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There are 9 ways to get from Bordeaux to Madrid by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly from Bordeaux  •  4h 40m

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

51€ - 232€

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Bus via Aeropuerto T4  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid, Madrid Airport 793 / ...

34€ - 75€

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Train to San Sebastian, fly  •  6h 28m

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

84€ - 278€

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Madrid (MAD) TLS - MAD

61€ - 273€

Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Madrid - Avénida de America Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Orléans > Tours > Bordeaux City Centre > San Sebastián > Bilbao > Lerma > Madrid - Barajas Airport > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - South Station

55€ - 80€

Train via Chamartin  •  10h 28m

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

69€ - 110€

Train  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio 18014 / ...

69€ - 113€

Rideshare  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Madrid 688 km

44€

Drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Madrid 688.4 km

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest 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 50€ - 240€ and takes 4h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux City Centre and arriving at Madrid - Avénida de America. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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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 Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 28m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Madrid is 554 km. The road distance is 688.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Madrid without a car is to bus via Aeropuerto T4 which takes 8h 49m 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 ALSA, depart from Bordeaux City Centre 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 50€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus via Aeropuerto T4, which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 8h 49m, you could also train via Chamartin, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 10h 28m.

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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 Volotea fly from Bordeaux to Madrid once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid, Madrid Airport 3 times a day. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 7h 50m. ALSA also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 310€
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 160€
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
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 40m
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 Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 65€
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 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Madrid, Madrid Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
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. 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Madrid - Barajas Airport
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
alsa.com
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

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Bordeaux to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid - Avénida de America 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 688 km. It takes approximately 6h 47m to drive from Bordeaux to Madrid.

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

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

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There are 3003+ 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 34 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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