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London to Bordeaux trains

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Trains from London to Bordeaux

Take the train to Bordeaux

Hop on Eurostar at St Pancras International and, with no time wasted getting to and hanging around airports, you’ll be on your way south in no time.

Arrive at the station 45-60 minutes before your train leaves so you have enough time to clear security.

You’ll travel at Paris Gare du Nord, where you’ll connect to Gare Montparnasse to continue on to Bordeaux.

What’s on board?

Stretch out in our comfy seats and watch a film or browse the web with free wi-fi and onboard entertainment as you speed to Paris.

There’s plenty of space to stow luggage, both above your seat and at the entrance to your carriage.

With no weight or liquid restrictions, you can bring a picnic or visit Café Metropole, our bar buffet, when you’re feeling peckish.

 

Changing stations in Paris

Take Metro 4 towards  Mairie de Montrouge, which will take you directly to Montparnasse Bienvenue in approximately 45 minutes.

You’ll be in First or Second Class and your seat and coach number will be on your ticket. There’s an onboard bar buffet and plug sockets in First Class.

You’ll arrive at Bordeaux St-Jean station, not far from the city centre.

Bordeaux uncorked

Elegant and bursting with charm, there’s more to Bordeaux than fine wine and good food (though that’s a very good place to start). So get sightseeing and work up an appétit.

Free and cheap

  • Enjoy free entry to the Musée d’Aquitaine on the first Sunday of the month.
  • Stroll around the Jardin Public or Parc Palmer.
  • Admire the gothic splendour of St Michel church.

What’s on in Bordeaux?

June: Les Epicuriales

June (even years): Bordeaux Wine Festival

Sept: Marathon du Médoc

Oct: Vin Nouveau et Brocante (wine and antiques fair)

Food glorieux food

Try grenier Médocain, a regional recipe for succulent pork charcuterie, perfectly paired with a beautiful Bordeaux wine.

Bring a few bottles back to savour and re-live the holiday at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Bordeaux?

Typically, the train journey from London to Bordeaux takes 5hrs 55mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar?

Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket?

Eurostar tickets from London to Bordeaux can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar? 

You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for the Eurostar?

You should get to St Pancras International 45 to 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.

How fast does the Eurostar go?

Between London and Bordeaux, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK?

In addition to our trains from London to Bordeaux, we also offer tickets to Bordeaux from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar?

Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar?

Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.

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