How to Get to Bordeaux by Car, Train or Plane

Pascale Bernasse | Wednesday, Sep 26th 2012
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How to Get to Bordeaux by Car, Train or Plane

Bordeaux is a major city in the South of France and is:
– Less than 3 hours from Paris by TGV (22 return journeys per day)
– 45 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean
– 2 hours from Spain
– 20 minutes from the Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport (6 return journeys per day from Roissy – Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris)

• By train:
Bordeaux Saint-Jean Station.
260 trains per day including: 25 return journeys between Bordeaux and Paris (3 hours); 5 journeys from Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, 6 return journeys from Lille, 3 return journeys from Strasbourg
15-20 minutes to the city center by taxi

• By plane:
Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport is 30 minutes from the city center.
It is one of the main French airports and the largest in the South-West. It is served by 14 regular national and international companies which fly to 35 destinations in France and Europe and to the large international hubs.

• By car:

Four motorways lead to the city:
– A10 from Paris and the Eastern and Northern regions via Orléans, Tours and Poitiers.
– A62 from the Mediterranean via Toulouse, Montauban and Agen.
– A63 from Spain via Bayonne and Dax.
– A89 from the South-East and East via Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Périgueux.
Sortie 21 (Exit 21) (Bordeaux center – Gare Saint-Jean) and continue along the quays of the Garonne to the Place de la Comédie.
On arrival: take the rocade (ring road) in the direction of Toulouse until Sortie 21 (Exit 21) (Bordeaux centre – Gare Saint-Jean) continue along the quays of the Garonne.

GPS coordinates: latitude: 44.8427007 / longitude: -0.5746631

Have you been to Bordeaux? What’s your preferred method of travel? Comment below!

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