Bordeaux CityPass

On this page you will find all the important information about the Bordeaux CityPass: What services does the City Card offer and for whom is it worthwhile? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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Bordeaux City Pass
  • Free entry to La Cité du Vin and Les Bassins des Lumières
  • Visit another 15 museums and sights for free
  • Free guided city tour
  • Use public transport in Bordeaux free of charge
  • Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Pick up your Bordeaux CityPass in town
  • Save money in Bordeaux with this card!

How the Bordeaux CityPass works

With the Bordeaux CityPass, you can discover Bordeaux cheaply and conveniently. This CityPass gives you one free entry to 20 museums and sights, including popular attractions such as La Cité du Vin and Les Bassins des Lumières. You can also use the city's public transport for free and take part in a free guided tour of the city. The 72-hour pass also includes a free guided tour of Saint-Émilion.

In addition, the Bordeaux CityPass offers further discounts on guided tours, tours, sightseeing and much more.

You can buy the ticket online and then receive a voucher. You save this as a mobile ticket on your smartphone and exchange it for a physical ticket in Bordeaux.

Your CityPass is activated the first time you use it and is then valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. For children aged 6 to 17, the Bordeaux CityPass Junior is offered at a reduced price. The Bordeaux CityPass Junior can only be purchased on the official website for the Bordeaux CityPass can be purchased.

Who is the Bordeaux CityPass suitable for?

The Bordeaux CityPass is worth it for as little as one day if you use public transport and visit two of the more expensive sights in Bordeaux.

However, you will save the most if you spend several days in the city. One or two museums should also be on your Bordeaux visit list, as the Bordeaux CityPass is mainly valid for museums.

The CityPass is also suitable for families, as there is a version of the pass for children. On the other hand, family-friendly activities such as city tours or boat trips are also included in the range of services.

How much does the Bordeaux CityPass cost?

The price of the Bordeaux CityPass is graded according to validity and age:

Bordeaux CityPass
(18+ years)
Bordeaux CityPass Junior
(6-17 years)
24 hours35,- €20,- €
48 hours 45,- €27,- €
72 hours52,- €32,- €

The Bordeaux CityPass Junior includes the same services as the CityPass for adults.

All the services of the Bordeaux CityPass

The Bordeaux City Pass offers a comprehensive package of services and includes free and discounted admissions, tours and attractions. The card also allows free use of public transport in Bordeaux.

All information about the CityPass and the services included can be found in the official brochure: Bordeaux CityPass

Free entry with the Bordeaux CityPass

  • La Cité du Vin (Free entry only before 12:00)
  • Les Bassins des Lumières
  • Muséum de Bordeaux
  • Musée d'Aquitaine
  • Submarine base
  • Rohan Palace
  • Cailhau Gate
  • CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Exhibition Centre Cap Sciences

With the Bordeaux CityPass, you can visit each participating attraction only once. Some attractions require a reservation in advance. These attractions are marked with a calendar symbol in the brochure. As not all attractions are open all year round, it is generally advisable to check the opening hours on the website beforehand.

Discounts with the Bordeaux CityPass

In addition to free admission to many museums and sights, there are also numerous discounted offers.

  • Bordeaux Synagogue
  • Castles of the Gironde
  • Château Pape Clément
  • River cruise on a Riviera yacht
  • Museum of Maritime History
  • Fort Médoc

For a full list of discounts, see the official brochure: Bordeaux CityPass

Bordeaux City Tour

You can choose between 4 city tours. A combination is not possible. The CityPass entitles you to take part in one tour free of charge. The following options are available:

  • Option 1: Tour with the electric train
    This tour takes you through the old town all year round. An audio guide will provide you with information worth knowing.
  • Option 2: Guided city walk
    On this tour, a professional guide leads you through the old town of Bordeaux. This tour is also available all year round.
  • Option 3: City tour by bus
    On the open-roof bus you will enjoy a wonderful view of the city. During the ride, an audio guide provides information about the city and its history. This tour is available from May to September.
  • Option 4: Boat trip on the Garonne
    The river cruise departs from the Port of the Moon and takes place all year round. A recorded commentary provides exciting details about Bordeaux.

