How to get to Bordeaux

Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine, is a destination easy to reach. The airport, the railway station and the road network make it quick to access to Bordeaux.
Everything is done to welcome visitors in the best possible conditions.

By plane


Located 12 km from the city centre, Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport is the 5th airport in France (excluding Paris airports) with more than 3 million passengers each year. 32 regular connections and 60 charters flights make it possible to link Bordeaux to Paris, the major regions of France and the European capitals.

Paris at 1 hour
Every day, the Air France shuttle services offer 15 return flights from Bordeaux to Orly, every 30 minutes in the morning and once an hour in the afternoon, and 6 return flights to the Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

70 regular destinations
18 airlines are present and provide scheduled flights to nearly 70 national and international destinations.

Destinations from Bordeaux on the airport website

Billi, the 100% "low-cost" terminal with simplified services
Since May 2010, Bordeaux has Billi (for "Bordeaux illico"), a low-cost air terminal with simplified services of the latest generation.

Billi: low-cost flights from Bordeaux

By train

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Every day, the Saint-Jean railway station welcomes 260 trains including 25 TGVs (high speed trains) Bordeaux/Paris-Montparnasse and 200 TERs (regional express trains) connecting the regional capital with all the cities of Aquitaine.
More than 11 million passengers pass through the station each year. They will be 18 million with the arrival of the High Speed Line (LGV) in July 2, 2017.
The LGV Southern Europe Atlantic will put Bordeaux just 2 hours from Paris with up to 18,5 non-stop daily return services on weekdays, except during summer months.
This new TGV will be able to transport 556 passengers on 2 floors.

SNCF Information

By car

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In the heart of Aquitaine and Europe
Motorways and hightways form around Bordeaux a network of fast connections that places the Gironde capital near the other cities of Aquitaine and only a few hours from the major national economic regions.

In the metropolitan area, the widening to 2x3 lanes of the Aquitaine bridge and of the Bordeaux ring road in its southern part (A630) facilitates the bypassing of the city and the traffic of the main access roads and boulevards. By 2017, the construction of the new Jean-Jacques Bosc bridge will make it possible to complete the circle formed by the boulevards and improve significantly the urban traffic flow.

Four motorways lead to Bordeaux

  • A10 from Paris and the Western and Northern regions via Poitiers, Nantes, Orléans
  • A62 from the Mediterranean area via Toulouse, Montauban and Agen
  • A63 / 660 from Spain via Bayonne, Dax and Arcachon
  • A89 from the South-Eastern and Eastern regions via Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Périgueux

  • Distances between Bordeaux and major cities:

    Bordeaux >Arcachon : 70km >Bayonne : 190km >Biarritz : 200km >San Sebastian : 250km >Bilbao : 340km >Nantes : 350km >Lyon : 590km >Paris : 590km >Madrid : 700km

    In Bordeaux, the Park & Ride facilities allow you to be within easy reach of the public transport network (95 bus lines and 4 tram lines). You can thus avoid traffic jams and expensive parking fees of the city centre.
    If you prefer to keep your vehicle, 22 paying car parks with 14,700 spaces will allow you to easily find a safe and convenient parking site.

    (Infos taken from the site