Jump on a high-speed train from Bordeaux St-Jean to Biarritz, and in just under two hours you can zip from the heart of wine country to the glamorous seaside of the Bay of Biscay. The Gare de Bordeaux St-Jean is served by SNCF's high-speed TVG service, which runs frequently throughout the day. Want to travel in style? Upgrade to First Class and you'll get to enjoy larger and more comfortable seats, power outlets and free access to SNCF First Class lounges.
Both Bordeaux and Biarritz railway stations are right in the centre of things. Biarritz has been a beloved holiday resort for well over a century, and nearby attractions include the Grande Plage (a popular surfing spot), as well as spas, golf courses and restaurants rustling up Gascon duck and Basque tapas.
Want to learn more about the train journey from Bordeaux to Biarritz? Keep reading for more details about train times, ticket prices and FAQs.
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.
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
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 St-Jean to Biarritz 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 St-Jean and Biarritz is 2 hours and 5 minutes, with around 12 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 St-Jean to Biarritz is 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bordeaux St-Jean to Biarritz can start from as little as €8.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bordeaux St-Jean to Biarritz without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Bordeaux St-Jean to Biarritz each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bordeaux St-Jean to Biarritz leaves at 06:42. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bordeaux St-Jean to Biarritz leaves at 20:02. 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 St-Jean to Biarritz cover a distance of around 106 miles (171 km) during the journey.