Train from Malaga or Madrid to Lourdes (France)
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Mar 3, 2013 6:56 AM Last Post By: tony_b
Feb 26, 2013 8:48 AM
Feb 26, 2013 9:49 AM
Feb 26, 2013 9:50 AM
Feb 26, 2013 9:51 AM
3'I have looked at the RENFE web site - it is difficult to make sense of.' - Well, I have never had a problem. However, unless you know the network, it will not assist well with indirect journeys and more especially as Lourdes is not in Spain - no surprise.
If you want all permutations for whatever journey use www.bahn.de
Feb 26, 2013 10:49 AM
Welcome to TT!
If you want to make all the route by train, you have two main options:
1) Málaga-Madrid-Hendaye-(Bayonne)-Lourdes. You would need to make an overnight stay in Madrid or in Hendaye. You would need to change stations in Madrid (from Puerta de Atocha to Chamartín). Most train options from Hendaye to Lourdes mean a change of trains in Bayonne. In order to know schedules and fares, use the web of RENFE for the Málaga to Madrid leg and the Madrid to Hendaye leg as well as the commuter schedule for the leg from Puerta de Atocha to Chamartín. Use the web of the SNCF for the route from Hendaye to Lourdes. The web of the SNCF works fine looking for options changing trains so you won't have to make a separate search for each leg as you should do in the RENFE web.
2) Málaga-Barcelona-Narbonne-Toulouse-Lourdes. You would need to depart Málaga early on the morning and to make an overnight stay in Toulouse although, if you prefer, there are other options overnighting in Barcelona. Use the web of RENFE for the Málaga-Barcelona leg and from the Barcelona-Narbonne leg. Use the web of the SNCF for the rest of the legs. As an overnight stay in Toulouse would be required, you could need to look for the leg from Toulouse to Lourdes separately in the web of the SNCF.
Mar 3, 2013 6:56 AM
5from either Malaga or Madrd by train.
Can you just clarify? Do you want information about travel from both departure points or just the better of the two?
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