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There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Bordeaux by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, line 91 bus

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  2. Take the line 91 bus from Gare du Nord to Montparnasse 2 - Gare TGV
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean

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Bus to Charleroi, fly

  1. Take the bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Bordeaux (BOD)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Massy Tgv
  2. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Bordeaux St Jean

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Bordeaux Saint-Jean

Drive

  1. Drive from Brussels to Bordeaux

Train to Lille Lesquin, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
  2. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Bordeaux (BOD)

Fly from Brussels

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bordeaux (BOD)

Train to Paris Charles de Gaulle, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to Bordeaux (BOD)

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bordeaux (BOD)

Train, shuttle, bus

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Central to Anvers-Berchem
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Antwerpen to Carcans Plage
  3. Take the bus from Maubuisson to Bibliothèque
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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Bordeaux is to bus which costs €40 - €55 and takes 11h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs €100 - €350 and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels-North train station station and arriving at Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Massy Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 29m.

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The distance between Brussels and Bordeaux is 762 km. The road distance is 886.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bordeaux without a car is to train and line 91 bus which takes 5h and costs €140 - €280.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Brussels to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Brussels to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Bordeaux train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Bordeaux is to train which takes 5h 29m and costs €120 - €220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €55 and takes 11h 50m, you could also fly, which costs €60 - €250 and takes 4h 39m.

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  • Distance: 762.4 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Brussels to Bordeaux via Massy Tgv in around 5h 29m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Brussels-North train station to Bordeaux Saint-Jean once daily. Tickets cost €40 - €55 and the journey takes 11h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €300
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €330
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via Bristol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €180
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€65 - €80
1st Class
€70 - €85
Train from Massy Tgv to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€80 - €100
1st Class
€90 - €110
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€55 - €70
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €90
Rail 1st Class
€80 - €120
Train from Massy Tgv to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €90
Rail 1st Class
€80 - €120
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Massy-TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€150 - €280
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Massy TGV to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Bruxelles-Central to Anvers-Berchem
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Gare du Nord to Montparnasse 2 - Gare TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
ratp.fr
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Brussels Midi / Brussel Zuid West to Charleroi Airport
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€11 - €14
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Antwerpen to Carcans Plage
Ave. Duration
12h 59m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€143
Book at
Starliner
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The quickest flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Brussels to Bordeaux train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Bordeaux St Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Bordeaux is 886 km. It takes approximately 8h 17m to drive from Brussels to Bordeaux.

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Volotea, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Lille Lesquin Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €8 - €10.

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