How to Reach Bordeaux


  • By Air: Bordeaux-Merignac Airport- Serves mostly domestic flights, but also linked to Paris, Amsterdam, London and Madrid. An express bus (EUR 7) will take you from the airport to the city centre. A public bus availed from the right of the Arrivals exit will charge you EUR 1.40 to take you to Gambetta.
  • By Train: Gare Saint Jean -Is 4km away from the city centre. Trains regularly go to Paris, Toulouse, Masrseille, Nice. There are trams (line C), taxis and buses to grab right outside the station.
  • By Car: A10 and N10(north) and A63(south) are the major highways leading into the city.


The current mayor of Bordeaux has given public transport and the general look of the city quite a facelift. Though the city is big, the best things are around the town centre. And the town centre is very, very walk able. Three tramlines and a number of bus lines get around the city. Single fare tickets cost EUR 1.40, but are cheaper bought in packs of 5 or 10. Ticket are valid for an hour of unlimited transfers between vehicles. Tickets may be brought from automated machines at tramway stops. A city wide bike sharing programme called VCUB has been introduced, but you’ll have to put down a EUR 200 deposit.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Bordeaux. The most preferred mode of transport in Bordeaux is Walking.

Average distance: 8.21 km Average time: 35.57 min

  • Walking 22.22%
    Walking 26 min Driving 7.5 min Bike 2.5 min Overall average time for 3 kms 36 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 11.11%
    Bus 17 min Waiting 5 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 5.5 kms 27 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 11.11%
    Tram 40 min Walking 15 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 9 kms 65 min
  • Bike 22.22%
    Bike 27.5 min Overall average time for 9 kms 27.5 min
  • Car 11.11%
    Driving 25 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 19 kms 30 min
Route Distance Time
Talence to Bordeaux 4.02 km 4 mins
Bègles to Bordeaux 4.86 km 4 mins
Pessac to Bordeaux 6.72 km 6 mins
Courpiac to Bordeaux 45.16 km 45 mins
Lanton to Bordeaux 52.9 km 52 mins
La réole to Bordeaux 66.23 km 1 hour 6 mins
Arcachon to Bordeaux 69.72 km 1 hour 9 mins
Orthez to Bordeaux 151.59 km 2 hours 31 mins
Agonac to Bordeaux 156.23 km 2 hours 36 mins
La rochelle to Bordeaux 160.13 km 2 hours 40 mins
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