There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Bordeaux by train, bus, 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 via Paris Montparnasse  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$221 - $252

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Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bordeaux Ouibus

$75 - $150

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Train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv

$244 - $304

Train, bus  •  15 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon-Perrache
  3. Take the bus from Lyon to Bordeaux

$140 - $237

Drive  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Bordeaux 610.9 miles

$130 - $190

Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bordeaux (BOD) ZRH - BOD

$132 - $362

Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Bordeaux (BOD) BSL - BOD

$82 - $307

Train, train to Strasbourg, fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Fly from Strasbourg (SXB) to Bordeaux (BOD) SXB - BOD

$114 - $381

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bordeaux (BOD) GVA - BOD

$118 - $327

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zürich and arriving at Bordeaux. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Basel SBB and Strasbourg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Bordeaux is 757 km. The road distance is 977.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bordeaux without a car is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Zürich to Bordeaux, including transfers.

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Zürich to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Zürich station.

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Zürich to Bordeaux train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Bordeaux is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 16 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Bordeaux Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Zürich to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Bordeaux station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 473.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Bordeaux, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Bordeaux via Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Bercy, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 7 h 33 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Bordeaux twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $150 and the journey takes 16 h. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Bordeaux via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Basel to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Basel to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Strasbourg to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
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
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
isilines.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Zürich to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Bordeaux is 977 km. It takes approximately 9 h 28 min to drive from Zürich to Bordeaux.

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Swiss, easyJet and Air France offer flights from Zurich Airport to Bordeaux Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Bordeaux bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs .

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