Don't forget to buy food and drinks in advance if you need them: train stations do not always have shops, while onboard cafés are not always available and often very expensive.
With such a long journey, you could take into account travelling by plane, which is not necessarily more expensive. Doing so, you will shorten the distances and you will be able to enjoy more time in Bordeaux.
Which stations serve the rail line Lille - Bordeaux?
You can take the train to Bordeaux at Lille Flandres or LILLE EUROPE, which arrives at Bordeaux Saint-Jean.
How many connections are there to go Bordeaux from Lille by train per day?
If you want to travel from Lille to Bordeaux by train, there are 30 available connections per day. The main part of these connections, that is to say 28 routes, include one or many changes and the rest, that is to say 2 routes, are direct lines. Thus, selecting a ticket with an indirect line could be more efficient if you want to reach Bordeaux at the last minute especially if there are too few connections even though the trip is longer. Despite that, please take a ticket for a direct line if you do not want any change
How long do you need to get to Bordeaux by train?
The average duration of the journey is 4 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest connections take you to Bordeaux in 4 hours and 15 minutes. The first train leaves from Lille at 07:11, while the last one leaves at 19:11.