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How do I get around BORDEAUX?

Transport: Getting around Bordeaux - Public transport and other

Bordeaux may be a big city, but it’s still very accessible thanks to its excellent public transport network. Whether you want to explore the city center or get to a Rugby World Cup match, you’ll find a transport option to suit your needs.

The Bordeaux streetcar network, managed by TBM (Transports Bordeaux Métropole), is one of the city’s most convenient ways of getting around. It comprises three lines (A, B and C) that cross the city and serve numerous places of interest, including the Matmut-Atlantique stadium.

Bus: In addition to the tramway, Bordeaux has an extensive bus network. These are particularly useful for reaching districts further from the city center that are not served by the tramway.

The V3: For a more eco-friendly and active option, you can opt for the city’s bike-share service, called the V3. With hundreds of stations throughout the city, the V3 is an excellent option for short trips.

By car: If you prefer to drive, be aware that downtown Bordeaux is a restricted traffic zone, meaning that only vehicles with a Crit’Air sticker are allowed. There are plenty of parking lots in the city, but it’s advisable to reserve a space in advance on match days.

Taxis and VTC: Finally, for more personalized transportation, Bordeaux has a large number of cabs and VTC (Véhicules de Tourisme avec Chauffeur) services like Uber.


Getting around Bordeaux is relatively straightforward, but it’s a good idea to buy a transport card or download the TBM mobile app for easy access to information on timetables and routes. This preparation will ensure a pleasant, stress-free stay during the Rugby World Cup.

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