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

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

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Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Nîmes Ic

$75 - $110

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Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Montpellier Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Nîmes Ouibus

$20 - $29

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Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Montpellier Saint-Roch Ic
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes Tgv / ...

$85 - $120

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Nîmes 718

$30 - $55

Rideshare  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Nîmes 333.2 miles

$40

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Nîmes 332.7 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Marseille, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Marseille (MRS) BOD - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Nîmes

$60 - $231

Fly to Montpellier, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Montpellier (MPL) BOD - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes

$100 - $267

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Lyon (LYS) BOD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes

$83 - $195

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Nîmes is to bus which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Nîmes is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Nîmes. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Nîmes. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Nîmes is 408 km. The road distance is 532.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Nîmes without a car is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

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The train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Nîmes takes 4 h 56 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Nîmes is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 65€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Nîmes.
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  • Distance: 255.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Bordeaux to Nîmes 5 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux to Nîmes once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Bordeaux to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Bordeaux to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $110
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $160
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Aix-en-Provence TGV to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$27 - $33
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Montpellier
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Montpellier to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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