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There are 5 ways to get from Bordeaux to Royan by train, bus, ferry, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Saintes Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Saintes to Royan Angoulême - Royan / ...

$36 - $52

Cheapest option

Bus, line 3 ferry  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from BORDEAUX - Quinconces to LESPARRE - Hôtel de Ville 703
  2. Take the bus from LESPARRE - Hôtel de Ville to LE VERDON - Pointe de Grave 713
  3. Take the line 3 ferry from Le Verdon to Royan 3

$8 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Rochefort
  2. Take the bus from Rochefort - Gare SNCF to Royan Gare Intermodale 1

$13 - $23

Rideshare  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Royan 81.7 miles

$10

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Royan 82.9 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Royan is to rideshare which costs 8€ and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Royan is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Royan. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux and arriving at Royan Gare Intermodale via Rochefort - Gare SNCF. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Royan. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Royan via Saintes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Royan is 94 km. The road distance is 132.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Royan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Bordeaux to Royan, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Royan bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Bordeaux station.

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

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Royan is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs 30€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 20€ and takes 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Royan.
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  • Distance: 59 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Royan via Saintes in around 2 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bordeaux to Royan via Rochefort and Rochefort - Gare SNCF in around 5 h.

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 Saintes
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Saintes to Royan
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $24
Bus operators
TransGironde
Phone
0974 500 033
Website
transgironde.fr
Bus from BORDEAUX - Quinconces to LESPARRE - Hôtel de Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transgironde.fr
Bus from LESPARRE - Hôtel de Ville to LE VERDON - Pointe de Grave
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transgironde.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Rochefort
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
isilines.com
Les Mouettes Transport
Phone
0 811 36 17 17
Website
transports.nouvelle-aquitaine.fr
Bus from Rochefort - Gare SNCF to Royan Gare Intermodale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
lesmouettes-transports.com
Ferry operators
TransGironde
Phone
0974 500 033
Website
transgironde.fr
Ferry from Le Verdon to Royan
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
transgironde.fr
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 Royan
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Bordeaux to Royan bus services, operated by Les Mouettes Transport, arrive at Royan Gare Intermodale station.

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Bordeaux to Royan train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Royan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bordeaux to Royan is 133 km. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Bordeaux to Royan.

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There are 693+ hotels available in Royan. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bordeaux and Royan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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