Public bike-sharing scheme V³ (www.vcub.fr), run by local public transport company TBM, has 1800 banana-yellow bicycles available for use at bike stations all over the city. Pay €1.60 to access a bike for 24 hours, plus €2 per hour after the first 30 minutes (free) is up; you'll need to initially register online or with your credit card at a V³ station.
B³ (www.infotbm.com) boats, also operated by TBM, shuttle between quai des Maréchal Lyautey (by Palais de la Bourse), quai de Bacalan (by Quai des Marques shopping mall and La Cité du Vin) and quay des Queyries on the right bank (near Magasin Général). Tickets cost €1.60.
Bus & Tram
Urban buses and trams are run by TBM (www.infotbm.com) between 5am and 1am. Get timetable information and tickets from its Espace des Quinconces information office, the main bus and tram hub. Tram line C links the latter with the train station via the riverside; tram B cruises north along the river to Bassins à Flot and La Cité du Vin.
Rechargeable, contactless tickets (single/two/10 journeys €1.70/3.10/13.20) are sold onboard buses, from machines at tram stops and at TBM offices; always validate your ticket on board (a short beep and green light means your ticket has been validated; a long beep and red light means it has not been validated). A single-journey ticket is valid for one hour; if you need to transfer from one tram or bus to reach your destination, buy a two-journey ticket, also valid one hour. A one-day ticket covering unlimited travel costs €4.70.
Car & Motorcycle
City parking is pricey and hard to find. Look for free spaces in the side streets north of the Musée d'Art Contemporain and west of Jardin Public.
Yugo (www.getyugo.com/bordeaux) is an electric-scooter sharing scheme, accessed via an app that allows users to geolocate one of 50 free-floating, peppermint-green scooters and reserve it for 15 minutes – the time to get to the located spot. Pay €0.22 per minute.
To order a taxi call 05 56 29 10 25, or try to pick one up on place de la Victoire.