Train Paris → BordeauxFrom AU$ 31
- Departure station : Paris montparnasse (17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15)
- Arrival station : Bordeaux st jean (Rue Charles Domercq 33800 Bordeaux)
Main stations in Paris and Bordeaux
Paris Gare Montparnasse Train Station
Address: 17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Disabled Facilities, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business Lounge and Waiting Rooms, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Currency exchange, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Bordeaux St-Jean Train Station
Address: Rue Charles Domercq 33800 BordeauxOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4am to 2:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4am to 1am
Public holidays: 4am to 1am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Paris and Bordeaux
Paris, the capital of France
This is it! You are nearing a visit to the one of the world’s greatest cities, Paris! The capital of France is also known as the City of Light. This enchanting city, at the crossroads of cultures, is the capital of fashion and home to world highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Avenue des Champs Elysées, to name but a few. In terms of architectural beauty, art history, events, gastronomy and sheer extravagance, Paris is a milestone ahead of any other city on earth.
Beyond the highlights of the city, Paris is the ideal place to discover the French art de vivre. Take a seat in a café and simply enjoy the scene in front of you: locals shopping fresh food from authentic markets, people taking their time for lunch which usually lasts more than an hour, women and men who are well groomed in a simple yet fashionable way… Simple things that make life much more enjoyable.
When it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Indeed, Paris has a wealth of restaurants serving specialities from every corner of the world. And of course you don’t come to this amazing city without having a morning croissant, lunch in a neighbourhood bistro or dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurants if you wish to have a treat.
Paris has one of the world’s most extensive public transport systems. You can take a taxi if you are not much of an adventurer, but that would be a pity! Metro (subway or underground), buses and city bicycles are much more fun and are very easy to use, even for beginners. Go to any metro station and ask the RATP staff to help you out with the best ticket option. Don’t forget to ask for a free tourist map.
It takes more than a couple of days to discover Paris, but you can plan your visit according to our 3-day itinerary to see the best of the City of Light.
Bordeaux, gateway to vineyards
Bordeaux is located in the heart of the Aquitaine region and is only 3 hours away by TGV from Paris. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is the epicurean French destination par excellence. Bordeaux has over a hundred thousand hectares of vineyards and 10,000 grape growers. The city produces large quantities as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world. From Bordeaux, you can take the train to Saint Emilion, one of the world’s most famous vineyards, or opt for a guided tour in a vineyard to taste one of the famous vintage wines of Margaux, Pauillac or Saint-Julien.
Reviews & ratings Paris - Bordeaux
I travelled on a comfortable TGV train from Paris to Strasbourg, through the picturesque French countryside to see the Christmas Markets. It was a long held dream of mine to see the famous Christmas Markets of Strasbourg and Colmar and they were better than I dreamed they would be. They were magical, especially at night, plus a cup of Vin Chaud was a must, as it really warmed me on a cold winters night.
Everything went well on this trip. I bought an e ticket which meant I didn't need to get another ticket or validate it. The train was on time, clean and comfortable. Enough luggage space for my suitcase.
If you are considering travelling to Bordeaux from Paris you can't go past a rail trip for relaxation, convenience and price. Nice, clean, well equipped train, a pleasurable trip for us, thank you
The TGV is so fast you no sooner leave (Bordeaux) than you are at your destination (Paris). Clean, comfortable, with plenty of luggage room (even a special rack for big cases mid carriage).
It's important to point out that travelling on French railways can be a great way to get around but also frustrating because of having to carry your suitcases up and down staircases to get to the platform Also the custom of not posting which platform your train is leaving from until a few minutes before boarding time often means running to catch the train With long trains that are stopping for only a couple of minutes it is important to check the screens on the departure platform to see the composition of the trains otherwise you may find yourself on the correct platform but a very long way from your designated carriage. Also there never seems to be enough storage for luggage so you really need to think small in order to heave your case up onto the overhead rack.
Hi, we trained around France and the service was excellent. The on time departure and seating comfort was great. Booking on line and buying tickets at the Gares was easy. Will use train again when we go back next year. regards Graham
We booked our trip to allow 2 hrs in between arriving at Bordeaux and catching our train to Sarlat, this was totally unnecessary as they only put up the platform number 15 to 20 minutes before the train is due to leave and then it is a mad dash with your luggage. On the booking site it tells you to be careful because some connections only leave you 20 mins, we could have gone much earlier and not had such a long day. Most stations you have to carry your luggage up and down stairs, so travel light. No trouble with the booking, it all went smoothly. We paid for 1 st class but ended up getting crowed out with people leaning over us on the way down to Bordeaux, the trip back to Paris was nicer.
Good having tickets booked and ready in advance, especially when jet lagged. Bordeaux station has several exits (Sortie). It would help travellers with luggage and jet lag to know which exit to use and save going up and down a lot of tiring steps.
The trip was only a couple of hours. Safe, comfortable, clean and on time. Great value for money. Beats driving hands down.
My husband and I left our hire car at the drop off (right next to the Bordeaux station) and took the train option to Paris. We found it to be an excellent way of getting between the cities quickly and easily. Positives include: Seats are very comfortable, well labelled so easy to find; carriages (including toilets) clean; train on time; rail staff friendly and helpful Areas for improvement: LONG/ SLOW queue for refreshments (only one person serving), and many options not available; Late arrivals struggle to find easy placement for cases (especially where they have large or heavy ones); access to platforms at Bordeaux is via stairs- maybe a lift somewhere but we didn't find one.
Our train trip from Bordeaux to Paris was excellent. We were in first class and the train seats were comfortable and roomy. The schedules were very flexible, we had options of several trips leaving that morning. I would have liked wifi coverage in the carriage as that was not available to us. I would have also liked a speed read about being available so we could see how fast we were travelling. But overall, the journey was great and I would use the TGV again without hesitation.
I recently went to France to run the Marathon du Medoc in Pauiilac. I had to travel from Paris to Bordeaux and decided to go by TGV. I did the booking on the internet with RailEurope. I live in Australia and the tickets arrived about a week after I did the booking. The tickets came with a letter on what to make sure I have done to be prepared for the rail trip. Everything went smoothly. I really enjoyed the trip on the TGV. It was quiet, comfortable and nice big windows to look out on the countryside. I arrived in Bordeaux feeling relaxed and rested, ready for my marathon the next day. Thank you RailEurope, I will definitely use you in the future for any other travel that I will do in the future.
Convenience of having printed own ticket before we left Australia was great.Seniors discount made travelling 1st class even more pleasant. Seats very comfortable. Station conductor very helpful and pleasant in finding correct seats. Arrival at the beautiful Bordeaux station, with music resonating throughout station was awesome and set the scene for an enjoyable visit. Only problem was dragging bags up the steps.
Travelled 1st class and preferred the train to planes. Less time wasted, always on time, comfortable seating with views of the countryside. Food and drinks available from the dining car and the best ham/cheese melt I've enjoyed in years! A tip: avoid heavy luggage as it's difficult to carry from platform/steps/train.
Purchased tickets on-line from Australia with option to print tickets using machines at station however this did not work. Had to queue and present voucher at Ticket Office counter. First time a hassle as long queue and train ready to leave! Otherwise, train on time, clean and relatively comfortable however wouldn't bother paying for first class on any future trips.