Distances around the bay are short but can feel a lot longer if you get stuck in traffic jams, so we recommend going for gentler or public transport options.
Select your method of transport :
For a pleasant way to get around, try a bike !
There are cycle trails linking all the towns around Arcachon Bay.
Cross the Arcachon Bay with the TransBassin marine shuttles.
Departure from Arcachon, Cap Ferret or Andernos-les-Bains. It is also possible to move more intimately with the taxi boats (7d/7 and 24h/24) or to rent a sailing boat, motor boat, or even the traditional pinasses.
Smart pool: in summer, travel by sea bus for 1€ ! With a capacity of 40 places, the bus boat operates the connection between the small Port of Arcachon, the Pier Thiers and the Pier of the Moulleau.
In the South Bay, travel with the TER Aquitaine.
Daily TER connections (line 41.2 U): Bordeaux St-Jean > Marcheprime (20 min) > Biganos (30 min) > Le Teich (35 min) > Gujan-Mestras (40 min) > La Hume (44 min) > La Teste de Buch (47min) > Arcachon (50 min).
With the TGV, the Arcachon Bay is only a snap of the fingers of Paris ! Paris > Bordeaux : 2H04 Paris > Arcachon : 2H54
In the Nord Bassin, travel by bus “Nouvelle Aquitaine”
- Daily connections (line 601): Lanton > Andernos-les-Bains > Arès > Lège-Cap Ferret
- Daily connections (line 610): Mios > Biganos > Audenge > Lanton > Andernos-les-Bains
- July-August connections (line 611): Several stops on the peninsula of Lège-Cap Ferret, from the village of Lège to Cap Ferret
In Sud Bassin, travel by bus or electric shuttle Baia for 1€ (valid for 1 hour, for sale to the driver)
- Daily bus connections Baia (8 lines): Le Teich > Gujan-Mestras > La Teste de Buch > Arcachon
- Daily connections Shuttle (9 shuttle buses): Le Teich > Gujan-Mestras > La Teste de Buch > Arcachon
The Gyropode is an ecological, silent and playful monoporteur. After only 3 minutes of training, you will be perfectly able to master the equipment and leave with your instructor for beautiful adventures on the Cap Ferret Peninsula. You will discover hidden and unknown places, but also nice anecdotes about the Peninsula. Activity is possible from 12 years in the presence of an adult or 16 years with parental permission.
Contact – Gyro-Cap Segway
The electric all-terrain scooters (trotting)
Enjoy a unique experience by renting our Electric All-terrain Scooters (Trotting) on pre-drawn routes in beautiful locations in total respect of the environment. Discover or rediscover new sensations, new landscapes. Contact – Trotthop
Inspired by the sensations of snowboarding and surfing, the Onewheel offers a new experience of skiing, with nature as a playground. Accessible to all, the Onewheel combines a revolutionary electric motor with a control based on the balance of the board. The intuitive handling of the board makes it easy to move, brake, accelerate and carve. The gliding sensations are incredible. The sessions are supervised by a monitor, but it is also possible to rent the Onewheels. Courses exist throughout the Peninsula.
Contact – Ride On Experience
The electric scooter
Starlett brings a “dolce vita” spirit to your holidays with trendy and electric scooters, while simplifying your travel. A 100% turnkey service, delivered and picked up directly at your holiday location with a continuous maintenance of the scooters and an intervention in case of breakdown or mechanical problem.
Contact – Starlett