Bordeaux – Merignac Airport (French: Aeroport de Bordeaux – Merignac) (IATA: BOD, ICAO: LFBD) is an airport serving the French city of Bordeaux. It is located in the town of Merignac, 6 miles (10 km) west of Bordeaux, within the departement of Gironde. Bordeaux Merignac is the eighth-busiest airport in France as a destination with a total of 4,945,000 passengers annually.
The airport operates on a two halls basis, within a single terminal.
In addition to almost a flight per hour to Paris and daily flights to the major French cities, the airport offers daily and weekly flights to a large number of European and international destinations.
The general Charles de Gaulle took off from the airport to travel to London in 1940. The following day he made the call of June 18th (Appeal of 18 June). During the early years of the Cold War, Bordeaux-Merignac was a front-line NATO facility for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). As well as its civil use, the French Air Force deignated Merignac Air Base BA 106, and it has been used in its strategic air force.
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By bus: A shuttle bus runs from the airport to Bordeaux city centre every 30-45 minutes. The journey time is between 30 and 40 minutes from Bordeaux Airport (Terminal B) to the Train Station. It runs every day all year round.
By taxi: Taxis run to the city outside Terminal BDon't Miss These: