The Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is only 13 km or 8 mi away from the city.
There are a few ways to reach the city centre from the airport:
Tram – €1.80
Take tram A into the city from tram stop located in front of the arrivals terminal between Hall A and Hall B of the airport. You can buy a magnetic ticket at the machine right by the tram stop.
I also like to use the TBM app to pay for my transport tickets in Bordeaux. Preload tickets on the app using your credit card.
As you enter a tram or a bus tap your ticket at one of the screens marked TBM. There is no extra charge for luggage.
The tram will take you approximately 40 minutes Get off at Centre Commercial Mériadeck or Palais de Justice to go to the historic centre.
If you need to transfer to another tram or a bus, the transfers are free for 1 hour. Remember to tap on as you transfer.
If you plan to use Bordeaux public transport during your stay, consider the Bordeaux City Pass which includes unlimited use of trams and buses in Bordeaux.
3D Direct Shuttle – €8.00
This direct bus will pick you up by Hall B of the airport and take you to the railway station, Gare St. Jean for just 30 minutes.
The air-conditioned coaches leave every half an hour. The company offers free wi-fi onboard, free luggage service, and free rides for children under 5.
For schedules and tickets click here.
Uber is running in Bordeaux. It might cost you€25 to €40 to get to the city center.
Some streets in the central part of Bordeaux will be closed for Uber and taxis.
Taxis leave from Hall A of the airport. €25 to €40 per ride.
Your private driver will meet you at the arrivals hall and take you to your accommodation in Bordeaux or the surroundings starting from €90 euros.
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