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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £34.00
  2. 30 day advance £58.50
  3. 7 day advance £84.00
  • First train
    06:05
  • Last train
    17:16
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 34m
  1. It is easy to travel by train from Lille to Bordeaux. Four direct trains each day serve this route and, if you do not mind a change of trains along the way, there are additional options via Paris (where a change of stations is required from the Gare du Nord to Montparnasse). The direct trains from Lille to Bordeaux slip round the east side of Paris and then traverse the city’s southern suburbs to reach the main line from Paris to Bordeaux.

    The journey starts with an impressive high-speed dash south through Picardie and around the edge of Paris. Beyond the Loire the pace slows, as the train serves intermediate stations as it cruises south through the Poitou-Charentes region towards Bordeaux.

    Bookings for the journey from Lille to Bordeaux normally open three months prior to the date of travel. However, at certain times of the year, Loco2 may be able to sell tickets for this route as long as four months in advance. It pays to book early if you are keen to get the best fares.

    Lille to Bordeaux

    Lille to Bordeaux

    Four direct TGVs leave Lille each day for Bordeaux. The early morning train on this route leave from Lille Europe station, while all later departures are normally from Lille Flandres. The journey time on this route was much reduced in July 2017 with the opening of new high-speed lines in western France. Trains now take five hours or less to reach Bordeaux, with the number of intermediate stops varying from six to nine. Although the journey is largely through flatter regions of France, there is much of visual interest beyond the carriage window. There are wartime graveyards around the River Somme, some eye-catching glimpses of communities in the Parisian hinterland and a memorable crossing of the River Loire.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 25
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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