About Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)
Address: Bordeaux Merignac Airport, Merignac, 33700
For a tourist, what could be better than a trip to one of the world’s great destinations? And that’s France.
And if you travelling to South Western region of the country, in all probability, you will be flying into Bordeaux- Mérignac, the airport serving the port city of Bordeaux. Set in one of the greatest wine growing regions in the world, Bordeaux and its surrounds are just waiting to be discovered. So rent a car from one of the many Bordeaux- Mérignac Airport car rentals and explore this magnificent region.
For wine lovers, a trip to Bordeaux is simply one of the greatest trips you would undertake. While the city itself is charming and certainly well worth spending a day or to exploring, the regions around it offer the opportunity to find out just how the famous wines from the region are made.
To do that, simply book a car rental when planning your trip and pick it up on landing from any number of the Bordeaux- Mérignac Airport car rental kiosks. Using car hire, you just have the freedom to explore at your own pace. It means you can linger in areas that you fall in love with, safe in the knowledge that there isn’t the last train or bus that you need to catch.
There are so many wine tours at your disposal, so its best to plan which ones you would like to see before you arrive. And then simply enjoy the majestic French countryside.
Choosing your car
Airport car rental gives you the best opportunity to secure your vehicle straight after you land. This can be booked well in advance and allows you to find the perfect vehicle for you and your families exact needs.
A range of world-renowned car hire companies have rental offices at Bordeaux- Mérignac airport including Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Avis, Budget and Goldcar. Typically, many vehicles on offer are French including those from Citroen and Peugeot but other makers are well represented. These include Nissan, Opel, Volkswagen and BMW. No matter what vehicle you need, it will be available. This includes sedans, SUVs, people carriers and estate vehicles.
Tips and advice
Many motorways in France are toll routes and you will need to pay when leaving them. You can do so using your credit card.
Along motorways, you may see the sign, “villages étapes”. Generally, these quaint French villages are well worth the stop.
For every passenger in your car, there must be a reflective jacket. It is required by law and should be provided by your rental car company.
Every car also needs a portable breathalyser kit. Again, your car rental company should supply one.
The following documents must be carried by the driver of the vehicle: driver’s license, proof of insurance, passport and car rental papers.
Parking in bigger cities is difficult to find. For a fee, you could rather park in a designated garage. It will save you time!