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Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport is 10km north of Lourdes on the N21. There are at least three daily flights to Paris Orly (Air France and HOP!), plus three to four weekly flights to London Stansted, three to Milan and two to Krakow (all Ryanair), as well as several a week to Brussels (TUI Fly) and Rome (AlbaStar).


The small bus station has services northwards to Pau (though trains are much faster and the recommended way to go). Buses running between Tarbes and Argelès-Gazost (at least eight daily), the gateway to the Pyrenean communities of Cauterets, Luz-St-Sauveur and Gavarnie, also stop here.

SNCF buses to Cauterets (€8.20, 54 minutes, at least five daily) leave from the train station.

Car & Motorcycle

Lourdes has a befuddling one-way system, so leave your car on the outskirts; there’s free parking near the train and bus stations.


Gare de Lourdes has regular train connections, including direct TGVs to Pau and Paris Montparnasse. Trains to Toulouse often connect through Tarbes.

Bayonne €25 to €37, two hours via Pau

Paris Montparnasse €54 to €132, from 4¾ hours via TGV

Pau €8.30, 28 minutes

Toulouse €30, 2¼ hours