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There are 8 ways to get from Rouen to Bordeaux by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$128 - $158

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rouen to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$25 - $40

6 alternative options

Bus Isilines  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Rouen to Nantes
  2. Take the bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean

$46 - $68

Rideshare  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rouen to Bordeaux 408.7 miles

$41 - $46

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Rouen to Bordeaux 409 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Rouen  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Rouen (URO) to Bordeaux (BOD) URO - BOD

$122 - $504

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Bordeaux (BOD) ORY - BOD

$95 - $252

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Bordeaux (BOD) CDG - BOD

$90 - $304

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rouen to Bordeaux is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rouen to Bordeaux is to train which costs 110€ - 140€ and takes 4 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rouen and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between Rouen and Bordeaux is 527 km. The road distance is 654.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 110€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Rouen to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Rouen to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Rouen station.

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The best way to get from Rouen to Bordeaux is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 110€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 9 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 440€ and takes 7 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rouen Airport to Bordeaux Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Rouen to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Rouen to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 329.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Rouen to Bordeaux via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Rouen to Bordeaux 3 times a week. Tickets cost $25 - $40 and the journey takes 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Marseille
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Paris CDG to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Rouen to Bordeaux via Lyon, Marseille
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Paris Orly to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
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 Rouen-Rive-Droite to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$30 - $55
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Bus operators
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 Rouen to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Rouen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
Bus from Nantes to Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Schedules at
isilines.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rouen to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41 - $46
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Rouen to Bordeaux is 654 km. It takes approximately 6 h to drive from Rouen to Bordeaux.

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KLM, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Rouen Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Book your Rouen to Bordeaux bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 874+ 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 Rouen 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 Rouen to Rouen Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs 23€ - 28€.

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