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How to get to Aquitaine

For getting to the Dordogne, see our destination guide.

Several airlines operate flights from multiple UK airports into Bordeaux, Biarritz and Pau in the Pyrénées. Or you could take a fast TGV train from Paris to Bordeaux (the fastest take just over two hours), Arcachon, Biarritz, St-Jean-de-Luz, Agen and several other cities and towns.

It’s a 5hr 30min drive from the Channel ferry port of St-Malo in Brittany to Bordeaux. If you’re heading to Biarritz or the Pyrénées, you’d be better off sailing to Santander in Spain, about 2hrs 30mins away.