How can I get to Lourdes? That’s easy, fly with Albastar!

28 January 2019

Come arrivare a Lourdes? Facile, volando con Albastar!

Lourdes, outside of Italy, is definitely the most popular pilgrimage destination. In fact, there is an increase of the original 14,000 inhabitants thanks to tourists who flock there at different times of the year, fascinated by the sacredness of the place.
Today, about six million visitors go to the sanctuary of Our Lady and to the Massabielle grotto where, it is said that, in 1858 the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous, a peasant girl who was later proclaimed a saint.

But how can you get to Lourdes, the village located in the department of the High Pyrenees?

There are many options you can choose departing from Italy:

  • by bus which takes about 15-16 hours from Ventimiglia
  • by car which takes about 12 hours from the Italian-French border. The best route is via the French Riviera
  • travelling on the so-called white trains of hope organised for the sick by numerous religious associations or with an individual journey.

However, Albastar guarantees an impeccable travel experience. In fact, we are the best airline to offer flights to Lourdes. Over the years we have made a name for ourselves thanks to our connections to the French town with departures from many European airports.

As the leading carrier in religious tourism, we transport the largest number of pilgrims: we constantly update our skills and participate in training courses for the care and transportation of people with reduced mobility.

We at Albastar love our work: this allows us to guarantee those who choose us that extra special attention they need. That’s why we select the most important tour operators specialised in pilgrimages and religious trips.

Where do Albastar flights depart from for Lourdes?

Albastar connects many European cities through its charter flights in collaboration with leading tour operators that organise pilgrimages.

As for scheduled flights in Italy, they depart from Rome Fiumicino, between May and October on Mondays and Thursdays and from Milano Bergamo, from April to May and from September to October on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

All Albastar flights to Lourdes land at the Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport which is about 11 km from the French town and is today specialised in welcoming disabled people and also in those wishing to explore the Hautes-Pyrénées.

Please note: have you purchased one of the short/medium haul charter flights to Lourdes?

For information on charter flights, on flight times, contact your travel agency or contact our Call Center.

Are you looking for an Albastar scheduled flight to Lourdes?

Purchase your tickets on our website, through Albastar Call Center or from authorised travel agencies.

Do you need special assistance?

We can provide information so that you receive the assistance you need. We know that why and how to get to Lourdes are important to you: we will do our best so that you enjoy your flying experience with peace of mind.