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There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to Lourdes by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Irun  •  8h 52m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Pamplona Alv
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Hendaya
  3. Take the train from Hendaye to Lourdes

62€ - 100€

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Bus, train  •  12h 10m

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

45€ - 72€

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Bus  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Tarbes

59€ - 143€

Train  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lourdes Ter

165€ - 298€

Train, bus  •  12h 50m

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

86€ - 161€

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lourdes 551.3 km

60€ - 90€

Fly to San Sebastian, train  •  7h 9m

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

76€ - 241€

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  7h 38m

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

64€ - 183€

Fly to Pamplona, bus, train  •  9h 8m

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

82€ - 315€

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 50m

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

78€ - 279€

Fly to Bilbao, bus, train  •  9h 23m

  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

115€ - 286€

Madrid to Lourdes by train

The train journey time between Madrid and Lourdes is around 13h 43m and covers a distance of around 1178 km. The fastest train normally takes 10h 35m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Madrid to Lourdes train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Lourdes. Typically eight trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Madrid to Lourdes train schedules

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

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to bus and train which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 12h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 6h 12m.

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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 Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne and Toulouse Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 36m.

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It is 425 km from Madrid to Lourdes. It is approximately 551.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lourdes without a car is to train and bus via Irun which takes 8h 52m and costs 60€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 8h 52m to get from Madrid to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Madrid to Lourdes train services, operated by Renfe 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 10h 9m and costs 55€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 300€ and takes 10h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lourdes.
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  • Distance: 425 km
  • Duration: 8h 52m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Lourdes via Bilbao, Tarbes, and Tarbes in around 10h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Lourdes via Barcelona-Sants, Narbonne, and Toulouse Matabiau in around 10h 36m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 250€
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 150€
Flights from Madrid to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Train operators
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 Pamplona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
22€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
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€
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 80€
Promo+
68€ - 73€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 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 Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
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€
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 Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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. 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 Pamplona to Hendaya
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Madrid to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Lourdes is 551 km. It takes approximately 6h 12m 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 354+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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