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Taking the train from Nîmes to Bordeaux in 4 hours 53 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Nîmes to Bordeaux? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 6 hours 25 minutes to travel the 408 km from Nîmes to Bordeaux by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 53 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 11 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You're likely to be hopping on one of SNCF's TER or Intercités trains during your journey, both of which offer comfortable seating and space for luggage.

Train tickets from Nîmes to Bordeaux start from $20.54 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Bordeaux? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Nîmes to Bordeaux by train

It takes an average of 6h 25m to travel from Nîmes to Bordeaux by train, over a distance of around 254 miles (408 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Nîmes to Bordeaux and tickets for this journey start from $20.54 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

4h 53m


408 miles (254 km)


11 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $20.54

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Nîmes to Bordeaux train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nîmes to Bordeaux for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:38 10:32 4h 54m, direct
07:38 12:32 4h 54m, direct
09:38 14:33 4h 55m, direct
11:38 16:33 4h 55m, direct
12:37 18:28 5h 51m, 2 changes
13:38 18:32 4h 54m, direct
13:39 19:40 6h 1m, 2 changes
15:38 20:32 4h 54m, direct
17:39 22:32 4h 53m, direct
19:38 07:40 12h 2m, 1 change

Intercités and SNCF trains from Nîmes to Bordeaux

You can travel from Nîmes to Bordeaux on Intercités 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.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

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).

Cheap train tickets from Nîmes to Bordeaux

The price of train tickets from Nîmes to Bordeaux starts at $20.54 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 Nîmes 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 Nîmes to Bordeaux

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

The average journey time by train between Nîmes and Bordeaux is 6 hours and 25 minutes, with around 11 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 Nîmes and Bordeaux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nîmes to Bordeaux is 4 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Nîmes to Bordeaux cost?

Train tickets from Nîmes to Bordeaux can start from as little as $20.54 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 Nîmes to Bordeaux?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nîmes to Bordeaux without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Nîmes to Bordeaux each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Nîmes to Bordeaux leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Nîmes to Bordeaux leaves at 22:14. 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 Nîmes and Bordeaux by train?

Trains travelling from Nîmes to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 254 miles (408 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bordeaux to Nîmes.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nîmes to Bordeaux for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/07/2023 for travel on 01/07/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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