Why deal with the stress of navigating unfamiliar roads when the train from Toulouse to Lourdes is so convenient? Thanks to TGV's direct high-speed train services from Toulouse to Lourdes you can be at the famous Pic du Jer enjoying exquisite views over Lourdes and neighbouring towns in approximately two hours.
Save on parking as you arrive directly in the heart of the city. What's more, the TGV trains serving this route are ultra-modern trains with WiFi in every carriage. As you travel, the extensive WiFi portal lets you make an online order at the bar so you can get straight into the holiday mode. For those travelling with families, take advantage of the nursery space. TGV also allows pets and bicycles on board so you can travel with everything you need for your trip.
When you arrive at the Lourdes train station, you can make your way to the religious Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, and afterwards head to the Chateau Fort that is perched on top of a rock at the edge of the city, in under 20 minutes. Still not convinced? Keep reading this page for more information on the journey and FAQs.
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
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).
Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.
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 Toulouse 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 Toulouse and Lourdes is 2 hours and 4 minutes, with around 10 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 Toulouse to Lourdes is 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Toulouse to Lourdes can start from as little as €1 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Toulouse to Lourdes without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Toulouse to Lourdes each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Toulouse to Lourdes leaves at 05:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Toulouse to Lourdes leaves at 18:32. 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 Toulouse to Lourdes cover a distance of around 82 miles (133 km) during the journey.