There are 7 ways to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$120 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Barcelona 721 / ...

$23 - $120

5 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Toulouse
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Barcelona/Sants

$41 - $75

Rideshare  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bordeaux to Barcelone 396.7 miles

$48

Drive  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Barcelona 396.4 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Bordeaux  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Barcelona (BCN) BOD - BCN

$38 - $170

Train to San Sebastian, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN

$80 - $307

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 41€ and takes 7 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Toulouse-Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Barcelona is 444 km. The road distance is 634.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 100€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean station.

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Bordeaux to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs 100€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 110€ and takes 8 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 4 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Bordeaux to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 277.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Barcelona via Toulouse-Matabiau in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Bordeaux to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Barcelona City Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Bordeaux to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
isilines.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Toulouse to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bordeaux to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$48
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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