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.

Recommended option

Train  •  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

$266 - $524

Cheapest option

Fly to Bristol, train  •  5 h 48 min

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

$87 - $447

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to London Ouibus
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$136 - $226

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 16 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

$336 - $412

Fly to Cardiff  •  7 h 3 min

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

$119 - $609

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  8 h 5 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 13 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

$125 - $347

Fly to London Luton, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London Luton (LTN) BOD - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$137 - $401

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to bus and train which costs 110€ - 200€ and takes 20 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff is to fly and train which takes 5 h 48 min and costs 70€ - 390€.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Cardiff is 763 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 27 min to get from Bordeaux to Cardiff, including transfers.

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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, KLM, Vueling Airlines and six other airlines fly from Bordeaux to Cardiff every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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 Birmingham via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Flights from Bordeaux to London Luton via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Cardiff via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bordeaux to Birmingham via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 57 min
When
Every day
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
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
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
tgv.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Eurostar
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
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
$15 - $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 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Reading to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $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
$175
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
$25 - $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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
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

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