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Travelling by train from Paris to Lourdes

Lourdes has a special place in the heart of Christians but can appeal to people of all faiths and backgrounds, and it's perfectly reachable from the French capital of Paris. Despite the fact that more than 400 miles separate the City of Lights from this small village, SNCF’s high-speed TGV trains can make the journey in under five hours.

Arriving in Lourdes, surrounded by the inspiring beauty of the Pyrenees mountains, you'll be able to take a walk around and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this special place, visiting sacred spots like the Grotto of Massabille and the Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes.

Still not convinced? Read on for more details about this train journey, including train timetables and FAQs.

Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes by train

It takes an average of 7h 7m to travel from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes by train, over a distance of around 413 miles (664 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes and tickets for this journey start from €11.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 45m
Price€11.80 - €183.80
Distance413 miles (664 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationParis Montparnasse
Arrival stationLourdes
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, BlaBlaBus

Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes for Tuesday 2nd Feb 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:47 13:30 6h 43m, 1 change
09:52 14:37 4h 45m, direct
10:52 17:35 6h 43m, 1 change
12:52 19:00 6h 8m, 1 change
15:52 20:40 4h 48m, direct
17:52 22:37 4h 45m, direct
20:57 08:25 11h 28m, 2 changes
20:58 08:35 11h 37m, 3 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes

You can travel from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes on TGV and SNCF 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

Cheap train tickets from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes

Train tickets from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes start at €11.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €108.01.
lowest price found
from11.80
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price97.55
on the day
avg. single price108.01

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 Paris Montparnasse 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris Montparnasse 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 Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Montparnasse and Lourdes is 7 hours and 7 minutes, with around 8 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 Paris Montparnasse and Lourdes by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes is 4 hours and 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes cost?

Train ticket prices from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes can start from as little as €11.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes leave?

The first train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes leaves at 06:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes leave?

The last train from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes leaves at 20:58. 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 Paris Montparnasse and Lourdes by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes cover a distance of around 413 miles (664 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lourdes to Paris Montparnasse.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris Montparnasse to Lourdes for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/02/2021. 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 18/01/2021 for travel on 04/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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