport - BOD


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Aeroport de Bordeaux
Cidex 40
33700 Mérignac


Tel: 00 33 55 63 45 00

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Bordeaux - BOD

Bordeaux airport lies approximately 10km west of the city, just off the ring road, and is well signposted from all directions.

It is quite a large airport with two terminals and handles flights to a large number of international destinations.

Bordeaux itself is the largest city in Aquitaine and lies at the western end of Le Canal des Deux Mers which links the atlantic and mediterranean coasts.  Beyond Toulouse it is known as Le Canal du Midi.  Bordeaux is best known, of course, for it's exceptional wines.

Bordeaux Airport Car Hire

Companies which have desks at Bordeaux are:- ADA at Bordeaux Airport,   Avis at Bordeaux Airport,   Budget at Bordeaux Airport,   National/Citer at Bordeaux Airport,   Europcar at Bordeaux Airport,   Hertz at Bordeaux Airport and  Sixt at Bordeaux Airport.

Bordeaux Airport Arrivals

Depending upon your airline, your plane may or may not use one of the eight available air bridges for your Bordeaux airport arrivals.  Typically the budget airlines do not.

Arrivals are well handled and, if arriving from inside the EU, you are unlikely to experience any hold-ups with passport or customs checks.  International flights arrive at the larger terminal, Terminal A.

For live information on the progress of an incoming flight click on Bordeaux Airport Arrivals.

Bordeaux Airport Departures

Bordeaux airport departures International flights leave from Terminal A.  This terminal is well appointed and comfortable and is also user-friendly for disabled passengers.  If you need special assistance you must request it at the time of booking and re-confirm at check-in.

The airport has special narrow wheel chairs which can be carried up the aircraft steps if necessary.  For details of today’s flight departures see Live Bordeaux Airport Departures.

Bordeaux Airport Taxis

The taxi rank for Bordeaux airport taxis is conveniently situated just outside the terminals and there are easily-visible signs inside to direct you.  The ride into the city centre is about 15 minutes.

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Bordeaux Airport Transfers

Airport transfers from Bordeaux airport can be a very convenient way of getting from the airport to your destination. Particularly if you don't need the use of a Bordeaux airport car hire and don't feel like waiting in line for a bus or a regular taxi.

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Bordeaux Airport Buses

There is a shuttle bus (Jet’Bus) which runs from the airport to the city centre and railway station every 45 minutes.  Single fare for this Bordeaux airport bus journey is under 10 euros.  The bus stop is outside terminal B

Bordeaux Airport Parking

There are over 5000 parking spaces in five car parks.  Parc Arrêt Minute is close to the terminals and gives the first 20 minutes free.  P4 is some distance away near the freight terminal and is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus.  

P0, P2 and P3 are reasonably close and charge about 4 euros per hour.  There are often special week-end deals available.  Pay at the payment machine before you return to your vehicle.

Bordeaux Airport Bars and Restaurants

There are several bars and cafés in both terminals; in the public areas and after security.  They serve hot and cold drinks and various tasty snacks.  At the Restaurant Brasserie Navigateurs you can have a more substantial meal with waiter service and wine.  The menu for each Bordeaux airport bar and restaurant is posted outside every day.

Bordeaux Airport Shops

Both terminals have a Relay store which is a newsagent found at most french airports.  Bordeaux airport shops sell foreign newspapers as well as the french dailies.  The books and magazines are mostly in french.  They also sell maps, sweets and chocolates.  The duty free shops (Aeroboutique) are found in both the public areas and in the departure lounge.

Bordeaux Weather

Although not directly on the coast, Bordeaux is close enough to the Atlantic for the ocean to have an influence on the weather.  The summers, although much warmer than the UK, are not as hot as some more inland areas.  The winters tend to be mild and wet.

For a look at the weather and an up to date forecast see our 10 day forecast for Bordeaux Weather.

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