There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Bordeaux by plane, train, bus, night bus, rideshare or car

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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Fly  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bordeaux (BOD) LYS - BOD

$43 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Bordeaux 706 / ...

$19 - $55

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$190 - $212

Train, night bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon-Perrache to St Etienne Châteaucreux
  2. Take the night bus from Saint-Etienne to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$35 - $49

Rideshare  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Bordeaux 345.1 miles

$41

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Bordeaux 345.3 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 16€ - 45€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 35€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Bordeaux is 436 km. The road distance is 552.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 6 h 2 min and costs 160€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Lyon to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Lyon to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Lyon station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 272.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Bordeaux, France?

Hop! and easyJet fly from Lyon to Bordeaux every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Bordeaux via St-Pierre-des-Corps in around 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $240
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon-Perrache to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.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 Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Saint-Etienne to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$41
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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