Eurostar has opened the ticket sales for its new London to Bordeaux route with the first train leaving on July 2. The new service will reduce the duration of the journey from more than an hour off the current travelling time. Passengers will now be able to reach Bordeaux in less than 6 hours and from £110 return.

Visiting Bordeaux

Bordeaux is famous for being one of the biggest wine-producing regions in the world. Well-known vineyards such as Saint-Emilion, Margaux, St Estephe or Medoc are within reach.

It is also a city of Art and History, inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”. Famous sights include the Place de la Bourse, St. Andre Cathedral or the Grand Theatre.

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Eurostar London to Bordeaux from £110 return

Eurostar has adjusted its services to the French new high-speed train line from Paris to Bordeaux to significantly reduce the journey duration. Passengers will still need to make a change at Paris, between the station Gare du Nord and Montparnasse but the improvements in the connection will enable to make the journey in less than 6 hours.

Nick Mercer, commercial director at Eurostar, said: “There is a growing appetite for Bordeaux, as British travellers are drawn to the gastronomic and cultural attractions of the city and nearby regions. With the new high-speed line, passengers will benefit from a more civilised way to travel with city-centre-to city-centre travel, a generous baggage allowance and superior comfort on board our new trains.”

The fleet of e320 trains running from London to Paris enable passengers to connect their devices to a free Wi-Fi and on-board entertainment platform.

An alternative to flying

The new Eurostar London to Bordeaux will provide another alternative to the flight services between the 2 cities. When searching for a ticket for mid-July, flights were available from £56 with Ryanair while the cheapest train started at £62. Trains take longer but provide a more convenient way to travel by avoiding the queues, additional luggage fees and the transfer from/to the airport. It’s during the summer season that we will see more clearly the cheapest option between the two alternatives.

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Source: Birmingham Mail, Travel Daily. Featured image credits: Xellery (Own work), [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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