|Avg. Train Duration:|
6 hours 14 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£192|
|Trains depart from:||London|
|Trains arrive in:||Bordeaux|
The high-speed Eurostar traverses the Channel Tunnel from London to Paris, and from here the TGV (France) railway takes travellers to the final destination of Bordeaux. With this one change included - which requires a 40-minute transfer between two stations - trains from London to Bordeaux take around 7 hours in total, leaving approximately every hour from morning until lunchtime. The most expensive tickets are the first two in the morning, and all prices increase slightly at the weekend.
Trains from London to Bordeaux leave from St Pancras International, which is situated on Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden. First opened in 1868, it stands out for its impressive Victorian architecture and has a shopping centre and a bus station. It's connected to King's Cross St Pancras Station by a pedestrian subway, making it easily accessible via National Rail and six London Underground lines including Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria.
It may take longer to get to than Paris, but Bordeaux offers all of the French capital's chic way of life in a far more relaxed and picturesque setting. The entire historic old town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, of course, Bordeaux is a wine aficionado's dream. Trains from London to Bordeaux stop at Paris Gare du Nord. From here it's a 40-minute Metro underground train or taxi ride to Paris Gare Montparnasse to board the TGV train. Arrival is at Bordeaux St-Jean, which is on Rue Charles Domercq, only 4km from the city centre. A tramway (Tram C) offers easy transportation into the city and runs at frequent intervals throughout the day.