There are 11 ways to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux by train, bus, car 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  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  2. Take the train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord Izy
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$181 - $238

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  15 h 32 min

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

$47 - $73

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Train via Karlsruhe Hbf  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$267 - $364

Bus Eurolines FR  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Bordeaux

$120 - $170

Bus Eurolines FR #2  •  18 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Agen
  2. Take the bus from Agen to Bordeaux

$141 - $196

Drive  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux 667.2 miles

$140 - $210

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Bordeaux (BOD) DUS - BOD

$105 - $256

Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Bordeaux (BOD) CGN - BOD

$93 - $381

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5 h 24 min

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

$136 - $439

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6 h 18 min

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

$99 - $323

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

$87 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 15 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs 85€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 17 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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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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

You can take a train from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux via Brussels Midi-Zuid, Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, Pyramides, Gare Montparnasse, and Paris Montparnasse in around 8 h 9 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Cologne Central Station to Bordeaux hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 14 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $460
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
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 London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Venice
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $65
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
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Köln Hbf to Luxembourg, Gare Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cologne to Bordeaux City Center
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Agen
Ave. Duration
15 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Agen to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
isilines.com

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