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The train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes usually takes 27 hours 54 minutes on average to travel 159 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 27 hours 37 minutes. You can expect to find 2 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between San Sebastián-Donostia and Lourdes, you'll need to make 3 changes on your way to Lourdes. You can choose to travel with TGV, Renfe or SNCF to get to Lourdes. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $152.20.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Lourdes, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
It takes an average of 27h 54m to travel from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (159 km). There are normally 2 trains per day traveling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes and tickets for this journey start from $152.20 when you book in advance.
159 miles (99 km)
2 trains per day
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Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.
Renfe's Alvia services combine high-speed tracks with lower speed sections, reaching speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h) on international lines and 125 mph (200 km/h) on conventional lines. These trains connect the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante with the other main Spanish cities. Alvia offers two types of classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). The latter has wider seats, carriages with fewer seats, offers complimentary food and drinks, free newspapers, and access to parking and Club meeting rooms.
Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between San Sebastián-Donostia and Lourdes is 27 hours and 54 minutes, with around 2 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes is 27 hours and 37 minutes.
Train tickets from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes can start from as little as $152.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes. Travelling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.
The first train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes leaves at 07:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes leaves at 15:17. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from San Sebastián-Donostia to Lourdes cover a distance of around 99 miles (159 km) during the journey.