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There are 5 ways to get from Pau to Cauterets by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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

Recommended option

Bus, line 941 bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Gare de Pau to Gare de Lourdes Pau - Toulouse-Matabiau / ...
  2. Take the line 941 bus from Lourdes to Cauterets 941

$6 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Pau to Cauterets 45.9 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Train, line 941 bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Pau to Lourdes Toulouse / Luchon / Pau / ...
  2. Take the line 941 bus from Lourdes to Cauterets 941

$17 - $23

Taxi  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pau to Cauterets 48.1 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Pau to Cauterets 48.1 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Pau to Cauterets is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pau to Cauterets is to taxi which costs 80€ - 95€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pau to Cauterets. However, there are services departing from Gare de Pau and arriving at Cauterets via Lourdes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Pau and Cauterets is 50 km. The road distance is 77 km.

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The best way to get from Pau to Cauterets without a car is to bus and line 941 bus which takes 2 h 23 min and costs 5€ - 14€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Pau to Cauterets, including transfers.

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Pau to Cauterets bus services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Pau station.

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Pau to Cauterets bus services, operated by La Région Occitanie, arrive at Cauterets station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pau to Cauterets is 77 km. It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to drive from Pau to Cauterets.

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There are 974+ hotels available in Cauterets. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pau to Cauterets.
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  • Distance: 31.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

What companies run services between Pau, France and Cauterets, France?

You can take a bus from Pau to Cauterets via Gare de Lourdes and Lourdes in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Pau to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Pau to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $18
1st Class
$23 - $30
Bus operators
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
Bus from Gare de Pau to Gare de Lourdes
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
en.oui.sncf
Transports 64
Phone
0 800 64 24 64
Website
transports64.fr
Bus from Pau - Gare SNCF to Lourdes - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transports64.fr
La Région Occitanie
Phone
05 61 33 50 50
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
laregion.fr
Bus from Lourdes to Cauterets
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
La Région Occitanie
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Pau to Cauterets
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Pau to Cauterets
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Allo Taxis
Phone
+33 5 59 02 22 22
Website
allotaxispalois.com

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Pau and Cauterets. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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