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Located a mere 1.5 miles southeast of Bergerac, Bergerac Airport is the easiest way to reach the Aquitaine region of France. Although taxis run between the airport, also known as Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport, and Bergerac, the short distance is easily covered with car rental. Car hire companies can be found at the airport. Renting a vehicle is a great way to see the stunning scenery that the Aquitaine region of France has to offer.
Who to Book With
Car hire suppliers can be found in Bergerac Airport. These include international companies such as Hertz, Avis and Europcar, along with local suppliers Buggs and Ucar. It is possible to either book in advance or on the day of arrival. Representative of these companies are found in the main terminal.
Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at pick up:
- Valid driver’s licence (both parts if using a UK licence) - Credit card - the one used for the booking if applicable
- Proof of address (e.g. phone bill)
- Booking confirmation number
Road conditions and type vary, from well-maintained highways to rugged country roads. Parking restrictions are strictly enforced and there are hefty fines for anyone caught parking in a prohibited area. Always check if a ticket or token needs to be purchased and displayed when parking your vehicle in a car park. Petrol pumps accept credit and debit cards; however, not all accept UK-issued cards. A warning triangle and reflective jacket need to be carried in the vehicle at all times. Driving is on the right in France and although most roads are signposted, it is recommended that you take a road map on long journeys.
Driving from the airport to neighbouring Bergerac is quick and easy. The small airport has no bus or train services. As a result, either self-driving or taxis are the only transport options. The train station in the centre of Bergerac has a number of weekly services to nearby cities, such as Bordeaux.
Taxis wait outside of the terminal at the airport and are provided by a number of local firms. However, they often turn up sporadically, so it can be difficult to find one when arriving late at night. Visitors can call STB Taxi (+33 553233232) to book a taxi.
Bergerac Airport to Bergerac centre is about £12
Bergerac Airport to Périgueux is about £12
Bergerac Airport to Sarlat is about £90
There is one terminal in Bergerac Airport and two runways. It may only be small, but the airport is used by a number of airlines, including Ryanair, Jet2 and Twin Jet. It is used for easy access to the surrounding area, including the city of Bordeaux to the west.
There is a small, 500-space car park at Bergerac Airport. Car park rates start at £2.50 per hour through to £50 for one month of parking. The car park is secure, with a gated entry system.
There is no Wi-Fi at this airport.
Although there are no information services in the airport, there are a number of travel agents and car rental services.
Service Centre: +33 553222525
There are a number of services available for disabled passengers. There are disabled persons’ parking spaces along with adapted toilets and wheelchair access ramps. Wheelchairs are provided and an escort service is available on request.
Restaurants and Bars
There is one restaurant in the main terminal, L’Escale. Here, passengers can buy hot meals and a number of snacks. The restaurant also serves a number of spirits and beers.
There is no VIP lounge at Bergerac Airport.
Money and ATMs
There is a Crédit Agricole ATM in Bergerac Airport. This facility can be found next to the arrivals board. This ATM only dispenses euro. There is no money exchange in the airport. Money can be exchanged at the post office in the centre of Bergerac.
There is one main shop in Bergerac Airport where passengers can buy duty-free items such as perfume, confectionery and beers or spirits.