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Train from Bordeaux to Saint-Émilion: prices, timetables and stops

If you are in the capital of Aquitaine, we recommend you to consider this locality, if not the whole region. Yes, we recommend you to take a train from Bordeaux to Saint Emilion to complement an already wonderful trip.

Located in the Gironde department, less than 50 km away from Bordeaux, Saint Emilion is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here, you have the possibility to book a free tour of Saint Emilion, which will allow you to discover its main attractions in a short time, but you will fall in love with it forever.

This medieval-style village is full of charm and, above all, wine history. As you know, it is located in one of the most important wine-producing regions in the world, with its own designations of origin.

Getting to Saint Émilion from Bordeaux

If you are considering visiting one of the beautiful villages near Bordeaux, you have many alternatives. To get there, you can rent a car, take the bus or take the train from Bordeaux to Saint Emilion, which for us is the most convenient and comfortable.

They leave from the train station in Bordeaux and drop you off at Saint Emilion train station, which is 1.8 km from the centre of town. From here you can walk or take a small electric tuk-tuk-like vehicle that will take you there in less than five minutes.

Getting around this medieval village is pretty much the same as getting around Bordeaux, walking or using public transport. We particularly like to recommend the walking option. As well as allowing you to get to know the local culture first hand, it also gives you the chance to discover the odd charming spot.

Timetables and stops

As we’ve already told you, trains are always comfortable, cheap and convenient. Why? No matter what time of year or day of the week, they’re always available.

There is a train from Bordeaux to Saint Emilion practically every hour. We say practically because there are some days where the roaming can go up to every three hours, so checking online is recommended.

Normally the timetable goes from 5.45am, when the first one departs, to 9.30pm, when the last one departs. The journey time is around 38 minutes, with two stops along the way:

  • Cenon: This is a small town 25 km away from Bordeaux, with just over 25,000 inhabitants. Some passengers get off here while others get on, the time on site is usually no more than two minutes, so don’t worry.
  • Libourne: Very close to Saint Émilion, just 8 km from the destination, it is one of the main ports through which the wines produced in the region are marketed. It has maintained its population at around 25,000 inhabitants in recent years. Here the stop is a little longer, but don’t worry, it’s only three minutes.

Ticket prices

Although they may vary slightly, the price of a train ticket from Bordeaux to Saint Emilion is €11 one way per person. You can buy it directly at the station or if you prefer, you can book it in advance directly on the website.

Welcome to Saint-Emilion

Throughout the train journey you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery that this part of France has to offer. Some of the scenery will be vineyards, while others will be immense fields where the greenery blends together and the view is lost in the horizon.

Once you arrive, you will immediately know why Saint Emilion is worth a visit. Its narrow, labyrinth-like streets welcome you, surrounded by historic buildings so beautiful that you’ll feel as if time has stood still.

Everywhere you look, there is charm and history, and the locals will make you feel welcome from the very first moment. They won’t hesitate to tell you a little about the places you should not miss for any reason.

Monolithic church and its bell tower

This is not just any church, it is an underground building that was excavated in the early 12th century. It has gigantic proportions, 38 metres long and 12 metres high. Its bell tower is a separate construction and is 68 metres high. You can climb to the top after climbing 196 steps. The entrance fee is €2 per person.

The collegiate church and its cloister

The Collegiate Church has the particularity of being the main church of the city, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, it was originally an Augustinian college. Nowadays, it is possible to visit its cloister, surrounded by a beautiful garden and finally some tombs from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Vineyards and wine cellars

You are in a wine-growing region, so a visit to the vineyards and the main wineries is a must. You can learn a lot about the history of this industry, its production process and, of course, enjoy a few tastings.

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