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.
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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.
408 miles (254 km)
11 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
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 Nîmes to Bordeaux 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 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Nîmes to Bordeaux is 4 hours and 53 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Nîmes to Bordeaux leaves at 06:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Nîmes to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 254 miles (408 km) during the journey.