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Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France

How much does it cost to travel to Bordeaux?

You should plan to spend around $127 (€118) per day on your vacation in Bordeaux. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 (€45) on meals
  • $17 (€15) on local transportation
  • $136 (€126) on hotels

A one week trip to Bordeaux for two people costs, on average, $1,785 (€1,656). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bordeaux cost?

A one week trip to Bordeaux usually costs around $892 (€828) for one person and $1,785 (€1,656) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bordeaux on average costs around $1,785 (€1,656) for one person and $3,570 (€3,312) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bordeaux will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bordeaux on average costs around $3,825 (€3,549) for one person and $7,650 (€7,097) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bordeaux has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Bordeaux expensive to visit?

Prices in Bordeaux are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Bordeaux is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Cagliari or Ghent.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bordeaux Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Bordeaux?

The average Bordeaux trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bordeaux travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 126 ($136)
Local Transportation 1 15 ($17)
Food 2 45 ($49)
Entertainment 1 7.89 ($9)
Alcohol 2 13 - 39 ($14 - 42)
Accommodation Budget in Bordeaux
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bordeaux is $68 (€63). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bordeaux is $136 (€126). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bordeaux

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bordeaux based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $112. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bordeaux
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bordeaux is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€15) per person, per day, on local transportation in Bordeaux.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Bordeaux
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bordeaux can vary, the average cost of food in Bordeaux is $49 (€45) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bordeaux should cost around $20 (€18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bordeaux is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Bordeaux
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bordeaux typically cost an average of $8.51 (€7.89) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Bordeaux
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  • The average person spends about $28 (€26) on alcoholic beverages in Bordeaux per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Bordeaux On a Budget
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Bordeaux is the place to go for fine wines. It's a very mellow, cultural city where you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a quaint cafe or restaurant without being rushed. The city is the capital of Gironde, and the entire metropolitan area has over one million residents. The city also has a rather large and vibrant university and the population is known to be very tolerant and liberal. There is a very strong artistic vibe in the city and, due to it's history of English rule, there is an English flair to the area. The large student population means that there is no shortage of opportunities to see shows, hear music, or visit a museum.

The city is located on the banks of the Garonne. The climate is oceanic, but the summers are warmer and the winters are milder than you might expect. There are frequent frosts during the winter months but it almost never snows. It rains predominantly during the summer months and the temperatures average a pleasant 22 degrees Celsius.
Bordeaux is famous for it's architecture and sights. Les Quais is a great area to walk along the river. Many of the historical monuments are found in La Victoire, and the Pedestrian Center is where you'll find great shopping. Other interesting squares include Gambetta Square and Quinconces Square. The Jacques-Chaban-Delmas lift bridge is impressive as well.
Bordeaux is a large city, but most of the tourist attractions are concentrated in the downtown area. Several notable neighborhoods include Chartrons, the city center, Saint Jean, and La Victoire. Chartrons sits on the banks of the river and used to be at the center of the wine trade. Today it is a quiet residential area that is home to the antique shop village and the Chartrons Museum. The city center is right in the middle of the city. The Saint Pierre Quarter is the historic center of the town and it has quaint streets and many excellent restaurants. You'll also find impressive architecture and a beautiful fountain. Saint Jean is where you'll find the city's train station as well as many hotels, restaurants and sex shops. La Victoire is the most vibrant and colorful part of town. There's a young vibe and this is the place to go if you want to interact with the students in the area.

The most popular activity in Bordeaux is to take a tour of the vineyards and taste the local wines. Or how about a Bordeaux wine workshop? This is the second largest wine growing region in the world, so anything you do here should obviously involve wine, right? There are also summer wine festivals that are worth experiencing if you're in town.

Other activities include walking along the Sainte-Catherine Street in the Pedestrian Center, climbing the tower of Saint-Michel, visiting Jardin Botanique, or visiting the Musee du Vin et du Negoce.
Food and Dining
Dining in Bordeaux is an experience in and of itself. There are no shortage of restaurants, many of them French, but there is also a decent representation of Asian, Middle Eastern, or African options. If you're looking for great French food there are restaurant options that offer samplings from all over the country. It truly is a delight for food lovers, and it is worth the splurge to get a taste of the region's best specialties.

Make sure you head down Rue de Saint Remi, which is officially the street of restaurants of Bordeaux. You can easily reach this area by tram and it is near many of the main tourist attractions, so it's a convenient stopping point to enjoy a meal.

As a larger city, Bordeaux has a decent public transportation system. As a tourist, however, you can spend most of your time walking as most of the sights are concentrated in the compact downtown area. There is even a substantial area that is pedestrian only. Driving is not recommended as traffic is quite bad and parking can be incredibly expensive.

If you do decide to take public transportation, your options include buses, trams and a ferry. Buses are efficient and cheap, and are likely to access most destinations you may want to visit around town that you cannot walk to. The ferry, called Le Bus du Fleuve, connects the western and eastern parts of the city. It can be accessed with a standard bus ticket and travels between the southern part of Quai Richelieu and the Place Aristide Briand. The tramway is relatively new and crosses the Garonne via the Pont de Pierre.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.