How to get here
Bordeaux and its region have a multimodal transport offer and an international infrastructure.
The Bordeaux-Mérignac (BOD) international airport is the main airport for the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Situated west of Bordeaux (12 kilometers from the city centre), it is easily accessible by public transport.
Connected to the rest of the world via some of the largest European hubs (Paris CDG, Amsterdam, London, Madrid and Rome), the Bordeaux-Mérignac airport is served by a total of 31 airlines and has 3 terminals (A, B and Billi for low-cost flights). More than 5 million passengers pass through the airport each year, thanks to the 90+ national and international destinations available.
Transport from the airport
› The tramway line A connects the airport to the city center (Hôtel de Ville). It runs every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 20 minutes during weekends. The journey takes around 40 minutes. Public transport tickets are available for purchase directly at the tramway station. The ticket price for a single journey is €1.70. Your accomodation and campus are located in Talence. To get there from Hôtel de Ville, switch to Tramway B towards Pessac Centre or France Alouette and get off at Talence Centre – Forum.
Bordeaux St-Jean station
The St-Jean train station links Bordeaux to all major French and international hubs. The centre of Paris (Montparnasse train station) is only 2 hours away from the city centre thanks to the high speed line (LGV), with 33 return trips per day.
All train journeys are managed by the SNCF (French National Railway Company).
Tickets may be purchased in all train stations in France, in SNCF shops or directly online.
Ouigo also offers low-cost train tickets from Bordeaux to and from 19 destinations. Tickets must be purchased online and are non-refundable.
Transport from the train station
› The tramway line C (towards Parc des Expositions or Gare de Blanquefort) and D (towards Cantinolle or Hippodrome) allow you to get to the city center. They run every 3 min. Stop at Quinconces, a hub where all the tramway lines cross, right in the city center. The journey takes 12 min. Public transport tickets are available for purchase directly at the tramway station. The ticket price for a single journey is €1.70.
Your accomodation and campus are located in Talence. To get there from Quinconces, switch to Tramway B towards Pessac Centre or France Alouette and get off at Talence Centre – Forum. This tramway runs every 4 min on weekdays and the trip takes about 20 min.