There are 5 ways to get from Bordeaux to León by bus, train, car 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.

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to León

$90 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Santander 783
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Leon

$51 - $81

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 27 min

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

$93 - $128

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to León 389.5 miles

$80 - $130

Fly  •  10 h 11 min

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

$152 - $642

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to León is to bus which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 10 min.

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

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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 9 h 21 min.

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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 9 h 27 min.

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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 9 h 21 min and costs 75€ - 110€.

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The bus from Bordeaux to León takes 9 h 21 min 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 9 h 21 min and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 110€ and takes 9 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 550€ and takes 10 h 11 min.

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

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 9 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to León via Hendaye, Hendaia, Irun, and Irun in around 9 h 27 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Paris CDG, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Bordeaux to Leon via Geneva, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $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
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
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 Santander
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Santander to Leon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
alsa.com

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