Travel from France to Spain is: Partially open. See details.
Rome2rio uses cookies to help personalize content and show you personalised ads. By proceeding, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy. You may opt out of personalised ads at any time. OK

Need a hotel room in Madrid?

Book now

There are 8 ways to get from Bordeaux to Madrid by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended

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 Burdeos to Madrid

Bus via Aeropuerto T4

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

Train via Narbonne

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha

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

The bus journey time between Bordeaux and Madrid is around 8h 58m and covers a distance of around 697 km. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 47m. Operated by FlixBus and Empresa Municipal de Transportes, the Bordeaux to Madrid bus service departs from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arrives in Cibeles. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Explore all travel options

Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
8h 41m
Layover time:
16 min
Total time:
8h 58m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
8h 47m
Bus distance:
697 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
87 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:10
Last bus departs at:
00:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Madrid bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid is to bus via Aeropuerto T4, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 8h 46m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid is to fly which costs €27 - €120 and takes 4h 24m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Burdeos and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 36m.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid without a car is to bus which takes 8h 15m and costs €50 - €75.

More details

It takes approximately 4h 24m to get from Bordeaux to Madrid, including transfers.

More details

Bordeaux to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Burdeos station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid is to fly which takes 4h 24m and costs €27 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 8h 15m, you could also train via Narbonne, which costs €110 - €190 and takes 9h 36m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Madrid.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 554.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 24m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and Volotea fly from Bordeaux to Madrid 3 times a day. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Burdeos to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €50 - €75 and the journey takes 8h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
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 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
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.

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
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€60 - €95
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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
+34 902 42 22 42
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.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
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

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

Search flights

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

More details

Bordeaux to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

Book your Bordeaux to Madrid train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

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

Search and book

There are 1478+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €87 per night.

More details

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.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Bordeaux to Bordeaux Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 34 min and costs €2.

More details