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from Bordeaux to Arcachon

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Tue
26 Oct
£10SNCF | TER
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Wed
27 Oct
£10SNCF | TER
£10SNCF | Autocar
Thu
28 Oct
£4SNCF | TER
£10SNCF | Autocar
Fri
29 Oct
£4SNCF | TER
£10SNCF | Autocar
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30 Oct
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31 Oct
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1 Nov
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Travel Information from Bordeaux to Arcachon

distanceDistance31 miles (50 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £4 • 53 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £4 • 53 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER

Take a coach or train to travel 31 miles (50 km) between Bordeaux and Arcachon. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 53 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are SNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TER among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Bordeaux to Arcachon.

How to Travel from Bordeaux to Arcachon

Coaches and high-speed trains ensure the journey from Bordeaux to Arcachon is a comfortable, speedy and low-cost experience. Renowned for fine wine, sprawling vineyards and lush green countryside, Bordeaux offers a myriad of sights and attractions for visitors.

Alternatively, visit St. Andre Cathedral, a fine example of French, Medieval architecture. Equally, the charming region of Arcachon boasts a host of activities. Admire this outstanding city from the Observatoire Sainte-Cecile, or marvel at the city's stunning coastline and beautiful villages from a Spirit of Bassin boat tour.

Train: SNCF Trains service the route from Bordeaux to Arcachon Station and offer a host of services throughout the day and evening. The first train of the day departs from Bordeaux-St-Jean Station at 6:35 a.m. and the last train departs at 23:55 p.m. The journey duration is approximately 50 minutes.

Bla Bla Car: Bla Bla Car usually offers a handful of routes daily from Bordeaux Coach Station to Arcachon Bus and Coach Station. The first car departs at 2:00 a.m and the final car leaves the station at 13:10 p.m. The journey duration is approximately 60 minutes. All routes are direct and, therefore, do not involve a change or a stop.

Travelling from Bordeaux to Arcachon: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Bordeaux to Arcachon? Those looking for cheap fares from Bordeaux to Arcachon would be best advised to travel by Bla Bla Car.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Bordeaux to Arcachon? The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Arcachon is by taking the train.

Travel Tips

Travel from Bordeaux to Arcachon
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FAQs
What are my Bordeaux to Arcachon travel options?

There are 2 travel options from Bordeaux to Arcachon: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Arcachon?

The cheapest way from Bordeaux to Arcachon is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Arcachon:

A train is £6 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Bordeaux to Arcachon costing on average £10.

What is the fastest way from Bordeaux to Arcachon?

The fastest way from Bordeaux to Arcachon is by train with an average journey time of 53 min.

Other travel options to Arcachon from Bordeaux can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 1 h 18 min   on average.

How far is Arcachon from Bordeaux?

The distance from Bordeaux to Arcachon is approximately 31 miles (50 km).

How many services a day are there to Arcachon from Bordeaux?

The average frequency per day from Bordeaux to Arcachon is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Arcachon from Bordeaux as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Bordeaux and in Arcachon?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bordeaux to Arcachon:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean and arrive in Arcachon, Avenue du Dr Lorentz Monod (Lycée Grand Air).
  • Most travellers catch their train from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arrive in Arcachon.
Which travel companies can take me from Bordeaux to Arcachon?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bordeaux to Arcachon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with SNCF | Autocar to go to Arcachon by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | Autocar Bordeaux to Arcachon tickets on Omio for £10.
  • Travel with SNCF | TER to go to Arcachon by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | TER Bordeaux to Arcachon tickets on Omio for £4.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Arcachon from Bordeaux?
Many of our customers travelling from Bordeaux to Arcachon don't make Arcachon their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Le Haillan or Toulouse, either of which you could add to your Bordeaux and Arcachon trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Arcachon to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Bordeaux to Arcachon ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Bordeaux to Arcachon, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is £10 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is £4 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Bordeaux to Arcachon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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