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There are 9 ways to get from Bordeaux to London by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£176 - £397

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Bus  •  18h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Paris 793 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£29 - £47

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Train, bus  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Massy-TGV Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria

£168 - £264

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 4m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Dieppe
  2. Take the car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
  3. Drive from Newhaven Ferry Port to London

£100 - £148

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 42m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£223 - £264

Fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London Heathrow (LHR) BOD - LHR

£65 - £216

Fly to London City  •  7h

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London City (LCY) BOD - LCY

£72 - £276

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London Gatwick (LGW) BOD - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£45 - £174

Fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to London Luton (LTN) BOD - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£58 - £222

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to London is to bus which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 18h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to London is to fly which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to London station. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at London - Victoria Coach Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to London. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Montparnasse-Bienvenue and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 1m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and London is 464 miles.

The best way to get from Bordeaux to London without a car is to train which takes 6h 1m and costs 200€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from Bordeaux to London, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to London is to train which takes 6h 1m and costs 200€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 18h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 260€ and takes 4h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to London.
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  • Distance: 463.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and London, England?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to London King's Cross via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 6h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to London Victoria via Paris and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 18h 5m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bordeaux to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Flights from Bordeaux to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£100 - £600
Flights from Bordeaux to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Bordeaux to London City via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£17 - £130
Flights from Bordeaux to London City via Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £260
Flights from Bordeaux to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Bordeaux to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£160 - £410
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 Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£70 - £85
1st Class
£80 - £95
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 Massy-TGV
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£120 - £220
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Bercy to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£39
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
£23 - £35
Standard Car
£65 - £110

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Bordeaux to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Bordeaux. It is currently 1:20 PM in Bordeaux and 12:20 PM in London.

Bordeaux to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 20067+ hotels available in London. Prices start at £75 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 2€.

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