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There are 11 ways to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry 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  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from Ebbsfleet International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$197 - $380

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Fly London Stansted to Bordeaux  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bordeaux (BOD) STN - BOD

$28 - $746

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  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

$206 - $413

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford 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

$90 - $165

Train, bus  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre

$54 - $75

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 43 min

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

$298 - $365

Drive, car ferry  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bordeaux

$153 - $232

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Bordeaux  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD

$64 - $223

Train to London City, fly to Bordeaux  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Bordeaux (BOD) LCY - BOD

$126 - $384

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Bordeaux  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bordeaux (BOD) LTN - BOD

$67 - $265

Fly London Stansted to Bergerac, train  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bergerac (EGC) STN - EGC
  2. Take the train from Bergerac to Bordeaux-St-Jean

$62 - $471

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux is to train and bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 20 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux is to fly which costs £21 - £600 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Bordeaux is 482 miles.

The best way to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 7 h 3 min and costs £150 - £300.

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It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Bordeaux bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chelmsford station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux is to train which takes 7 h 3 min and costs £150 - £300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £21 - £600 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 481.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Bordeaux via Stratford (London), Stratford DLR Station, Stratford International DLR Station, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 3 min. Alternatively, Ryanair and easyJet fly from Chelmsford to Bordeaux once daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bordeaux via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from London Luton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
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Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ebbsfleet International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $220
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $220
Premier
$170 - $260
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bergerac to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $40
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 Chelmsford to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Every 4 hours
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

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Bordeaux is 1 h ahead of Chelmsford. It is currently 2:23 AM in Chelmsford and 3:23 AM in Bordeaux.

Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from London Stansted Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 874+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to London Stansted Airport is to bus which takes 34 min and costs .

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