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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.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

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

  1. Cheapest Price $69.38
  2. 30 day advance $84.94
  3. 7 day advance $127.73
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    4hr 32m

Travelling from Lille to Bordeaux by train

Fast trains from Lille to Bordeaux take around 4 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 702 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lille and Bordeaux.

Are there direct trains from Lille to Bordeaux?

Direct trains from Lille to Bordeaux have been found.

We usually find around 10 direct trains on the route from Lille to Bordeaux every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 11 departures.

How long is the train journey from Lille to Bordeaux?

The Lille to Bordeaux train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Lille to Bordeaux train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bordeaux is usually scheduled to depart Lille around 06:05 and the last train is around 17:16. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Lille to Bordeaux train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Lille to Bordeaux are $69.38.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $84 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $127. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Lille to Bordeaux train tickets?

Trains in France usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lille to Bordeaux by train.

Which train companies operate between Lille and Bordeaux?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lille to Bordeaux, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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  1. It is easy to travel by train from Lille to Bordeaux. 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.

    Lille to Bordeaux

    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. 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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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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