Car hire in Bordeaux
On this page you’ll find tips and advice on renting a car in Bordeaux, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time hiring a car in France, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Our car rental offices in Bordeaux
- Bordeaux train station (Bordeaux-Saint-Jean): Most of the car rental offices in Bordeaux are located by the train station. There are nine offices in very close connection to the station. Some of them are inside the station house, while others are at a comfortable walking distance, for example on Rue d’Armagnac. Getting from Bordeaux train station to other parts of the city or to its surrounding areas by car is easy and convenient as the major road A631 is close.
- Central Bordeaux: In central Bordeaux, you’ll find car rental offices on Rue de Terres de Borde and Rue Roulett, which is in an area close to the train station. Getting from the car rental offices to the A631, a major road going through Bordeaux, is smooth and easy.
- North Bordeaux: Car hire is also available in the northern parts of central Bordeaux. You’ll find two offices on Avenue Thiers, on the northeast side of the Garonne. From here, Bordeaux’s surrounding areas are very accessible since there are several major roads closeby.
Car hire at Bordeaux Airport
Bordeaux International airport (airport code: BOD) is the sixth-busiest airport in France in terms of passengers. It is located about 7 miles from central Bordeaux and the car hire possibilities here are excellent. All of the major car rental companies have offices at Bordeaux Airport, you’ll find them in direct connection to the Arrivals hall.
What to do around Bordeaux
With its location on the eastern coast of France, Bordeaux has both sea and beautiful wineries in its vicinity. Furthermore, getting further inland as well as out to the French coast is easy if you use Bordeaux as a starting point.
Arcachon, with its famous bay, is just an hour from Bordeaux. Here you’ll find the sea very close, and swimming is possible when the weather permits. You can also visit the world famous sand dunes Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dunes in Europe. Definitely worth a visit!
Slightly east of Bordeaux is the medieval town of Saint-Émilion. Other than its cozy, picturesque town centre and its historic sights, the town is also known for its wine production. A large amount of red wine is produced here, and several wineries in the area are open to visitors.
The stunning city of Carcassonne is a three-hour drive south of Bordeaux. Here you’ll find the well-known Cité de Carcassonne, which consists of the old town. This area is completely surrounded by city walls and, at the centre, there is a magnificent castle. Besides this, there are also many other interesting historic attractions, for example the Pont Marengo bridge and the Cathedral.