Are you planning a trip to visit us? Whether you’re coming for a short and sweet city break or a long holiday, we’d love you to join us for an irresistible wine trip. Here’s some useful information to plan your stay without the stress!
NB: This page details regular transport and does not take Covid-19 safety guidelines into account.
Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)
3 terminals, direct Airport <>Station shuttle (30 mins)
Over 80 domestic and international direct flights with regular and low-cost airlines to/from:
+33 (0)5 56 34 50 00
There are several aerodromes for private jets around Bordeaux and its vineyard: Bordeaux Mérignac, Bordeaux Léognan Saucats, Sainte-Foy la Grande, Libourne Artigues-de-Lussac, La Réole Floudès, Lesparre Saint-Laurent de Médoc, Bordeaux Yvrac, Vendays Montalivet, Soulac La Runde.
Some of the area’s winery châteaux allow visitors to use their private heliport.
Bordeaux Saint-Jean TGV Station
The LGV high speed rail line takes you from Paris to central Bordeaux in just 2 hr 4 mins. 33 daily round trips between central Bordeaux and the French capital. Other Gironde TGV stations: Libourne, Coutras, Arcachon.
Intercités trains to Nantes, Lyon, Marseille.
Regional train network
The Bordeaux vineyard has great river transport links with several pontoons on the Estuary, Dordogne and Garonne Rivers as well as ports of call for sea and river cruises, whether you’re coming from the Atlantic or Mediterranean (via the Canal des Deux-Mers).
Sea and river cruise ports of call
Bordeaux, Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Bassens, Blaye, Bourg, Cadillac, Cussac-Fort-Médoc, Libourne, Pauillac.
Sailing ports of call
Port de Bordeaux (different pontoons), Port Médoc, Pauillac, Blaye, Libourne, Cadillac, Castets-en-Dorthe, Langon, Bègles, Arcachon.
Bac Blaye/Lamarque or Royan/Le Verdon
Regular Gironde Estuary crossings
Several companies travel to Bordeaux from French cities (Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Orléans, Paris, Poitiers, Rennes, Toulouse, Tours) and European cities (London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona, Milan etc.): currently FlixBus, Blablabus.
Regional interurban lines in Nouvelle-Aquitaine connect the principal cities.
Fitness fans can ride the biggest bike paths in Europe:
and a national route:
Several motorways to Bordeaux, then onto the vineyard:
Several car parks around central Bordeaux with tram/bus connections on the TBM public transport network: www.infotbm.com/fr
For environmental reasons, please car share: www.blablacar.fr
Don’t just drive to explore our area! Exploring the vineyard by bike, train, bus or on foot is green and great!
Bordeaux is the gateway to the Bordeaux vineyard and you can hop on a train here to Libournais, Médoc and South Gironde. Depending on the station, you can then cycle, walk, take a taxi or private transport to châteaux as well as on trips from local Tourist Information centres.
TER SNCF train connections www.ter.sncf.com/nouvelle-aquitaine
Main routes to the vineyard:
TGV stations in the vineyard: Bordeaux, Libourne, Coutras www.oui.sncf
Several bike paths, facilities and services available to cyclists:
Countless full or half-day boat trips available on the Garonne, Dordogne and Estuary to soak up the vineyard, with or without stops at châteaux.
Find out more
Bac Blaye/Lamarque: regular Gironde Estuary crossings and connections to the Blaye & Bourg and Médoc vineyards www.gironde.fr/bacs
Countless signposted footpaths for hikers:
Gironde has good road links and you can drive throughout Bordeaux. Driving highlights include the famous Médoc Route des Châteaux for a feast for the eyes and don’t miss the little roads in Fronsadais and Entre-deux-Mers surrounded by stunning scenery.
Whether you go for standard taxis or a private chauffeur, you can be driven around the vineyard so you can do what.
To make your choice, have a look at the map of the irresistible vineyard!