How to travel from Cologne to Bordeaux

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from Cologne to Bordeaux

How to get from Cologne to Bordeaux by train, bus or flight.

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flight

The best way to travel from Cologne to Bordeaux is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Lufthansa
06:00AM4h15
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
10:15AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
$8391One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Lufthansa
06:00AM4h15
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
10:15AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
$8391One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Lufthansa
06:00AM4h15
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
10:15AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
$8391One-way
1 transfer
Other options
Eurowings
06:35PM14h05
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
08:40AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
$8751One-way
1 transfer
Eurowings
06:25AM26h15
Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)
08:40AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport (BOD)
$12301One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Cologne and Bordeaux

distanceDistance545 miles (879 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$54 - $44
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $44 (€38) • 16 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€46) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Volotea or SNCF | TGV

Travel 545 miles (879 km) by train, bus or flight between Cologne and Bordeaux. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, Volotea or SNCF | TGV among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Cologne to Bordeaux.

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All travel companies: Train and Bus from Cologne to Bordeaux

Find the best journey between Cologne and Bordeaux with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Eurostar. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Eurostar is a high-speed train company operating in Europe, connecting the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany including trains from Cologne to Bordeaux. It offers a range of services, including Eurostar e320, Eurostar e300, and Eurostar International. The Eurostar e320 is the fastest service, travelling at up to 320 km/h, while the Eurostar e300 is slightly slower, travelling at up to 300 km/h. Both services offer comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power sockets. Eurostar International is a slower service, travelling at up to 160 km/h, but it offers a more luxurious experience with larger seats and more onboard facilities. Eurostar offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier. Standard tickets are the most affordable, while Business Premier tickets offer the most luxurious experience. The most popular routes for Eurostar are London to Paris, London to Brussels, and London to Amsterdam. All of these routes offer a fast and convenient way to travel between the UK and mainland Europe.

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

      FAQs: Travel from Cologne to Bordeaux

      FAQs: Travel to Bordeaux easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Bordeaux.
      FAQs

      There are 3 travel options to Bordeaux from Cologne. You can take a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Bordeaux from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $44 (€38).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Cologne to Bordeaux:

      Taking a bus costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

      A bus is $10 (€8) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $54 (€46) from Cologne to Bordeaux.

      A bus is $217 (€187) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Bordeaux costing on average $261 (€225).

      The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Bordeaux is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Getting to Bordeaux by bus takes 16 h 10 min on average.

      Getting to Bordeaux by train takes 6 h 27 min on average.

      The Cologne to Bordeaux distance is around 545 miles (879 km).

      The average frequency per day from Cologne to Bordeaux is:

      • Around 3 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Cologne to Bordeaux as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Bordeaux:

      • Most travelers who purchase a bus ticket from Cologne to Bordeaux depart from Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle) to Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean.
      • Most travelers board their plane from Cologne Bonn Airport and arrive in Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.
      • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Cologne to Bordeaux depart from Cologne Hbf to Bordeaux-Saint-Jean.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Bordeaux:

      • You can take a bus from Cologne to Bordeaux with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Deutschland. Cheap tickets can be found for $44 (€38) with FlixBus from Cologne to Bordeaux.
      • You can go to Bordeaux from Cologne by plane with Volotea or LAER. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $54 (€46) with Volotea from Cologne to Bordeaux on Omio.
      • You can go to Bordeaux from Cologne by train with SNCF | TGV, Thalys or SNCF (3). You'll see cheap train tickets for $261 (€225) with SNCF (3) from Cologne to Bordeaux on Omio.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Bordeaux with the following travel companies:

      • You can travel directly by bus with.
      • You'll find direct ferries with.
      • You can travel directly by plane with.
      • You'll find direct trains with.

      Direct services to Bordeaux tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Bordeaux don't make Bordeaux their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Bordeaux are Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Marseille or Lyon, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bordeaux to any of these top destinations today!
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