The fastest way to get settled in Bordeaux
Public transport and getting around
You can buy 1 trip and 2 trip tickets on buses, however, this is cash only.
Here you can purchase 1 trip, 2 trips, 24-hour and 7-day tickets at kiosks at every tram stop. The machine has the option to be used in English, Spanish and of course French.
You can purchase tickets using the ‘Witick’ app. You can buy 1 trip, 2 trips, 10 trips, 1 day and 7 days tickets. To use this ticket you have to turn on your phone’s permissions for Bluetooth and location.
Medium to Long Term stay - travel pass
TBM Gambetta Agency
TBM Quinconces Agency
TBM Agency Saint Jean Station
TBM Buttinière Agency
TBM Arts et Métiers Agency
A – Floirac Dravemont / La Gardette Bassens Carbon Blanc to Le Haillan Rostand
B – Berges De La Garonne to France Alouette / Pessac Centre
C – Gare De Blanquefort / Parc Des Expositions Stade Matmut – Atlantique to Villenave Pyrénées
D – Eysines Cantinolle to Carle Vernet
Private travel around Bordeaux
Mobile phones and internet connection
Numbers in case of emergency
General European emergency number
15 : ambulance service
17 : File a police report
18 : Firefighter service
114 : Emergencies via text
My experience settling in
I went to the Quinconces agency as it is very easy to get to in the centre of Bordeaux. It cost me 33 Euros a month (21-27-year-old pass), which I thought was incredibly cheap for the amount I used the services available. Whether it was going to the language school, work and all my leisure activities at the weekend or in the evening, I certainly made the most of the pass. It even encouraged me to go exploring, taking a boat ride to say I had done it on my stay.
Getting to know a new city is always great fun. With Bordeaux retaining its ‘small town’ vibe, it is super easy to get around and discover. Happy exploring!
Inerested in discovering Bordeaux or on your way and need more information?