Getting around

Getting around in Gironde

Gironde is the largest department in mainland France. To explore it, criss-cross it, explore it, several public transport options are available to you. Here are some tips that will help you travel with peace of mind.

The Gironde by TER

Thanks to TER trains (regional express trains), it is possible to connect several major cities in Gironde:

If you are a bicycle enthusiast, several cycle routes are accessible by TER. Know that there are solutions for park your bike, travel with him or rent it when you arrive there. During the summer period, opt for serenity thanks to the Velozen service.

Gironde by coach

You can also travel using the network of department buses. This network has more than 70 regular lines, including 4 lines that connect the TER stations of Gironde. The single journey costs €2,30 (valid for 2 hours). You can also buy a return ticket (to be done on the same day) for €4,10. These tickets can be purchased directly on board the vehicle. 

New for 2023: the Bordeaux-Blaye express coach!

In summer, don't miss the Summer, the summer bus lines to enjoy outings and visits without taking the car and at low prices!

  • 10 trips notebook for all : 18,40 € (i.e. €1,84 per trip)
  • 10 trips notebook under 28: 9,20 € (i.e. €0,92 per trip)
  • Free travel for children under 4 years old.

Do not hesitate to consult la price list here. 

Before traveling, also consult the network plan and the list of municipalities served by intercity lines

Last tip, if you want to take the lines towards the coast, book your trip! This reservation can be made up to 1 month in advance, it is ideal to be sure to be able to enjoy our beautiful Gironde beaches: 

  • Bordeaux – Lege-Cap Ferret 
  • Bordeaux – The Porge 
  • Bordeaux-Lacanau
  • Bordeaux-Carcans

Single telephone number for all lines: +33 (0)974 500 033

If you want to move around Bordeaux Métropole, opt for the TBM network (tram – bus – bike – BATCUB). Phone. +33 (0)5 57 57 88 88
On the whole Arcachon Bay: the baïa/eho network
Airport shuttle from Mérignac/Bordeaux train station: Airport shuttle website

Getting around Gironde by boat

Getting around Gironde by bike

Throughout the Metropolis : the self-service bicycle of Bordeaux, is also part of the TBM network- Phone. +33 (0)5 57 57 88 88

Bike ticket :: 3 € 
Bike ticket obligatory from June 1 to September 15 on the following train lines:

  • Bordeaux | Dax | Bayonne | Hendaye line 51
  • Rochelle | Rochefort | Saintes | Bordeaux line 15
  • Libourne | Bordeaux | Arcachon line 41+
  • The Verdon | Macau | Bordeaux | Pessac line 42

For more information details on the SNCF website.

Tourist map and bicycle map

With more than 700 km of cycle paths, Gironde is THE playground for cycling enthusiasts! Bike rental, accommodation, practical advice, ideas for bike rides and stays: find all the essential information in our toolbox to properly prepare your getaway in Gironde.