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Train via Chamartin  •  10h 41m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Hendaye Intercités
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin Alv / ...

€63 - €100

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Train, bus  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Bayonne Intercités / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to Madrid N1158

€44 - €74

8 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to Madrid

€60 - €105

Train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Hendaye Intercités
  2. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio 18014 / ...

€63 - €103

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Lourdes to Madrid 556.8 km

€60 - €90

Train to San Sebastian, fly  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Hendaye
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD

€68 - €228

Train to Toulouse, fly  •  6h 57m

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

€60 - €203

Train, bus to Pamplona, fly  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Hendaye
  2. Take the bus from Hendaya to Pamplona
  3. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Madrid (MAD) PNA - MAD

€73 - €261

Train, bus to Bilbao, fly  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Hendaye
  2. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  3. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Madrid (MAD) BIO - MAD

€62 - €198

Train to Bordeaux, fly  •  8h 2m

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

€68 - €229

Lourdes to Madrid by train and walk

The journey time between Lourdes and Madrid is around 20h 12m and covers a distance of around 754 km. The fastest journey normally takes 19h 22m. Operated by SNCF, Euskotren, Renfe Viajeros and others, the Lourdes to Madrid service departs from Lourdes and arrives in Sol. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
20h 12m
Fastest journey time:
19h 22m
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:32
Last service departs at:
19:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lourdes to Madrid train and walk schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Lourdes to Madrid is to train and bus, which costs €40 - €75 and takes 11h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Lourdes to Madrid is to train and fly which costs €65 - €230 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lourdes to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lourdes and arriving at Sol via Hendaia, Irun and Chamartin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 41m.

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The distance between Lourdes and Madrid is 425 km. The road distance is 556.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lourdes to Madrid without a car is to train via Chamartin which takes 10h 41m and costs €60 - €100.

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It takes approximately 10h 41m to get from Lourdes to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lourdes to Madrid train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lourdes station.

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The best way to get from Lourdes to Madrid is to train via Chamartin which takes 10h 41m and costs €60 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €110 and takes 11h 29m.

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Lourdes to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Map of how to get from Lourdes to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 425 km
  • Duration: 10h 41m

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

You can take a train from Lourdes to Madrid via Hendaye, Hendaia, Irun, Irun, Madrid-Chamartin, and Chamartin in around 10h 41m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Tarbes to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €55 - €80 and the journey takes 10h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €200
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €140
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Toulouse to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Train operators
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 Lourdes to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Lourdes to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €27
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Train from Lourdes to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
Train from Lourdes to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€30 - €50
Rail 1st Class
€45 - €65
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Lourdes to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€50 - €65
1st Class
€50 - €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 Bayonne to Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Tarbes to Madrid
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Hendaya to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Schedules at
pesa.net

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