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There are 10 ways to get from Geneva to Lourdes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau Tgv
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lourdes Ter

209€ - 365€

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Bus  •  17h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Brive-la-Gaillarde N1157
  2. Take the bus from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Lourdes Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Montauban Sud > Toulouse > Saint-Gaudens > Lannemezan > Lourdes

44€ - 54€

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Drive  •  7h 50m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lourdes 850.3 km

90€ - 140€

Train to Lyon, fly to Pau  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Pau (PUF) LYS - PUF

123€ - 540€

Train to Lyon, fly to Toulouse, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Toulouse (TLS) LYS - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lourdes

117€ - 266€

Fly Geneva to Toulouse, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Toulouse (TLS) GVA - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lourdes

100€ - 230€

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Lourdes

116€ - 284€

Fly Geneva to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 31m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bordeaux (BOD) GVA - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lourdes

74€ - 256€

Train to Lyon, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bordeaux (BOD) LYS - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lourdes

126€ - 282€

Fly Geneva to Biarritz, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Biarritz (BIQ) GVA - BIQ
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Lourdes

119€ - 388€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lourdes is 800 130 000.

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The most affordable way to get from Geneva to Lourdes is to bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 17h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lourdes is to fly and train which costs SFr 130 - SFr 430 and takes 7h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Lourdes via Brive-la-Gaillarde. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Lourdes via Lyon Part Dieu and Toulouse Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 14m.

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The distance between Geneva and Lourdes is 599 km. The road distance is 850.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lourdes without a car is to train which takes 10h 14m and costs SFr 230 - SFr 410.

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It takes approximately 10h 14m to get from Geneva to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Geneva to Lourdes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Lourdes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lourdes is to train which takes 10h 14m and costs SFr 230 - SFr 410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 60 and takes 17h 35m.

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  • Distance: 599.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 14m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lourdes, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Lourdes via Lyon Part Dieu and Toulouse Matabiau in around 10h 14m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Lourdes via Brive-la-Gaillarde in around 17h 35m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 150€
Flights from Geneva to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Geneva to Toulouse via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Lyon to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 330€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150€ - 270€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
35€ - 45€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 110€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 65€
1st Class
50€ - 65€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Toulouse Matabiau to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Bayonne to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 65€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Geneva to Brive-la-Gaillarde
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Brive-la-Gaillarde to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Pau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Geneva to Lourdes bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Lourdes station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lourdes is 850 km. It takes approximately 7h 50m to drive from Geneva to Lourdes.

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Air France offers flights from Lyon Airport to Pau Airport.

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There are 354+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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