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About the train journey from Bologna to Bordeaux

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The train from Bologna to Bordeaux usually takes 16 hours 55 minutes on average to travel 943 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 13 hours. You can expect to find 19 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Bologna and Bordeaux, you'll need to make 2 changes on your way to Bordeaux. You can choose to travel with TGV, Frecciarossa or ICE to get to Bordeaux. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Bologna to Bordeaux in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $96.05.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bordeaux, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Bologna to Bordeaux by train

It takes an average of 16h 55m to travel from Bologna to Bordeaux by train, over a distance of around 586 miles (943 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Bologna to Bordeaux and tickets for this journey start from $96.05 when you book in advance.

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Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 13h 0m


586 miles (943 km)


19 trains per day


2 changes


From $96.05

Train and bus operators

Autolinee Federico, TGV Lyria, Itabus, OUIGO, Trenitalia, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Italo, Trenord, Marino, Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB, ALSA

Bologna to Bordeaux train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bologna to Bordeaux for Tuesday Mar 28th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:36 21:07 14h 31m, 3 changes
06:51 19:51 13h 0m, 5 changes
06:51 21:07 14h 16m, 5 changes
08:56 22:11 13h 15m, 3 changes
13:36 07:14 17h 38m, 2 changes
14:56 11:02 20h 6m, 5 changes
15:36 11:02 19h 26m, 6 changes
16:56 12:14 19h 18m, 3 changes
16:56 13:15 20h 19m, 3 changes
17:36 11:14 17h 38m, 5 changes

Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and ÖBB trains from Bologna to Bordeaux

You can travel from Bologna to Bordeaux on Frecciarossa, Italo, Trenitalia and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). From December 2021, you can also travel with Frecciarossa from Milan to Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The trains are operated by Trenitalia France and have 4 levels of service - Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room - and two types of carriages: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

TGV INOUI, Frecciarossa and Italo classes from Bologna to Bordeaux

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI, Frecciarossa and Italo when traveling from Bologna to Bordeaux.

Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Bordeaux

The price of train tickets from Bologna to Bordeaux starts at $96.05 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bologna to Bordeaux by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Bologna to Bordeaux

Want to know more about your journey from Bologna to Bordeaux? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bologna to Bordeaux take?

The average journey time by train between Bologna and Bordeaux is 16 hours and 55 minutes, with around 19 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bologna and Bordeaux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bologna to Bordeaux is 13 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Bologna to Bordeaux cost?

Train tickets from Bologna to Bordeaux can start from as little as $96.05 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Bologna to Bordeaux?

No, there are no direct train services from Bologna to Bordeaux. Travelling from Bologna to Bordeaux by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Bologna to Bordeaux leave?

The first train from Bologna to Bordeaux leaves at 04:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bologna to Bordeaux leave?

The last train from Bologna to Bordeaux leaves at 22:38. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bologna and Bordeaux by train?

Trains travelling from Bologna to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 586 miles (943 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bordeaux to Bologna.

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