Arrival and Orientation Session

Your Arrival

Airport/train station pick-up service

The international students association: Melting Potes provides a pick-up service for new international students from Bordeaux airport (Aéroport de Bordeaux Mérignac, BOD) or train station (Gare de Bordeaux Saint Jean).

The service is available only to our new International Students who subscribe to the Melting Potes Association (20 euros). The subscription will make you benefit from various Melting Potes events and discounts all year long.

If you wish to subscribe to the Melting Potes Association and be picked up upon your arrival in Bordeaux, please note that you will have to register on a google form. The link will be sent to you by email by the Melting Potes Team a few weeks before the beginning of your stay.

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email as well as information about this service and the meeting point. If you wish to change any information you have sent on the form, please contact the Melting Potes association:


The pick-up service will take place on specific days.

If you arrive out of these days, you can use public transportation; the airport shuttle ; a taxi (;; or use private chauffeurs (

How to reach KEDGE BS?

If you wish to take the tram to go to KEDGE, you will have to take tram B.

The closest Tram stop to KEDGE is “Doyen Brus”.

There are trams every 5 to 10 minutes on weekdays, however, as the tram might be crowded in the morning, plan to arrive at KEDGE early enough.

A one-way ticket costs 1.70 € and you will find automatic machines at each tram stop.

You can also take the bus lines 10, 21 and 35 to reach KEDGE.

The bus stop will be “Ecole de Management” and a one-way ticket will also cost 1,70€.

As there is no automatic machines inside a bus, you will need to bring cash (coin preferably) to buy a ticket directly to the bus driver.


Once your housing is booked, make sure to set an appointment before your departure with your future landowner or residence. Prepare all the requested documents to get your keys.

In case you miss the check-in appointment time (due to a delay in your flight), please inform your residence or landowner as soon as possible.

In case you arrive late and that the residence is closed, always have with you the phone number of a hotel.

Hotels close to school:

Youth hostel downtown Bordeaux:

  • Auberge de Jeunesse de Bordeaux, 22 Cours Barbey , 33800 Bordeaux,
    Phone : +33 5 56 33 00 70 (about 25€)
  • Hostel 20, 20 rue Borie, 33300 Bordeaux
    Phone : +33 6 65 52 16 80 (from 26€)
  • Central hostel, 2 place St Projet, 33000 Bordeaux
    Phone : +33 5 57 59 97 28 (from 41€)

Hotel downtown Bordeaux:

Cheap hotels in Villenave d’Ornon:


The Melting Potes is the International Student association at KEDGE BS Bordeaux Campus.

The Melting Potes team will be available to help you upon your arrival, during the orientation session and all through your stay. They will be able to provide support and/or information about:

  • how to open a bank account
  • how to open an electricity contract
  • how to buy bus and tram tickets
  • how to get a cell phone
  • checking into your housing etc….

During the orientation session, they will have a dedicated welcome room where you will find brochures and maps of Marseille and its surrounding area as well as computers connected to the internet and phones so you can give news to your family.
In addition, the Interact will organize social activities during your stay and help you to enter into Kedge student life! 


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