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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux by train, plane, 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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Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bordeaux (BOD)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean

Train via Narbonne

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to San Sebastian/Donostia
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean

Bus via Burgos

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Bordeaux

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Bordeaux

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux

Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux by walk and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Bordeaux is around 8h 48m and covers a distance of around 698 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 41m. Operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes and FlixBus, the Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 38m
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
8h 48m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 41m
Journey distance:
698 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€32
Carbon emissions:
87 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:15
Last service departs at:
20:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux walk and bus schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux is to bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs €30 - €130 and takes 4h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Bordeaux Saint-Jean via Madrid Barajas Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Barcelona-Sants and Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Bordeaux is 555 km. The road distance is 685.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 9h 45m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux is to bus which takes 9h 45m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can train via Narbonne, which costs €140 - €270 and takes 10h.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 554.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Bordeaux, France?

FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, and Narbonne in around 10h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Rail 1st Class
€60 - €95
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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 Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Burgos to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux St Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux is 685 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Bordeaux.

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Ryanair, Volotea and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 253+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Madrid Atocha Station and Bordeaux. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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