Direct flights from Stansted to Bordeaux take an hour and 45 minutes, and provided you’re flexible by the odd day, can be extremely inexpensive throughout the year.
There are generally only direct services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, so provided you can travel on these days, there are excellent prices to be found with Stansted to Bordeaux flights. Services on Mondays tend to depart in the afternoon, on Wednesdays around midday and in the evening on Fridays, with the return leg departing approximately three hours after the outbound leg.
Bordeaux Airport is found just under 8 miles west of the city centre, which can be easily reached with public transportation. The Navette Shuttle service is a direct bus connection between the airport and Bordeaux’s train station, a journey that takes 30 minutes. The service is available every day, all year round, from 8am to 11pm in the direction of the train station. A one-way ticket costs around 7 euros and a return, 12 euros.
The airport is also served by the Lianes 1+ bus line, which runs to the Saint-Jean train station, via a number of stops. This line can be used to reach destinations such as Parc Kennedy, Mérignac Soleil, Mérignac Centre, Barrière Judaïque, Gambetta, Palais de Justice, and Victoire. Tickets can be purchased from a machine in the forecourt of Hall B, near the bus stop for Lianes 1+, with cash or card.
Car hire firms are stationed in the connecting wing between Terminals A and B, with companies such as Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Interrent and Sixt all represented. There are also a number of taxi companies recommended by Bordeaux Airport, including Aero Taxi, Alliance Taxi Bordeaux and Allo Bordeaux Taxi, while carpooling is also encouraged.