There are 6 ways to get from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Clermont-Ferrand N706 / ...

$13 - $35

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Train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nevers Ic
  3. Take the train from Nevers to Clermont-Ferrand Ic

$127 - $171

Rideshare  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand 233.2 miles

$28

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand 231.6 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Clermont-Ferrand  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE) BOD - CFE

$59 - $294

Fly to Lyon, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS) BOD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont-Ferrand

$78 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand is to bus which costs 11€ - 30€ and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Clermont-Ferrand via St-Pierre-des-Corps and Nevers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Clermont-Ferrand is 305 km. The road distance is 370.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand without a car is to bus which takes 5 h and costs 11€ - 30€.

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The bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Clermont-Ferrand takes 5 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand train services, operated by TGV, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand is to bus which takes 5 h and costs 11€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 7 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand.
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  • Distance: 190.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Clermont-Ferrand, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand 3 times a day. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h. Ouibus also services this route 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via St-Pierre-des-Corps and Nevers in around 7 h 21 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
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
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Nevers
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Nevers to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
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.

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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 Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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 Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Clermont-Ferrand station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand is 371 km. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand.

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KLM, Ryanair and Air France offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Clermont-Ferrand Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 227+ hotels available in Clermont-Ferrand. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Clermont-Ferrand. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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