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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Lourdes by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus via Oloron Ste Marie  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Oloron-Sainte-Marie 748

$83 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Tarbes

$46 - $69

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Train  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne Ave
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes Ic

$159 - $227

Train, bus ALSA  •  12h 39m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Tarbes

$96 - $143

Drive  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lourdes 350.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 5m

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

$50 - $140

Fly to San Sebastian, train  •  7h 25m

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

$117 - $344

Fly to Bilbao, bus, train  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Lourdes

$89 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 8h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Lourdes - Gare SNCF via Tarbes - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Lourdes via Narbonne and Toulouse-Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 31m.

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The distance between Madrid and Lourdes is 425 km. The road distance is 561.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lourdes without a car is to train and bus which takes 8h 22m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m to get from Madrid to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Madrid to Lourdes bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Lourdes train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to bus which takes 8h 30m and costs 40€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 10h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lourdes.
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  • Distance: 265.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 22m

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

Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Madrid to Lourdes 3 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 7h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Lourdes via Narbonne and Toulouse-Matabiau in around 10h 31m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $140
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $40
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
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 Zaragoza to Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
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 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 Zaragoza to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Toulouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Madrid to Lourdes bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Tarbes station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Lourdes is 561 km. It takes approximately 6h 23m to drive from Madrid to Lourdes.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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There are 694+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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