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Airport bus Bordeaux

Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) is the international airport of Bordeaux, situated in the commune of Mérignac. According to the statistics from 2015, the airport served more than 5 million passengers, making it the sixth busiest airport in the country. The airport has three passenger terminals – A, B and Billi.

Airport shuttle bus: You can reach city centre by taking Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct which operates every day from the airport to the train station (Gare de Bordeaux St. Jean).

  • Currently valid schedule: see here.
  • NOTE: The schedules change depending on the season, in the high season buses usually operate until 23:00
  • The price of a one-way ticket is 8€ ; people under 26 and seniors over 60 pay a reduced amount of 7€

Local bus: Another possibility of getting to the train station is by taking a local (and much cheaper!) bus Lianes 1+ operated by TBM.

  • First bus departs from the airport at 4:45 and the last one at 00:40 (1:20 on Thu, Fri and Sat)
  • The bus operates on the route between Saint-Jean train station and the airport via Bordeaux Centre and Mérignac Centre.
  • The single bus fare costs 1.70€, but it is probably more convenient to buy 1 day ticket which costs 4.50€ (unlimited access for the day)
  • The tickets can be purchased on vending machines, sales offices, or directly from driver
  • Check the timetable valid from 3rd Sept 2018 til 5th July 2019.

Train: Although it is not directly connected with Bordeaux Airport, St. Jean train station can be easily reached either by shuttle bus or by a local bus within 30 minutes (or less if traffic is not too crowded).

Taxi services: If you don’t want to drag around your suitcases, there are taxis waiting for you outside the Arrivals Terminal, but be prepared for waiting in case you’re visiting during the summer. Make sure they have their taximeters on when you leave the airport so you don’t get overcharged. The average cost of the ride to Bordeaux is around 30€.

Transfer: Booking the door-to-door transfer is a good alternative to taxi if you want to make sure the driver will wait for you. If your plane is late, the company will know because they monitor your flight.

Renting a car at Bordeaux Airport: There are 10 companies in total which offer their services at the airport, all of them located at A-B Hall connecting wing. But if you want your car waiting for you when you arrive at the airport, then hurry up and book it online.

Renting a bus at Bordeaux Airport: In case you are coming with a larger group of people, you should probably rent a bus or a minibus prior to your arrival. The bus rental companies will arrange all the details about the pick-up point once you book it.

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FAQ – bus and transport from Bordeaux Airport

Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: Not at all, since the local bus and shuttle bus operate every 10-15 mins throughout the day. But in case you don’t manage to catch the last one, you can always get a taxi outside the Arrivals Hall.

Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Sure thing, there are several hotels in the proximity  of the airport at which you can stay overnight:

  • Best Western Hotel (3*) – only one kilometre from the airport; offers free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Hotel Mercure Bordeaux Airport (4*) – 1.2 kilometres from the airport; has free Wi-Fi access and parking
  • Brit Hotel Bordeaux Aéroport – Le Soretel (3*) – 1.5 km from the airport; free Wi-Fi connection, free parking

Q: I would like to spend one day in Bordeaux in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take the local bus which will take you directly from the airport to the city centre. And make sure you buy the 1-day ticket pass for local public transportation to save money. You can leave your luggage in luggage lockers at St. Jean train station from 07:00 to 22:30 on weekdays, from 07:00 to 20:30 on Saturdays, and from 09:15 to 22:45 on Sundays.

Q: I am continuing my journey outside Bordeaux. Are there any direct bus lines from the airport to other cities?
A: Unfortunately there are no direct lines from the airport to other cities, but you can first go to the city centre. The buses depart from the bus stop in Quai De Paludate street. You can pick one of the most popular routes like Bordeaux – Paris, Bordeaux – Lyon or Bordeaux – Toulouse. If you want to visit other French cities, you can find many routes on getbybus.com.

Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, the ATMs and exchange service are located at the airport, but we recommend having enough euros on you since the rate at the airports are higher than usual and no currency other than euro is accepted.

