Buses to and from Bergerac Airport (EGC)

Bergerac Airport is commonly referred to as the Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport, and has the official airport code of EGC. It is located just a few kilometres from the city of Bergerac, and in the Aquitaine region of France, towards the mid-western side of the country. The airport is also known as the Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, as it is situated nearby Roumanière, and it lies in the Dordogne department of France. Bergerac is a very small airport, handling only around 300,000 passengers per annum, and therefore, transport options are limited. There are no Bergerac Airport buses available, but taxis can be taken to reach the bus station in the city.

Bergerac Airport consists of a single terminal building for all flights offered by the airline companies of Flybe, Ryanair, Transvania.com, Jet2.com and Twin Jet, which mainly arrive from destinations within the United Kingdom. The terminal is generally a large hall, with facilities for arriving passengers on one-end and departure facilities on the other. Within the airport, there is a restaurant, cash machine and multi-service store, as well as baby-changing areas and travel agencies. The terminal is also accessible for disabled passengers. Since that there are no Bergerac Airport buses, passengers will need to travel by taxi to the city of Bergerac, or any other nearby town. Alternatively, the Bergerac Airport car hire companies offer a wide range of vehicles for hire.

Passengers who wish to travel by bus will find the taxi rank just outside the airport’s arrival area, and the short journey to the Bergerac bus station will cost between fifteen and twenty Euro. From the Bergerac bus station, various buses travel to nearby towns, and around the communes of the city. The smaller towns of the Dordogne region are quite easily explored on foot, while the larger cities, such as Bordeaux, located to the west of Bergerac, offer fairly extensive bus transport options.

Bergerac Bus Services

The main bus depot in Bergerac is found at Place de la République, next to rue Neuve d’Argenson, and opposite the main tourist office of the city. The bus station is also at the train station of Bergerac, for easy bus and train transfers. A company known as Transports Urbains Bergeracois, or the TUB operates the bus services, and there are three scheduled bus lines available. There are also services by the name of TAD in addition to the lines 1,2 and 3, and these smaller buses can be used by reservation. They are available from Monday to Friday, between 07:30 and 12:00, and from 14:00 to 17:30. They can also be reserved for transport on a Saturday between the hours of 08:00 and 12:00. Reservations can be made twenty-four hours a day, at the following number:  05 53 63 96 97.

Tickets for the public bus services of Bergerac can be purchased from the bus driver (single tickets only), the town hall, the tourist office, Municipal Caville Antenna or from the Antenna Municipal Naillac. Single tickets are valid for an hour of travel, or discount ticket booklets can be purchased with weekly or monthly travel schedules for more frequent bus users. The bus services are, however, free from Saturday afternoons to Monday morning. Further information can be found at the following website:  http://www.pays-de-bergerac.com.

Dordogne Regional and Departmental Bus Transport

Buses that travel to the towns and cities in the Dordogne region are referred to as the Trans-Périgord network, and various operators provide services from Bergerac. The Blue Cars travels from Bergerac to Sigoules-Eymet and to Issigeac-Eymet, while the Boullet buses are available to Lalinde. Other towns included in this network of bus services are Périgueux, Riberac, Sarlat, Mareuil and Brantome.

The standard tickets for travel between the towns are fixed at a set price of two Euros, and discounts are available for frequent travellers, under 25’s and job seekers. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased as well, or ten trips will cost fourteen Euros. The website of Trans-Périgord can be found at http://www.cg24.fr.

Although no Bergerac Airport buses, it is possible to travel the Dordogne region by bus, and many tourists prefer the buses for their cheaper fares, as taxis can be very expensive. Passengers arriving at Bergerac Airport can find out more information by contacting the airport at 05 53 22 25 25.