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

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Fly from Bordeaux

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Madrid (MAD)

Train to San Sebastian, fly

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid

Train via Chamartín

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin

Train

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Madrid

Drive

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Madrid

Bordeaux to Madrid by bus

13 Weekly Buses
9h Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid is to rideshare, which costs €44 and takes 8h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid is to fly which costs €30 - €160 and takes 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Sol via Hendaia, Irun and Chamartín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 37m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Madrid is 554 km. The road distance is 685 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 9h and costs €30 - €75.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Bordeaux to Madrid, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs €30 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €75 and takes 9h, you could also train via Chamartín, which costs €65 - €120 and takes 9h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 554.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

Iberia and Ryanair fly from Bordeaux to Madrid 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €150
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
€28 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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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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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Burdeos to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
ALSA
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€44
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Bordeaux to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Madrid is 685 km. It takes approximately 6h 37m to drive from Bordeaux to Madrid.

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Ryanair and Iberia offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Bordeaux to Madrid bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 742+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Madrid. 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 39 min and costs €2.

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