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Travelling by train from London to Bordeaux

On average, the train journey from London to Bordeaux takes around 9h 12m. However, on the fastest rail services, it can take just 6h 32m. Currently, there are no direct trains from London to Bordeaux, so you’ll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey – usually in Paris.  

Hop on a high-speed Eurostar train and travel from London to Paris in a little over two hours. Enjoy wide comfortable seating, free WiFi and plenty of luggage space as you travel at speeds of up to 186 mph. Once you’ve arrived at Paris Gare du Nord, you’ll need to make your way to Paris Montparnasse station to catch an SNCF train to Bordeaux.  

When you’ve stepped off the train and out of Bordeaux St-Jean station, it’s a short stroll to enjoy the banks of the Garonne. Then, you can admire the majestic Place de la Bourse or the Rue Saint-Catherine shopping street. Want to explore more of France? Find inspiration in our guide to the best day trips from Bordeaux.  

Ready to book your trip? Head to the Journey Planner at the top of the page to start your search for cheap train tickets from London to Bordeaux. If you’d like to read more information first, keep reading for FAQs, train times and advice on how to book cheap train fares. 

London to Bordeaux by train

It takes an average of 6h 31m to travel from London to Bordeaux by train, over a distance of around 461 miles (742 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from London to Bordeaux and tickets for this journey start from €74 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 5h 43m


461 miles (742 km)


10 trains per day


1 change


From €74

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London to Bordeaux train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Bordeaux for Tuesday 28th March 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:01 12:14 6h 13m, 1 change
07:01 13:15 6h 14m, 1 change
08:01 14:12 6h 11m, 1 change
09:31 15:14 5h 43m, 1 change
10:26 16:15 5h 49m, 1 change
12:31 18:14 5h 43m, 1 change
13:31 19:14 5h 43m, 1 change
14:31 20:14 5h 43m, 1 change
15:31 22:11 6h 40m, 1 change
20:01 07:14 11h 13m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from London to Bordeaux

The price of train tickets from London to Bordeaux starts at €74 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 London 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between London and Bordeaux is 6 hours and 31 minutes, with around 10 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 London and Bordeaux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Bordeaux is 5 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Bordeaux cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Bordeaux can start from as little as €74 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.

Is there a direct train from London to Bordeaux?

No, there are no direct train services from London to Bordeaux. Travelling from London to Bordeaux by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from London to Bordeaux leaves at 06:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London to Bordeaux leaves at 20:01. 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 London and Bordeaux by train?

Trains travelling from London to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 461 miles (742 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bordeaux to London.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for London to Bordeaux for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/28/2023. 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 08/21/2023 for travel on 08/21/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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