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Transport facilities in Bordeaux are constantly evolving: the international airport has the fastest growth in traffic in France, the high-speed train now connects Bordeaux to Paris in 2 hours, and a tram line is planned that will connect the airport directly to the city centre in 2021.

 

Bordeaux international airport

3 terminals (A, B, and Billi for low-cost flights), more than 100 destinations by direct flight with 33 airlines and more than 7 million passengers per year - the fastest-growing French airport. 150 regular national and international flights, more than 60 low-cost flights and access to 13 international hubs: Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Lisbon, London, Rome, Brussels, Moscow…Get fares and schedules

A vast investment programme of €140 million to modernise the infrastructure and improve quality of service by 2023. The airport is connected to the city centre by a regular shuttle service. 

How to get to the city center?

  • The 30’Direct offers a direct 30-minute service between Bordeaux Airport (Hall B) and Saint-Jean train station. Consult timetable and buy tickets  
  • The Lianes 1+ bus line provides a fast connection between Saint-Jean station, the city center and Bordeaux Airport (Hall B), with a bus each 8 to 10 minutes. Tickets can be bought in the 3 press outlets Relay of the airport, directly to the driver or at the distributors next to the bus stop. Consult the map of the line
  • 12km separate the airport from the city center. Contact taxi companies or set up private transportation.

St Jean train station 

High-speed trains to Paris (currently 2 hours), Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, and Brussels. Over 11 million passengers/year. Get fares and schedules

Access

The train station is connected to the city center, the Palais de la Bourse, the Congress and Exhibition Centres by tram line C (map below).

Motorways

Paris (A10), Rhône-Alps (A89), Méditérannée (A62), Pyrenees mountains and Spain/Portugal (A63 and A65).

Public transport

  • +150 million passengers/year
  • 4 tram lines, 80 bus routes
  • Over 2,000 bicycles available with the VCub cycle hire scheme, including 1,000 electric bikes
  • 2 river shuttles (BatCub) connecting 5 piers along the Garonne
  • 1,125km of cycle lanes
Bordeaux Met Guide 2019c