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Bordeaux Travel Guide

Arrival to Bordeaux

Bordeaux By car

You can easily reach Bordeaux by car by taking the A10 motorway south through the towns of Orleans, Tours and Poitiers into Bordeaux. If you are arriving from Paris take the A63 highway, which runs from Arcachon on the southwestern side of the city and the A62 which runs on the southeastern side. Try to avoid driving from 8a.m to 10 a.m and from 4p.m to 7 p.m or you will find crowded motorways. If you arrive from the east of France take the N80-E70.

Bordeaux By plane

The main airport is the Bordeaux's Merignac Airport, which is located on the west side of the city, in Merignac, 15km (9 1/3 miles) away form Bordeaux. If you are travelling from Paris, the flight takes approximately one hour. There are local and international flights from London, Madrid, Barcelona and Dublin.
Tel. 05-56-34-50-50

Bordeaux By train

Gare Saint Jean is Bordeaux's train station, located 3km away from the city centre on the west bank of the river. It just takes 30 minutes to arrive at the centre if you like to walk or five minutes if you take a taxi. About 12 to 15 trains arrive every day from Paris's Gare Montparnasse, They arrive once every two hours approx. and go south (Toulouse, Marseille, Nice), north (Paris, Angoulème, Poitiers) and east (Périgueux and Clermont-Ferrand).
Tel: +33 08 92 35 35 35.

Bordeaux By bus

The bus station is located in front of the train station and you'll find a bus every 45 minutes nearly all day. Children ride free.

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