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There are 6 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)

Bus

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

Train

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

Train via Donostia / San Sebastián

  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

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The cost-effective 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 €28 - €140 and takes 4h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Bordeaux Saint-Jean. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Sol and arriving at Bordeaux St Jean via Madrid-Chamartin, Irun and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 34m.

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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 which takes 8h 55m and costs €30 - €75.

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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 FlixBus, depart from 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 30m and costs €28 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €75 and takes 8h 55m, you could also train, which costs €65 - €120 and takes 10h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 554.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid to Bordeaux 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Bordeaux Saint-Jean twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 55m. ALSA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Train operators
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-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
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 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
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 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice 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.
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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
+34 910 207 007
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Burdeos
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
ALSA
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
Book at
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 Saint-Jean station.

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Madrid to Bordeaux train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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

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There are 225+ 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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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs .

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