There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh 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  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  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

$238 - $452

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bordeaux (BOD) EDI - BOD

$66 - $219

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Train, bus  •  24 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre

$275 - $418

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh 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

$117 - $196

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 8 min

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

$377 - $479

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Bordeaux

$215 - $362

Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bordeaux (BOD) GLA - BOD

$95 - $301

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Bordeaux is 781 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 10 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to get from Edinburgh to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Bordeaux is to train which takes 10 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 21 min.

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There is no direct flight from Edinburgh Airport to Bordeaux Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Bordeaux is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 7:49 AM in Edinburgh and 8:49 AM in Bordeaux.

British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 780.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 22 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 10 h 22 min. Alternatively, KLM, easyJet and nine other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Bordeaux hourly.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Basel
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Glasgow to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
Flights from Glasgow to Bordeaux via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Glasgow to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Glasgow to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 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
Bus from Lille to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
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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