How to travel from Lyon to Bordeaux

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from Lyon to Bordeaux

You can get from Lyon to Bordeaux by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lyon to Bordeaux on Mar 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:15AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h10 08:25AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport
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07:15AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h10 08:25AMBordeaux Mérignac Airport
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03:20PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h10 04:30PMBordeaux Mérignac Airport
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08:20PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h10 09:30PMBordeaux Mérignac Airport
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08:04AMGare de Lyon-Part-Dieu5h10 01:14PMBordeaux-Saint-Jean
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Travel Information to Bordeaux from Lyon

distanceDistance270 miles (436 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$85 - $376
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $85 (€75) • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $376 (€332) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air France

Travel 270 miles (436 km) by bus, flight or train to Bordeaux from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $85 (€75). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Air France among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Bordeaux.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Bordeaux

Travel Tips: 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 Lyon to Bordeaux.

You can travel to Bordeaux from Lyon 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Bordeaux is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $85 (€75) compared to other travel options to Bordeaux:

A train is $17 (€15) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Lyon to Bordeaux costing on average $102 (€90).

A train is $291 (€257) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Bordeaux costing on average $376 (€332).

The fastest way from Lyon to Bordeaux is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Bordeaux that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 5 h 10 min.

Bordeaux is approximately 270 miles (436 km) away from Lyon.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Bordeaux is:

  • Around 4 buses per day.
  • 4 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Bordeaux Saint-Jean.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Bordeaux. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Lyon to Bordeaux tickets on Omio for $102 (€90).
  • Travel with Air France to go to Bordeaux by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air France Lyon to Bordeaux tickets on Omio for $376 (€332).

Yes, there are direct services available from Lyon to Bordeaux with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with 4 direct buses per day.

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

Your trip from Lyon to Bordeaux doesn't have to end in Bordeaux. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Toulouse or Madrid. If you’d like to add Paris, Toulouse or Madrid to your Lyon to Bordeaux tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Bordeaux today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $102 (€90) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $376 (€332) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket costs $85 (€75) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Lyon to Bordeaux 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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