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Bordeaux Car Rental Deals

Rent a car in Bordeaux with SIXT and choose from a large selection of vehicles. Pick up your rental car in downtown Bordeaux, at our airport car rental location, or at our Bordeaux Saint-Jean TGV branch. The affordable rates offered on our premium fleet give you a convenient way to continue your travels in southwestern France. Reserve one of our car rental deals in Bordeaux by booking online in advance and get on the road straight on arrival.


Car Rental In Bordeaux, France

A car rental in Bordeaux is an ideal way to explore the area's picturesque scenery and world famous vineyards, plus it puts you within reach to scenic drives along the Atlantic coastline. To help you decide where to rent a car in Bordeaux scroll through our branch menu or click in the right tab to open an overview of our locations on Google Maps. All our Bordeaux car rental locations, including Bordeaux Airport and Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station provide 24h rental vehicle returns allowing you more flexible travel. Please remember, however, we can only guarantee your reservation for the chosen vehicle category as specific models are subject to availability.

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Our Bordeaux car rental fleet is made up of up-to-date vehicles from leading brand manufacturers. From weekend getaways to business trips our range of rental cars can meet your budget and transportation needs. You also have the option of choosing a vehicle with automatic transmission with our car rental in Bordeaux. While booking online you can make a quick price comparison of the models available for your rental dates. Add-ons and extras can also be booked while you make your reservations. Our car rental deals can be upgraded with optional features like GPS, additional driver coverage, coverage protections, child seats and more.

Vehicle types available at Sixt car rental locations in Bordeaux

  • Compact cars are a great choice for city trips.
  • Sedans are ideal for longer distance drives and provide ample room along with amenities
  • A sports car or convertible rental is a fun and stylish way to drive around Bordeaux and beyond.
  • SUVs and station wagons are a good choice for a family vacation with plenty of luggage space.
  • Minivans and passenger vans make group travel possible.
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Traffic Information

Bordeaux is a well-connected city making it easy to see the sights and plan trips to nearby attractions. Major roadways you can access include the A10 heading north to Paris, and the southbound A62 to Toulouse. While driving in Bordeaux you will probably be making use of its ring road called the Rocade, and the five bridges that cross the Garonne river. The Pont d'Aquitaine and Pont François Mitterrand are part of the ring road, while the Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas, serves downtown travelers more than highway traffic.

Bordeaux driving tips

  • Drink driving laws are strict so don't take any risks, a maximum of 0.5mg/ml of alcohol per liter of blood is allowed
  • You must stop for pedestrians
  • Children under 10 must sit in the back and have appropriate safety restraints
  • Seatbelts must be worn at all times
  • Do not talk or text on your mobile while driving

General speed limits

  • 50 km/h on urban roads
  • 90 km/h on 2 and 3 lane roads
  • 110 km/h on 4 lane routes, 130 km/h on motorways
  • In wet weather speeds are reduced to 80 km/h on 2-3 lane roads, 100 km/h on 4 lane routes and 110 km/h on motorways
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Sixt Tips

With the classification "City of Art and History" and over 300 important historical buildings, Bordeaux offers great sightseeing for architecture, art and history lovers. Some attractions not to miss are the miroir d'eau, the world's largest reflecting pool near the Palais de la Bourse. Another recent addition is the La Cité du Vin, a contemporary museum celebrating Bordeaux's wine culture, the architecture resembles a wine decanter and is located on the banks of the River Garonne. With all this wine, it naturally follows that Bordeaux's culinary scene is also excellent, and with the new pedestrianized center restaurants and coffee bars fill the streets with al fresco diners.

Touring the vineyards near Bordeaux

As the second largest wine-growing region in the world Bordeaux is a fantastic place to learn more about wine. It produces some of the most world's most prestigious wines and visitors can experience the delights first hand while in the area. We highly recommend to plan a road trip to tour the nearby vineyards with your car rental in Bordeaux. You can stick to the renowned vineyards along the wine route of Medoc or drive to see some of the smaller wineries that often get overlooked, yet have just as much to offer.

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Sightseeing Destinations

Arcachon is about one hour from Bordeaux and with over 4 miles of fine white sand, is a perfect way to relax and take in the Atlantic. Pereire Beach is one of the most beautiful and offers vistas over the Cap Ferret peninsula as well as some excellent beach clubs to wine and dine in.

Distance to Arcachon

  • from Bordeaux Airport via A63: 40 miles, about 1 hour

Take your car rental in Bordeaux along the famous Medoc wine route to the Château Saint Ahon, a majestic family estate. As well as being a remarkable historical monument the Château Saint Ahon is also a terrific winery that offers wine tours, a shop and Mirabel gardens. During the guided tour you can find out about the wine making process, have a tasting and see the extraordinary barrels warehouse.

Distance to Bordeaux to Château Saint Ahon

  • from downtown Bordeaux: 8 miles, about 30 minutes


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 1485 Ratings

Peter S.

great staff, great car

Matt H.

Generally SIXT at Bordeaux were great to deal with - there was only a short queue, staff were very friendly, office was easy to find (just outside terminal), rental was a great price and there was lots of choice on vehicles. However, a couple of things to be aware of:


The first car offered to me was so dirty (windscreen in particular covered in dirt) I had to refuse it. The second car was cleaner, but damaged on every single panel, which whilst I could live with, most was NOT reported on their damage system. Therefore I had to then take additional time to report scratch by scratch to avoid being charged. This took additional time which was not ideal.


On return of the vehicle, I ensured the clerk was shown and checked the car and damage over with me and told "no problem" - however, I still received emails from SIXT asking me to clarify why I returned the car with additional damage....but thankfully this was quickly resolved by email.


I would still certainly recommend SIXT at Bordeaux (other hire companies here have terrible reviews), but I would strongly advise you check the 'damage report' email that they sent to you and take lots of photos of the car BEFORE you drive away and ensure everything is noted down - allow suitable time to do this, otherwise you could end up with a big bill for something you haven't caused. Also consider taking your own hire car excess insurance too.

Michael K.

Friendly and competent receptionist, nice selection of cars, fair prices, full service

Jeongwoo L.

Great service, excellent cars.

Yann D.

Great service, efficient and most importantly honest! Renting a car is always a difficult exercise and scammers are everywhere. Sixt bordeaux is an exception to that rule! Thank you to the very professional and kind team!

Chris S.

Seamless experience from start to finish, would definitely recommend and use again!

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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