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There are 5 ways to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bordeaux (BOD) MAD - BOD

€34 - €154

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Bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793

€30 - €40

3 alternative options

Train  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun Alv / ...
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...

€64 - €105

Bus via Burgos  •  12h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Bordeaux

€80 - €107

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Chamartín to Bordeaux 675.9 km

€70 - €110

Chamartín to Bordeaux by bus

The bus journey time between Chamartín and Bordeaux is around 9h 19m and covers a distance of around 703 km. The fastest bus normally takes 9h 19m. Operated by Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid and FlixBus, the Chamartín to Bordeaux bus service departs from Intercambiador De Plaza Castilla and arrives in Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
9h 19m
Fastest bus time:
9h 19m
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
87 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
19:45
Last bus departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chamartín to Bordeaux bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux is to fly. Taking this option will cost €30 - €160 and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chamartín to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Intercambiador De Plaza Castilla and arriving at Bordeaux Saint-Jean via Av.España-M.Sebastián Izuel and Madrid Barajas Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chamartín to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Chamartin and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Irun and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 17m.

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The distance between Chamartín and Bordeaux is 549 km. The road distance is 675.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 9h 31m and costs €30 - €40.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Chamartín to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Chamartín to Bordeaux train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs €30 - €160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 31m, you could also train, which costs €60 - €110 and takes 10h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Chamartín to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 548.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Chamartín, Spain and Bordeaux, France?

Iberia and Volotea fly from Chamartín to Bordeaux 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Burgos to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Chamartín to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux St Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chamartín to Bordeaux is 676 km. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Chamartín to Bordeaux.

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Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 253+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Chamartín to Madrid Airport is to line 8 subway which takes 21 min and costs €3.

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