Trains are operated by SNCF on board the TGV service.
Trains leave at multiple points throughout the day, with the first train leaving early at 6:28 am and the final train departing Paris at 10:12 PM.
Trains depart from either Paris Montparnasse 1 & 2, or Paris Austerlitz (for the overnight service). Trains arrive into Bordeaux Saint Jean.
The distance from Paris to Bordeaux is around 400 miles.
The time of travel is between 3 hours 11 minutes and 3 hours 52 minutes; there is also an overnight service which takes 10 hours.
Trains traveling from Paris to Bordeaux during the day time are direct; however, the overnight service requires passengers to change in Montauban Ville Bourbon.
Traveling by train is convenient for those who don’t have a car or don’t wish to drive. The overnight route allows travelers to forgo one night’s accommodation and sleep on the train.
Bordeaux features many attractions including contemporary architecture, museums, various parks, gardens, and Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, which is Europe’s longest vertical-lift bridge. Bordeaux has many cinemas, art galleries, theaters, and music venues. It is imperative that visitors try one of the Bordeaux-region wines while dining at a locally-owned restaurant.