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Traveling from Zürich to Lourdes by train

Looking to travel from Zürich to Lourdes by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 13 hours 1 minute to travel from Zürich to Lourdes by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 10 hours 54 minutes though. You'll usually find 5 trains per day running along the 823 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Lourdes, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll be traveling with TGV, ICE or SNCF on your way to Lourdes, as these are the main rail operators on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Zürich to Lourdes start from $106.84 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Lourdes by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Zürich to Lourdes by train

It takes an average of 13h 1m to travel from Zürich to Lourdes by train, over a distance of around 511 miles (823 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Zürich to Lourdes and tickets for this journey start from $106.84 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

10h 54m


823 miles (511 km)


5 trains per day


1 change


From $106.84

Train and bus operators

TGV Lyria, SNCF, SBB CFF FFS, Deutsche Bahn

Zürich to Lourdes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Zürich to Lourdes for Monday Feb 13th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
23:08 13:53 14h 45m, 3 changes
06:34 17:54 11h 20m, 1 change
10:34 21:53 11h 19m, 1 change
10:59 21:53 10h 54m, 3 changes
17:34 10:21 16h 47m, 1 change

TGV Lyria, SNCF, SBB and Deutsche Bahn trains from Zürich to Lourdes

You can travel from Zürich to Lourdes on TGV Lyria, SNCF, SBB and Deutsche Bahn 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.

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

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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).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Cheap train tickets from Zürich to Lourdes

The price of train tickets from Zürich to Lourdes starts at $106.84 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 Zürich 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 Zürich to Lourdes

Want to know more about your journey from Zürich 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 Zürich to Lourdes take?

The average journey time by train between Zürich and Lourdes is 13 hours and 1 minute, with around 5 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 Zürich and Lourdes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Zürich to Lourdes is 10 hours and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Zürich to Lourdes cost?

Train tickets from Zürich to Lourdes can start from as little as $106.84 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 Zürich to Lourdes?

No, there are no direct train services from Zürich to Lourdes. Travelling from Zürich to Lourdes by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Zürich to Lourdes leaves at 00:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Zürich to Lourdes leaves at 18:34. 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 Zürich and Lourdes by train?

Trains travelling from Zürich to Lourdes cover a distance of around 511 miles (823 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lourdes to Zürich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Zürich to Lourdes for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/13/2023. 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 03/25/2023 for travel on 03/25/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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