The average train time from Bordeaux to Paris is 2h 9m, although it takes just 2h 4m on the fastest TGV INOUI services. There are around 19 trains per day running from Bordeaux to Paris – the first train leaves Bordeaux St Jean at 05:45 and the last train leaves at 21:04.
Taking a trip from Bordeaux to the City of Light? 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. Train travel means you save time on airport transfers and frustratingly long security lines. With direct daily trains, you can find yourself gaping at the Eiffel Tower or wandering Montmartre in no time!
Both TGV INOUI and OUIGO trains are operated by SNCF, although OUIGO are the low-cost, no-frills alternative. Consider booking First Class on a TGV INOUI for an extra luxurious trip so you can arrive ready to take in all that this exciting European city has to offer.
If you're visiting Paris to see the iconic sites the city is famous for, don't miss the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre. Fancy something a bit different? Why not pay a visit to the Paris Catacombs or a day trip to the Palace of Versailles. Paris is known for its food, so check out our guide to the top restaurants in Paris for inspiration.
Ready to book? Find times and ticket prices by searching in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading FAQs about the journey and tips on finding cheap train tickets.
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.
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.
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).
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Bordeaux and Paris is 2 hours and 24 minutes, with around 8 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bordeaux to Paris is 2 hours and 11 minutes.
Train tickets from Bordeaux to Paris can start from as little as $18.84 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Paris without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Bordeaux to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bordeaux to Paris leaves at 06:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bordeaux to Paris leaves at 07:40. 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.
Trains travelling from Bordeaux to Paris cover a distance of around 310 miles (499 km) during the journey.