Lourdes Transportation

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    Respect the lunch hour!

    by christine.j Written Oct 5, 2012

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    We took the city bus line 2 from the sanctuary to the station of the furnicular to go up to Pic du Jer.
    The bus was on time, we paid for our tickets - 2,20 Euro return - and the bus took us through the centre of Lourdes to the station.

    In the station we saw signs saying that the last furnicular down would leave at noon, the next one two hours later. No problem, we enjoyed the great view from the mountain, I walked all the way up to the cross and then we took the furnicular down again and waited for the city bus to go back to the centre, find a nice restaurant and have lunch.

    We waited, and waited, and waited some more. Some other tourists were also there waiting for the little train ( a tourists' train taking you to the main touristy sights ). Neither our bus nor their train arrived. I thought our bus would be every 30 minutes, the little train was supposed to run every 20 minutes.

    Finally we checked the schedule again and saw the blank between 12:00 and 14:00: Lunch hour! There is no bus during lunch hour. And,as the other tourists found out, no little train during lunch hour.

    Fortunately there was a supermarket not too far, so we got some French bread, cheese, wine and éclairs and had a wonderful French picnic on a bench.

    Once it was 14:15 our bus arrived and took us back to the sanctuary, close to our hotel.

    Lunch hour is a serious matter there.

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    The Main Train Station in Lourdes

    by listenandlearn Written Aug 23, 2005

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    main train station in Lourdes

    Here is the main train station in Lourdes. As you will see it´s quite small for the hundreds and thousands of people coming in and out of these effecient train station. This is located about ten minutes walk to the Santuary entrance, unless you are accompanying a handicap person, then walking to the centre of Lourdes takes about ten minutes only.

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    Lourdes SNCF station

    by GentleSpirit Written Oct 4, 2013

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    Lourdes SNCF station was somewhat small, very clean and welcoming by comparison with most of the train stations I saw in France. Things were well labelled, there was a a nice cafe right outside the entrance and a pleasant waiting room if you needed to wait for a train.

    Of course, there are masses of travelers coming into Lourdes on pilgrimage and basically it seems that there is an entire section of the station dedicated just for that. You are directed to the pilgrimage section and there you will find the buses and local transport needed if that is the purpose of your visit. The day I arrived an entire train of Italian pilgrims was arriving on a chartered train. Their organization had handlers, baggage carts, assistance for those needing it etc. Quite a complex operation really.

    After October, Lourdes welcomes a totally different sort of visitor, the winter sports enthusiast coming to enjoy the Pyrenees.

    Information was quite friendly

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    Le petit train

    by Emmjai Written Apr 21, 2004

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    Le Petit Train

    Le Petit Train travels the streets of Lourdes linking several tourist attractions, and giving a brief description of each (in French) prior to each stop. A useful way of exploring the town, and seeing some of the non-religious attractions.

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    Lourdes, Train Station - FRANCE

    by listenandlearn Written Jan 11, 2010

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    The train station is Lourdes, France is also called Lourdes. We are so glad that no one thought of changing the name as that would be another confusion. When your time permits google it by typing Lourdes train station and “pow” you will read a bit of history such as when it went on service . and it was since or about the year 1866. Prior to that it was between TARBES AND PAU and re-routed the service into Lourdes.
    Wish you mentioned from where your trip will start going to Lourdes and perhaps we can give you more details. Millions come to Lourdes for pilgrimage like us, at least we come to Lourdes three or a bit more a year, we also accompany elderly folks and it becomes our offering to Our Lady of Lourdes. As often as we visit Lourdes it is always a different kind of happiness feelings, it's a feeling of unexplainable joyous happiness. One of our many favourites to do in Lourdes is the 9 o'clock rosary procession prayers, it can be pouring with rain or hot and humid yet the weather does not interfer with our 9 o'clock procession. Mid April we will again be driving to Lourdes and we are very much looking forward to this pilgrimage.

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    coming from italy

    by coolswizzle Written Sep 14, 2006

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    my family were coming in from venice with a stopover in Nice.

    it`s a very long and tiring journey. two overnight trains to be exact.
    a trenitalia train on the italian side and an sncf train on the french side. my family had france and italy railpasses from raileurope so we saved a bit. the pass gives you more flexibilty when touring the two countries.

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    Bus from Lourdes/Tarbes Airport to town

    by cubsur Written Mar 1, 2009

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    Yes, it has been mentioned several times in another forum that as the majority of flights into Lourdes/Tarbes are charter flights, there is virtually no regular bus service between the airport and either town.

    However Cars Lourdes advertises on its website http://www.car-lourdes.com/navette.htm

    "Services réguliers entre aéroport Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées pour les vols Air France jusqu'à votre hôtel Tarif de 35 F par personne, gratuit jusqu'à 12ans."

    Whether that's any help I don't know!

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  • Bus Service from Lourdes Airport

    by bstock Updated Jun 6, 2010

    The details cover the route Tarbes - Airport - Lourdes and beyond
    The fare is only €2 so well worth a look

    The link to the timetable is:
    http://www.tlp.aeroport.fr/medias/fichiers/pdf/horaires_gaves.pdf

    Hope it helps

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    Ways To Get To Lourdes, France from BARCELONA.

