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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid to Bordeaux by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4h 30m

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

33€ - 274€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Bordeaux City Centre Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Lerma > Bilbao > San Sebastián > Bordeaux City Centre > Angoulême > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

22€ - 35€

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Train, bus  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia Alv
  2. Take the bus from San sebastian to Bayonne
  3. Take the train from Gare de Bayonne to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ter / ...

141€ - 199€

Bus via Aeropuerto T4  •  9h 40m

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

33€ - 59€

Train  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pasajes
  2. Take the train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Bordeaux - Hendaye - Irun / ...

84€ - 135€

Rideshare  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Bordeaux 429.7 miles

30€ - 60€

Drive  •  6h 44m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bordeaux 429.6 miles

80€ - 120€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 30€ - 280€ and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid - Avénida de America and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 55m.

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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 train and bus which takes 9h 17m and costs 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 30m to get from Madrid to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Madrid to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Madrid - Avénida de America station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which takes 4h 30m and costs 30€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus via Aeropuerto T4, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 9h 40m, you could also train, which costs 80€ - 140€ and takes 13h 26m.

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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 Ouibus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 346.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Iberia and Volotea fly from Madrid to Bordeaux 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Bordeaux twice daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 55€ and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 550€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
28€ - 250€
Train operators
Renfe

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. The 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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
renfe.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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Bayonne to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
15€ - 24€
1st Class
35€ - 60€
Train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 27€
1st Class
40€ - 70€
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bayonne to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
37€ - 43€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
37€ - 43€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 50€
1st Class
60€ - 80€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San sebastian to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
iberocoach.com
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, Madrid Airport to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

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 Madrid - Avénida de America to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Website
Ouibus
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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More Questions & Answers

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 Distribusion.

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There are 1137+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at 64€ 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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