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How to get from Bordeaux Airport to City Centre

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD), is considered to be one of the busiest airports of France and it is located in the commune of Mérignac, 11 km (7.5 mi) west of Bordeaux. Predominantly there are two transportation options to the city centre of Bordeaux, a taxi transfer and a shuttle service. Considering moderate traffic, a Bordeaux Airport Taxi trip from the airport usually last 25 minutes and tariffs cost €30 on average. Diversely, the shuttle service offered by Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct, costs €8 and the journey to the central train station of Bordeaux takes around 30 minutes.

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How to get from Bordeaux Airport to City Centre by taxi

Despite the current privatization of the taxi industry in France, most operators prefer black vehicles for their taxi service. In addition, all licensed taxis carry a white taxi roof-sign which indicates whether the taxi is available or not by illumination. Additionally, the general norm is to utilize taximeter pricing system for most trips, though newer companies offer fixed price deals to attract customers. Taking a Bordeaux Airport Taxi to the centre of the city takes around 25 minutes and the price is approximately €30.

Taxi fare from Bordeaux Airport to Bordeaux city centre.

Regular metered taxis from the airport rank charge from €30 to €50 depending on traffic conditions, luggage and most importantly the time of the day. Day time transfers should cost €35 at most, while night prices can reach €50 to €60 in extreme cases. Private companies usually have fixed rates similar to regular city taxis.

Taxi prices
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Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at Bordeaux Airport are available around the clock.

Where do I get it from?

The taxi rank at Bordeaux airport is located just outside of the arrivals hall (A). Taxi counters next to the gates can help travellers to book a private transfer or request special vehicles.


Despite the various taxi companies operating at Bordeaux airport, the prices are generally coherent and travellers should not have any problem finding an available transfer. However, it is important to mention that private companies tend to have cheaper late night transportation options, due to the difference in the charging system.

Editor’s Note

When pre-booking a taxi, it is recommended to fully inform the company of the baggage number and whether you carry any pets, since most companies have strict transportation policies.

Useful Tips

Taxi desk at the airport should always have special deals with collaborating companies, hence do not hesitate to ask for prices before you head to the rank.
The taxi pricing system and cost is regulated by the government thus negotiation with drivers are not recommended. Always make sure that the taxi meter is properly zeroed from the beginning of the journey.

How to get from Bordeaux Airport to City Centre by bus

Due to the large amount of daily traffic at Bordeaux airport, the bus service is available multiple times a day throughout the week. The most prominent shuttle service is offered by Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct. Trips to the centre of the city last around 30 minutes and a regular one-way ticket costs €8. The shuttle departs every 30 minutes from the airport from 05:45 am to 20:00 pm during weekdays and every hour during weekends.

How much is the bus from Bordeaux Airport to City Centre?

One way tickets to Bordeaux train station cost €8 for adults, while students, elderly, large families and people under 26 can buy tickets for €7. Tickets can be purchased online or directly on board the bus.



Trip Duration

30 Min.

Waiting time for Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct is 30 minutes on average.

Value for Money

The Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct is available from 05:45 am until 20:00 pm.

Where do I get it from?

The Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct departs from Hall 2 only. The station is indicated by the company sign in front of the arrivals Hall.


If properly planned the Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct option is an excellent alternative to a taxi transfer since the journey will only take 5 to 10 minutes longer. Additionally, ticket prices are a fourth of the current taxi tariffs. Amount of luggage is not a problem since the bus has large baggage compartments.

Editor’s Note

Schedules do not vary on holidays or bank holidays. However weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and touristic seasons affect the standard schedule.

Useful Tips

If you are traveling with a wheelchair make sure to book your ticket in advance and inform the company, because there is only a single available spot for a wheelchair.
On board the only accepted methods of payment are credit/debit cards and cash with a €50 or less banknote.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Bordeaux Airport to City Centre?

The average taxi fare from Bordeaux airport to the city centre is €30. Factors, such as the time of the day and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How do I get from Bordeaux Airport to the City Centre?

You can either take a taxi or the Navette Shuttle 30′ Direct which operates every day from the airport to the central train station (Gare de Bordeaux St. Jean).

How far is it from Bordeaux Airport to the city center of Bordeaux?

The total distance from Bordeaux airport to the city centre is 11 km. The total trip by taxi usually takes around 25 minutes.

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