  49Comments

  1. Marie-Pierre Hamard   •  

    Hello,

    I would like to travel from Bordeaux Merignac airport to go to Sainte-Foy-La-Grande. What is the easiest and the cheapest way of doing this please?

    Thank you so much.

    Regards

    Marie-Pierre Hamard

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Marie,

      The best way is to go first to Gare Saint Jean (the main bus station in Bordeaux). You can either go by shuttle bus for 8€ or by bus line 1 for 1.50€ but it takes You longer. Then at the bus station take regional TER train to Gare de Sainte-Foy-La-Grande. The travel time is around 1 hr and 20 min.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  2. Denise   •  

    Hi I am travelling from Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) to Rue Du Puits Descazeaux Bordeaux City-Centre 33000 can you tell me what is the best way to get there. Thanking you Denise

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Denise,

      The best option is to take airport shuttle bus to Gare St. Jean (main train station) and from there take tram line C to Porte de Bourgogne stop. From there You have around 4 min walk to reach Your destination. Hope I helped!

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  3. Søren Christian   •  

    Please tell me the easiest way to go from Merignac Airport to 7 cours XXXJuillet?

    Best regards
    Søren

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Søren,

      The easiest way is to take a bus line 1 from the airport to Gambetta Mériadeck bus stop and then transfer to bus line to and exit at Pôle d’Echanges Quinconces.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Larry Smetana   •  

    Please tell me the easiest way to go from Merignac Airport to 21 Rue Du Puits Descazeaux?

    Merci,

    Larry

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Larry,

      The easiest way is to take bus line 1 from the airport and exit at République stop. From there You will have around 10 min walk to Your destination.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. jennifer hall   •  

    Can you please advise the best way and directions as to how to get from the airport to
    9 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    33000 Bordeaux
    France
    Thanks
    Jen

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Jennifer,

      Unfortunately, there is no direct bus line to the address You’ve specified, but You can get there by combining lines 1 and 30.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. suzanne   •  

    Hi Jennifer

    I need to get from the the airport to Rue Millanges.

    How will i know which stop to get off at?

    How much is it per person?

    Thanks

    Suzanne

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Suzanne,

      The best way to get to Rue Millanges is to get on bus line 1 from Bordeaux Airport and get off at Gambetta Mériadeck stop. From there You will have additional 10 min walk to Your destination. One-way ticket for one person costs €1.70.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Julia   •  

    What is the best way to get from Bordeaux airport to the Quality Hotel in Rue du Parlement Sante Catherine?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Julia,

      The best way is to go by bus line 1 to Gambetta Mériadeck stop and from there additional 10 min walk.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. Dan   •  

    which bus will I take to go from the airport to 24 Rue des Fours? what will be my closest stop?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Dan,

      Take bus line 1 from the airport and exit at Capucins bus stop.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. pola   •  

    from where Bus line 1 departs from the airport? How to get Bus line 1 station from the airport?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Pola,

      Bus stop for bus line 1 is located directly in front of the exit of Bordeaux Airport.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  10. Yun ha   •  

    Hi there
    Would you please advise me to find a way to best western premier hotel bayonne etche ona from the BOD airport?????
    Thanj you so much for your help

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Yun,

      Take local bus line 1 and exit at Gambetta Mériadeck bus stop. From there you have additional 8 min walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  11. Karen   •  

    Do you have to pay for children age 4 to travel?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Karen,

      Children under the age of 5 travel free.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  12. denis watling   •  

    Dear Karen,
    What is the best way to get from Bordeaux airport to the CHU Hospital

  13. Tiffany   •  

    How long does it take from terminal B to train station by Navette Shuttle 30’ Direct?
    Thank you

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Tiffany,

      It takes around 30 minutes by shuttle bus to reach Bordeaux main train station from Bordeaux Airport.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  14. Pavan   •  

    Hello

    How do I get to 34 cours balguerie stuttenberg from Bordeaux airport
    Thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Pavan,

      First you need to go by bus line 1 to Palais de Justice and then transfer to bus line 4 and exit at Picard bus stop. From there you have additional 2 minutes of walk.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Tesm

  15. Judith   •  

    Hi could you advise me of how to get from Billi terminal to hotel de tourney, 16 rue Huguerie, Bordeaux

    Thanks

    Judith

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Judith,

      First you need to take bus line 1 from Bordeaux Airport and exit at Palais de Justice bus stop and transfer to bus line 4 and then exit at Tourny stop.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  16. Michael Potts   •  

    Bonjour
    We are a group of 8 and have to travel from Bordeaux airport to Rue Montesquieu in Bordeaux. If we take bus line 1, where should be get off?
    Merci!

