Bordeaux car hire

Bordeaux car hire

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Bordeaux, Gironde, France
28 Sep — 5 Oct
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Bordeaux, Gironde, France
Tue 28/9
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Tue 5/10
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Bordeaux car hire information

Pick-up locationBordeaux
Hire locations61
Airport locations14

Bordeaux car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Firefly
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Bordeaux
Firefly
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 10
  • 10
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From $75/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Bordeaux
Alamo
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From $72/dayRated no. 3
Sixt
8 Excellent (16 reviews)
4 locations in Bordeaux
Sixt
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 8.9
  • 8.6
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
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1.9 Horrible23 Aug. 2021
Crazy waiting! More than 1 Hour as they are clearly extremely understaff. Do not rent with them
1.9 Horrible23 Aug. 2021
Extremely understaff, never renting again with them
4.4 Okay7 Sep. 2017
Pricey inconvenienceThe illustrated rate was much less than the actual. It became a very expensive rental...>$100/ day after all the bs Pick up and drop off was a huge hassle... no hotel drop
7.2 Good26 Jun. 2016
Fast checkinLow power car... No automtic light and windscreen wipers...
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From $45/dayRated no. 4
Europcar
7.9 Good (1 review)
1 location in Bordeaux
Europcar
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 10
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  • 7.9
  • 5.9
  • 7.9
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7.9 Good13 Aug. 2021
The intire procedure and experience would be excellent if they didn't make a mistake at the drop-off and ask me for something that was never in the car! Finally they 've checked it with the office from were I took the car and everything was OK at the end, but it destroyed the perfect image I had for the company. In general they were very polite and the car very nice.
Rated no. 5
Dollar
7.8 Good (4 reviews)
3 locations in Bordeaux
Dollar
Locations in Bordeaux
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  • 7.5
  • 7.5
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6.0 Good3 Jun. 2018
Ease of access to Bordeaux airportThe car hire desk wasn't 24 hours do when our flight got delayed, we had to wait until the morning to collect the vehicle.
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From $59/dayRated no. 6
Budget
7.7 Good (12 reviews)
3 locations in Bordeaux
Budget
Locations in Bordeaux
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  • 7.1
  • 7.3
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4.8 Okay24 Jul. 2019
Due to flight and baggage delays, y the time we reached rental counter our car was gone. Agent found us a car but would not honor original price. Ended up spending almost double - $1,200 vs $600. Can Kayak help here, I've already sent my ckmpkaint directly to Budget and am awaiting their response.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2019
Location of Avis/Budget office and pickup/drop off were convenient at the Bordeaux train station. Staff were friendly and helpful.
4.0 Okay1 Jun. 2019
To start with, Budget should honor my reservation. I had booked a medium sized car for a little over $300. Upon checking in, your representative told me that they did not see that price in their system so he could not process it and give the car I reserved, so downgraded me (bags did not fit at all)
10.0 Excellent9 Sep. 2018
everything
8.0 Excellent3 Dec. 2017
The total price was more than the agreement made with Kayak.
8.0 Excellent27 Oct. 2017
Avoided the train station fee but needed a shuttle to get to the car. Return was even easier than getting the car. Received a newish Opel corsa. Good experience overall.Hard to find the budget desk because there are absolutely no signs anywhere, I eventually found it by chance because I went to ask for help at the avis counter (avis owns budget). Also if you ask for it make sure you pronounce it as "boo-jay".
10.0 Excellent19 Sep. 2017
Good carvhire experienceNew Renault Captur. Good price. Car checked with me present when i was returnong it. Charming salesmam in airport persuaded me to upgrade! But only a few extra eurosAll good
6.8 Good26 Jun. 2017
Long check in and car not readyLong queue at Bordeaux airport with a time consuming check in process. Even then the car was not available despite reserved time so had to wait. However they did finally give another car which was a grade up.
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From $40/dayRated no. 7
Enterprise
7.4 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Bordeaux
Enterprise
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
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9.6 Excellent11 Oct. 2015
Very AccomadatingWe made a last minute reservation for an automatic transmission car and they were great, specifically Aurielle who helped us was amazing. Despite not reserving it as such, we were able to pickup the car in the city and drop off at the airport for no additional fee, and got to add a GPS (which was a lifesaver). It made our last day a great one!
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From $47/dayRated no. 8
Avis
7.1 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Bordeaux
Avis
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 6.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
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3.6 Mediocre2 Jun. 2019
The staff was nice at the rental counter but could have been more helpful especially for car pick up.They did not have the car that we rented and confirmed - Mercedes class C. They gave us a Renault Megane. The line was very long waiting for. > 40 min to pick up the car. The rental counter was convenient in the train terminal but it was difficult to find where the car was parked in 2 sep buildings
6.8 Good21 Jul. 2018
car was type we expectedthey tried to charge me a different rate from the contract. Took 20 minutes to get resolved.Then they charge a lot to add second drivers. Got a flat tire, no spare, no compressor. They sent a tow truck (2.5 hours later). We had to go by taxi to local Avis office the following day to pick up replacement.
2.0 Mediocre17 Aug. 2017
