How to travel from Madrid to Lourdes

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Travel Information between Madrid and Lourdes

distanceDistance264 miles (425 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $113
fastestFastest modeBus • $113 (€110) • 11 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 264 miles (425 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Madrid and Lourdes. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Lourdes.

How to travel 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.

What is the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes?

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.

What is the fastest way to travel from Madrid to 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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Travel from Madrid to Lourdes by train

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

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.

Travel from Madrid to Lourdes by plane

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.

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International travel from Madrid, Spain to Lourdes, France is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter France if coming from Spain?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lourdes if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Lourdes, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 10/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Madrid to Lourdes.

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from France is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Lourdes, France?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Lourdes?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Lourdes here.

There are 4 ways to get from Madrid to Lourdes: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lourdes is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Lourdes:

A flight is generally $111 (€108) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $113 (€110) from Madrid to Lourdes.

Taking a flight is about $4 (€4) less than taking a train, which costs on average $6 (€6) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Lourdes from Madrid is by bus with an average travel time of 11 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Lourdes can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Lourdes by train can take on average 18 h 26 min.

Lourdes is approximately 264 miles (425 km) away from Madrid.

The average frequency per day from Madrid to Lourdes is:

  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Lourdes as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Madrid to Lourdes:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Lourdes, Gare SNCF.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Lourdes/Tarbes.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Madrid to Lourdes depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Lourdes.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Madrid to Lourdes:

  • You can take a bus from Madrid to Lourdes with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $113 (€110) with Flixbus from Madrid to Lourdes.
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Before traveling from Madrid to Lourdes, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $113 (€110) one way for this trip.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $2 (€2) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $6 (€6) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Lourdes tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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