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Travel to Bordeaux

Given the wide range of travel options, our standard package prices do not include travel. The principle options are as follows:

Self -drive

The drive from St Malo is around 4¾ hours and Caen is around 5½ hours from Bordeaux. Grape Escapes can book your ferry crossing with Brittany Ferries or Condor Ferries if required. In particular, the overnight crossing from Portsmouth to St Malo is recommended.

Eurostar (and onward rail from Paris)

Bordeaux is around 3 hours from Paris by train, giving a total journey time of around 6½ hours from London. Grape Escapes can book this for you if you wish – the supplement starts at £119 per person – the train prices increase as the departure date nears so early booking is recommended.

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Jenna is an outstanding contact. I thoroughly enjoyed dealing with her.

Rob- Nottinghamshire, UK

The definitive cost of your Eurostar travel can be confirmed 120 days before you travel, when the tickets are released. Please contact us to request a detailed information sheet with hints and tips for obtaining the best-priced tickets.


Bordeaux serves mainly domestic flights, however there are direct flights from Gatwick (British Airways), Luton (Easyjet), Bristol (Easyjet), Southampton (Flybe) and Dublin (Aer Lingus). Direct flights also operate from Madrid and Amsterdam. There are several flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle each day, therefore this may be practical if you are flying into Paris.

The airport is situated around 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre and there are always taxis waiting at arrivals. Alternatively, a regular shuttle bus will take to the city centre in 45 minutes and costs around 12 Euros per person for return tickets.

Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831 and we would be happy to book your flights at cost, however a booking fee of £25 per person applies.

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