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About the train journey from Madrid to Bordeaux

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The train from Madrid to Bordeaux usually takes 20 hours 32 minutes on average to travel 344 miles (554 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 20 hours 32 minutes. You can expect to find 1 train per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Madrid and Bordeaux, you’ll need to make 2 changes on your way to Bordeaux.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Madrid to Bordeaux in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €58.00.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bordeaux, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Madrid to Bordeaux by train

It takes an average of 20h 32m to travel from Madrid to Bordeaux by train, over a distance of around 344 miles (554 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from Madrid to Bordeaux and tickets for this journey start from €58 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20h 32m
PriceFrom €58
Distance344 miles (554 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train19:00
Last train19:00
Departure stationMadrid
Arrival stationBordeaux
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsUnion Ivkoni (Bus), Flixbus, ALSA, BlaBlaCar Bus

Madrid to Bordeaux train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Bordeaux for Wednesday 26th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
20:40 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets18h 52m, 2 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets18h 52m, 2 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets18h 52m, 2 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets18h 52m, 2 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets18h 52m, 2 changes
20:40 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3203 Renfe Get tickets18h 52m, 2 changes
19:00 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3191 Renfe Get tickets20h 32m, 2 changes
19:00 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3191 Renfe Get tickets20h 32m, 2 changes
19:00 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3191 Renfe Get tickets20h 32m, 2 changes
19:00 Madrid Atocha15:32 Bordeaux St-JeanAVE 3191 Renfe Get tickets20h 32m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Bordeaux

The price of train tickets from Madrid to Bordeaux starts at €58 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 Madrid 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 Madrid 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 Madrid to Bordeaux take?

The average journey time by train between Madrid and Bordeaux is 20 hours and 32 minutes, with around 1 train 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 Madrid and Bordeaux by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Madrid to Bordeaux is 20 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Madrid to Bordeaux cost?

Train ticket prices from Madrid to Bordeaux can start from as little as €58 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 Madrid to Bordeaux?

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

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

The first train from Madrid to Bordeaux leaves at 19:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Madrid to Bordeaux leaves at 19:00. 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 Madrid and Bordeaux by train?

Trains travelling from Madrid to Bordeaux cover a distance of around 344 miles (554 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bordeaux to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Bordeaux.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Bordeaux for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/26/2022. 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 12/01/2021 for travel on 12/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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