right by the harborh overlookng the great mountains of the pyrénées precisely at Place des Croisières you get the main station of the petit train or little train, a tourist ride of the city if in a hurry, always the best way to see the city,any city.
A photo for the memories out of my old vault. The train can do the commentaries in several languages;
It is on from april to October every day
high season July and August from 10h30 to 19h30
low season the rest of the year from 10h30- 12h30 and 14h30 -18h30; the trip lasts about 1/2 an hour
tarifs is 5,50€ adults
Enjoy the ride
well it has connections by train, and a good local bus system, however, I have here each time by car::)
Itzulia is the bus system for the metro area of the city and it has these lines trajects
•Ligne 1 : Sainte Croix (Ciboure) ←→ Jalday Carrefour
•Ligne 2 : Halte routière ←→ Alturan
•Ligne 3 : Jalday Carrefour ←→ Campings ←→ Socoa
•Ligne 3 express : Acotz ← 7 arrêts → Centre-ville Fonctionne
for more see their webpage
during the busy summer months there are an additional two lines of buses running
line Chantaco (leaves every 30mn)
départs from parking du gymnase de Chantaco
arrives stop/ arrêt Ravel (facing the school lycée Maurice Ravel)
and the line Pavillon bleu (leaves every 20 mn)
départs from Parking du parc des sports
arrives at stop/Arrêt Ravel (facing the school lycée Maurice Ravel)
the gare or train station is right in city center ,and with the TGV that comes directly from Paris to city center in 5 hours. This TGV and the local TER trains link the city with others in France and Spain.Like for example:
Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Bordeaux : 2h10
Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Toulouse : 4h15
Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Nantes : 7h30
then you even have the airplane,
the city is serve by two airports, located at less than 20 kms
Aéroport du BABor Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne at 15 kms have flights from to Bruxelles, Dublin, Genève, Londres or French towns such as Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Nice. see the webpage
and the airport of Fontarrabie-Saint Sébastien located at 18km in the town of Fontarrabie,,Spain; it has connection to other Spanish towns such as Barcelone and Madrid.
the bus, inter cities has regular lines from the city to Bayonne, Biarritz, Anglet, Hendaye or to the interior such as Sare, Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Cambo-les-bains, and Hasparren.
webpages for the companies doing the run
the bicycle is working on it with a parc Chantaco and the Vélodissée.
and the route, by car
it is very close to expressways and easy in and out of the city. the autoroute A63,a major axis between north and South of Europe into Spain. A connection to it is possible from Saint-Jean-de-Luz with taking the A64 ; a link west to east in the South of France. You can reach the city center on the exit or sortie n°3 " Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Nord " or the exit/sortie n°2 " Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Sud " located in the nearby town of Urrugne.
for route planning here the best is
wonderful area of the greater Aquitaine, this is Agen in the dept of Lot-et-Garonne No 47.
there is an airport nearby with flights to Paris Orly airport
There is a train station at Place Rabelais, with bus connection to other parts of the city at 121 blvd Carnot bus terminal
there is transport by TER Aquitaine now stopping by the Université stop in Agen, and buses
and the agglo area info on public transport here is the bus system locally
but also on the right column you will have all other forms of transport
as well and email to contact for further info at
very easy city to come by car along the A10 interchanging with the N10 to avoid a bit of toll payment on the road after passing the bridge of Aquitaine. You come into the rocade or beltway that can take you into the city or out into the Medoc wine region. There are controlling areas in the city not to drive or pedestrian between cours Victor Hugo, rue Sainte Catherine, and the cours de l’Intendance and of Chapeau Rouge as well as along the quais (next to river). On Saturdays for market day around St Michel cars are not allowed either. There is also no driving in the center of town each first Sunday of each month from 10h to 19h in summer and from 10h to 18h in winter. This is a pdf file on areas not driving allow see the purple lines
In the center parking is coded into two zones of payment A and B with A being the city center areas costing from 30min 1€ to 2h00 4,40€ etc etc
My favorites parkings over the years have been Victor Hugo
also Place des Grands Hommes
and the Meriadeck shopping complex , Cité Mondiale, Allées de Tourny, and Pey Berland.
above is parking info from the city of Bordeaux
14 lines of tram and connections with buses, all over the city TBC from 5 AM!
bus lines in the city under CUB, 13 main lines, working as same as the Trams, 6 Corols; lines that goes around the beltway without coming into the center of the city! ; 8 Citéis , lines that service the nearby communities, you can hook up with the above link TBC
You have service from the airport(Mérignac) navette or bus, Jet'Bus into center in about 30-45 minutes, dependingo n traffic. Doing it every 45 minutes from the train station Gare Saint-Jean (hours between 6h45 and 21h45 - station stop in the cour Arrivée (arrivals court) ,and the airport leaving or arriving at Hall B between 7h45 to 22h45 . airport site http://www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en
Buses in the Gironde department to reach nearby towns
and of course a great train station at Saint-Jean at cours d'arrivée, Rue Charles Domecq, get here on tramway line C stop st jean. tel +33 05 56 91 64 70
from Spain on the A62 you can easily go into Bordeaux with a car, done it zillion times, my summer vacation area here.
alternatively you can stop at Cenon. Train station with parking
bus and tram A takes you to central Bordeaux in 15 minutes,
hope it helps
We flew with FLYBE from Birmingham to Bergerac on our last trip and found this to be a good choice. Small planes and efficient staff make this a great alternaitve to the larger airlines who do not even use your name! Two hours and you are in Bergerac. Great! Would certainly use them again if the price is right.
Bergerac airport is not the most friendly places and it is slow. Two tin huts and a bar in between is the best way of describing it. Of course you have to get there early because they shut the check in on time every time!! After checking in there is only the bar and the cramped basic departure lounge which does not seem to have enough seating for a plane load of people.
There are hoever in its defence three car hire companies which meet the flights if they are late.
Flights from Stansted and Birmingham to name two.
Ryanair, the Irish cut-price airline, fly to south-west France from 'London' Stansted. There are daily flights to/from Biarritz and also Pau.
Unlike some of Ryanair's destinations, the airports at Pau and Biarritz are quite close to civilization :-)
In December 2004 regular flights also began from Amsterdam to Pau, with a 3-year enticement by the regional authority. Basiqair are another of those good value low-cost airlines, this time Dutch.
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The Dordogne covers such a large area that you really need a car to be able to get around and appreciate the views and get to some of those out of the way villages. The train does run from Bordeaux through to Sarlat but the freedom of the car is such a bonus.
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