There are 9 ways to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff by train, 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 via Paris Montparnasse  •  8 h 27 min

  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

$262 - $505

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Bus  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Paris City Centre - Bercy 783 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to London 700
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street

$64 - $154

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Train  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne la Vallée-Chessy Tgv
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy to London St. Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$276 - $534

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
  3. Drive from Portsmouth to Cardiff

$151 - $267

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12 h 5 min

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

$333 - $409

Fly to Cardiff  •  7 h 14 min

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

$119 - $609

Fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$87 - $447

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Birmingham (BHX) BOD - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$110 - $432

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  8 h 20 min

  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 - $347

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to bus which costs 50€ - 140€ and takes 20 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 380€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux City Centre and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via Paris, Paris and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 44 min.

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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 8 h 27 min and costs 220€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 27 min 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 8 h 27 min and costs 220€ - 430€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 140€ and takes 20 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 550€ and takes 7 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Cardiff Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min 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: 8 h 27 min

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 Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 8 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Paris, Paris, London, and London Victoria Coach Station in around 20 h 44 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Bordeaux to Bristol via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne la Vallée-Chessy
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord Eurostar to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$190 - $290
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
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 to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Bus operators
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to London
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to London
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Portsmouth
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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Cardiff is 1 h behind Bordeaux. It is currently 1:23 PM in Bordeaux and 12:23 PM in Cardiff.

Aer Lingus, Volotea, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Cardiff Airport.

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There are 532+ hotels available in Cardiff. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 33 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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