Sleeping in Airports

Bordeaux Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Bordeaux Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

After our flight arriv[ed] late in the evening we wanted to stay over. But around 11pm the guide-staff told us to leave. The airport [is] going to close. – a traveller

BOD Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport.

What to Expect

Bordeaux Airport (code: BOD) consists of two interconnected terminals (Halls A and B) and a separate Terminal “Billi,” that services low-cost carriers. A dozen or so shops and eateries are primarily located on the landside in each terminal. All shops and eateries close at night, so plan accordingly if you intend to stay the night. WiFi is available, but charging outlets are described as being inconveniently located away from seating. Bathrooms remain open all night, but there are reports that they are unlit and mixed opinions about cleanliness exist. For additional comfort and services, economy-class passengers can pay to access the airport’s private lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Bordeaux Airport Guide
Bordeaux Airport (photo courtesy of Veksz11 / January 2022)

Sleeping in Bordeaux Airport

Unfortunately, the terminals close between 11:30 PM and 4:00 AM, making it impossible for night travellers to sleep here. There are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bordeaux Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport opens at 4:00AM and closes after the last arrival. Sleeping overnight is not possible.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bordeaux Airport doesn’t appeal to you, there are a wide variety of hotels for every budget, located within walking distance or a short drive from the airport. Here are the three closest hotels:

  • Mercure Bordeaux Aeroport – Located 500m from the airport terminal. Airport shuttle available from 7:00AM – 7:00PM.  » Check Rates
  • Hôtel Sheraton Bordeaux Airport – Located 700m from the airport terminal. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Budget Bordeaux Aeroport – Located 800m/12-minute walk from the airport terminal. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bordeaux Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Bordeaux airport by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Hall A Lounge – Location: Airside, Hall A. Hours: 5:00AM – 11:00PM. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Pay at the Door.

Related Pages: Bordeaux Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

Most food concessions throughout the terminals operate according to daily flight schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Brasserie BLEU • Brioche Dorée • Café Des Grands Hommes • Café Général • Café Marchand • Deli&Cia • Food Trucks • Le Barista • Monop’daily • Ostréa • Ritazza • Starbucks. The airport has 32 Selecta vending machines throughout its terminals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

A reader tells us that mobile charging is available: “There is equipment to charge mobile phone next to the dining area close to security in hall A” (January 2023)

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers

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WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bordeaux Airport for 3 hours. Connect to the “HotSpot Aeroport de Bordeaux” network.

 

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? Seven Euronet ATMs are available in the three terminals. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Departures and Arrivals areas.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in multiple locations.

Baby Changing Facilities – Most of the female restrooms have baby changing facilities.

Children’s Area – Information not available.

Currency Exchange – Global Exchange. Location: Terminal A – B Connecting Wing, Landside (Hours: 24/7).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in Terminal A and the Billi Terminal. A variety of retail shops are available in all three terminals.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk can be found in Arrivals Section A. Hours: open every day from the first to the last flight.

Luggage Wrapping – Safe Bag luggage wrapping machines are available for use. Fee: 12,00€ – 16,00€ per bag, including tracking and insurance. Location: Terminal B, landside, at the Air France Check-In counters opposite Entrance 10.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Work Stations – Information not available.

Airlines
Bordeaux airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Air Algérie • Air Arabia Maroc • Air France • Air Transat • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Chalair • Corsair • EasyJet • Iberia • KLM • Lufthansa • Luxair • Norwegian Air • Nouvelair • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • Swiss Air I • Transavia France • TUI Fly • TunisAir • Turkish Airlines • Volotea • Vueling.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Corol 39 is a regular city bus service between Le Haillan and Pessac via Bordeaux Airport. This bus also connects with Tram A and B and runs Monday to Friday, from 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM, and Saturday, from 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM. A ticket will cost you 1.70 euros. Buses operate every 20 minutes in peak hours and every 30 minutes in off-peak hours. For more information and estimated fares, visit the Bordeaux Airport transportation page.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz • Loca Malin • Rentscape • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Sharing

Uber is available throughout France. A ride to the city centre will cost you about €35.

Shuttle

30’ Direct offers fast and direct shuttle service between the airport and Bordeaux Saint Jean train station. Buses run daily; departure times vary by season; however, there is usually a departure every 30 minutes. For schedules, additional fare information and ticket sales, visit the 30’ Direct website.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Trips to the city cost approximately 30 euros during the day and 45 euros during the night.

Bordeaux Airport Photos

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Last updated: 2024-02-06

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.