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

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Train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Sierre/Siders 90

$247 - $309

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Bus  •  15 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 706 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Sion

$56 - $101

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Train, bus  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Perigueux
  2. Take the bus from Périgueux to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Sierre/Siders 90

$132 - $208

Night bus, train  •  13 h 51 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to Genève 6-Y
  3. Take the train from Genève to Sierre/Siders 90

$108 - $193

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Chalais 546.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Geneva (GVA) BOD - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Sierre/Siders

$94 - $286

Fly to Lyon, train  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS) BOD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  3. Take the train from Genève to Sierre/Siders

$130 - $294

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BOD - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione

$121 - $298

Fly to Zurich, train  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Zurich (ZRH) BOD - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp

$210 - $506

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Basel (BSL) BOD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Visp

$125 - $386

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Chalais is to bus which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 15 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Chalais is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Chalais. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Chalais, poste via Lyon Gare de Perrache and Sion, poste/gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 14 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Chalais is 649 km. The road distance is 874.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Chalais without a car is to train which takes 9 h 26 min and costs 210€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 26 min to get from Bordeaux to Chalais, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Chalais is to train which takes 9 h 26 min and costs 210€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 15 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Bordeaux to Chalais bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Sion station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Chalais.
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  • Distance: 405.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 26 min

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Chalais, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Chalais via Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Lausanne, Sierre/Siders, and Sierre, poste/gare in around 9 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Chalais via Lyon, Lyon Perrache, Lyon Gare de Perrache, Sion, and Sion, poste/gare in around 15 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Flights from Bordeaux to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Zurich via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Sierre/Siders
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Perigueux
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Lyon-Perrache to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Lyon Gare de Perrache to Sion
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Périgueux to Genève
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Chalais is 874 km. It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to drive from Bordeaux to Chalais.

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Swiss and easyJet offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 1413+ hotels available in Chalais. Prices start at $88 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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