Piedmont line Toulouse – Lourdes

Pyrénées © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

A trip to the Pyrenees 

Train liO © CRTL Occitanie / C.Chabanette

From Toulouse, the line heads southwards as if magnetised by another line: the incredible line of the Pyrenees mountains that fill up the horizon.

Vallée de Campan © CRTL Occitanie / C.Chabanette

Little by little, you will enter the piedmont and discover its welcoming towns ...

Lourdes © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

… Saint-Gaudens, Tarbes, and then Lourdes at the foot of the mountains.

Réserve naturelle du Néouvielle - Pyrénées © CRTL Occitanie / A.Lizeray

 On the way, the Pyrenees beckon: get off the train and take a bus ..

Cirque de Gavarnie © Ouvert au public / R.Sprang

... to the grandiose Pic du Midi, Gavarnie cirque and Saint-Lary.

The Piedmont line 

Toulouse – Lourdes

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 11 days.
  • Non-stop journey: 3 hours 10 min.
  • On-board service: bicycles allowed.
  • Best seats: On the left, forward-facing.
  • Why choose to journey by train: -86% CO2 emissions. 

 Tips for travellers  

Toulouse - Cloître des Jacobins © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

In Toulouse: Plan to spend at least a day to see the city's highlights: the Capitole, Saint-Sernin cathedral, the Jacobins convent ... as well as to enjoy its markets and cafés.

Stopover in
Haras national de Tarbes © HPTE / Mairie de Tarbes

In Tarbes: Visit the national stud farms, cradle of the Anglo-Arab horse, and rent a bike to cycle to Soues Lake (6km round trip), while admiring the view of the Pyrenees.

Stopover in
Château de Lourdes © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

In Lourdes: Climb up the streets to the fortified castle, where you will enjoy a splendid view of the Pyrenees and the world-famous sanctuaries of Lourdes.

Stopover in

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Connections

Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Piedmont line

From Toulouse :

 

Bus lines with connection to the Piedmont line

In Saint-Gaudens

  • liO bus line to Luchon.

In Tarbes

  • liO bus line to La Mongie - Le Pic du Midi; to Marciac and Auch.

In Lourdes

  • liO bus line to Cauterets and Gavarnie

Practical information