The average train time from London to Bordeaux is 9h 12m, although it can take 6h 32m on the fastest rail services. As there are no direct trains from London to Bordeaux, you'll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey (usually in Paris). The first train leaves London St Pancras station at 10:24, while the last train departs at 17:16.
Sit back and relax as the Eurostar high-speed train whisks you from London to Paris in a little over two hours. Travelling at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you'll enjoy wide comfortable seating, free WiFi and plenty of luggage space. Getting off at Paris Gare du Nord station, you'll need to go to Paris Montparnasse station to catch your SNCF train to Bordeaux.
Once you step off the train and out of Bordeaux St-Jean station, it’s just a short stroll to enjoy the banks of the Garonne, before admiring the majestic Place de la Bourse or the Rue Saint-Catherine shopping street.
Ready for your next trip? Keep reading for all the information you’ll need about the journey from London to Bordeaux by train, including times, tickets and FAQs.
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.§
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 London and Bordeaux is 7 hours and 45 minutes, with around 5 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 London to Bordeaux is 5 hours and 55 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London to Bordeaux can start from as little as €69 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.
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.
The first train from London to Bordeaux leaves at 08:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London to Bordeaux leaves at 19:01. 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.
Trains travelling from London to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 461 miles (742 km) during the journey.