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There are 9 intercity buses per day from Brussels to Bordeaux. Traveling by bus from Brussels to Bordeaux usually takes around 13 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 11 hours and 30 minutes.
|Distance||474 mi (763 km)|
|Shortest duration||11h 30m|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Brussels to Bordeaux?
€87.72 is the average price of a bus ticket from Brussels to Bordeaux. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €40 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Brussels to Bordeaux in July, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €86 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What bus companies travel from Brussels to Bordeaux?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Brussels to Bordeaux that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.
BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Brussels and Bordeaux, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Brussels to Bordeaux, and usually makes the trip in about 13 hours and 11 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Brussels to Bordeaux during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Brussels to Bordeaux?
The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 763 kilometers from Brussels to Bordeaux. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours and 30 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Bordeaux. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Brussels?
The first bus leaves at 01:00 and the last bus leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all buses from Brussels to Bordeaux, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
The center of European activities, Brussels is a cosmopolitan hub that features many cultural elements, making it one of the top destinations for international travelers. Sitting at the heart of Brussels is the famous Grand-Place, a world heritage site that boasts many nearby Gothic and Baroque architectural marvels. During the holiday season, the square hosts the Winter Wonders light show, as well as a giant Christmas tree. If you enjoy museums, don’t miss out on the Musical Instruments Museum, which is housed in an Art Nouveau building. Featuring as many as 1,200 instruments from around the world, the museum is every music fan’s dream. If you want to go on a shopping spree while in Brussels, head for the Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which is housed in a stunning Renaissance-style arcade.
Brussels is the home to many Michelin-starred restaurants, and its food scene is among the top-rated in the country. For those wishing to enjoy a contemporary twist on Belgian classics, head towards La Quincaillerie. If seafood is your go-to, Noordzee Mer du Nord will definitely satisfy your palate.
Brussels’ three main rail stations are Brussels-South, Brussels-Central, and Brussels-North, all of which are the busiest in the country. Gare du Midi, located in the Brussels-South station, is the main hub for bus travel in and out of Brussels. The city is served by several airports, the most prominent of which is the Brussels-National Airport, located 10 miles east of the city.
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Known for its world-famous wine, Bordeaux has much to offer oenophiles and other travelers alike. Take, for example, the Musée du Vin et du Négoce, which combines history exhibits and wine tasting. If you're just going for the wine, you can pick from numerous wine tours to châteaux and vineyards surrounding the city.
Travelers can find most of the city's non-alcoholic attractions along the elegant riverfront overlooking the Garonne River. For example, check out the Place de la Bourse, a historic square designed by the royal architect Jacques Gabriel in the 18th-century. Between the Place de la Bourse and the bustling Place des Quinconces, find the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, which features regal neoclassical architecture. The city also boasts many incredible museums, the most notable of which is the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
Getting to Bordeaux can often cost less than a bottle of wine, especially if you follow our itinerary of visiting ten french cities for cheap. FlixBus routes to Bordeaux include those from Paris, Toulouse, and Nice. TGV trains offer speedy rail service to other cities and towns in southern France.
Where does the bus leave from in Brussels?
Main departure station: Gare du Midi
Also known as Brussels-South railway station, the Gare du Midi is the primary train station serving Brussels. The station is technically located in Saint-Gilles, a city south of Brussels, but the Gare du Midi metro stop connects travelers to all of Brussels' sights and attractions. Many high-speed train services, including international train lines, run through the Gare du Midi. Brussels is connected to the famous Eurostar line through this station, along with Thalys and Deutsche Bahn lines. The large indoor station includes many retail shops, restaurants, and services like information desks and restrooms.
All bus stations in Brussels:
Gare du Midi
Where does the bus arrive in Bordeaux?
Main arrival station: 146 Rue Des Terres De Borde
All buses from Brussels arrive at one main station in Bordeaux.
Bus stations in Bordeaux:
146 Rue Des Terres De Borde
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