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There are 9 ways to get from Bordeaux to Germany by plane, train, bus, car, car train or shuttle

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Fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Frankfurt (FRA) BOD - FRA

€32 - €137

8 alternative options

Fly to Dusseldorf  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BOD - DUS

€84 - €166

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  5h 56m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Strasbourg (SXB) BOD - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf

€81 - €280

Train via Paris  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice

€269 - €385

Train  •  13h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Offenburg to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

€270 - €406

Bus  •  25h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to Arpajon D152 Faro Av. da República - Arpajon D152
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Berlin central bus station N1320 / ...

Drive  •  14h 43m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Berlin 1629.4 km

€180 - €270

Drive, car train  •  23h 8m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
  3. Drive from Hamburg Altona to Berlin

Bus, shuttle, train  •  25h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Bibliothèque to Océan 702
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Lacanau to Amsterdam
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf Ic

€198 - €270

Bordeaux to Germany by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Bordeaux and Germany is around 13h 48m and covers a distance of around 1670 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 3m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Bordeaux to Germany service departs from Bordeaux St Jean and arrives in S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf. Typically 32 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 48m
Fastest journey time:
11h 3m
Journey distance:
1670 km
Services per week:
32
Cheapest price:
€269
Carbon emissions:
88 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:23
Last service departs at:
22:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Germany train, walk and subway schedules

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Paraguay, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Andorra, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, India, Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Germany is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Germany is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Germany is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 3 Aug 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Germany is to fly which costs €30 - €140 and takes 4h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Bordeaux to Germany is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs €30 - €140.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Germany. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux City Center and arriving at Berlin, Memhardstr. via Arpajon, Paris, S Messe Nord/ICC and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Germany. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris l'Est, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 17m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Germany is 1072 km. The road distance is 1629.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Germany without a car is to train via Paris which takes 12h 17m and costs €260 - €390.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m to get from Bordeaux to Germany, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Germany bus services, operated by Euroscoach By Cm Tours, depart from Bordeaux City Center station.

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Bordeaux to Germany train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Bordeaux St Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Germany is to fly which takes 4h 44m and costs €30 - €140. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs €260 - €390 and takes 12h 17m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 25h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Germany.
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  • Distance: 1071.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 44m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Germany?

Lufthansa, Air France and two other airlines fly from Bordeaux to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Berlin via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare de l'Est, Paris l'Est, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, and S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof in around 12h 17m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Bordeaux to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€210 - €450
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €490
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €380
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €1300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €1300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €360
Flights from Bordeaux to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€210 - €450
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Dusseldorf via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€140 - €170
1st Class
€160 - €200
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Offenburg to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€270 - €480
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €120
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€50 - €70
1st Class
€85 - €120
Bus operators
Euroscoach By Cm Tours
Website
bustickets.distribusion.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Center to Arpajon D152
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
bustickets.distribusion.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TransGironde
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Lacanau to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
15h 26m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€143
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Bordeaux to Germany bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Berlin central bus station.

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Bordeaux to Germany train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Germany is 1629 km. It takes approximately 14h 43m to drive from Bordeaux to Germany.

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Swiss, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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