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There are 5 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 40m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bordeaux (BOD) FRA - BOD

€30 - €150

4 alternative options

Train  •  10h 43m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

€180 - €278

Bus, train  •  11h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Angouleme Tgv
  3. Take the train from Angouleme to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv / ...

Bus  •  16h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Paris N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Bordeaux Saint-Jean N743 / ...

€37 - €71

Drive  •  10h 17m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) 1143.7 km

€120 - €190

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) by train and bus

The journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is around 15h and covers a distance of around 1228 km. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 10m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), TGV inOui and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Aéroport. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
15h
Fastest journey time:
11h 10m
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€314
Carbon emissions:
65 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:52
Last service departs at:
17:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) train and bus schedules

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Conditions of entry into France from Germany

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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

Yes, entry into Germany from France is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is to bus, which costs €35 - €75 and takes 16h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is to fly which costs €30 - €150 and takes 1h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Aéroport via Paris and Gare Saint Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 26m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is 906 km. The road distance is 1143.7 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) without a car is to train which takes 10h 43m and costs €180 - €280.

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It takes approximately 1h 40m to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bordeaux (BOD), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt Airport station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is to fly which takes 1h 40m and costs €30 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €280 and takes 10h 43m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €75 and takes 16h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD).
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  • Distance: 906.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Bordeaux Airport (BOD), France?

Lufthansa and KLM fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) via Karlsruhe Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean, and Gare Saint Jean in around 10h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€15 - €22
1st Class
€26 - €40
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 Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €28
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€140 - €170
1st Class
€160 - €200
Train from Strasbourg to Angouleme
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €150
1st Class
€150 - €180
Train from Angouleme to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€36 - €41
1st Class
€32 - €37
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€260 - €470
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Angouleme to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Rail 1st Class
€26 - €40
Bus operators
Lufthansa Express Bus
Phone
+49 (0)89-32304-0
Email
info@airportbus-muenchen.de
Website
airportbus-muenchen.de
Bus from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 to Strasbourg Boulevard de Metz
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Lufthansa Express Bus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Frankfurt - Airport to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Blablabus

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is 1144 km. It takes approximately 10h 17m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Bordeaux Airport (BOD).

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Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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