There are 7 ways to get from Rennes to Bordeaux by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train TGV  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$172 - $200

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Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to Bordeaux Ouibus / ...

$15 - $40

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Train SNCF  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic

$74 - $113

Rideshare  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rennes to Bordeaux 287.3 miles

$33

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Rennes to Bordeaux 287.1 miles

$60 - $90

Fly from Rennes  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to Bordeaux (BOD) RNS - BOD

$88 - $265

Train to Nantes, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Bordeaux (BOD) NTE - BOD

$107 - $318

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rennes and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Paris Montparnasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Rennes and Bordeaux is 373 km. The road distance is 459.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 21 min to get from Rennes to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Rennes to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Rennes station.

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Rennes to Bordeaux train services, operated by TGV, depart from Rennes station.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Bordeaux is to train which takes 4 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Rennes Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Rennes to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Bordeaux station.

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 233.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 21 min

What companies run services between Rennes, France and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Rennes to Bordeaux via Paris Montparnasse in around 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Rennes to Bordeaux 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 - $40 and the journey takes 6 h 34 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Rennes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
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 - $200
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
4 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
Bus operators
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
$20 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Rennes to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
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 Rennes to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rennes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Rennes to Bordeaux train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rennes to Bordeaux is 459 km. It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to drive from Rennes to Bordeaux.

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Chalair Aviation offers flights from Rennes Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Book your Rennes to Bordeaux train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Rennes to Bordeaux bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 879+ hotels available in Bordeaux. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Rennes 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 Rennes to Rennes Airport is to line 57 bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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