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High-speed TGV trains from Bordeaux to Paris 

It can take just 2 hours and 8 minutes to travel from Bordeaux to Paris on the fastest TGV INOUI services. There are around 18 trains per day running from Bordeaux to Paris – the first train leaves Bordeaux St Jean at 5:40 am and the last train leaves at 8:50 pm.

  • All trains depart from Bordeaux St Jean station.

Taking a trip from Bordeaux to the City of Love? Hop on a high-speed TGV train (or OUIGO train if you want to save a few pennies) from Bordeaux to Paris and you’ll be in the heart of the French capital in a little over two hours. Both TGV INOUI and OUIGO trains are operated by SNCF, although OUIGO is the low-cost, no-frills alternative.

Train travel means you save time on airport transfers and frustratingly long security lines. With direct daily trains, you can find yourself gazing at the Eiffel Tower or wandering through Montmartre in no time!

If you're visiting Paris to see the city’s iconic sites, don't miss the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. Want to stray off the beaten track? Check out Paris’ best speakeasy and secret bars or seek out the capital’s best vegetarian and vegan food. There’s more than meets the eye in the City of Love  .

Ready to book? Find times and ticket prices by searching in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for:

Bordeaux to Paris by train

It takes an average of 2h 9m to travel from Bordeaux to Paris by train, over a distance of around 310 miles (499 km). There are normally 19 trains per day traveling from Bordeaux to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $18.21 when you book in advance.

First train

05:39

Last train

20:50

Departure station

Bordeaux

Arrival station

Paris

Journey time

From 2h 3m

Distance

310 miles (499 km)

Frequency

19 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $18.21

Train and bus operators

OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, Euroscoach By Cm Tours, SNCF, Flixbus

Bordeaux to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bordeaux to Paris for Tuesday Feb 27th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:45 08:54 2h 9m, direct
07:46 09:49 2h 3m, direct
08:46 10:49 2h 3m, direct
09:46 11:49 2h 3m, direct
11:12 13:16 2h 4m, direct
11:46 13:49 2h 3m, direct
12:46 14:49 2h 3m, direct
13:46 16:09 2h 23m, direct
14:46 16:49 2h 3m, direct
15:46 17:52 2h 6m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Bordeaux to Paris

You can travel from Bordeaux to Paris on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

TGV INOUI and OUIGO classes from Bordeaux to Paris

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI and OUIGO when traveling from Bordeaux to Paris.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI and OUIGO

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Bordeaux to Paris.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

On TGV INOUI services, there's no weight limit for your baggage - you can travel your way! However, remember that your suitcases, overnight bags and backpacks can't be larger than 130 x 90 cm, and you must be able to carry them and store them in the dedicated baggage racks on board by yourself. All baggage must be labelled before being stored.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar car offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in car 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand baggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a leash. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

LuggageLuggageBaggage

One piece of hand baggage (36 x 27 x 15 cm) and one piece of cabin baggage (55 x 35 x 25 cm) can be taken onboard. You can take additional or larger bags with you (max. 30kg) for an extra fee or by paying for OUIGO Plus.​

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

On OUIGO trains in France: an at-seat service of snacks is available on Train classique services. This service is not available on high-speed OUIGO trains.
On OUIGO trains in Spain: OUIBAR is located in car 4 of each train and offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, plus snacks.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

WiFi (OUIFI) and an entertainment portal (OUIFUN) are available at an additional cost.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

For OUIGO trains in France: Passengers under 12 years old pay a fixed price for tickets all year round - €5 for journeys on Train classique services, and €8 for high speed services.
For OUIGO trains in Spain: Passengers under 12 pay €5 for all journeys.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bicycle on board OUIGO trains if you add the 'Bike' option onto your ticket for an additional fee of at least €5. Your bike must be folded or dismantled and placed in a storage bag for transport.

PetPetPets

Pets are only allowed on board OUIGO trains if the 'Pets' option is added to your ticket at the time of booking. (1 pet per adult, per booking, €10 per pet.)

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Paris

The price of train tickets from Bordeaux to Paris starts at $18.21 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 Bordeaux to Paris 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.

