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Bordeaux to Irun by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

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30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest Price $164.99
  2. 30 day advance $143.85
  3. 7 day advance $193.62
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 27m
  • Distance
    193 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bordeaux to Irun by train

Fast trains from Bordeaux to Irun take around 2 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 193 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bordeaux and Irun.

1. Are there direct trains from Bordeaux to Irun?

Direct trains from Bordeaux to Irun have been found.

We usually find around 7 direct trains on the route from Bordeaux to Irun every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 4 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bordeaux to Irun?

The Bordeaux to Irun train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bordeaux to Irun train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Irun is usually scheduled to depart Bordeaux around 06:45 and the last train is around 18:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bordeaux around 07:47, and the last at 20:02.

What's the Bordeaux to Irun train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bordeaux to Irun are $164.99.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $143 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $193. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

When to book Bordeaux to Irun train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 8 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bordeaux to Irun by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bordeaux and Irun?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bordeaux to Irun, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TGV
  • Train Express Regional

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Other journeys to Irun View all journeys to Irun


Travelling by train from Bordeaux to Irun is easy. The route is served by both fast TGV and slightly slower TER services. The journey south from Bordeaux takes in seemingly endless pine forests that then give way to lovely coastal scenery. Bookings for this route generally open three months prior to travel, and that's when to find cheap tickets.

Irun is the very first station in Spain. The last station in France, on the opposite bank of the river, is Hendaye and you’ll find additional departures from Bordeaux if you book just to Hendaye. Of the more than a dozen daily direct trains from Bordeaux to Hendaye, only two of those services (both of them TGVs) continue over the bridge to Irun.

If you take one of the many trains that terminate in Hendaye, it is an easy 3-min ride on the Metro Donostialdea tram from Hendaye to Irun. If you are travelling back from the Spanish border to Bordeaux or beyond, you will need to book from Hendaye as all northbound TGV and TER trains start there rather than in Irun.

Bordeaux to Irun

This is a route where the advantages of the high-speed TGV are only modest. The more frequent TER trains that run south from Bordeaux to the Spanish border take only a few minutes longer than the TGVs. Along the way, you’ll stop at Biarritz, still as stylish as ever, and a number of other small resorts.

Most trains terminate at Hendaye, the last station in France. Just two services a day continue on to Irun. But a frequent light-rail tram (part of the Basque Metro Donostialdea network) leaves from the station forecourt in Hendaye and makes the short journey across the bridge to Irun.

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