Bordeaux Airport

Bordeaux Airport (BOD)


The Bordeaux Airport (BOD), also called the Mérignac Airport, is the primary hub serving the city of Bordeaux, and the larger region of Gironde within Aquitaine in southwest France. Seeing flights as early as the turn of the century, this comprehensive facility is the country’s 5th busiest airport, with views to eventually expand. The Bordeaux Airport also serves as an important hub for Volotea, the low-cost Spanish carrier, and offers almost 40 direct destinations within Europe and Africa that you can take advantage of.


Five million odd passengers transiting through the terminals of Bordeaux’s airport annually, and all of them can take advantage of the amenities within the three terminals of this hub. For communication, you can access the provided free WiFi, or use the post office, and for last minute holiday admin, there are ATMs and bureau de change counters. You can also locate an information desk if you need a little direction when you arrive, or before you depart.


Food options are pretty good, with a decent range of restaurants and bars, including a Starbucks coffee kiosk. There is also a Relay newsagents available, plus a well-stocked duty-free area for travellers flying on international routes.


Fly to Bordeaux with a number of different carriers, like Qantas, KLM, Air France, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways, ANA, Air China, Delta, Air Canada, and Malaysia Airlines.


Travel Information


·         If you’re planning on driving in and around this city, there are several well-known and recognised car hire brands operating out of Bordeaux’s airport, or you can arrange one online before you land. The drive should take around 25 minutes to traverse the 10km into town, and you will need to get onto the D1563 (Avenue René Cassin), then merge onto the Avenue de la Somme/D106, and stay on this road until you reach a roundabout, where you must take the 2nd exit onto Avenue d'Arès to get into central Bordeaux.


·         There are local public buses, that run routes into town for a fare of 1.50EUR ($2), but a lot of travellers choose to take the direct shuttle into town, which only takes 30 minutes, but does come to a higher fare of 7-8EUR ($10-14).


·         Taking a taxi is the most expensive option—around 30EUR ($42)—for the journey into town, but if you don’t want to pay that fare, but would like the convenience of door-to-door transport, you might want to consider booking an airport transfer online with Skyscanner.


Please note that information is correct as of January 2017.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Bordeaux-Merignac Airport can be reached by driving via A630 autoroute (exit 11b) from Bordeaux city centre.

Trains hide 

Plans have been set up to create a tramway system connecting the airport and the city centre. The nearest railway station to Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station, which can be reached from the airport via a shuttle by Jet’Bus.

Buses hide 

Bus route 1 operated by Tram et Bus de la CUB travels between the airport and the city centre.

Taxi hide 

Various taxis take passengers to and from the airport.

 Who flies to Bordeaux

 Airport Contact Details

Bordeaux Airport

Cidex 40,
F-33700 Merignac,

Tel:+33 (0)5 56345050
Fax:+33 (0)5 56342301


Société Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac, Public Limited Company

 Location Details

Longitude:0° 42' 51'' W
Latitude:44° 49' 45'' N

 Airport Location

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