There are 10 ways to get from London to Bordeaux by train, bus and ferry, bus, car, car ferry, car train 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  •  5 h 33 min

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

$181 - $360

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Bus  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$38 - $52

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean N743 / ...

$84 - $153

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 7 min

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

$124 - $240

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 43 min

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

$296 - $363

Fly London Gatwick to Bordeaux  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD

$52 - $218

Fly London City to Bordeaux  •  6 h 55 min

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

$115 - $368

Train to London Luton, fly to Bordeaux  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bordeaux (BOD) LTN - BOD

$53 - $246

Fly London Stansted to Bordeaux  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bordeaux (BOD) STN - BOD

$53 - $778

Fly London Stansted to Bergerac, train  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bergerac (EGC) STN - EGC
  2. Take the train from Bergerac to Bordeaux-St-Jean

$87 - $499

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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The distance between London and Bordeaux is 464 miles.

The best way to get from London to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from London to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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London to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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The best way to get from London to Bordeaux is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Bordeaux is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 4:39 AM in London and 5:39 AM in Bordeaux.

British Airways and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 463.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from London to Bordeaux via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Bordeaux via Paris Centre - Bercy in around 17 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Luton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Flights from London Stansted to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Train operators
Eurostar
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
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
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Bergerac to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Bus operators
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.

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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
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 Lille to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
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
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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