There are 5 ways to get from Alicante to Bordeaux by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bordeaux (BOD) ALC - BOD

$88 - $348

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Bus Bilman Bus  •  16 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to San Sebastián
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac Ouibus

$61 - $69

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Train  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne (Station) TGV
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic

$146 - $206

Bus Eurolines FR  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Alicante to Bordeaux

$110 - $160

Drive  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Alicante to Bordeaux 607 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Alicante to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 16 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alicante to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 70€ - 300€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Alicante and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 18 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alicante to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Alacant-Terminal and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Barcelona Sants Station and Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 59 min.

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The distance between Alicante and Bordeaux is 722 km. The road distance is 971.3 km.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 12 h 59 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Alicante to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Alicante to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Alicante station.

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Alicante to Bordeaux train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Alacant-Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 70€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 12 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 16 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Alicante to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 451.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Alicante, Spain and Bordeaux, France?

Volotea and Iberia fly from Alicante to Bordeaux once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alicante to Bordeaux via Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Sants Station, Narbonne (Station), and Narbonne in around 12 h 59 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Alicante to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Alicante to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne (Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Alicante to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Alicante Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Alicante to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bordeaux station.

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Alicante to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alicante to Bordeaux is 971 km. It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to drive from Alicante to Bordeaux.

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Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Alicante Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 904+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alicante to Alicante Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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