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Santander to Lourdes by train

It takes an average of 19h 45m to travel from Santander to Lourdes by train, over a distance of around 191 miles (308 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Santander to Lourdes and tickets for this journey start from $73.97 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 17h 56m
PriceFrom $73.97
Distance191 miles (308 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train14:00
Last train19:00
Departure stationSantander
Arrival stationLourdes
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsALSA, Flixbus, Renfe, SNCF

Santander to Lourdes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Santander to Lourdes for mardi mars 17 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:00 07:56 17h 56m, 3 changes
19:00 16:35 21h 35m, 4 changes

Renfe, Alvia, Trenhotel and Media Distancia trains from Santander to Lourdes

You can travel from Santander to Lourdes on Renfe, Alvia, Trenhotel and Media Distancia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

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.

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The Trenhotel is Renfe's night train service, which serves national and international routes in Portugal. The trains offer three classes with different levels of comfort for the beds and seats – Turista (Second Class), Preferente (First Class) and Gran Confort or Gran Clase. There are six different Trenhotel routes – Galicia (Barcelona – Vigo), Rosalía de Castro (Barcelona – A Coruña), Rías Gallegas (Madrid – Pontevedra), Atlántico (Madrid – Ferrol), Lusitania (Madrid – Lisbon) and Surexpreso (Irun – Lisbon).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Santander to Lourdes

The price of train tickets from Santander to Lourdes starts at $73.97 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Santander to Lourdes by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Santander to Lourdes

Want to know more about your journey from Santander to Lourdes? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Santander to Lourdes take?

The average journey time by train between Santander and Lourdes is 19 hours and 45 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Santander and Lourdes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Santander to Lourdes is 17 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Santander to Lourdes cost?

Train tickets from Santander to Lourdes can start from as little as $73.97 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.

Is there a direct train from Santander to Lourdes?

No, there are no direct train services from Santander to Lourdes. Travelling from Santander to Lourdes by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Santander to Lourdes leave?

The first train from Santander to Lourdes leaves at 14:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Santander to Lourdes leave?

The last train from Santander to Lourdes leaves at 19:00. 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.

What's the distance between Santander and Lourdes by train?

Trains travelling from Santander to Lourdes cover a distance of around 191 miles (308 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lourdes to Santander.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Santander to Lourdes for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/17/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/12/2018 for travel on 10/12/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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