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There are 10 ways to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff by train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International Est
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$260 - $502

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Fly Bordeaux to Cardiff  •  7h 19m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Cardiff (CWL) BOD - CWL

$57 - $292

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$115 - $174

Night bus, bus  •  22h 27m

  1. Take the night bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$65 - $88

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 32m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Saint-Malo
  2. Take the car ferry from Saint-Malo to St Peter Port, Guernsey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Poole
  4. Drive from Poole to Cardiff

$170 - $243

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 3m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Cardiff

$331 - $407

Fly Bordeaux to Bristol, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Bristol (BRS) BOD - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$89 - $449

Fly Bordeaux to London Gatwick, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London Gatwick (LGW) BOD - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Cardiff Central

$120 - $342

Train to Toulouse, fly to Bristol, train  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Bristol (BRS) TLS - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$114 - $329

Fly Bordeaux to London Stansted, train  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London Stansted (STN) BOD - STN
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$132 - $921

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to night bus and bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 22h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 390€ and takes 5h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Lille and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 57m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Cardiff is 763 km.

The best way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 8h 20m and costs 220€ - 440€.

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It takes approximately 8h 20m to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Cardiff bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Bordeaux City Centre station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to train which takes 8h 20m and costs 220€ - 440€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 45€ - 260€ and takes 7h 19m.

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 476.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 20m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord Eurostar, London St. Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 8h 20m. Alternatively, KLM, Vueling Airlines and five other airlines fly from Bordeaux to Cardiff 5 times a day.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Toulouse to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Toulouse to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Toulouse to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to London Stansted via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bordeaux to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Toulouse to Bristol via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Toulouse to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from Bordeaux to London Stansted via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Lille
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
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
Night bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Saint-Malo to St Peter Port, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Poole
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk

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Cardiff is 1h behind Bordeaux. It is currently 4:55 PM in Bordeaux and 3:55 PM in Cardiff.

Air France, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 545+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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