Bordeaux has an excellent public transport system of busses and trams. Single rides cost € 1.50 (including the Liane 1 from the Airport to anywhere in city). A ticket is valid in connections made within an hour from starting. The cheap and comfortable choice is the 7-day pass with unlimited rides for € 13.00. You can buy this tickets from machines at tram stops and in front of airport hall B where Liane runs to the city every 10 minutes.
NEWSFLASH – on arrival at the conference, you will find a public transport pass in your Scratch welcome pack – so just buy the minimum to get yourself to the registration desk!
All attendees #Scratch2017BDX will find a week pass for all public transport in their bag. So just buy one way to registration desk 🙂
— Scratch2017bdx (@scratch2017bdx) July 13, 2017
An alternative for public transport is the public bike share system V3 (V Cub). You will see many people cycling the distinctive orange and blue bikes. Register your account using your credit card at any of the 140 stations in the city; the network takes a deposit of €200 which is charged if the bike is stolen or lost. Rides of up to 30 minutes are free, and 30 minutes is enough to get you from anywhere to anywhere, including Talence university campus (so your week’s travel in the city could be for free)! After 30 minutes, your credit card is debited €2 per hour until the bike is returned to a station.
Downtown Bordeaux is small enough to be explored on foot.