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

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Fly

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Bordeaux Quai de Paludate

Bus via Aeropuerto T4

  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 Narbonne
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux St Jean

Train

  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 to Bordeaux

Madrid to Bordeaux by bus

The bus journey time between Madrid and Bordeaux is around 8h 44m and covers a distance of around 696 km. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest bus normally takes 8h 38m. Operated by Empresa Municipal de Transportes and FlixBus, the Madrid to Bordeaux bus service departs from Cibeles and arrives in Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
8h 34m
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
8h 44m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
8h 38m
Bus distance:
696 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€32
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
20:18
Last bus departs at:
20:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Bordeaux bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 12h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which costs €28 - €120 and takes 4h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur and arriving at Bordeaux Quai de Paludate. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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The distance between Madrid and Bordeaux is 554 km. The road distance is 683.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux without a car is to bus via Aeropuerto T4 which takes 9h 37m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Madrid to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Madrid to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs €28 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus via Aeropuerto T4, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 37m, you could also train via Narbonne, which costs €110 - €200 and takes 9h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 554.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 21m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Bordeaux twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean 5 times a week. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 7h 55m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
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
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 37m
Frequency
5 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
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.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Madrid Mendez Alvaro Estacion Sur to Bordeaux Quai de Paludate
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni
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 to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Bordeaux Quai de Paludate 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 684 km. It takes approximately 6h 33m to drive from Madrid to Bordeaux.

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

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Book your Madrid to Bordeaux bus tickets online with Omio and Distribusion.

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There are 251+ 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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