How to Get from Paris to Bordeaux?

The best way to get from Paris to Bordeaux is a 2-hour high-speed TGV train departing from Paris Gare Montparnasse.
Planning a trip to Bordeaux via Paris? Here is how to get from Paris to Bordeaux:

1. High-speed train from Paris Gare Montparnasse

High-speed bullet trains called TGV (stands for Trains a Grand Vitesse) from Gare Montparnasse train station in Paris arrive at Gare Saint-Jean train station in Bordeaux. 

The trains are operated by SNCF. You can buy tickets on the SNCF website or through a phone app Oui.SNCF.  

The shortest ride will take 2 hours and 9 minutes. Prices start from 16 euros and can go up to over 100 euros during popular times. There are discounts for children and seniors.

Some trains will have a Wi-Fi connection. There is a cafe in one of the train carriages selling drinks and snacks. You can upgrade tickets to the 1st class to including food service.

Once you are at Bordeaux Gare Saint-Jean, to get to the city center take a taxi, an UBER, or hop on tram C.  The Place de la Bourse stop or the Quinconces will be closest to the center. 

If you are a big group, a family with kids or many bags, I would recommend a private transfer option.

2. By car

The approximately 600-kilometer (370 miles) distance will take you 6-7 hours on a highway (A-1). 

Be aware of the tolls on the route that can add up to over 50 euros one way. The cost of gas in France may be higher than in your country.  A litre of gas is approximately 1.80 euros (around 4.90 euros per US gallon).

Private transfer from Paris to Bordeaux is a convenient option, but it may cost over 1,000 euros.  Check current prices here.

If you are looking to share a ride, look into car-sharing options at Bla Bla Car.  

3. By bus

A bus ride from Paris to Bordeaux will take 7.5 to 9.5 hours. 

See FlixBus for tickets. 

Bla Bla Car also offers a bus service from Paris to Bordeaux with departures from the Charles de Gaulle and the Orly airports. 

Buses would usually drop off passengers near Bordeaux Gare Saint-Jean train station. From there, take a taxi or Tram C to Quinconces tram station in the center of Bordeaux.

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Hi, my name is Polina. I am a sommelier and a wine tour guide in Bordeaux, France.

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