Practical information

Getting to Bordeaux

Bordeaux is located near the European Atlantic coast, in the southwest of France. You can come to Bordeaux by train, by plane or by car. The main train station is "Bordeaux Saint-Jean". The Bordeaux airport is located in Mérignac (12 km from Bordeaux downtown). The airport provides connection to many French and European cities.

Getting to the conference place

The conference will take place on the Bordeaux university campus. The reception desk will be in LaBRI building (A30).

LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique
351, cours de la Libération,
33405 Talence cedex, France.

You can first have a look to coming to the LaBRI.
Please note: durations and amounts are indicative only.
You can reach the LaBRI using the (red) line B of the tramway, Peixotto station.

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From the train station

From the Saint-Jean train station, the easiest but not the fastest way to get to the university is to take the tramway (line C) to "Parc des Expositions / Gare de Blanquefort" and stop at "Quinconces". Then change and take (line B) to "Pessac". The nearest stops from the LaBRI are "Peixotto" and "Béthanie". If you are in a hurry, from the Saint-Jean station, take the bus "Liane 10" to "Gradignan Beausoleil/Village 6" and stop at "Peixotto". To reach the bus stop, cross the main street in front of the railway station. Cost 1,8 EUR.

From the airport

Several options are available. The recent extension of the Tram line A is the recommended option. Cost 1,8 EUR.

Tram Line A brings you within 35 mns to Bordeaux downtown and connects to the orther lines. To get to the conference site get off at the "Hotel de Ville" (town hall) and take Tram line B to "Peixotto" or "Bethanie" (see the campus map). Other options are available from the Bordeaux airport.

From the city center

To reach the conference venue from the city center, take the tram (line B in the direction "Pessac"). The nearest stops from the LaBRI are "Peixotto" and "Béthanie".

By taxi

A taxi ride to the LaBRI costs about 10-20 EUR from the railway station and about 30 EUR (dayfare) (45 EUR nightfare) from the Bordeaux airport (depending on the traffic and time of day). Make sure the driver uses the meter.

By car

The campus is easily accessible by car. However, within the historic city center of Bordeaux avoid using a car whenever possible (the tram is the fastest option). From the beltway (rocade), use exit 16 "Talence-Domaine Universitaire". Follow the direction of "Bordeaux centre" down the "Cours de la Libération" to the big green gate which is the University main entrance.


If you have a GPS device, you can add the following google-earth GPS data: LaBRI: (44.8084, -0.596805) or (44°48.504' N, 0°35.808' W) or (44°48'30.24" N, 0°35'48.50" W).

Travel around Bordeaux

TBM Network allows you to travel around the Bordeaux metropolitan area by tram, bus, bike (V3), river bus (BAT3), ...


Find an accommodation in Bordeaux.


On the intranet of LaBRI, search the sentence "list of restaurants in the UBx base" of the "Organize a conference/seminar:" paragraph, and download a file of a list of restaurants; you can filter on the field "Commune" with the values BORDEAUX or TALENCE or another city.



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