How to get from Madrid to Lourdes by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Madrid to Lourdes is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||264 miles (425 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $62 (€53) • 16 h 40 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus|
Travel 264 miles (425 km) by bus between Madrid and Lourdes. BlaBlaCar Bus is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Lourdes.
There are multiple means of transport available for travel from Madrid to Lourdes. These include bus, train, and flight. Buses and trains are the most preferred means of transport for this journey. Travel times between the two cities depend on the mode of transport taken. On average travel time by bus from Madrid to Lourdes is 15 hours and 45 minutes including transfers. It takes 17 hours and 22 minutes for the same trip by train and eight hours and 46 minutes by flight including transfers.
The cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Lourdes is by bus. The journey by bus includes one transfer at Bordeaux Gare Saint Jean which takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. The bus from Madrid to Lourdes travels overnight. It departs from the Madrid Estacion Sur (Madrid Station) in the late evening hours and arrives at Gare SNCF in Lourdes the following morning. This service is offered by FlixBus which travels once per day between Madrid and Lourdes.
The fastest way to travel from Madrid to Lourdes involves a flight from Madrid to San Sebastian which is offered by Iberia. However, to get there, travelers have to use other means of transport for transfers. The journey takes six hours and 54 minutes, including a transfer of 2 hours and 36 minutes on the different means of transport. The journey by flight begins with a 21-minute train ride to Madrid airport (MAD). The flight takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to San Sebastian airport. From here, the airport shuttle service which departs every 20 minutes takes 5 minutes to get passengers to Colon, Irun where an hourly train takes passengers to the Hendaye train station in four minutes. The journey by train from Hendaye train station to Lourdes takes 2 hours and 28 minutes.
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Trains from Madrid to Lourdes take an average travel time of 17 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of 265 miles (approximately 426 km). All trains from Madrid to Lourdes are overnight trains with the first one leaving Madrid in the late afternoon. The journey by train between the two destinations includes a minimum of three changes along the way. Trains between Madrid and Lourdes depart twice per day from Madrid and have different classes to accommodate different travelers. Train services on this route are provided by Renfe, the national train operator in Spain. This carrier operates both high-speed and long-distance trains throughout the country. Trains depart from the Madrid Chamartin train station and arrive at Lourdes train station which is one mile from the city center.
Travel from Madrid to Lourdes by bus is offered by FlixBus. This operator offers schedules for daily connections between the two destinations with buses departing once per day from Madrid. During the trip, travelers are required to change buses at Bordeaux Gare Saint-Jean. This change takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. Buses from Madrid to Lourdes depart from Madrid Estacion Sur (Madrid Station) and arrive at Gare SNCF in Lourdes. The trip by bus between Madrid and Lourdes travels overnight with buses leaving the departure station in Madrid late in the afternoon and arriving at their destination the following morning. This journey takes a total travel time of 15 hours and 45 minutes. The arrival bus station in Lourdes is within the city center, located next to the SNCF train station, and is well connected by public transport.
There are several options to choose from when it comes to traveling from Madrid to Lourdes by plane. There are no direct connections by plane between the two cities and the journey is combined with other means of transport to get passengers to the final destination. The available options for this journey include combining the flight with the train, bus or both. Travelers from Madrid can fly to San Sebastian, Bordeaux or Toulouse airports and take the train to Lourdes. They can also fly to Bilbao or Pamplona airports which require connection by both bus and train to Lourdes. Due to the different means used to connect for each trip, the average travel time differs, the fastest taking six hours and 54 minutes via San Sebastian airport. The longest journey by flight is via Pamplona airport which takes nine hours and 18 minutes.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $38 (€33). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Renfe is Spain’s national travel company operating freight and passenger travel on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travelers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Madrid to Lourdes trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of travel with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE travel run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia travel combine high-speed and normal speed travel serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant travel serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night travel routes.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
You can go from Madrid to Lourdes by bus.
The fastest way to travel from Madrid to Lourdes is by bus with an average journey time of 16 h 40 min.
The distance is approximately 264 miles (425 km) from Madrid to Lourdes.
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