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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Bordeaux by plane, train, bus, rideshare or car

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Fly to Bordeaux  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bordeaux (BOD) MAD - BOD

57€ - 241€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Bordeaux 687.5 km

30€ - 55€

5 alternative options

Fly to San Sebastian, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean

90€ - 291€

Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid, Madrid to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793 / ...

30€ - 75€

Train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun Alv
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...

69€ - 114€

Train via Donostia / San Sebastián  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes 18061
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...

70€ - 113€

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bordeaux 687.3 km

75€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to rideshare which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 4h 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid, Madrid and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Sol and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Madrid-Chamartin, Irun and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 24m.

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The distance between Madrid and Bordeaux is 554 km. The road distance is 687.3 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 8h 25m and costs 30€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4h 31m to get from Madrid to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Madrid to Bordeaux bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid, Madrid station.

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Madrid to Bordeaux train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Chamartin station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4h 31m and costs 55€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 75€ and takes 8h 25m, you could also train, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 11h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 554.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 31m

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

Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Bordeaux once daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid, Madrid to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean every 3 hours. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 25m. ALSA also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Train operators
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 Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
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 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
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-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid, Madrid to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - Avénida de America to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.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€ - 55€
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blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bordeaux is 687 km. It takes approximately 6h 44m to drive from Madrid to Bordeaux.

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

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Book your Madrid to Bordeaux bus tickets online with FlixBus, Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1126+ 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 and Bordeaux. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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