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Traveling from St-Étienne to Bordeaux by train

Looking to travel from St-Étienne to Bordeaux by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 12 hours 17 minutes to travel from St-Étienne to Bordeaux by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 7 hours 13 minutes though. You'll usually find 14 trains per day running along the 396 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Bordeaux, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from St-Étienne to Bordeaux start from $147.00 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Bordeaux by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

St-Étienne to Bordeaux by train

It takes an average of 12h 17m to travel from St-Étienne to Bordeaux by train, over a distance of around 246 miles (396 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from St-Étienne to Bordeaux and tickets for this journey start from $147 when you book in advance.

First train

5:20 am

Last train

7:56 pm

Departure station

St-Étienne

Arrival station

Bordeaux

Journey time

From 7h 13m

Distance

246 miles (396 km)

Frequency

14 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From $147

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

St-Étienne to Bordeaux train times

Check out the next trains departing from St-Étienne to Bordeaux for martes jul 30º 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
7:54 am 3:07 pm 7h 13m, 2 changes
8:50 am 4:35 pm 7h 45m, 2 changes
9:50 am 6:40 pm 8h 50m, 2 changes
11:24 am 7:05 pm 7h 41m, 2 changes
12:20 pm 8:36 pm 8h 16m, 2 changes
1:54 pm 5:59 am 16h 5m, 4 changes
1:54 pm 6:59 am 17h 5m, 3 changes
3:50 pm 7:40 am 15h 50m, 2 changes
5:50 pm 9:40 am 15h 50m, 4 changes
5:50 pm 10:06 am 16h 16m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from St-Étienne to Bordeaux

The price of train tickets from St-Étienne to Bordeaux starts at $147 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 St-Étienne 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 St-Étienne to Bordeaux

Want to know more about your journey from St-Étienne 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 St-Étienne to Bordeaux take?

The average journey time by train between St-Étienne and Bordeaux is 12 hours and 17 minutes, with around 14 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 St-Étienne and Bordeaux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from St-Étienne to Bordeaux is 7 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from St-Étienne to Bordeaux cost?

Train tickets from St-Étienne to Bordeaux can start from as little as $147 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 St-Étienne to Bordeaux?

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

What time does the first train from St-Étienne to Bordeaux leave?

The first train from St-Étienne to Bordeaux leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from St-Étienne to Bordeaux leave?

The last train from St-Étienne to Bordeaux leaves at 19:56. 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 St-Étienne and Bordeaux by train?

Trains travelling from St-Étienne to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 246 miles (396 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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