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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Lourdes by bus, train or car

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Bus ALSA  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Tarbes K784

$20 - $48

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Bus FlixBus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Tarbes 786

$20 - $37

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Lourdes Ic / ...

$46 - $71

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Lourdes 183.5 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Lourdes is to bus which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Lourdes is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Gare de Lourdes via Gare de Tarbes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bilbao to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Lourdes via Amara-Donostia, Hendaye and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 43m.

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The distance between Bilbao and Lourdes is 234 km. The road distance is 293.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lourdes without a car is to bus which takes 4h 53m and costs 17€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Bilbao to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Lourdes bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Lourdes train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Lourdes is to bus which takes 4h 53m and costs 17€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 7h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Lourdes.
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  • Distance: 146.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Lourdes, France?

ALSA operates a bus from Bilbao to Lourdes twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 4h. FlixBus also services this route 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bilbao to Lourdes via Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bayonne in around 7h 43m.

Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Tarbes, Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bilbao to Lourdes bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tarbes station.

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Bilbao to Lourdes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Lourdes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Lourdes is 294 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Bilbao to Lourdes.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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