We were threatened with a 1,000 Euro fee for returning the car two hours late. Each representative we spoke with gave a different story. Then no such fee was charged, again without explanation. Never again!
10.0 Excellent21 Jan. 2017
In Bordeaux the 1st Lady with whom we discussed the deal seemed to be tricky and manipulative but the 2nd one who gave us the key and guided through a concrete car leease related details was excellent and very very helpful. In Bordeaux we received amazing service: quick, efficient and very courtous.When taking the car in Barcelona and discussing what is available things were not very clear in the beginning and seemed to be a bit tricky and overwhelming.
10.0 Excellent27 Sep. 2016
Very helpful Staff in both Bordeaux and BarcelonaI made a mistake in the date of pick up and had to rent for one day prior to my official pick up time and the staff did everything possible to help make the impact of that as minimal as possible and retain the integretily of my American reservation rate saving me what could have been a thousand dollars in added costs.
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From $36/dayRated no. 9
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
7 Good (6 reviews)
3 locations in Bordeaux
Thrifty
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 8
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  • 6
  • 7.3
  • 6
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5.6 Okay23 Oct. 2019
No problems with the car.I expected pick-up to be slow, so I was not surprised when it was. Drop-off was slower than I expected: I had to wait for someone to come to the stall.
8.8 Excellent25 Aug. 2019
Pick up was a bit slow due to staff sickness. Nancy was the best at pick up time.
5.2 Okay25 Apr. 2019
At the desk I was told that even basic insurance was not included, this never happened to me before. I had to pay additional €200 for medium coverage insurance. I will never book a car from Thrifty again. They make the car look cheap but then you are charged lots more at pick up
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From $53/dayRated no. 10
Hertz
Most popular
6.5 Good (10 reviews)
6 locations in Bordeaux
Hertz
Locations in Bordeaux
  • 6.9
  • 7.7
  • 6.1
  • 4.9
  • 6.8
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6.4 Good9 Sep. 2019
The car was recent, cheap, and drove really well The staff did their best to helpThe waiting time at the airport was pretty long both on pickup and dropoff The car had a lot of marks of dirtiness inside and outside
4.4 Okay2 Jun. 2019
There was zero signage for drop off. Missed my train because I spent 30 plus minutes looking for the location.
4.8 Okay12 Jul. 2018
Drop-off charge or prepayment?- Although I had prepayed the rental cost, I was told I needed to pay a "drop-off" charge which is "never" prepayed. That charge would have doubled the total cost of the trip. I did not accept it, and finally managed to go with the prepayment bill, but the rental car agent became very moody after this. - The rental cars in France are supposed to have some accessories such as a warning triangle, extra light bulbs and a blue parking card. I only found the first item in the car. - The water tank for windshield wiping was empty. Which I only discovered when the birds made a mess on the windshield. The day after, I had to use soap and hot water to clean the window. Without this, the visibility was very poor at sunset time.
5.6 Okay16 Sep. 2017
Horrible customer serviceI like the carWhen we arrived, the car was not ready, so the person attending had to clean it up and prepare it. The worst part however was the return. The same guy was on the phone when I arrived and completely ignored me and another person for 10 minutes. When I gestured if it easy Ok to leave the keys, he pretty much insulted me. I travel around the world every month and always rent from different companies, but my last three Hertz experiences this year have been utter nonsense. I won't be renting from Hertz ever again.
9.6 Excellent4 Sep. 2017
Did exactly what was neededLiked the car, no issues, efficient drop off.Pick up could have had less queue if they had more staff.
6.0 Good5 Oct. 2016
Hertz Bordeaux airportCourteous employees at the desk and in the l to (they missed damage on the vehicle and corrected that and apologized)Kayak stated $15/day for GPS, but Hertz charged Euro 30 (= $36); never received a receipt from Hertz
8.0 Excellent4 Oct. 2016
Car not clean outside ...and goof be better inside The queue at the desk very long. Not very friendly when receiving the car at the parking. Very nice at the dropoff.
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Sunnycars
7 locations in Bordeaux
Sunnycars
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ADA
4 locations in Bordeaux
ADA
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Rent@Car
4 locations in Bordeaux
Rent@Car
Locations in Bordeaux
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Citer
2 locations in Bordeaux
Citer
Locations in Bordeaux
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FRANCECARS
2 locations in Bordeaux
FRANCECARS
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Bordeaux
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Bordeaux
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UCAR
2 locations in Bordeaux
UCAR
Locations in Bordeaux
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YourRent
2 locations in Bordeaux
YourRent
Locations in Bordeaux
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24 Hour Rent A Car
1 location in Bordeaux
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Bordeaux
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Absolute Car Rental
1 location in Bordeaux
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Bordeaux
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Car&Go
1 location in Bordeaux
Car&Go
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FLIZZR
1 location in Bordeaux
FLIZZR
Locations in Bordeaux
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Free2Move
1 location in Bordeaux
Free2Move
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National
1 location in Bordeaux
National
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Bordeaux
PEUGEOT
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Bordeaux
Renault rent a car
Locations in Bordeaux
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TravelCar
1 location in Bordeaux
TravelCar
Locations in Bordeaux
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Virtuo
1 location in Bordeaux
Virtuo
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70 travellers who hired a car in Bordeaux gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car hire locations in or near Bordeaux