How to get from Bordeaux airport to Bordeaux city center

If you’re flying into France via Bordeaux, you’ll need to know how to get from the airport to the city center. Keep reading for more information.

Using public transport to travel from Bordeaux Airport to the city center

Bordeaux has one airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport. To get from Bordeaux city center to the airport, you have a couple of options if you want to take public transport, including:

  • Shuttle bus: There is a direct shuttle bus called 30’Direct which can take you straight to Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station from the airport. A single ticket costs €8, or around $8.59 (as of November 2023).
  • Trams: Line A runs to the city center from the airport. A single trip on the tram costs €1.80, or around $1.93 (as of November 2023).

Getting to Bordeaux St Jean station

You’ve been busy exploring all that Bordeaux has to offer, but now it's time to take a trip somewhere new. First, you need to get to the train station. We’ve got you!

Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station is well-connected to other parts of the city by public transport, including:

  • Trams: Lines C and D stop outside Bordeaux’s train station.
  • Buses: Many bus routes have a stop at the train station - lines 1, 9, 20, 31 and 35 will take you to Bordeaux Saint Jean station.
  • On foot: You can easily walk to Bordeaux’s train station – it's around a 20-minute walk from the Marché des Capucins, or about a half hour from the city’s cathedral.

Boarding the train from Bordeaux to Paris

Once you’ve arrived at Bordeaux Saint-Jean station, you can make your way to the platform. If you’re traveling with TGV INOUI and you’ve got a Business Première ticket or another eligible ticket, you can take advantage of the TGV INOUI Grand Voyageur lounge. Find out more here.

Arriving in Paris

Most trains from Bordeaux arrive at Paris Montparnasse station, though some OUIGO trains may arrive at Massy TGV train station instead. Find out more here.

Once you’ve arrived at Paris Montparnasse, you can use the following forms of public transport for onward travel around the city:

  • Metro: Lines 4, 6, 12 and 13 stop at the metro stop Montparnasse-Bienvenüe. There are directions to the metro inside the train station. Line 4 can take you to Paris Gare du Nord or Paris Gare de l’Est, while line 6 can take you to Bir-Hakeim, a metro station close to the Eiffel Tower.
  • Transilien: Transilien line N trains stop at Paris Montparnasse station. These trains run to Versailles-Chantiers, if you’re interested in checking out the Palace of Versailles.
  • RATP buses: Buses 28, 91, 94 and 96 stop at Paris Montparnasse train station. A short trip on bus 94 to Solférino and you’re just a 3-minute walk from the Musée d’Orsay!
  • Night buses: Night buses N01, N02, N12, N13, N61, N62, N63, N66 and N145 stop at Paris Montparnasse train station – these buses run from 12:30 am until 5:30 am.

What if my train doesn’t arrive at Paris Montparnasse?

Some OUIGO trains from Bordeaux to Paris arrive at Massy TGV station. This station isn’t in the city center, so to get to central Paris from Massy TGV station, you can take an RER train (line B or C). Hop on line B (towards Charles de Gaulle Airport) and get off at Saint-Michel Notre-Dame station and you’ll be in the perfect place to see Notre Dame Cathedral.

Using public transport in Paris

If you want to get around Paris quickly and conveniently, you can use the city's public transport system.

Taking the Métro in Paris

Paris Métro is the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to travel around the city.

If you’re planning to travel around Paris and France, we recommend you buy a T+ ticket – it allows connections between the Métro and RER trains in central Paris and will take you to all the main stations in Paris where you can catch a connecting TGV high-speed train to other French cities. You can buy these tickets from automated machines at Metro stations – a single ticket costs €2.10 (around $2.24) as of November 2023.

Did you know? Children under 4 can travel for free on the Métro, RER, bus, and tramway services, provided they sit on your lap and don’t occupy a seat. Kids under 10 get 50% off the ticket price.

Taking a taxi in Paris

If you want to take a taxi from Paris Montparnasse train station, follow the signs at the station. These will direct you to an exit with a taxi rank. Bear in mind that a taxi will likely be much more expensive than taking public transport.

