There are 8 ways to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux by train, plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5 h 30 min

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

$89 - $448

7 alternative options

Fly from Cardiff  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Bordeaux (BOD) CWL - BOD

$107 - $489

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD

$124 - $345

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bordeaux (BOD) SOU - BOD

$151 - $325

Train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Ashford International
  3. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$278 - $509

Train, bus  •  20 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the bus from London to Bordeaux City Center Ouibus

$122 - $206

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 15 min

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

$152 - $272

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12 h

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

$331 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux is to train and bus which costs £90 - £160 and takes 20 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs £65 - £340 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Bordeaux is 477 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 30 min to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Bordeaux, France?

KLM, Iberia and seven other airlines fly from Cardiff to Bordeaux every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Bordeaux via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Charing Cross Underground Station, London Charing Cross, Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9 h 42 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
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
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Southeastern
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 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
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
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

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