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Université de Bordeaux

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Last update Wednesday 20 January 2021

Bordeaux and its region have a multimodal transport offer and an international infrastructure.

Bordeaux-Mérignac airport

The Bordeaux-Mérignac (BOD) international airport is the main airport for the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Situated west of Bordeaux (12 kilometers from the city center), 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 Liane 1+ bus service connects the airport to the city center (la Victoire). It runs every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 20 minutes during weekends. The journey takes around 45 minutes.
Public transport tickets are available for purchase in the 3 press Relay located within the airport, from a vending machine in the food court of Hall B, located near the bus stop for Liane 1+, or directly from the bus driver. Please note that if purchasing your ticket directly from the driver, only the exact amount in change will be accepted.
The ticket price for a single journey is €1.70. The bus stop is located in front of hall B, gate 7.

 Direct shuttle buses from the airport to the Bordeaux St-Jean train station are also available in front of Hall B. These buses run every 30 minutes, and will get you to the train station in around 30 minutes, depending on traffic. The ticket price for a single journey is €8. Tickets may be purchased online prior to your arrival. Tickets don’t necessarily have to be printed, as long as they are available on your smart phone or tablet.

Bordeaux St-Jean Train station

The St-Jean train station links Bordeaux to all major French and international hubs. The center of Paris (Montparnasse train station) is only 2 hours away from the city center 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.