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There are 7 ways to get from Santander to Lourdes by bus, train, 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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Bus, train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Lourdes Ic

$65 - $103

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Bus via Gare de Tarbes  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Tarbes K784

$38 - $80

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Bus FlixBus  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Tarbes 786

$38 - $65

Train  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the train from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Lourdes Ic

$55 - $83

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Santander to Lourdes 246.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  8h 53m

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

$145 - $379

Fly to San Sebastian, train  •  9h 8m

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

$154 - $633

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Lourdes is to bus which costs 30€ - 70€ and takes 7h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Lourdes is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santander to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Gare de Lourdes via Bilbao and Gare de Tarbes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Lourdes via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaye and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 37m.

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The distance between Santander and Lourdes is 307 km. The road distance is 393.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Lourdes without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 13m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Santander to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Santander to Lourdes bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santander station.

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Santander to Lourdes train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Lourdes is to bus which takes 7h 23m and costs 30€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 11h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Santander to Lourdes.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 13m

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

You can take a bus from Santander to Lourdes via Bilbao, Tarbes, and Gare de Tarbes in around 7h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Lourdes via Bilbao, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, Amara-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bayonne in around 11h 37m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santander to Toulouse via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Santander to Toulouse via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Santander to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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 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
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
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
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Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
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 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 Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
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 Bilbao, Bilbao to Tarbes, Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Santander Airport to Toulouse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Santander to Lourdes bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Tarbes station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Lourdes is 394 km. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Santander to Lourdes.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santander Airport to Toulouse Airport.

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There are 682+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santander to Santander Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs 12€ - 19€.

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