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There are 7 ways to get from Bordeaux to León by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to León

$90 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Bilbao, Bilbao N743 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basurto - Hospital to León

$37 - $67

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Train  •  9h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Bordeaux-St-Jean - Hendaye / ...
  2. Take the train from Irun to Leon Ic

$93 - $127

Drive  •  6h

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to León 389.5 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Leon  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Leon (LEN) BOD - LEN

$172 - $692

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  10h

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Oviedo (OVD) BOD - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon

$97 - $387

Fly to Madrid, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Madrid (MAD) BOD - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

$83 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to León is to bus and train which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 14h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to León is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux and arriving at León. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to León. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Leon via Hendaia and Irun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 27m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and León is 472 km. The road distance is 623.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to León without a car is to bus which takes 9h 21m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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The bus from Bordeaux to León takes 9h 21m including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Bordeaux to León bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bordeaux station.

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Bordeaux to León train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to León is to bus which takes 9h 21m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 9h 27m, you could also fly, which costs 140€ - 600€ and takes 7h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to León.
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  • Distance: 295 miles
  • Duration: 9h 21m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and León, Spain?

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bordeaux to León 3 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 9h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to León via Hendaye, Hendaia, Irun, and Irun in around 9h 27m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Oviedo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Leon
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Basurto - Hospital to León
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
renfe.com
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 Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Bordeaux Airport to Leon Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 50m and has one stopover.

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Bordeaux to León bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at León station.

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Bordeaux to León train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to León is 623 km. It takes approximately 6h to drive from Bordeaux to León.

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet and Iberia offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Leon Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to León bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 193+ hotels available in León. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 38m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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