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There are 12 ways to get from Switzerland to Lourdes by train, bus, night 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 via Strasbourg  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 37 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes Tgv

$292 - $398

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Fly Geneva to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$75 - $252

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Train  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes Tgv

$289 - $336

Train #2  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv
  4. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes Ic

$235 - $355

Bus  •  21 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Basel City Center Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Tarbes

$98 - $178

Night bus, bus  •  21 h 24 min

  1. Take the night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N106
  2. Take the bus from Lyon to Tarbes

$79 - $121

Drive  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lourdes 705.2 miles

$150 - $220

Train to Lyon, fly to Pau  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Pau (PUF) LYS - PUF

$101 - $323

Train to Lyon, fly to Toulouse, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Toulouse (TLS) LYS - TLS
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes

$109 - $241

Fly Basel to Toulouse, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$89 - $311

Fly Geneva to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h 24 min

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

$104 - $260

Fly Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) GVA - LDE

$267 - $960

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The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Lourdes is to night bus and bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 130 and takes 21 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Lourdes is to fly and train which costs SFr 75 - SFr 260 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Switzerland to Lourdes. However, there are services departing from Zürich Stadelhofen and arriving at Lourdes via Zürich HB, Genève, Lyon Part Dieu and Toulouse-Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 11 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Lourdes is 770 km. The road distance is 1128.4 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lourdes without a car is to train which takes 11 h 41 min and costs SFr 290 - SFr 400.

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It takes approximately 11 h 41 min to get from Switzerland to Lourdes, including transfers.

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Switzerland to Lourdes train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lourdes is to train which takes 11 h 41 min and costs SFr 290 - SFr 400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 180 and takes 21 h 14 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 260 - SFr 1000 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Pau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Lourdes.
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  • Distance: 481.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 41 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Lourdes, France?

You can take a train from Zürich to Lourdes via Zürich HB, Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Paris Est, Gare de l'Est, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, and Paris Montparnasse in around 11 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lourdes via Zürich HB, Zürich, Basel City Center, Basel, Tarbes, and Tarbes - Gare SNCF in around 21 h 14 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Basel to Toulouse via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Bordeaux, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nantes, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Bordeaux, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,700
Flights from Geneva to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nantes, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Basel to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $18
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $32
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 Toulouse-Matabiau to Lourdes
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Basel City Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Zurich to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Lourdes is 1128 km. It takes approximately 10 h 33 min to drive from Switzerland to Lourdes.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Pau Airport.

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There are 633+ hotels available in Lourdes. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 5.

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