Bordeaux - Train Tickets & City Guide

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Bordeaux by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Bordeaux? 
Bordeaux-St-Jean is the central station. 

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
Yes, the station is located in the centre of the city. 

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommend hotels near the station. 

Which trains run to Bordeaux? 

  • TER regional trains by SNCF
  • TGV high speed trains

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Yes, to Paris, Périgeux, Arcachon, Bergerac, Agen, Narbonne, Libourne and many other destinations.

Do you offer all train tickets to Bordeaux? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Bordeaux 
Bordeaux is the largest city in the south western part of France. The city was founded in 300BC when it used to be a celtic village. In the Roman area it played an important role. During the 18th century the city became very rich and created a beautiful city centre which is one the largest remaining 18th century city centre in Europe. Some famous sights are the Esplanade des Quinconces, the largest square in Europe, the Grand Theatre, the Church of St Pierre and the Port of the Moon (Port de la Lune) , which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

Bordeaux St Jean - Info

Railway Station Bordeaux

Bordeaux St Jean is the name of the main train station in Bordeaux. There is Wifi connection on the station and a tourist office. 


  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: yes, manned, 08h00-20h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: no
  • Tram: 11 minutes, Tram C
  • Subway: -
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Bordeaux St Jean - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Bordeaux St Jean

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Bordeaux St Jean - Trains to Bordeaux

Mercure Centre Gare St Jean***

Fine, modern hotel 400m from the train station and 3 tram stops from the city centre.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

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Hotel Campanile Bordeaux Centre St Jean ***

100m from the train station. Comfortable and simple. Affordable. 10-minutes' walk from the city centre.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

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Aquitain Hotel Gare St Jean**

Building from the 19th century, 180m from the train station. Affordable, high ratings.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

Bordeaux St Jean - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

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Rental Cars

8 rental car companies. Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Europcar, Keddy, Rentacar, Sixt, Thrifty.   



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