Lourdes Tarbes Airport

Daily Car Hire Rates in Lourdes Tarbes Airport

  • Mini

    Renault Twingo
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 26.63
  • Economy

    Peugeot 208
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 29.58
  • Compact

    Fiat 500L
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 32.54
  • 5 seat minivan

    Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 44.97
  • Standard

    Mazda 6
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 44.97

*daily rates in Lourdes Tarbes Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Lourdes Tarbes Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Lourdes Tarbes Airport is home to a factory that makes small aircraft.
  • Tarbes is located nine kilometres north east of Lourdes Tarbes Airport.
  • Two new flights have just started at Lourdes Tarbes Airport.
  • Ryanair now goes to Milan Bergamo and Meridiana Fly flies to Rome-Fiumicino.
  • Lourdes Tarbes is a big enough airport that it could handle planes the size of the Boeing 747 if there was a need.

Lourdes - Tarbes Airport Mini Guide

Why do People Travel to Lourdes?
Most of the people travelling there are Catholics who go to visit the place where Our Lady of Lourdes, the apparition of the Virgin Mary, appeared to a young girl eighteen times over a hundred and fifty years ago. Several miracles of curing of the sick have taken place there and almost five million people a year descend on the little town whose permanent population is only 17,000. The town lays claim to having the second most hotels per square kilometre in France. Besides the focus of pilgrimage, the town is pretty in itself being close to thermal springs.

sanctuary of our lady of lourdes

How do they get to Lourdes?
There is a small but very busy airport nearby called Lourdes-Tarbes-Pyrenees Airport. Most of the flights there are laid on for Catholics making a pilgrimage to Lourdes and includes Ryanair flights from London and Manchester. Other destinations include Paris, Rome, Milan and Brussels. The airport is very close to the town of Lourdes and there is never a shortage of means of transport into the town.

What is the Airport Like?
It’s a small and modern but very busy. You’re also unlikely to see more nuns in an airport anywhere else on earth so it can be a little surreal. The airport seems dedicated to promoting the religious attraction of the town so you can expect signs of faith around the terminal.



What can I Expect When I get There?
You’ll have the luxury of disembarking straight into the terminal via one of the airport’s air bridges and once inside it’s a short walk through passport control and on to collect your bags. Once in the arrivals hall, there’s an information desk that does lost luggage, lounge hire – usually for religious groups, and meet and greet including ‘personal welcomes’. Many who go there decide to hire a car to see more of the area than just the grotto or the basilica and with the large number of tourists you’d be advised to book in advance. You’ll find the desks easily enough in the arrivals hall and soon be sat behind the wheel and heading for Lourdes.

If you need cash when you arrive, a short walk along to the departures hall will bring an ATM for your convenience. For travel by public transport, bus No.2 takes you on a circular route from the airport to Lourdes, then Tarbes and back to the airport.

What About When it’s Time to go Home?
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the facilities of the airport. After dealing with the formalities, you’ll find a newsagent selling all manner of papers, magazines and books as well as snacks and confectionery. There is a superb high class restaurant called the Amphitryon which also caters for private dining and buffets at the airport. If your budget doesn’t extend that far then there are two café bars, the Omega before security and the Envol in the boarding lounge. There too you’ll find a large selection of goods in the airport’s duty free shop. When shopping and dining are finished, you’ll find you can access the internet on your laptop via the airport’s Wi-Fi system.

Driving in Lourdes Tarbes Airport

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    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 50-90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

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Lourdes Tarbes Airport (LDE) is also known as the Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees Airport. It is part of the Hautes Pyrenees departement and lies close to the communes of Lourdes and Tarbes. Though this is only a small regional airport with a couple of scheduled flights, most of the air traffic through Lourdes Tarbes Airport consists of Catholic pilgrims making a religious journey to Lourdes.

Otherwise it is possible to fly to Stansted with Ryanair and to Paris with Air France. Whatever the purpose of your journey low cost car hire in Lourdes Tarbes Airport is perfect for business or pleasure.

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