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There are 10 ways to get from Bordeaux to Antwerp by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train via Paris  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central Thalys

€174 - €285

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Fly Bordeaux to Lille Lesquin, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) BOD - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal

€40 - €595

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Train  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

€140 - €255

Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Lille N743
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Antwerp Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Antwerp > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk

€45 - €56

Drive  •  8h 36m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Antwerp 922.8 km

€100 - €150

Fly Bordeaux to Brussels  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Brussels (BRU) BOD - BRU

€63 - €165

Fly Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BOD - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central

€107 - €252

Fly Bordeaux to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Paris CDG (CDG) BOD - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal

€108 - €307

Train to Toulouse, fly to Brussels  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Brussels (BRU) TLS - BRU

€80 - €252

Bus, shuttle  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Bibliothèque to Maubuisson 710
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Carcans Plage to Antwerpen

€145

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Antwerp is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 12h 50m.

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The fastest way to get from Bordeaux to Antwerp is to fly which takes 5h 5m and costs €60 - €170.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Antwerp via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Anvers-Central via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Denfert Rochereau and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 37m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Antwerp is 800 km. The road distance is 922.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Antwerp without a car is to train via Paris which takes 5h 37m and costs €170 - €290.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Bordeaux to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Bordeaux to Antwerp train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Bordeaux St Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Antwerp is to train via Paris which takes 5h 37m and costs €170 - €290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 12h 50m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €170 and takes 5h 5m.

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  • Distance: 799.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Antwerp via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Denfert-Rochereau, Denfert Rochereau, and Paris Nord in around 5h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Antwerp via Lille in around 12h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €450
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Flights from Bordeaux to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €410
Flights from Toulouse to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €180
Flights from Bordeaux to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €130
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Flights from Toulouse to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Toulouse to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€16 - €160
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Amsterdam Schiphol via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€160 - €330
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €160
1st Class
€150 - €180
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €60
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Website
Thalys
Standard
€85 - €120
Comfort
€95 - €130
Premium
€120 - €170
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Schiphol Airport to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€50 - €75
Comfort
€65 - €85
Premium
€75 - €110
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €10
1st Class
€9 - €14
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €16
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €16
1st Class
€16 - €24
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Lille
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
TransGironde
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Carcans Plage to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
12h 59m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€143
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Bordeaux to Antwerp bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Bordeaux to Antwerp train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Anvers-Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Antwerp is 923 km. It takes approximately 8h 36m to drive from Bordeaux to Antwerp.

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easyJet, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 34 min and costs €2.

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