There are 11 ways to get from Southampton to Bordeaux by train, bus, car ferry, car, car train 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  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  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

$207 - $407

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Fly Southampton to Bordeaux  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bordeaux (BOD) SOU - BOD

$58 - $199

9 alternative options

Bus  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 793 / ...

$70 - $119

Car ferry, bus  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
  2. Take the bus from Caen to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus

$62 - $153

Car ferry, drive  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Bordeaux

$124 - $231

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bordeaux

$313 - $387

Train to Bristol, fly to Bordeaux  •  6 h 23 min

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

$110 - $470

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bordeaux  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD

$76 - $244

Fly Southampton to Bergerac, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Bergerac (EGC) SOU - EGC
  2. Take the train from Bergerac to Bordeaux-St-Jean

$104 - $521

Train to London Stansted, fly to Bordeaux  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bordeaux (BOD) STN - BOD

$84 - $826

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Bordeaux  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Bordeaux (BOD) LTN - BOD

$82 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Bordeaux is to fly which costs £40 - £160 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Bordeaux is to train and fly which costs £55 - £190 and takes 6 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Bordeaux is 423 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs £150 - £310.

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It takes approximately 7 h 51 min to get from Southampton to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Southampton to Bordeaux bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Bordeaux is to train which takes 7 h 51 min and costs £150 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £90 and takes 19 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £160 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 423.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Bordeaux via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Bordeaux via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, and Paris, Paris in around 19 h 10 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
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
Flights from London Luton to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Southampton to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Bordeaux via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Southampton to Bordeaux via Rennes
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $650
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Bergerac
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bergerac to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
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 Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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 Caen to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Caen-Ouistreham
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $110
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85
Condor Ferries

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