How to Get from Paris to Bordeaux?

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 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. 

2. By air from Paris Charles de Gauille Airport or from Paris Orly airport

Direct flights from Paris CDG and ORY airports to Bordeaux Merignac (BOD) airport are served by Air France. The direct flight from Paris to Bordeaux takes 1 hour 15 minutes.

There are connection flights by EasyJet and Ryanair that may depart from the third airport near Paris, Beauvais-Tille.

Read How to Get from Bordeaux Airport to the City Center.