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Bordeaux to Lyon by bus

The journey from Bordeaux to Lyon by bus is 271.39 mi and takes 8 hr 30 min. There are 20 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:20 AM and the last at 11:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Bordeaux to Lyon by bus for as little as $22.57 or as much as $85.17. The best price for this journey is $22.57.

Lowest Price$22.57
Journey Duration8 hr 30 min
Connection per Day20
Lowest Price$22.57
Highest Price$85.17
First Departure1:20 AM
Last Departure11:30 PM
Distance271.39 mi
DepartureBordeaux
ArrivalLyon
CarriersBlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus France S.A.R.L.More

Bordeaux to Lyon Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Traveling from Bordeaux to Lyon with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Bordeaux to Lyon. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Bordeaux to Lyon?

The prices for bus tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon will cost $22.57. The average bus ticket price is approximately $38.31. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a bus ticket from Bordeaux to Lyon will cost you $38.31. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Bordeaux to Lyon by bus?

The journey between Bordeaux and Lyon by bus is approximately 271.39 mi. It will take you more or less 8 hr 30 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Bordeaux and Lyon by bus usually takes 8 hr 30 min to cover a distance of 271.39 mi. The shortest journey from Bordeaux to Lyon will take you 6 hr 50 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Lyon quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do journeys run from Bordeaux to Lyon?

The exact number of journeys from Bordeaux to Lyon can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 20 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Bordeaux to Lyon. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Bordeaux to Lyon varies, but in general, you can expect to find 14 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bordeaux to Lyon. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bordeaux to Lyon, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bordeaux to Lyon.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Virail Pro Tip ✌: Booking 10 days in advance save 10% on average

Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $22.57 to $37.96 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 41% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Bordeaux to Lyon

The cheapest Bordeaux - Lyon bus tickets can be found for as low as $26.53 if you’re lucky, or $31.47 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $38.81.

Find the best day to travel to Lyon by bus

When travelling to Lyon by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Established in 2018, BlaBlaCar Bus was born out of BlaBlaCar's acquisition of OUIBUS in November of that same year. The company officially launched in June 2019 and has since been offering long-distance bus services across Europe. Initially known as BlaBlaBus, the company went on to adopt the name Ouibus, before finally deciding on its present name, BlaBlaCar Bus. BlaBlaCar Bus operates a network of routes that link several cities, including Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Genoa, Lille, London, Lyon, Marseille, Milan, Nice, Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, San Sebastián, and Turin.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

In 2013, the French national railway company SNCF introduced OUIGO to offer budget-friendly TGV travel options. Choose between the lightning-fast OUIGO Grande Vitesse, reaching speeds of 300 km/h, or the more leisurely OUIGO Classique, which offers a nostalgic train ride experience.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Bordeaux to Lyon

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by OUIGO and TER when traveling from Bordeaux to Lyon.

Standard Class / TGV

OUIGO Grande Vitesse offers a single class, akin to second-class travel, which accounts for its affordable ticket prices. Adult fares start at €10, depending on the destination, while children can travel for €5. Tickets for OUIGO can only be purchased online.
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Standard Class / Classical

OUIGO Train Classique only have one class, which is equivalent to second class travel, which is why ticket prices are cheap. Tickets are available from €10 for adults (depending on destination) and €5 for children, and OUIGO train tickets are only available online.
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Standard

TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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You have access WiFi (OUIFI) and delve into the OUIFUN entertainment portal for an added fee.
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On Ouigo trains, only top deck seats in select coaches come with power sockets. Note that these seats come at an additional charge, and the bottom deck lacks sockets altogether.
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OUIGO lets you bring two small hand luggage items or one piece measuring 36 x 27 x 15 cm for free, along with cabin baggage at 55x35x25cm with no weight restrictions. For larger items, a fee of €5 applies for online bookings made in advance, and it goes up to €20 if you pay in-person at the station.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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In France, OUIGO's Train classique services provide an at-seat snack service, though this isn't available on the high-speed trains. For those traveling in Spain, a visit to the OUIBAR in coach 4 serves up a variety of beverages and snacks.
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Travel in comfort with all coaches being air-conditioned.
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Planning to bring along bigger items like a bike, scooter, skis, or a musical instrument? If you book online in advance, it's just a €5 fee. But, if you decide to pay at the station, the fee goes up to €20.
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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board BlaBlaCar Bus, OUIGO and TER from Bordeaux to Lyon
Compare services on board when travelling from Bordeaux to Lyon by bus.
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Bordeaux to Lyon CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
30.57kg
Bus
32.76kg
Flight
87.35kg
Car
69.88kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Bordeaux to Lyon?
A bus ticket from Bordeaux to Lyon is $38.31. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $22.57.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Bordeaux to Lyon?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bordeaux to Lyon is $22.57. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bordeaux and Lyon by bus?
Bordeaux to Lyon is 271.39 mi.
How long does the bus between Bordeaux and Lyon take?
Bordeaux to Lyon is on average 8 hr 30 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 50 min.
Which companies operate from Bordeaux to Lyon?
The bus journey from Bordeaux to Lyon is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus France S.A.R.L., OUIGO, FLIXBUS PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL Lda., TER, ALSA INTERNACIONAL, FlixBus and INTERNORTE.
How many bus connections per day go from Bordeaux to Lyon?
Bordeaux to Lyon has 20 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Bordeaux to Lyon leave?
The earliest bus from Bordeaux to Lyon departs at 1:20 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Bordeaux to Lyon depart?
The latest bus from Bordeaux to Lyon departs at 11:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bordeaux to Lyon in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $22.57 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bordeaux to Lyon?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Bordeaux to go to Lyon.
What's the fastest journey time between Bordeaux to Lyon by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Bordeaux and Lyon is 6 hr 50 min.
Is there a direct bus from Bordeaux to Lyon?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Bordeaux and Lyon.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bordeaux to Lyon by bus?
The bus journey from Bordeaux to Lyon creates 32.76kg of CO2 emissions.

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