    by listenandlearn Written May 24, 2011

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    At least every 6 or 8 months we do a short pilgrimage to Lourdes. We had driven the car which took us shortly 8 hours from Barcelona to Lourdes. Where to find parking is not such a bad idea as some would comment, so far even during high season, we manage to have a long term parking not too far from the train station, otherwise use the paid parking which is very affordable. Driving is so pleasant as we do stop for snacks, lunch and even dinner on our way to r destiny. Now when there are just two of us, then we travel to Lourdes via train or the public bus. The trouble is it takes twice longer taking the train and yet taking the bus is even slightly cheaper but you have changes in Andora as well as in Toulouse (or when you get to the French border, you need to do a bit of change.
    During the month of the hot lovely August, even if many in Spain goes on holidays because of the flock of tourists, coming and going Barcelona is still quite busy. Lourdes is all year round busy however, during the month of August which is considered the height of the summer hot season, it could be about three times busy in Lourdes. What I am not much in favour off are the souvinir stores, it is tremendously very commercialized! I recall during the early 80's, when we used to take people, relatives and anyone that wished to come with us to Lourdes, you will strongly feel that special prayful spirit...well, now a days, you need to focus more as there are just too many distractions between selling souvinirs and people trying to commercialize Lourdes. We love and always look forward being in Lourdes we hope that July we can be in Lourdes for couple of days doing volunteer work for the sick.

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    Ways To Get To Lourdes, France from BARCELONA.

    by listenandlearn Written May 24, 2011
    My wife when we took the train fr BCN to Lourdes.

    24 May 2011

    At least every 6 or 8 months we do a short pilgrimage to Lourdes. We had driven the car which took us shortly 8 hours from Barcelona to Lourdes. Where to find parking is not such a bad idea as some would comment, so far even during high season, we manage to have a long term parking not too far from the train station, otherwise use the paid parking which is very affordable. Driving is so pleasant as we do stop for snacks, lunch and even dinner on our way to r destiny. Now when there are just two of us, then we travel to Lourdes via train or the public bus. The trouble is it takes twice longer taking the train and yet taking the bus is even slightly cheaper but you have changes in Andora as well as in Toulouse (or when you get to the French border, you need to do a bit of change.
    During the month of the hot lovely August, even if many in Spain goes on holidays because of the flock of tourists, coming and going Barcelona is still quite busy. Lourdes is all year round busy however, during the month of August which is considered the height of the summer hot season, it could be about three times busy in Lourdes. What I am not much in favour off are the souvinir stores, it is tremendously very commercialized! I recall during the early 80's, when we used to take people, relatives and anyone that wished to come with us to Lourdes, you will strongly feel that special prayful spirit...well, now a days, you need to focus more as there are just too many distractions between selling souvinirs and people trying to commercialize Lourdes. We love and always look forward being in Lourdes we hope that July we can be in Lourdes for couple of days doing volunteer work for the sick.

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    Geneva to Lourdes

    by listenandlearn Updated May 31, 2011

    31 May 2011 -See if in Geneva Ryanair or easyjet flies to Lourdes. In Lourdes they have a small airport and there is a shuttle that charges very reasonable to pilgrims or visitors to Lourdes. If not then you can either fly from Geneva into Paris or Geneva to Barcelona. On either both cities, (since both cities are at the nose of Lourdes traveling via bus it would take at least 8 to 10 hours. That would be a basic economical way to get to Lourdes from Geneva. Also, while in London as you said the beginning of July you expect to be in London, do buy the weekly catholic newspapers at the Universe or the Catholic Herald and even the tablet ….you will realized that there are so many ads for trips to Lourdes for all durations. One of my friends in church did that and she and her husband found a very economical ticket (air and bus combined).

    Every year my husband and I come to Lourdes as often as we possible could. Just being in Lourdes there is that happy, peaceful, solemn and love for praying. We do not expect any miracles to happen, we pray for everyone and pray more for the poor souls in purgatory who has been forgotten. One must not pray for miracles. All is in the faith! We strongly believe that individuals have strong faith yet we absolutely have seened, learned and heard of big changes in their private life, all these miracles are in the individual faith, it’s all faith in Our Lord.
    Please do find the time to read our page on Lourdes and perhaps it would come in handy what to expect while in Lourdes.

    One should experience that grand satisfying and happy feeling and spiritual fulfillment closer to the Blessed Virgin Mary. While your in Lourdes, perhaps on your second day. Try to sleep early on your first night and get up as early as 5:30am or 6 o’clock in the morning and queue in the bath. The earlier you queue the shorter your waiting time would be. Please wear an easy outfit as (for the ladies) their would be nuns or religious organization volunteers) that would assist you in the holy bath. These go the same for the man. They too will have their quarters on the opposite side of the ladies. The man does the same.
    The difference is the people that arrive in the bath in wheelchair and in their bed stretchers are assisted prior to the ones that are able to be on their own.
    The other activities, which my husband and I love, are the 9’oclock at night vigil and candle light procession. We pray the rosary and sing “Ave Maria”. Oh! I find tears in my eyes, as it is quite emotional for us to see how thirsty we feel for the love of our Lord. These 9 o’clock / 9pm night vigil is done every night, rain or shine! It is so beautiful and really I can’t find the right word how happy we feel in these very meaningful rosary prayers. Please do not miss these 9 pm rosary prayers.

    Normally, my husband and I prefer to stay at least 3 nights in Lourdes, as it can be costly rushing out and then feel sorry for not having stay one more night.
    Our first day is normally, settling down.
    Then second day is our routine.
    Then our third day is our last touring and seeing over and over all the places where mass are held, then lengthens our prayers at the santuario. Oh! You will notice when your at the santuario (where the Blessed Virgin Mary is) the thousands and thousands of people continuous prayers. It is so quite even a drop of needle can be heard. It is such a beautiful experience you will have.

    We pray that your husband and you will also feel happy being able to do your short pilgrimage in Lourdes.
    Please do include us also in our prayers for special intention.
    In God We Trust!
    Marie and Antonio

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    from paris

    by coolswizzle Written Sep 14, 2006

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    if you`re coming from paris, yours is a very comfortable 7 hour journey aboard one of the fastest trains in the world - the TGV.

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