Bordeaux Airport Guide (BOD)
Also known as Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux Airport is the main airport for the Gironde department, which is within the Aquitaine region of southwest France. Featuring transport, accommodation and airport facility information, our Bordeaux Airport guide is a useful tool for those travelling through the airport.
Information desks (tel: +33 5 5634 5050) are located on the arrivals levels of Halls A and B.
The two main terminals (named Halls A and B) are situated in one complex. The low-cost Billi terminal is a short distance away, within walking distance.
Bordeaux Airport can be accessed from junctions 11a or 11b off the ring road surrounding Bordeaux. From central Bordeaux, the simplest way to reach the airport is via the westbound Cours d’Ornano, which leads into Avenue de la Marne and Avenue John Fitzgerald Kennedy, before arriving at the airport. The total drive time from the city centre is roughly 25 minutes.
Bus: A local bus service (tel: +33 5 5757 8888; www.infotbc.com) connects the airport with the city centre via route Lianes 1+, which serves the Saint-Jean train station as well as numerous other city centre destinations (fare: €1.50).
Shuttle: Bordeaux Airport operates a 30 minutes direct shuttle from the airport to the Bordeaux Saint Jean Train Station, located in the city centre. The shuttle runs every day all year round from 0800 to 2300. One way tickets, that are purchasable on board the bus, are €7.20. More information is available on the official website (www.navetteaeroportbordeaux.com).
Taxi:Taxis, which are operated by a number of companies, are available from outside the terminals. Companies include: Taxis de Merignac (tel: +33 5 5697 1127), Taxis Girondins (tel: +33 5 5680 7037) and Taxis Télé (tel: +33 5 5696 0034) – a full list of providers is available on the airport’s website. The fare to the city centre is generally around €30, but it is best to agree a rate with the driver in advance.
There is a bank on the departures level of Hall B, while ATMs are available at various points throughout the airport. Bureaux de change kiosks are situated between Halls A and B and in the Billi terminal.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in all of Bordeaux Airport’s boarding zones as well as in most restaurants and bars in the terminals. There is a post office on the departures level of Hall A.
Bordeaux Airport has a good selection of bars and restaurants in all terminals. These include a deli, popular coffee chain and a restaurant overlooking the runway in Hall A.
Shops can be found in each terminal; these include newsagents, gift shops, confectioners and a perfumery. There are also duty-free shops in the international departures area of Hall A and in the Billi terminal.
A lost property service is located on the departures level of Hall B (tel: +33 5 5634 5000). For items left on planes, passengers should contact their airline.
Photocopying facilities are available in the departures area of Hall A. Aside from this, there are no conference or meeting facilities available at the airport. However, extensive business and conference services are available at the nearby Novotel Bordeaux Airport (tel: +33 5 5753 1330), located roughly 1km (0.6 miles) from Bordeaux Airport.
Wheelchairs are available from individual airlines, though must be requested prior to travel. Wheelchairs can also be rented from the airport directly (tel: +33 5 5634 5000). Lifts and disabled toilets are located throughout the airport, and there are spaces reserved for disabled drivers in all car parks. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
Bordeaux Airport has four car parks: P0, P1, P2 and the long-term P4. The covered P0 car park is nearest the terminal and offers short-term rates. P1 and P2 are short- and medium-term car parks. Parking can be pre-booked online via the airport website; for further information contact the parking office (tel: +33 5 5634 5073).
Car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz, Interrent, Sixt and T.T. Service have offices in the connecting wing between Halls A and B. The hire car parking area is located immediately opposite the terminals.