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There are 7 ways to get from Bristol to Bordeaux by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or car train

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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Fly from Bristol  •  4h 39m

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

$68 - $395

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Bus  •  21h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station 040
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre

$50 - $70

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Train to Southampton, fly  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bordeaux (BOD) SOU - BOD

$99 - $277

Train  •  8h 11m

  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

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station 040
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean

$113 - $172

Drive, car ferry  •  13h 50m

  1. Drive from Bristol to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
  3. Take the car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
  4. Drive from Saint-Malo to Bordeaux

$161 - $237

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 25m

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

$321 - $399

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Bordeaux is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 21h 30m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 10m.

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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 8h 11m and costs £180 - £370.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m 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 & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4h 39m and costs £50 - £310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £370 and takes 8h 11m, you could also bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 21h 30m.

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

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Bristol to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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

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

easyJet, BMI Regional and Air France fly from Bristol to Bordeaux once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Bordeaux via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 8h 11m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
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 & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
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 Lille to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
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
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Condor Ferries
Phone
01202 207216
Email
contactcentre@condorferries.co.uk
Website
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to St Peter Port, Guernsey
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk
Car ferry from St Peter Port, Guernsey to Saint-Malo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
condorferries.co.uk

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Bordeaux is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 12:24 AM in Bristol and 1:24 AM in Bordeaux.

easyJet, BMI Regional and Air France offer flights from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 897+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 25m and costs £9.

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