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Hotels near Lourdes Grotto - Practical Information

How to get to Lourdes, where to park, rent a car and even the traffic in Lourdes; everything you need to know about how to get to one of the Vinuales Hotels.

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Practical information in Lourdes

Getting out and about in Lourdes

By car

The two main routes that lead to the Shrines are one-way roads, and the direction of traffic changes every 15 days.From the town centre, from the 1st to the 15th of the month, you must take Rue de la Grotte.From the 16th to the 30th/31st of the month on the other hand, you must take Boulevard de la Grotte, then Boulevard Rémy Sempé to get to Saint Joseph's gate (unless changes are made owing to construction work or some other reason).Check with your hotel before coming to find out about the direction of traffic on your day of arrival.

On foot

All Vinuales hotels are very close to the Shrines and you can easily undertake most visits on foot.  The town centre is also easily accessible, and takes approximately 10 minutes.

By bus

Shuttle services are available from the train station (City Bus), to the Grotto (Saint Joseph's entrance) Every 15 minutes: CITY BUS (blue bus), take line 1 or 2 to get to the Grotto – Hotels – Station (from Easter to October) Price: 1.20 €/person (one way)  / 2.20 €/person (return) Times: from 7 am to 7 pm (until 10.30 pm in July in August)
With the little tourist train Departure every 20 minutes, every day from Easter to October, from 9 am to 11.30 am and from 1.30 pm to 6.15 pm.  Late-night from 8 pm from May to end of September. Train departs from Place Monseigneur Laurence.  The 45-minute trip to discover the Marian city is sure to delight young and old alike. Use your Tourist Visa to hop on the little tourist train and visit the main museums.

  • miniature Lourdes museum
  • Grévin wax museum
  • Lourdes' museum
  • the fortified castle and the Pyrenean museum
  • the cable car to the Pic du Jer
  • the little tourist train also takes you past the Grotto and down Grotto Boulevard
  • guided tour in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish
  • accessible to the disabled

WHERE TO PARK

 

Car parks and parking zones for tourist vehicles
Hôtels VINUALES have their own car parks and garages, to be used by customers according to availability.
Price 15 €/day

Free car park close to the Shrines
Covered admission fee car parks 
Admission fee car parks, close to the Shrines

 

Getting to Lourdes

 

By car / coach

Lourdes is well served and the town is easily accessible by car or coach.


From Tarbes to Lourdes, follow route N.21Once in Lourdes, follow "Centre ville" then "La Grotte" directions.  According to the direction of traffic, take Boulevard de la Grotte (then Boulevard Père Rémy Sempé) or Rue de la Grotte (traffic direction changes on the 1st and 16th of every month).


From Pau to Lourdes, follow the A.64 motorway in direction of Tarbesfrom Tarbes to Lourdes, follow route N.21. Once in Lourdes, follow "Centre ville" then "La Grotte" directions.  According to the direction of traffic, take Boulevard de la Grotte (then Boulevard Père Rémy Sempé) or Rue de la Grotte (traffic direction changes on the 1st and 16th of every month).


From Argelès-Gazost to Lourdes, follow route N.21.Once in Lourdes, follow "Centre ville" then "La Grotte" directions.  According to the direction of traffic, take Boulevard de la Grotte (then Boulevard Père Rémy Sempé) or Rue de la Grotte (traffic direction changes on the 1st and 16th of every month).

 

By plane

 

4 airports serve Lourdes

  • Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées 15 km away – Taxi

  • Pau-Pyrénées 40 km away – Taxis

  • Toulouse-Blagnac 180 km away (by motorway) – Taxis or train to Lourdes

  • Biarritz 200 km away (by motorway) – Taxis

  • No regular shuttle service to Lourdes airport

At Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport, there are 3 regular flights a week between Orly-Ouest airport in Paris  and Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport

From LOURDES airport (15 km away)24-hour taxi service between the airport and the hotel. Price: approximately 25 € during the day and 30 € at night and during weekends (according to amount of luggage).

From PAU airport (40 km away)24-hour taxi service between the airport and the hotel. Price: approximately 70 € during the day and 95 € at night and during weekends (according to amount of luggage).

Taxis are at your disposal to bring you to the hotel.  You can book them through us.  To do so, please give us your surname, the name of the airport, date and time of arrival, flight number and number of people concerned (adults and children) and the name of the Vinuales hotel you have booked with (Saint-Sauveur, La Solitude, Panorama, Chapelle et Parc, Sainte-Rose, Gd Hôtel Gallia & Londres). 

 

By train

Thousands of pilgrims choose to come to Lourdes by train with entire pilgrimages arriving at the station from many different towns.  The high-speed train (TGV) from Paris to Lourdes (5 ½ hour trip) ensures four connections every day and two night trains. There are direct train connections from: Bordeaux / Toulouse / Montpellier / Marseille / Nice / Lyon / Ventimiglia/ Geneva / Irun.  

A bus company runs a shuttle service from the station in Lourdes to the Grotto (Saint Joseph's gate) Every 15 minutes: CITY BUS (blue bus), take line 1 or 2 (from Palm Sunday to 31st October).  Price: 1.20 €/person (single)  / 2.20 €/person (return) Times: from 7 am to 7 pm (until 10.30 pm in July in August) – Freefone number: 0 800 100 329 A taxi service runs 24 hours a day between the train station and the hotel Price: approximately 10 € during the day and 12 € at night (according to luggage)  You can book through us; to do so please give us your surname, date and time of arrival, train number and number of people concerned (adults and children) and the name of the Vinuales hotel you have booked with.

 

By taxi

 

Rent a car