Book Thrifty car rentals at Bordeaux Airport

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Thrifty car rental prices at Bordeaux Airport

Nissan Micra car
Nissan Micra
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Peugeot 2008 car
Peugeot 2008
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Ford Ka car
Ford Ka
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Peugeot 308 SW car
Peugeot 308 SW
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Thrifty car rentals near Bordeaux Airport


Aeroport De Merignac


Monday07:30 - 23:00
Tuesday07:30 - 23:00
Wednesday07:30 - 23:00
Thursday07:30 - 23:00
Friday07:30 - 23:00
Saturday07:30 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00


+33 825 00 24 00

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport

  • Bordeaux is one of the most famous wine-producing regions in the world and its historic port area (Port de La Lune) is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Booking Thrifty hire cars at Bordeaux Airport means you don’t have to consult public transport timetables or schedules and gain the freedom and convenience to travel at your own pace in a clean, reliable vehicle. Bordeaux’s excellent road network makes driving a pleasure in any direction, but Medoc Regional Natural Park and its many attractions is approx. 55 km (35 miles) northwest via D1215.
  • Customers can book Thrifty hire cars at Bordeaux Airport and head to the airport’s car hire centre to complete the paperwork and collect a vehicle for the 11-km (7 miles) drive into the city. You can locate the centre just outside the terminal building near the Express car park. The minimum age to hire cars in France is 21 and you must hold a valid driver’s licence for at least one year. You should also know that any driver below 25 years of age will be required to pay young driver surcharges.
  • Customers can also add a few extras to create a more comfortable and rewarding hire car experience. If you’re visiting Bordeaux with young children Thrifty provides child seats and booster seats, so there’s no need to lug one with you on the flight. If you’re planning on travelling extensively through Bordeaux and the Aquitaine region consider an additional driver to share driving duties, or as a precaution if you have one too many beverages out on the town. GPS or sat nav systems are highly recommended when driving through unfamiliar territory so you don’t lose your way.
  • The Bordeaux Airport Thrifty hire car office is open Monday-Saturday from 7:30 am-11 pm and Sunday-Holidays from 8 am-11 pm, so you’ll have plenty of time to collect a vehicle and return it before your outbound flight. Before finalising your arrangements enquire whether the agency offers after-hours return service and if any additional fees apply.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car at Bordeaux Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport

  • What should I know about driving Thrifty hire cars in Bordeaux?

    All passengers should fasten seat belts and hands-free devices are legal in France, but it is against the law to use earbuds or headphones. Drive on the right-side of the road leaving Bordeaux Airport and observe all road signs along the way to your destination. Note that the maximum speed limit on major highways such as the A630 or E5 is about 130 km/h (80 mph) and 80 km/h (50 mph) is standard driving on rural roads. Within the city centre and through residential districts, reduce speed to 50 km/h (30 mph) and be vigilant approaching school and hospital zones. Operating a car hire under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous and carries heavy fines.

  • What documents do I need to book Thrifty hire cars at Bordeaux Airport?

    British nationals should produce a valid driver’s licence and passport with return ticket at the Thrifty hire car office and you should have an additional form of photo-ID for back-up. EU citizens and other foreign nationals bearing licences in languages using a non-Roman alphabet must also have an International Driving Permit or a certified copy of an English or French translation. Only major credit cards will be accepted and you must have the same card used to book your reservation.

  • Where should I know about parking Thrifty hire cars in Bordeaux?

    On-street parking in the city centre is metered at a rate of about €2,50 (£2.20) for the first hour and €5,00 (£4.50) per subsequent hour for a maximum four hour stay. Free parking spaces are available, but in short supply and are limited to 90min stays. If you plan on extended visits downtown there are affordable public car parks like Q-Park Meriadeck (approx. €1,70/£1.50 per hour) and Indigo Des Grands Hommes near Opera National du Bordeaux (about €1,90/£1.75 per hour). Public parking is otherwise free Monday-Saturday from 9 pm-9 am and Sundays/Holidays.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport costs $54 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport?

    Compact (Peugeot 308 SW or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Bordeaux Airport.

  • Where can I find Thrifty car rentals at Bordeaux Airport?

    Aeroport De Merignac is the closest Thrifty rental location to Bordeaux Airport. The telephone number for this location is +33 825 00 24 00.

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Bordeaux Airport (BOD)?