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A difficult question, how to get to Lourdes from Madrid or Burgos

A difficult question, how to get to Lourdes from Madrid or Burgos

Old Dec 28th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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A difficult question, how to get to Lourdes from Madrid or Burgos

What do you recommend to take, a train, plane, from Madrid to Lourdes, France. Or may be a combination of different ways of traveling.
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Old Dec 28th, 2006, 05:44 PM
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topping for Graziella.*


*I had bike by that name and it was stolen. I think they no longer make them WAAAAa=a-a-a!
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Old Dec 28th, 2006, 05:51 PM
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If you don't mind getting to Lourdes late at night, you could fly from Madrid to Toulouse on easyJet and take a train from there.

For either Toulouse-Lourdes or Madrid-Lourdes train timetables, go to www.bahn.de.
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Old Dec 28th, 2006, 07:16 PM
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You can fly from Madrid SP Barajas to Lourdes Tarbes Ossun Lourdes, via Orly - fares depend a lot on timing, check with www.bravofly.com or others.

Or take the train - takes forever but there are some night trains that at least allow you to put your head down and stretch out - don't know how much real sleep you'll get. Look them up at http://plannerint.b-rail.be/bin/quer...ld=IB&L=profi&.

I'm sure that there are buses once in a while, long-distance buses are very popular in Spain, and Spain being a catholic country I would think you should be able to find such a thing, but I can't see it offhand. Maybe a TA would?
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 06:09 AM
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Spain is mostly a catholic country (not officially though ) but I don't recall any bus to Lourdes.... when the church organizes trips, Renfe does special train routes for them, but that's only once a year.
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 07:59 AM
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Thank you, I am finding my way, petit a petit , I shall let other Fodors know the result , thank you all.
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Old Dec 29th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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cigalechanta yes those bikes were done in Brazil, right? I had one too.
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Old Jan 12th, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Hi! Planning to go to Lourdes from Madrid too. Have you found more info/ plan and prices that you can share. thanks
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