Connections to Bordeaux
With a long tradition of openness to the world, served by a strategic positioning at the crossroads of major north-south axes and the development arc of Western Europe, Bordeaux has particularly favorable access conditions.
Located 12 km from the city center, Bordeaux Merignac International Airport is voted the 2016 best airport in the world. It covers 32 regular routes (and more than 60 charters) to major French regions and European cities, as well as 24 international destinations. Twenty flights connect daily Paris (1 hour flight) Regular shuttles ensure the correspondence with the city center. 101 direct destinations served in high season by 28 regular airlines (2016). With several long direct mails, the airport of Bordeaux allows to reach directly many cities: Amsterdam, Madrid or London Gatwick …
Since July 2, 2017, the new High Speed ??Line has put Paris at 2:04 from Bordeaux. 33 round trips are scheduled daily between the Bordeaux metropolis and the French capital. This arrival, associated with the construction of the lines of Bordeaux – Toulouse and Bordeaux – Bilbao, propels the city to the rank of crossroads of the south-west. 10 minutes from the historic center by tram, the station of Bordeaux Saint Jean, the largest railway station in the Aquitaine region, accommodates 260 trains per day including 25 return trips Bordeaux-Paris, 5 Bordeaux-Roissy Charles de Gaulle, 6 allers / Bordeaux-Lille returns, and 3 round trips Bordeaux-Strasbourg TGV.
Four highways lead to Bordeaux: the A10 from Paris and the regions of the West and North via Poitiers, Nantes, Orleans, the A62 from the Mediterranean via Toulouse, Montauban and Agen, the A63 from Spain via Bayonne and Dax, the A89 from the South East and East via Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Périgueux.
The great maritime port of Bordeaux is the second port of call for the Atlantic coast. Cruise ships and pleasure boats have the privilege of docking in the heart of the city, in the famous Port of the Moon, for short or extended stays.