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There are 10 ways to get from Caen to Bordeaux 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  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$140 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère 1722 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 761 / ...

$28 - $62

8 alternative options

Train via St-Pierre-des-Corps  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to St-Pierre-des-Corps Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$105 - $132

Bus Isilines  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes
  2. Take the bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean

$34 - $57

Rideshare  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Caen to Bordeaux 377.5 miles

$45

Drive  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Bordeaux 377.4 miles

$80 - $120

Fly from Caen  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Bordeaux (BOD) CFR - BOD

$113 - $455

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bordeaux (BOD) ORY - BOD

$98 - $264

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bordeaux (BOD) CDG - BOD

$102 - $321

Train, train to Nantes, fly  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Le Mans
  2. Take the train from Le Mans to Nantes
  3. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Bordeaux (BOD) NTE - BOD

$114 - $331

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 24€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 95€ - 400€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via Nantes, Nantes Haluchère. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Caen and Bordeaux is 483 km. The road distance is 603.8 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs 120€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Caen to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Caen to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Caen station.

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Caen to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Bordeaux is to train which takes 5 h 2 min and costs 120€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 55€ and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 400€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 302.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Caen to Bordeaux via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Bordeaux via Nantes, Nantes Haluchère in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Paris CDG to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Caen to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Nantes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Caen to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Le Mans to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 - $200
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Le Mans to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $75
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Le Mans to Gare de Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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 Caen to Nantes, Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nantes, Nantes Haluchère to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
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 Nantes to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Caen to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Caen Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Bordeaux is 604 km. It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to drive from Caen to Bordeaux.

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Chalair Aviation offers flights from Caen Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Book your Caen to Bordeaux train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Caen to Bordeaux bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 855+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Caen to Caen Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 17 min and costs 2€.

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