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Michael,

      Exit at Gambetta Mériadeck bus stop and you’ll have additional 7 min walk to your (I assume) accommodation. It is the closest bus stop if you take bus line 1.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  17. Sunny   •  

    Our flight comes in at midnight. We need to catch the first train at St Jean station at 6.05am. We do not want to pay for the taxi.
    What do you suggest?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sunny,

      You can stay at the airport and “chill” there until the first bus departure which is at 04:45.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  18. Sunny Fields   •  

    Our flight comes in from Spain at 23.05. We are catching a train to Tours in the morning. We have to fill in the time before the train without wandering around the streets. A hotel for the 6 hours is not worth it to us.
    Is it possible to stay at the airport or does it shut up after the last flight?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sunny,

      Bordeaux Airport is open 24/7 and it does not close (as the majority of big airports which have daily flight connections).

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  19. Nathan   •  

    Bonjour,

    We are booked to stay one night in Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux center, arriving in the evening by train from Lourdes and then flying out following morning flight at 9.50am. Please advise how best to reach the hotel after arriving by train and what is the economical way of going to the airport in the morning around 7.00am from our hotel (without paying for Taxi). Thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Nathan,

      I advise you to contact directly Hilton Garden Inn as they will give you the best option of getting there.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  20. Mellissa   •  

    hi,

    I will be reaching bordeaux saint jean station at 1:25 am and I want to catch the first shuttle to airport. Can I stay at the station or it is closed/locked at night? Please help.

    Thanks

  21. Sonia Beaumont   •  

    Dear Melani

    We are staying on cours de la Somme, 33800, Bordeaux, how do we get there from Bordeaux airport. On google it said walk 10mins from airport and get the metro. Is this what you advise?
    Many thanks for your help

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sonia,

      Yes, that’s right, but that’s not metro stop, it’s called Météo France but it’s actually stop for bus line 1. You can exit at République bus stop and transfer to 5S bus and exit at Tillet. It’s the closest stop to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  22. Joanne Hamilton   •  

    Hello

    What’s the best way to get to Rue du Chai des Farines, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 33000 from Bordeaux aiprort please.

    Many thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Joanne,

      You can go by bus line 1 to Lycées de Mérignac, exit there and get on tram line A (La Gardette) and exit at Place du Palais. Then you have additional three minute walk to your address.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  23. Jo Adams   •  

    Hi
    I don’t have a date yet but when I arrive I will need a taxi from the airport to Mortagne-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes and I will have 1 if not 2 dogs – are there taxis that will allow me to bring the dogs ?
    Thank you

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Jo,

      Unfortunately, we do not have that information. I suggest to contact official taxi service of Bordeaux Airport or Bordeaux Airport customer service for more details.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  24. Peggy   •  

    What would be the best way to get to 17 Place Meynard from the airport and what stop to get off?
    Merci

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Peggy,

      The easiest way to get to 17 Place Meynard is to get on bus line 1 and get off at Capucins bus stop. From there you have another 7-min walk to your destination.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  25. Sue Kay   •  

    Hello,

    I am travelling from Bordeaux airport to aubeterre sur drone. What is the cheapest way to do this?

    Thanks,

    Sue

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sue,

      One way of getting to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne by public transport is taking first bus line 1 from Bordeaux Airport to Gare Saint Jean station. Then take direct TER train to Chalais. Chalais is the closest town to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and you can grab a taxi from Chalais to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (12 mins by car).

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

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