General Information

A prominent port city located on the south-western side of France, Bordeaux is often referred to locally as the 'French Sleeping Beauty'. However, these days Bordeaux is far from a sleepy city and following the millennium, this elegant city has undergone considerable renovation. Many of its most beautiful Neo-classical buildings have been completely restored and a number of spacious boulevards are now completely pedestrianised.

Today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the largest urban area to be given this classification.
Wander around Bordeaux and you can enjoy large open boulevards, narrow paved medieval streets, large squares surrounded by cafés and restaurants, and lots of very impressive individual sites, moreover, the riverside has recently been done up by architect Dominique Perrault and is now a key part of Bordeaux's attraction.
For more information on Bordaux, please visit the Bordeaux Tourist office website at


Bordeaux is easily accessible either by plane, train and/or car. Please find below some practical information on how to get to Bordeaux.


acces by plane

BORDEAUX MERIGNAC AIRPORT is located 30 minutes from the city centre,
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Information, rates, reservations

Airport information:

  • telephone: 33 (0) 5 56 34 50 50

Airport > town centre connections

Shuttle bus:
from the airport to the town centre and main train station.
Every half hour, and every 45 minutes at weekends.
Journey time: 30mn to the town centre, 45mn to the station, depending on traffic
Single Ticket rate: 7 €

Price (as an indication and according to circulation): 20 € single journey during the day
Increased costs at night, on sunday and public holidays: 25 €

Network of urban public transport

Bus: line 73, stop at station Mérignac centre
then line 50, stop at station Place Gambetta
Price: 1,40 €

Foreign Currency Exchange

The Travelex office is open every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Saturdays)



ST-JEAN TRAIN STATION is situated 10 minutes from the town centre, rue Charles Domercq
information, prices, reservations


acces by car