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$61/day

Good deal

$50/day

When to book a car hire in Bordeaux

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Bordeaux

  • Whether a trip to a winery, the Stadium Matmut Atlantique to enjoy European football, or a visit to Le Lac in the west of the city, a hire car can bring you conveniently to all your dream destinations. Explore the famous wine region in your own time and pace and get the best out of the beautiful French landscape surrounding the city.
  • Pick up a hire car upon your arrival at the Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, located about 7 miles from the city center. hire car companies like Avis, Europcar, Sixt, Hertz, or Firefly can be found in the connecting wing of A-B and offer vehicles in all sizes and shapes, depending on what you want to do on your trip and how much space is needed. The quickest way to Bordeaux is via the Avenue Francois Mitterand.
  • As Bordeaux is a popular wine region, wine tastings are among the most famous tourist activities in the city, and therefore drunk driving is particularly paid attention to by the authorities and met with severe consequences. Up to 0.05% BAC is legally permitted, so ensuring that the blood alcohol level does not rise above this percentage is crucial in order to avoid hefty fines, getting into accidents, and impoundment of the hire car.
  • Bordeaux City has many one-way streets, which can make navigating through the roads a bit of a challenge. Traffic and speed limit signs are also often not clearly marked, so adapting to the speed of other cars and generally driving defensively and attentively is important. When entering a roundabout, the car inside the roundabout always has the right of way.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bordeaux for $50 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bordeaux at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Bordeaux are around -31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bordeaux

  • Some car hire companies in Bordeaux which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Avis and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Bordeaux costs $61 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Bordeaux is $9.45 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $113 and $151, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bordeaux.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Bordeaux airport include Hertz, Avis, Budget, Sixt and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Bordeaux airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Sixt, Ace, Goldcar Rental SP and Thrifty.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Bordeaux costs $37 per day, on average.

  • In Bordeaux, cars are most frequently hired at Firefly Merignac Airport (10 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Bordeaux costs $430 per week ($61 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Bordeaux costs $1,842 per month ($61 per day).

  • If you want a true French all-around experience, a Renault Clio is a perfect choice, as it combines French manufacturing with the compactness city drivers need. The Renault Clio is also one of the most favored cars in France, so why not give it a go?

  • As speed limit signs are not always clearly marked, it is good to know the general limit regulations in France. Speed limits are given in kilometers per hour and in residential areas up to 50 km/h (31 mph) is permitted. Outside of town, 90 km/h (55 mph) is allowed and up to 130 km/h (80 mph) on highways.

  • Petrol in France is on the expensive side and the average price per liter lies at €1.50, which is about $1.70 (around $6.43 per gallon). Even though many petrol stations have 24-hour service, many close at 10pm and only open at 6am.

  • Most of the major attractions within the city are easily reachable by foot, so parking at a P+R in the outskirts and taking a tram in can be a good option. P+Rs include the La Gardette, Buttinière, or Les Aubiers, all of which are located along a public tram. Street parking is also a possibility for travelers who want to be closer to the center, but there are limited possibilities and it is usually more expensive.