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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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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 29 min

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

$38 - $306

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$27 - $37

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 40 min

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

$38 - $69

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv
  3. Take the train from Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic / ...

$187 - $254

Train Spanish Railways (RENFE)  •  11 h 45 min

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

$103 - $149

Rideshare  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Bordeaux 429.8 miles

$35 - $65

Drive  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Bordeaux 429.7 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux is to fly which costs 30€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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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 Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean via Barcelona Sants and Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 16 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Bordeaux is 554 km. The road distance is 687.4 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 40 min and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Madrid to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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

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Madrid to Bordeaux train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, 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 4 h 29 min and costs 30€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 9 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs 160€ - 230€ and takes 10 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 346.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

Iberia, Volotea and Vueling Airlines fly from Madrid to Bordeaux 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Madrid to Bordeaux twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
blablacar.es

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More Questions & Answers

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

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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 Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Bordeaux is 687 km. It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to drive from Madrid to Bordeaux.

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

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There are 852+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $63 USD 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 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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