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About Bordeaux Airport (BOD)

Also known as Mérignac Airport, Bordeaux Airport is the main international airport in Bordeaux located in southwestern France. Featuring transport, accommodation and airport facility information, our Bordeaux Airport guide is a useful tool for those travelling through the airport.

Information:

Information desks (tel: +33 5 5634 5000) are located throughout the airport.

Website:

http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr

Driving directions:

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.

Transfer between terminals:

The two main terminals (named Halls A and B) are situated in one complex. The cost Billi terminal is within walking distance.

Airport Info

Code:
BOD
Address:

Cédex 40, 33700
Mérignac
Location:

Bordeaux Airport is situated 12km (7.5 miles) west of central Bordeaux, in the Aquitaine region of southwest France.

No. of terminals:
3
Telephone:

+33 5 5634 5050

Time Zone:
Central European Time
GMT +0100

Public Transport

Public transport road:

 

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.
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. 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.

 

Terminal facilities

Money:

ATMs are available at various points throughout the airport. Currency exchange services are situated between Halls A and B and in the Billi terminal.

Food:

Bordeaux Airport has a good selection of bars and restaurants in all terminals. These include a deli and a popular coffee shops.

Shopping:

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.

Luggage:

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.

Other:

A children’s play area is located within the terminal building.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There isn’t a business centre or any dedicated meeting rooms at the airport, but the lounge in Terminal A offers a number of business facilities and services. Passengers can enjoy a press area with daily newspapers and magazines, free Wi-Fi access, and a large selection of drinks and snacks.

Disabled facilities:

Wheelchairs are available from individual airlines, though must be requested prior to travel. 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.

Car parking:

Bordeaux Airport has five car parks: P, 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. The P Express Car Park is an outdoor car park located opposite the terminal and is intended for drivers who are picking up or dropping off passengers.

Car rental:

Car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Goldcar, Hertz, Interrent, and Sixt have offices in the connecting wing between Halls A and B.