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There are 11 ways to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux by train, plane, car ferry, taxi, bus 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.

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Train to Exeter, fly  •  8h 21m

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

$87 - $365

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Car ferry, bus  •  24h 5m

  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

$65 - $177

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 36m

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

$129 - $515

Train to Newquay, fly  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Bordeaux (BOD) NQY - BOD

$102 - $397

Car ferry, taxi to Brest, fly  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take a taxi from Le Launay to Brest
  3. Fly from Brest (BES) to Bordeaux (BOD) BES - BOD

$251 - $530

Train, train to Southampton, fly  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
  4. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bordeaux (BOD) SOU - BOD

$190 - $407

Train  •  12h 35m

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

$343 - $603

Car ferry, train via Paris Montparnasse  •  19h 6m

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the train from Morlaix to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$240 - $365

Bus  •  22h 25m

  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 / ...

$79 - $130

Car ferry, train  •  22h 42m

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

$143 - $285

Car ferry, drive  •  16h 34m

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

$120 - $247

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux is to car ferry and bus which costs £50 - £140 and takes 24h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs £95 - £400 and takes 6h 36m.

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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 22h 25m.

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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 12h 35m and costs £260 - £470.

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It takes approximately 8h 21m 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 12h 35m and costs £260 - £470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £100 and takes 22h 25m.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Bordeaux Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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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: 8h 21m

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Bordeaux via Derby, London St Pancras International, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 12h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Bordeaux via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris in around 22h 25m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Brest to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Brest to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Brest to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brest to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Brest to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Brest to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Exeter to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Train from Reading to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Plymouth to Derby
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $95
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $160
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Taunton to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $200
Train from Morlaix to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $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 Gare de Morlaix to Gare de Rennes
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Nantes to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
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
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
National Express
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
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
3h 20m
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
6h 34m
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
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120
Other operators
Taxi from Le Launay to Brest
Ave. Duration
32m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Bordeaux is 1h ahead of Plymouth. It is currently 8:59 AM in Plymouth and 9:59 AM in Bordeaux.

easyJet, KLM, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Exeter Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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There are 897+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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