Getting to Lacanau


By Air: The closest airport is Bordeaux - Unfortunately there are no shared direct transfer options available to Lacanau but you can send a email to for further information about transfers by taxi. 

To get from the Airport to UCPA Lacanau by bus, you must first take a shuttle from the airport to the St Jean train station in Bordeaux, there is one every 30 minutes, please see this link for the shuttle schedule: Airport Shuttle. This costs €7.20 one way.

Once at St Jean train station you will need to take the bus route 702, ensure you check the first and last buses on your preferred dates of travel to ensure your flight times will get you there in time. The stop for UCPA Lacanau is Marie Curie (you may need to ask the driver to stop here). From here it is a 12 minute walk. The bus costs €14 and takes 1.5hrs. Search for bus times on your preferred date here.

From the Marie Curie stop - Walk across the road to the otherside of the roundabout to the Av Marie Curie. Follow the road and take the second road to the left (approx 300m) onto Chemin de Pipeyrous and then take the first right. This street called 'Chemin des Manchets'. Along the way there are small wooden signs that guide you to the UCPA center. 

If there are a few people travelling then it may be easier to book a taxi. Taxi Magaly - phone number: +33 557 705122 or mobile: +33603857570. Announce that you are traveling with UCPA so you get a discount and be sure to book this a few days in advance. From Bordeaux Merignac airport to Lacanau it costs 100 euros. After 19:00 prices are increased by 20 euros. From Bordeaux station a taxi will cost approximately 110 euros.

Rome2Rio is a very useful website for planning journeys to/from any destinations. See below link for Bordeaux to Lacanau travel options.

Bordeaux to Lacanau


By Train: The nearest train station is Bordeaux Saint-Jean. To get from the station take bus route 702, the stop for the UCPA centre is Marie Curie. The bus timetable is available at Please see above for more details and directions.  You can also email to for further information about transfers by taxi. 

By Car: The UCPA address is:6 Chemin des Manchets, 33680 Lacanau. The Lacanau centre is easily accessible by road, the drive from Calais takes about 9 hours and goes through some stunning scenery along the way but don’t forget to budget for French toll roads! The car park at the center is free however you may want to contact them in advance to book a space.

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