The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Paris to Bordeaux will cost around £ 80 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 42.
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2 h 8 m
2 h 29 m
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Of the 26 train that leave Paris for Bordeaux every day 26 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 499 km distance in an average of 2 h 29 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 2 h 8 m .
The slowest train will take 3 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
3 hours 41 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£28|
|Trains depart from:||Paris|
|Trains arrive in:||Bordeaux|
|Train Companies:||SNCF | TGV, SNCF | TGV INOUI|
Direct trains from Paris to Bordeaux depart from Paris Montparnasse and arrive at Bordeaux St Jean taking approximately 3-4 hours on the fast TGV service. On Mondays to Saturdays the first train departs early morning with trains then departing once or twice an hour until mid-evening. On Sundays the first train departs slightly later in the morning with a frequency of one train every one to two hours until the evening.
Trains for Bordeaux depart from Paris Montparnasse, located to the southwest of the city in the Montparnasse district. The station is a major terminus for all trains bound for the south or west of France and can be easily reached from anywhere in Paris via the Metro system. For those arriving at the station from Central Paris, the Metro Line 4 takes approximately ten minutes from Chatelet to Montparnasse. The Metro runs from 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. and those departing outside of those times will be able to find a multitude of taxi services from anywhere in the centre of Paris.
The so-called 'sleeping city' is in fact anything but, and is instead a hubbub for culture and art in the southwest of France. The UNESCO protected city is abundant in stunning neoclassical architecture, notably the Grand Theatre, but is also home to a number of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Trains from Paris arrive at Bordeaux St Jean, the city's main railway station located to the southeast of the centre. The station is served by Tram Line C which carries passengers to central Bordeaux in ten minutes. The city's extensive bus and tram services cease around 1:00 a.m. and after this time taxis are available from outside the station.