There are 9 ways to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train 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 via Paris Montparnasse  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central 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

$258 - $507

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Bus  •  22 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre

$52 - $72

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Train  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$272 - $536

Bus, bus and ferry  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean

$98 - $174

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 14 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

$329 - $410

Fly from Cardiff  •  6 h 44 min

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

$107 - $559

Train to Bristol, fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$89 - $447

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7 h 10 min

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

$132 - $362

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 17 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Bordeaux is 477 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 8 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Bordeaux bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux is to train which takes 8 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 37 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 6 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cardiff Airport to Bordeaux Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Bordeaux is 1 h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 10:26 PM in Cardiff and 11:26 PM in Bordeaux.

easyJet, Hop!, Thomas Cook and four other airlines offer flights from Cardiff Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 476.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Cardiff 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 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Bordeaux via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris Centre - Bercy in around 22 h 37 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
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 Cardiff to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cardiff to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
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 Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
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 Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
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 Lille to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
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 Lille to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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