Explore Europe by train with a Eurail pass

Once you’ve finished exploring Paris, why not continue exploring Europe by train? With a Eurail Pass, you can travel across 33 European countries as much as you want on participating European train networks for a set amount of travel days.

If you’re an American or Canadian citizen, you can use a Eurail Pass. If you're a European citizen or a non-European who is an official legal resident of a European country, you can use an Interrail Pass instead.

How to get from Paris city center to the airport

Heading home? Perhaps you’ll be flying from France’s capital. If you need to know how to get from central Paris to the airport, keep reading for more details.

In Paris, there are three major airports:

  • Charles de Gaulle Airport (CGD)
  • Orly Airport (ORY)
  • Beauvais Tillé Airport (BVA)

Each airport offers a bus and taxi service, but only Charles de Gaulle and Orly have their own dedicated train stations (the nearest train station to Beauvais Tillé is nearby Beauvais). Find out more about transfers to and from airports in Paris.

Where should you travel next after Paris?

Sure, you might have had a good time in Paris, but your European adventure doesn’t have to stop there. Why not check out some of these trips?

Head from Paris to London

It’s easy to travel from Paris to London with Eurostar. The train leaves from Paris Gare du Nord (easily accessible from the rest of central Paris on public transport). It can take just 2 hours and 16 minutes, and there’s no waiting around for your luggage once you’re in the UK – you can just grab your bags and go!

Find out more about what Eurostar offers, including its Standard Premier and Business Premier classes, and book your tickets with Trainline.

Board a train to Barcelona

If you’re looking to explore more of Europe by train, why not head south from Paris to Barcelona? TGV INOUI trains run directly from Paris to Barcelona and can take just 6 hours and 29 minutes to reach the Catalonian capital. Plus, there’s no need to wait around at the airport for hours before boarding – simply turn up at Paris Gare de Lyon and hop on the train!

Speed away in Brussels

Want to visit another of Europe’s bustling capitals? Brussels might be the place for you. Home to beer, waffles, fries and much more, there’s plenty to see and do in the Belgian capital.

The journey from Paris to Brussels can take just 1 hour and 23 minutes on the fastest Eurostar services, which means less time spent waiting around and more time to explore! So, what are you waiting for?

FAQs for Bordeaux to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Bordeaux to Paris? 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 Bordeaux to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Bordeaux and Paris is 2 hours and 9 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 Bordeaux and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bordeaux to Paris is 2 hours and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Bordeaux to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Bordeaux to Paris can start from as little as $18.21 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 Bordeaux to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Paris without having to change trains. There are 19 direct trains from Bordeaux to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bordeaux to Paris leaves at 05:39. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bordeaux to Paris leaves at 20:50. 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 Bordeaux and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Bordeaux to Paris cover a distance of around 310 miles (499 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Tips and tricks from our Trainline team blog

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. We also believe about taking those journeys and sharing our experiences with you, so you can sit back, relax and get the most out of your trip.

From Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Paris Montparnasse

The trip from Bordeaux to Paris Montparnasse was quick and fuss-free. Buying a ticket online is easy, even when you decide to go away for the weekend at the last minute. What’s more, thanks to OUIGO running trains on this route, the prices are pretty good.

I arrived at Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station 40 minutes before my train was due to leave, around 11 am. The station is beautiful, and it has a stunning glass roof above the platforms. There are lots of shops, so I got myself a croissant and a coffee before getting on the train. We left at 11:58 am and arrived at Paris Montparnasse at 2:44 pm – the trip was direct and took 2 hours and 46 minutes. I could have taken a faster TGV INOUI train, but I wanted to take a OUIGO train to get the best price.

Arrival at Paris Montparnasse

My OUIGO train arrived on time at Paris Montparnasse. The station is located in central Paris, between the 14th and 15th arrondissements. There are plenty of cafés around the station, and if you’re a shopping fan like me, you’ll be pleased to hear that Montparnasse’s shopping center is just a stone’s throw away. From here, it’s easy to get around the capital. Paris Montparnasse station is served by the Paris Metro and by several bus routes. Overall, this was a very good trip to Paris, and I had a great weekend.

Estelle, a former Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between Bordeaux and Paris.


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