Deutsche Bahn is cooperating with the French railway SNCF to offer a new direct connection from Frankfurt/Main to Bordeaux next summer. From 8 July to 26 August 2023, a modern TGV Duplex will travel to the French Atlantic coast and back every Saturday. The TGV departs Frankfurt/Main Hauptbahnhof at 6.56 am in the morning and is scheduled to arrive in Bordeaux at 2.35 pm. The return journey leaves Bordeaux at 3.58 pm, arriving in Frankfurt at 11.51 pm. The journey time is thus 7 hours 40 to Bordeaux and just under eight hours in the opposite direction. Stopovers are Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Lorraine, Meuse, Champagne-Ardenne, Marne la Vallée-Chessy, Massy, St. Pierre de Corps, Poitiers and Angoulême.
"In cross-border long-distance traffic with France, we are again seeing a strong increase in demand after the Corona wave. The Bordeaux connections are another building block to attract even more passengers to environmentally friendly rail," said Stefanie Berk, Head of Marketing at DB Fernverkehr.
The Bordeaux trains follow on from the direct connection from Frankfurt/Main to Marseille, which has already existed since 2012. According to DB, tickets for the new connection cost from 69.90 euros and will be available from the beginning of February.
(ru / Source: DB; Photo: 123rf.com)