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

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Train, bus  •  8h 46m

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

57€ - 127€

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Train via Donostia / San Sebastián  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia Alv
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Lourdes Intercités

64€ - 104€

Train  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes 18061
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Lourdes Intercités

63€ - 102€

Bus  •  15h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Zaragoza 252
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Tarbes

75€ - 130€

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lourdes 559.8 km

65€ - 100€

Fly to San Sebastian, train  •  6h 50m

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

69€ - 231€

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 28m

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

87€ - 313€

Fly to Bilbao, bus, train  •  8h 9m

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

112€ - 426€

Fly to Pamplona, bus, train  •  9h 26m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to S.Juan De Luz
  3. Take the train from St Jean De Luz Ciboure to Lourdes

70€ - 252€

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 46m

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

74€ - 212€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to train which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 11h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 6h 18m.

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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 San Sebastiàn-Donostia, Pasaia and Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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The distance between Madrid and Lourdes is 425 km. The road distance is 559.8 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 46m and costs 55€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8h 46m to get from Madrid to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Madrid to Lourdes train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to train via Donostia / San Sebastián which takes 9h 35m and costs 60€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 15h 38m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lourdes.
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  • Distance: 425.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 46m

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

You can take a train from Madrid to Lourdes via San Sebastiàn-Donostia, Pasaia, Hendaia, and Hendaye in around 9h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Lourdes via Zaragoza, Tarbes, and Tarbes in around 15h 38m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 220€
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
37€ - 40€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Hendaye to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
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 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
Train from St Jean De Luz Ciboure to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
Rail 1st Class
45€ - 65€
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 Bordeaux St Jean to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zaragoza, Zaragoza to Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
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 Madrid to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to S.Juan De Luz
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Madrid to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 35€
Schedules at
hife.es
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San sebastian to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
iberocoach.com

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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 560 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Madrid to Lourdes.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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There are 897+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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