To book your desired tour, contact the Tourist Information Centre (12 cours du 30 juillet).

Public transport with the Bordeaux CityPass

The CityPass gives unlimited access to public transport in Bordeaux for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This includes all trams, buses, the Bat3 river shuttle and park-and-ride services.

The park-and-ride car parks are usually open from 5:00 in the morning until 1:00 at night. When you hold your CityPass up to the reader at the entrance, the barrier opens.

Public transport in Bordeaux
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The river shuttle takes you quickly from one bank to the other. It is accessible via 5 pontoons.
During the ride you will enjoy a unique view over the city.

The Bordeaux CityPass must be scanned for each journey.

Is the Bordeaux CityPass worth it?

The Bordeaux CityPass is good value for money and pays for itself from just a few days.
We have selected a few activities that can be done easily and relaxed in 3 days. We have also included popular sights such as La Cité du Vin and Les Bassins des Lumières.

Below we show you how much you can save using a card valid for 72 hours.

AttractionWithout Bordeaux CityPassWith Bordeaux CityPass
Bordeaux CityPass 72h52,- €
Public transport 72h12,- €Free of charge
La Cité du Vin22,- €Free of charge
Les Bassins des Lumières15,- €Free of charge
City tour13,- €Free of charge
Musée d'Aquitaine8,- €Free of charge
Porte Cailhau5,- €Free of charge
Total75,- €52,- €

The use of public transport under the City Pass includes trams, buses, the river shuttle and a park-and-ride ticket. The transport company TBM does not offer a ticket that combines all these options in one card. Therefore, the Bordeaux CityPass may also be worthwhile as a pure mobility card.

You save the most if you also visit about two attractions per day. Especially if you want to visit the Cité du Vin, because the entrance fee is relatively expensive.

Basically, the more often you use the Bordeaux CityPass, the more it pays for itself.

Buy & Collect Bordeaux CityPass

You can buy the Bordeaux CityPass online from various ticketing platforms, including After your purchase, you will receive a voucher that you can save on your smartphone. You must then exchange this voucher for a physical card in Bordeaux.

Exchange is possible Monday-Saturday 09:00 - 18:30 and on Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 at the Tourist Information Centre.

  • Bordeaux Tourist Office: 12 cours du 30 juillet

The City Card is activated with its first use in one of the participating sights and museums. It is then valid for up to 72 hours, depending on the option booked. The validity is calculated in 24-hour units. For example, if you activate your 48-hour card on Tuesday at 2:30 pm, it will be valid until Thursday at 2:29 pm.

Tip: Download the Bordeaux CityPass app on your mobile phone. It has an events calendar and contains lots of helpful information about the city and its sights.

If your travel plans change, you can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 23:59 the night before your visit.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Bordeaux CityPass

  • Free admission to 20 museums and sights.
  • Free public transport including river shuttle and park and ride.
  • Reduced version of the City Card for children available.
  • Additional offers such as city tours, boat trips and some discounts.

Disadvantages of the Bordeaux CityPass

  • The City Card does not grant preferential admission.
  • The Bordeaux CityPass can only be used once per attraction.
  • The City Card must still be collected from the Bordeaux Tourist Office.

More offers in Bordeaux

Even if you don't opt for the Bordeaux City Pass, you can also book many offers in Bordeaux individually. We would like to present some of them to you here:

FAQ about the Bordeaux CityPass

How does the Bordeaux CityPass work?

You can purchase the card online and receive a voucher that you exchange for a physical card in Bordeaux. Once activated, the card entitles you to free or reduced admission to many museums and sights. A guided tour of the city is also included.

Can I use public transport with the Bordeaux CityPass?

Yes, you can use the trams, buses and the river shuttle free of charge. You can also use the park-and-ride facilities in the city free of charge.

How do I activate the Bordeaux CityPass?

The Bordeaux CityPass is activated with the first use in an attraction and is then valid for up to 72 hours, depending on the option booked.

Is the Bordeaux CityPass worth it for families?

With the Bordeaux CityPass Junior, there is a special offer for children. The card can be purchased at a reduced price. Therefore, the City Card is also worthwhile for families.

Author: Patrick

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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