There are 10 ways to get from London to Bordeaux by train, 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  •  5h 19m

  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 / ...

179€ - 468€

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Fly London Stansted to Bordeaux  •  5h 14m

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

33€ - 192€

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Train, bus  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean N743

122€ - 380€

Bus  •  20h 24m

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine London - Victoria Coach Station > Coquelles - UK > Coquelles - France > Lille > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bordeaux Pessac Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Orly Airport - P4C Carpark > Angoulême > Bordeaux City Centre > Bordeaux Pessac > Bayonne > Biarritz - Airport > Saint-Jean-de-Luz > Hendaye > San Sebastián / ...

34€ - 44€

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 8m

  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

110€ - 218€

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

260€ - 326€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bordeaux  •  4h 55m

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

40€ - 167€

Train to London Luton, fly to Bordeaux  •  5h 21m

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

67€ - 188€

Train to Southend, fly to Bordeaux  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Bordeaux (BOD) SEN - BOD

75€ - 270€

Fly London Stansted to Bergerac, train  •  6h 56m

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

116€ - 573€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Bordeaux is to bus which costs £30 - £40 and takes 20h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs £35 - £150 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Gambetta via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Pessac Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 24m.

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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 19m.

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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 19m and costs £160 - £420.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from London to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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London to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach 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 19m and costs £160 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £40 and takes 20h 24m, you could also fly, which costs £29 - £180 and takes 5h 14m.

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Map of how to get from London to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 742.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

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 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Bordeaux via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Bordeaux Pessac, and Pessac Centre in around 20h 24m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
29€ - 230€
Flights from London Luton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Southend to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 310€
Flights from London Stansted to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 1000€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 460€
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
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 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 100€
1st Class
95€ - 110€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
60€ - 90€
Rail 1st Class
80€ - 120€
Train from Bergerac to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
Rail 1st Class
21€ - 30€
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
147€
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
15€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
11€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
Bus operators
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).

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
10h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Bordeaux Pessac
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
Blablabus
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 70€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
28€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
13€
2-bed inside cabin
45€ - 70€

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

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

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Bordeaux is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 6:26 AM in London and 7:26 AM in Bordeaux.

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

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

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There are 1081+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 47 min and costs £15 - £27.

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