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Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

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Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

Hi

We are planning a holiday to Lacanau-Ocean next year and prefer not to drive whilst on holiday.

Is it possible/easy to get bus or train to Lacanau?

How much would a taxi be approx?

4 of us travelling

Any tips much appreciated.

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1. Re: Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

There's no direct bus from the airport and the railway line was closed many years ago, but there buses passing close by the airport in the town of Merignac. It takes about 1 hour 10 minutes from Merignac to Lacanau-Ocean plus about 15 minutes on the city bus from the airport into Merignac. There's no point in going into Bordeaux as you will be coming back the same way. Merignac centre has cafés etc to wait in if there's a need.

Summer bus times (ie July and August) won't be available until much nearer the time. Buses are much more frequent especially at weekends than the winter timetable that applies until 28th June, which you can see here

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By road it's around 35 miles from the airport. If you know what it would cost in a metered cab from Farnham to Gatwick, which is a bit further but not by much, you won't be far wrong. However I googled 'Bordeaux Airport Transfers' and the first company that came up quoted €205 Euros one-way!

I hope that helps.

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2. Re: Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

There are some great places to see along that coast so for cost and convenience, hire a car. I have just come back from there ( two weeks ago)

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3. Re: Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

And the first company that comes up in cubsur's suggested google keyword search (at this present time) is actually a booking agent, not a transfer company.

If you do some searching around you will find some other options.

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4. Re: Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

Thank you so much for your detailed response!

I googled the price of a taxi too and was pretty horrified!! Will try and work on the Farnham to Gatwick premise!

Bus doesn't sound too difficult to manage so may well use that option!

Thanks again!

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5. Re: Getting from Bordeaux Airport to Lacanau-Ocean

Thank you.

We may well end up doing that but we like to go on hols and not drive for a couple of weeks.

I guess we could hire a car, get there and see how we feel thereafter!

Thanks again

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