There are 9 ways to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux by train, bus, car ferry, car, plane or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$303 - $586

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Car ferry, bus  •  23 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the bus from Morlaix to Rennes
  3. Take the bus from Rennes to Bordeaux

$63 - $175

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Bus  •  22 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793 / ...

$80 - $130

Car ferry, train  •  22 h 33 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the train from Morlaix to Rennes Tgv
  3. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  4. Take the train from Nantes to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic

$147 - $288

Car ferry, drive  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Drive from Roscoff to Bordeaux

$121 - $249

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) BRS - BOD

$132 - $519

Train to Exeter, fly  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Bordeaux (BOD) EXT - BOD

$173 - $666

Night bus to Newquay, fly  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Bordeaux (BOD) NQY - BOD

$81 - $349

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD

$167 - $422

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux is to car ferry and bus which costs £45 - £140 and takes 23 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs £100 - £400 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 20 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Bordeaux is 419 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs £230 - £450.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Bordeaux bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux is to train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs £230 - £450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £100 and takes 22 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 418.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

What companies run services between Plymouth, England and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Plymouth to Bordeaux via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 9 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Bordeaux via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris in around 22 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Paris CDG, Marseille
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via Birmingham, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via London Gatwick, Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via Birmingham, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Alicante
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
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 Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Nantes to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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 Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rennes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120

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Bordeaux is 1 h ahead of Plymouth. It is currently 7:51 AM in Plymouth and 8:51 AM in Bordeaux.

easyJet, BMI Regional, Brussels Airlines and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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