There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Bordeaux by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) BRS - BOD

$68 - $395

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Bus  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 040
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793 / ...

$53 - $122

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Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$244 - $481

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Bordeaux

$145 - $262

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bordeaux

$322 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Bordeaux is to bus which costs £40 - £95 and takes 19 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Bordeaux is to fly which costs £50 - £310 and takes 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Bordeaux is 469 miles.

The best way to get from Bristol to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 8 h 1 min and costs £180 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Bristol to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Bristol to Bordeaux bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol, Bus Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4 h 39 min and costs £50 - £310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £370 and takes 8 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs £40 - £95 and takes 19 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Bristol to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 469.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Bordeaux, France?

easyJet, KLM and two other airlines fly from Bristol to Bordeaux twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Bordeaux via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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Bordeaux is 1 h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 8:05 AM in Bristol and 9:05 AM in Bordeaux.

easyJet, BMI Regional, Brussels Airlines and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 904+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs £9.

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