There are 9 ways to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$247 - $302

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Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$51 - $73

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Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Bordeaux

$110 - $170

Drive  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux 667.2 miles

$140 - $210

Fly from Dusseldorf  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Bordeaux (BOD) DUS - BOD

$111 - $362

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bordeaux (BOD) FRA - BOD

$135 - $438

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bordeaux (BOD) BRU - BOD

$98 - $322

Train to Luxembourg, fly  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Bordeaux (BOD) LUX - BOD

$86 - $269

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bordeaux (BOD) AMS - BOD

$105 - $251

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Köln and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 45 min.

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The distance between Cologne Central Station and Bordeaux is 880 km. The road distance is 1067.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Köln station.

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The best way to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux is to train which takes 6 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Bordeaux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux is 1067 km. It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to drive from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux.

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Hop!, KLM, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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  • Distance: 550.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

What companies run services between Cologne Central Station, Germany and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux via Paris-Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 6 h 31 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $460
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Bus operators
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 Cologne to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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