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How to travel to BORDEAUX?

TRAVELLING TO BORDEAUX - Airports and train stations

Whether you’re planning to come to Bordeaux from another French city or from abroad, there are plenty of ways to get here safely and easily.

By air

Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) is the region’s main airport, offering flights to many destinations across Europe and beyond. It is located around 12 km from Bordeaux city center. Once there, you can take the Lianes 1+ bus, which will take you directly to the city center in about 30 minutes.

By train

The Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean, the city’s largest train station, offers rail connections to many French cities, including Paris, Lyon and Marseille, as well as international cities such as Brussels and Amsterdam. The high-speed train (TGV) journey from Paris to Bordeaux takes just 2 hours, making this mode of transport particularly convenient. The station is well connected to the rest of the city by streetcar and bus.

By car

If you prefer to drive, Bordeaux is well served by a network of freeways. The A10 freeway links Bordeaux to Paris, the A62 to Toulouse, and the A63 to the Spanish border. It’s important to note that downtown Bordeaux is a restricted traffic zone (ZCR), which means that only vehicles with a Crit’Air sticker can circulate there.

By bus

For travelers on a budget, the bus may be a good option. There are many bus companies, such as FlixBus and Ouibus, offering long-distance services to Bordeaux from many French and European cities.

In short, whether you choose to travel by plane, train, car or bus, getting to Bordeaux is easy and convenient. It’s a good idea to plan your trip in advance to get the best rates and to guarantee a stress-free trip to the Rugby World Cup.

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