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Is there a train or bus to Lourdes from barcelona?

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Is there a train or bus to Lourdes from barcelona?

Hello all,

Me and my boyfriend are going to barcelona next month, and we are planning to take a trip to lourdes.

Is there a train that goes there? and if so, where in barcelona can we catch the train and how much?

is it advisable to go to lourdes for one day trip or not?

Pls advice, much greatly appreciated

Thank you all in advance

gigi

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1. Re: Is there a train or bus to Lourdes from barcelona?

Hi gigi — and welcome!

It's about 500 km or more than 300 miles from Barcelona to Lourdes by the fastest road route, considerably more by rail. The fastest train connections take about 10 hours and involve two or three changes.

Driving would take about seven hours with stops.

There is no bus service AFAIK.

The quickest way to get there *might* be to fly to Toulouse, about two hours from Lourdes by train.

A day trip? I don't think so...

Next trip, perhaps?

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2. Re: Is there a train or bus to Lourdes from barcelona?

If you rented a car and travelled direct, this is about a 5 hour journey - check viamichelin.com for their shortest route through the Pyrenees. Alternatively, their autoroute option sends you via Perpignan and Toulouse - this is the same way you'd travel by train (check timetables on http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en and prices on http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html and www.voyages-sncf.com/ ) which is nearer 8 hours.

International bus services in Europe are operated by eurolines and their timetables from Barcelona to France are on www.eurolines.es/portal/pdfs/francia.pdf

Whichever way you look at it, this isn't a one-day trip!

aruba
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3. Re: Is there a train or bus to Lourdes from barcelona?

Please I want to know if there is a train service from Barcelona to LOurde please Help

thanks in advance Hennita

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4. Re: Is there a train or bus to Lourdes from barcelona?

Hello Hennita -

As I said in my first reply to this post it takes about 9-10 hours to get from Barcelona to Lourdes and you need to change trains at least twice or possibly ree times.

You can find timetables at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

There really is no easy way to get from one city to the other by train. AFAIK there is no bus service connecting them either but you could check Eurolines.

As i said possibly the easiest way would be to fly to Toulouse and take a train from there.

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