Bordeaux Mérignac Arrivals
Passengers arriving at Bordeaux Airport will find a modern and well-equipped terminal building. There is only one terminal building at the airport, which is then divided into Hall A and Hall B. Hall A handles international arrivals and departures, while Hall B is for domestic flights. The terminal has a few levels, with the lower levels dedicated to arrivals and the upper levels to departures.
The terminal building is constructed in an easy to navigate L-shape. There are a variety of useful amenities available, such as a full service bank, currency exchange services and ATMs. Postal services are available, as well as many interesting shopping outlets and inviting restaurants. The VIP Lounge is called the Patio, and is available for all flying passengers to use for up to three hours. There are refreshments, free magazines and newspapers, phones and internet connections available. Children under the age of two enter for free. The Modular Seminar and Conference Room can be booked for large gatherings, as it is capable of accommodating up to 180 people. A video projector, overhead projector, screen, HF microphones and sound system is available. There are also smaller meeting rooms which can seat up to eight people, with lovely views of the runways.
The airport offers an à la carte reception service for all types of events, whether it be conferences, sports events or trade shows etc. The reception service includes signs in the terminal or when exiting the aircraft, mobile reception counters, travel areas for departing passengers, signage and flags. Luggage carrying services can be arranged, as well as staff for the function of audiovisual shooting.
Before leaving for your flight to the airport ensure that you are carrying all the necessary documents required to be admitted into the country. Identification documents required by French nationals include an ID Card which is valid for travel throughout the European Union, a passport and VISA, which is needed for certain countries. Some countries also require a passport to be valid for at least six months following your arrival or departure. Certain destinations also require vaccination certificates. Your travel agent or airline can assist you with the requirements for entering Bordeaux.
Passengers in need of special assistance once arriving at Bordeaux Airport should make arrangements with their airline before their flight is due for departure. The airline company will then make sure that staff are ready to meet your requirements on your arrival. Disabled or reduced mobility passengers can be assisted with customs procedures and the collection of baggage, and up until the time they are ready to leave the airport. Special transportation services are offered by several companies at Bordeaux Airport. They include Alipes, Allo Chauffeur, Mobibus, Munier, TGS, Transadapt, API, Transmobils, Transports Gill and Transports Ulysse, although API is unable to accommodate for the needs of passengers in wheelchairs.
There is a variety of hotels in the nearby vicinity of Bordeaux Airport, and passengers can actually make their reservations from the airport. The Arrivals level of Terminal A has facilities specifically for this purpose. Some of the hotels available are the Hotel Altica, All Seasons Bordeaux Aeroport, Travel Inn, Etoile Bleue, Mercure Bordeaux Aeroport, Holiday Inn, Novotel, Hotel California and Quality Suites, amongst many others. If you are looking for a hotel which is not listed at the airport, you can make enquiries at the information desk.
The airport has a few transport options for passengers leaving the airport. The Jet’Bus travels to Gare St. Jean (Bordeaux’s main train station) every 45 minutes, every day of the week, and the Bordeaux Urban Community ‘Liane 1’ travels to the ‘Bordeaux city center Quinconces’ and other railway stations, such as the ‘Mérignac Soleil’, ‘Mérignac Center’, ‘Barrière Judaïque’ and the ‘Gambetta square’. At the ‘Mérignac Center’ there are connections to Tram Line A, and at the ‘Bordeaux Quinconces’ there are connections with Tram Lines B and C. There is no train station at the airport, and the buses should be taken to reach the stations in Bordeaux if you are continuing your journey by train. Many taxis are available outside the arrivals area, and the journey to Bordeaux city center will cost around €20.00 to €30.00. Bordeaux is only 10 km, 6 miles, from the airport. Passengers could also hire a vehicle from one of the numerous car hire companies located at the airport. These include Hertz, Avis, National, Budget, Sixt and Europcar.
Passengers arriving at Bordeaux will enjoy a Mediterranean climate, as Bordeaux lies on the south-western coast of France. Bordeaux has hot summer seasons and mild winter conditions, making it a year-round ideal location to explore. A Tourist Office is available at the airport from 16 June to 13 September, which provides information about the surrounding areas. Permanent information desks can be found in both Terminal A and B of the airport for all general enquiries.
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