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There are 5 ways to get from Bordeaux to Lyon by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS) BOD - LYS

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Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Lyon Perrache 706 / ...

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Versailles-Chantiers to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

Rideshare  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Lyon 549.1 km

Drive  •  5h 12m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Lyon 550.1 km

Bordeaux to Lyon by train

The train journey time between Bordeaux and Lyon is around 5h 56m and covers a distance of around 999 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 7m. The fastest train normally takes 5h 56m. Operated by TGV inOui and SNCF, the Bordeaux to Lyon train service departs from Bordeaux St Jean and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically five trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 49m
Layover time:
1h 7m
Total time:
5h 56m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
5h 56m
Train distance:
999 km
Trains per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€165
Carbon emissions:
52 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:34
Last train departs at:
06:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Lyon train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Lyon is to bus which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Lyon is to fly which costs €50 - €130 and takes 3h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Lyon Perrache. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Versailles-Chantiers. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Lyon is 436 km. The road distance is 550.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €160 - €220.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m to get from Bordeaux to Lyon, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Lyon is to fly which takes 3h 26m and costs €50 - €130. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €220 and takes 6h 9m, you could also bus, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 436.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 26m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Lyon, France?

Air France and easyJet fly from Bordeaux to Lyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Versailles-Chantiers in around 6h 9m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €190
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 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Versailles-Chantiers to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €95
Bus operators
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 Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bordeaux to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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Bordeaux to Lyon train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Lyon is 550 km. It takes approximately 5h 12m to drive from Bordeaux to Lyon.

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Air France and easyJet offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Lyon Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to Lyon bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 333+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Lyon. 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 34 min and costs €2.

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