Travel to the Pyrenees
By plane, train or car … follow our advice and the links below
Book a discount flight into our local airports of Lourdes, Toulouse, Pau or Biarritz, take the TGV high speed train to Lourdes, combine it with our accommodation offer at the best local rates for a great value holiday …
During the skiing season, subsidised shuttles connect Lourdes airport with Barèges. Reservation is essential because if there are no reservations, the shuttle will not run. As Lourdes airport is less than an hour from Bareges you can gain an extra day’s skiing!
Ryanair will be flying 3 times a week into Lourdes on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2018/19 ski season, wherever possible we can be flexible with arrival / departure days.
Book your own discount flight into our local airports of Lourdes, Biarritz or Toulouse
Stansted – Lourdes Summer Mondays, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Stansted – Lourdes Winter Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Subsidised transfers to Bareges (€20 per person) from the Ryan flights, book with Lourdes airport, contact us for details.
AIR FRANCE via Paris from most UK airports, daily to both Lourdes and Pau airports
Toulouse airport is two hours drive from the Pays Toys and has direct easyjet flights from London Gatwick and Bristol and BA flights from Heathrow.
Easyjet also flies from Gatwick direct to Biarritz, which is just under two hours drive from the Pays Toy.
Driving times from ports:
St Malo 10hrs;
Cherbourg/Le Havre/Caen 11hrs;
We can provide route guides. A crossing into Northern Spain (Bilbao/Santander) gives a very easy drive to us.
Otherwise a crossing to one of the more westerly Channel ports saves time.
The best driving route is via Bordeaux. The A64 autoroute passes close to Lourdes.
Everybody loves the train!
Take the Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel to Paris from where the TGV Atlantique serves Lourdes five times daily from Montparnasse station with fantastic deals if booked two months in advance.
Rail Europe will send an email reminder when booking for a particular date opens. There is also a nightly sleeper “couchette” from Paris Austerlitz. There is a bus connection from Lourdes station to Luz and Barèges.
London–Lourdes from around £120 return. French Railways (SNCF) offer excellent value “railrover” and family railcards. Highly recommended by all who come this way.
Book online with SNCF – French railways – or call 0844 848 5848 (Weekdays 9am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm) for a booking service in English.
Book your car in advance on the web with any of the main car hire operators (Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar etc.) to benefit from up to 50% savings on the rates available in France – from £125 per week.
The major car hire companies have offices at Pau and Lourdes airports.