Bordeaux

By | 16th January 2018

Should you hire a car in Bordeaux?

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Do you need a car in Bordeaux? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Why should you rent a car in Bordeaux?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Bordeaux?

Bordeaux Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

50%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€110

 #125/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €215

141/300

 

Free parking score

Total 355 - of which 127 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

36%

#178/300

 

Should you hire a car in Bordeaux?

  • Most of the area around Bordeaux is rural. You will need a hire car to see it on your own terms.
  • Bordeaux is the western gateway to the Dordogne region. You can fly directly into Bergerac, but wherever you arrive, a hire car will provide the most flexibility for getting around.
  • Wine tours by car.
 

Why not? Visiting Bordeaux without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Bordeaux public transport quick facts

Train score

 

20%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

50%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Bordeaux. 

60%

  • Bordeaux is most famous for its wine production, and naturally if you want to appreciate any of it, it’s best to leave the driving to someone else.
  • The city has a surprisingly good tram system – making it very easy to get around.
  • Wine tours by coach are readily available from the city.

Ratings

Car rental in - Bordeaux Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Bordeaux?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Bordeaux?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Bordeaux?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Bordeaux if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Bordeaux if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Bordeaux if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Bordeaux on the Carornocar scale?

4

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Should you hire a car in Bordeaux? Not really.

Would you hire a car in Bordeaux?

Have you driven in Bordeaux? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Bordeaux?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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