There are 4 ways to get from Bordeaux to Arcachon Bay by train, ferry, bus or tram

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arcachon
  2. Take the ferry from Jetée du Mouleau to Jetée Belisaire Transbassin (Seasonal Jul-Sept)

$26 - $32

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from BORDEAUX - Pl. Gambetta to LEGE - Rue de la Plage 601
  2. Take the ferry from Jetée du Mouleau to Jetée Belisaire Transbassin (Seasonal Jul-Sept)

$20 - $25

2 alternative options

Line 4 bus, train, ferry  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the line 4 bus from Gambetta to Pessac Centre 4
  2. Take the train from Pessac(Bordeaux) to Arcachon
  3. Take the ferry from Jetée du Mouleau to Jetée Belisaire

$25 - $33

Tram, train, ferry  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the tram from Gambetta - madd to Pessac Centre B
  2. Take the train from Pessac(Bordeaux) to Arcachon
  3. Take the ferry from Jetée du Mouleau to Jetée Belisaire

$26 - $33

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bordeaux and Arcachon Bay is 49 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Bordeaux to Arcachon Bay, including transfers.

More details

There are 626+ hotels available in Arcachon Bay. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Arcachon Bay.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 30.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Arcachon Bay, France?

There is no direct connection from Bordeaux to Arcachon Bay. However, you can take the train to Arcachon, take the drive to Jetée du Mouleau, take the ferry to Jetée Belisaire, then take the travel to Arcachon Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bordeaux to Arcachon Bay via Pessac Centre, Pessac(Bordeaux), Arcachon, Jetée du Mouleau, and Jetée Belisaire in around 2 h 47 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arcachon
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
Train from Pessac(Bordeaux) to Arcachon
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Tbm
Phone
+33 5 57 57 88 88
Website
infotbm.com
Tram from Gambetta - madd to Pessac Centre
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
infotbm.com
Bus operators
Tbm
Phone
+33 5 57 57 88 88
Website
infotbm.com
Bus from Gambetta to Pessac Centre
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
infotbm.com
TransGironde
Ferry operators
UBA Bateliers Arcachon
Phone
+33 5 57 72 28 28
Email
lesbateliers@orange.fr
Website
bateliers-arcachon.com
Ferry from Jetée du Mouleau to Jetée Belisaire
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
bateliers-arcachon.com

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