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There are 7 ways to get from London to Bordeaux by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv

204€ - 458€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD

53€ - 198€

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Bus  •  17h 56m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
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63€ - 80€

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 7m

  1. Drive from London to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Bordeaux

113€ - 177€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 40m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Bordeaux

255€ - 310€

Fly from London Heathrow  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bordeaux (BOD) LHR - BOD

77€ - 249€

Fly from London City  •  7h 53m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Bordeaux (BOD) LCY - BOD

84€ - 328€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Bordeaux is to bus which costs £50 - £70 and takes 17h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bordeaux is to fly which costs £65 - £220 and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Gare du Nord and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between London and Bordeaux is 742 km.

The best way to get from London to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 5h 35m and costs £170 - £400.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from London to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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London to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from London Victoria station.

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London to Bordeaux train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Bordeaux is to train which takes 5h 35m and costs £170 - £400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £70 and takes 17h 56m, you could also fly, which costs £65 - £220 and takes 4h 41m.

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  • Distance: 742.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Bordeaux via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Bordeaux via Paris Bercy and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 17h 56m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via San Sebastian, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 150€
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 450€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Train operators
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 110€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
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 Paris to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
26€ - 40€
Standard Car
75€ - 120€

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

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London to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Bordeaux is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 6:12 PM in London and 7:12 PM in Bordeaux.

London to Bordeaux train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Bordeaux St Jean station.

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British Airways, KLM and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 268+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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