965 liO bus service

  • Lourdes
  • Cauterets - Luz - Barèges - Gavarnie

What sets the 965 liO bus from Lourdes apart is that it has 3 routes each stopping at a different spa resort in the Hautes-Pyrénées: Cauterets, Luz-Saint-Sauveur and Barèges. Whichever you choose, all 3 stop in Argelès-Gazost and Saint-Savin.
The 965 bus adds an extra stop to its service in summer and winter: Gavarnie, a must-see in the Pyrenees!

  • Period for the regular service (excluding Gavarnie): all year round.
  • Days for the regular service (excluding Gavarnie): Monday to Sunday, including bank holidays.
  • Start point from Lourdes: Gare SNCF.

Recommended stops

Places to eat and sleep at each stop.

Argelès-Gazost © Christine Chabanette / CRTL Occitanie


12 min from Lourdes. Stop: Le Parc. Argelès-Gazost has a downtown and uptown. The traditional uptown looks out onto the mountains and is full of shops, fountains and staircases leading to downtown.

The ornate downtown has Victorian villas, thermal baths with a spa area (Jardin des Bains), a casino, English country gardens and more. The wonderful Parc Animalier des Pyrénées wildlife park is well worth a visit too. Find out more.

Lau Balagnas / Saint-Savin

20 min from Lourdes. Stop: Balagnas. Saint-Savin is the Argelès Valley's hidden gem. Visit the 12th century abbey with its quirky belltower and black marble altar

Le Viscos restaurant makes it a great place to stop if you enjoy good food. The village has fabulous vistas for you to gaze at the Pibeste cliffs, the jagged Viscos, the peaks of the Luz and Cauterets Valleys, Piétat Chapel and more. Find out more.

  • Depending on your start point (Cauterets, Barèges or Luz-Saint-Sauveur), the 965 liO bus terminates in:


48 min from Lourdes. Stop: Place du 8 mai 1945. The village lies at the bottom of the château and has expanded around its fortified Saint-André Church, known as the "Church of the Templars".

Famous for its Luz-Ardiden ski resort and Foire aux Côtelettes (lamb chop fair), Luz-Saint-Sauveur has also been renowned for its hot springs since the time of Napoleon III (there's a footpath based on him). Luzea spa is around 20 minutes from central Luz. Find out more.


58 min from Lourdes. Stop: Place du docteur Fourment. The hot springs in Barèges-Barzun (alt: 1250m) have made the village what it is, ever since Caesar sent his wounded legionnaires there! When in Rome... let the bubbles work their magic at Cileo spa.

Barèges is a start point for mountain hikes at the foot of the Col du Tourmalet and sees the Tour de France pass by every year. Find out more.

Cauterets © Charlene Pelut / CRTL Occitanie


58 min from Lourdes. Stop: Gare. This lively spa town is part of the "Gavarnie - Cauterets Pont d'Espagne" Grand Site Occitanie.

 Stroll along its streets lined with grand hotels and impressive buildings. Marvel at its old wooden station (now a theatre). Relax at Bains du Rocher spa with views of the mountains. Find out more.

Cirque de Gavarnie © Patrice Thébault / CRTL Occitanie

Cirque de Gavarnie

1 hr 10 from Lourdes. Stop: Gavarnie - Office de Tourisme. The 965 liO bus adds an extra stop to its seasonal service from Lourdes to take you to Cirque de Gavarnie, a Grand Site Occitanie.

When the sun's out, take a walk, horse ride or donkey trek to the colossal Cirque de Gavarnie: a 75 minute walk later and you'll reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonder home to the highest waterfall in Europe (422m high). Find out more.

Seasonal timetables available on the Office de Tourisme Vallées de Gavarnie website: mid-December to early March for the winter season/early June to late September for the summer season.