Park & Ride : How does it work?


The TBM network has 25 park-and-rides throughout Greater Bordeaux. They are conveniently located close to tram and bus routes, meaning you can easily pick up public transport before or after using your car. There are a number of different offers: daily, short-stay, park-and-ride subscribers, etc.

Please note: Park-and-Ride facilities can only be accessed with paper tickets (P+R ticket, 1-day, 7-day, Evening Pass, short-stay ticket) and TBM season tickets (Pass Jeune, le Pass, Pass Salarié, Pass Senior, Solidaire, Modalis TBM + TER, Modalis TBM + CAR).

How do I use a TBM Park-and-Ride?

  • To enter a park-and-ride, press the entry button at the barrier. You will see two different lanes: one for season ticket holders and the other for occasional users.
  • If you don’t have a ticket, go to the P+R machine or the tram station nearby. You can buy your ticket there.
    The Park & Ride ticket entitles 1 to 7 people to a return trip during the day.
  • Validate your ticket every time you get on a tram, bus or Bat3 (even when you’re just changing from one service to another).
  • To exit the park-and-ride, insert your validated ticket into the barrier machine or place your card on the reader.

If you have a TBM season ticket

Your day’s parking in a park-and-ride is included in your TBM season ticket along with your tram, bus and Bat3 journeys. Validate your TBM card at the entrance to the park-and-ride to raise the barrier. Then validate your ticket again on a tram or bus. To exit, hold your TBM card to the reader.

If you haven’t got a TBM season ticket

Press the entrance button to raise the barrier at the entrance to the park-and-ride. Once you’ve parked, go to the P+R ticket machine or the machine at the tram station to buy a 1 day or 7 day travelcard, a Nighttime Pass or a short-stay ticket. Validate your ticket on a tram or bus route. To exit, insert your ticket into the reader.


  • You will not be able to leave the park-and-ride unless your ticket has been validated on a tram or bus service that same day.
  • Park-and-rides are open while trams are running: You cannot park your car outside these times. If you do, you may be fined €25 per day (including part days).

Park and Ride - Reduced fare and short-stay

  • A reduced rate is applied to 11 park-and-ride facilities: Les Pins / Lauriers / La Gardette North / La Gardette South / Cantinolle / Floirac-Dravemont / Brandenburg / Gare de Pessac Alouette / Quarante Journaux / Villenave Pyrénées / Cap Métiers. Thus, the park and ride ticket will be accessible at €3,5 for 7 people maximum in the vehicle. Identify the park-and-ride facilities at a reduced rate in terms of park-and-ride facilities.
  • From June 5, at these same park-and-ride sites, you can park for a short stay of 2 to 5 days maximum. This ticket includes a return trip on the TBM network.Identify the short-stay park-and-ride sites on the park-and-ride map. (Same list as reduced-rate park-and-ride sites).
    • Park in an available space at the park-and-ride site, then go to the P+R ticket machine or the platform at the nearby tram station. You can buy your short-stay ticket (choose your duration from 2 to 5 days). This ticket includes a return trip on the TBM network.
      Fares :

      • 2 days & 1 night: 12€
      • 3 days & 2 nights: 15€
      • 4 days & 3 nights: 20€
      • 5 days & 4 nights: 25€
    • Fill in your "Short-stay parking certificate" and leave it visible on your dashboard to ensure proper control of use.
    • Then go to the P+R ticket machine or to the platform of the nearby tram station to buy your ticket (choose your duration from 2 to 5 days).
    • Validate your ticket on the day you arrived and each time you board a tram, bus or BAT3 (even when connecting).
    • To leave the park-and-ride, insert your ticket validated again on the day of the your departure in the terminal.

Park and ride reserved for TBM subscribers

  • For the Pessac Centre and Mérignac Centre Park-and-Ride facilities (TBM subscribers), access is possible every day at the same time as the other Park-and-Ride facilities (from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., or from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays). When you enter, you will need to take a ticket at the gate opening terminal. To exit, insert the ticket issued at the entrance in the Metpark terminal and validate with your TBM card on the nearby Thalès validator, in order to prove your subscription. You must have validated your card on that day. The exit is free if everything is in order. Otherwise, you will have to pay your parking at Metpark's hourly rate.
  • Please note: the number of spaces available on these sites is limited!

  • For Park & rides reservated for TBM subscribers (listed in the previous point), the access to the bike park is not possible with your TBM card, you will need a Metpark subscription.

Enjoy night-time parking near you!

Do you live near a Parc-Relais? You may be eligible for our night-time parking offer! Discover the P+R night parking offer applied to a selection of Park & Ride sites: Gare de Pessac Alouette / Mérignac Les Pins / Arlac / 40 Journaux / Cantinolle / Lauriers!

If you live within 500m of one of these P+Rs, take advantage of our night-time offer for weekday parking:

  • Entry from 5pm and exit before 8am
  • Free entry on weekends and public holidays

Want to take your place? Ask for the TBM night parking card! Nominative, it allows you to enter and leave the P+R without validation on the network.

Price: €300/year (one-off payment)

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