I'm going on the Basque Country tour this late spring, and am flying into Bordeaux from Amsterdam. Once there, I know that there are several trains a day from Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean to Bayonne, but I'm a bit unclear as to the various easy/cheap ways to get from the airport to the train station. Is there a local bus? A shuttle? I'd rather take public-ish transport than an Uber or a cab.
Also, would it be recommended to get tickets for the train in advance? There are several sites on line that offer them, current rates seem to be about 25-50 EUR (depending on train company and if you get first class). Not sure if these sell out, if it's a hassle to get tickets at the station, or other issues that might present. My gut says "It won't be a problem, just get them at the station" but I want a sanity check.
Thanks in advance for any advice.