ARRIVING IN SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT

ON FOOT

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By the way of St James (GR 65)

which goes through the town from one end to the other:

It includes the routes from Tours, Vézelay, Le-Puy-en-Velay, and from the foothills, which converge in the preceding stage. You enter the old town through the Gate of Saint-Jaques and the Rue de la Citadelle. At the lower end of the street, two houses before the church, you will find our Gite ULTREIA at #8, Rue de la Citadelle.

By the GR10

which uses the same street, and so also passes in front of our door.

BY TRAIN TO BAYONNE

∗ Then by train to St. Jean Pied de Port

Duration of the trip 1h – Price 10,30€ – Bicycles are accepted.

See the current timetables or consult the the train timetables online.

Please note: this season 2021, the hostel’s reception closes at 20h.

If you wish to take the 1st train at 6h30, we will ask you a discret departure for the respect of the other pilgrims, as it is usually asked in Compostella or mountain refuges. Thank you.

It takes 10 minutes to walk from the train station to the hostel. The route is marked with arrows. See all the information here.

∗ Then in taxi from Bayonne to St Jean

Duration of the trip 1h .Cost around 90€ (130€ at night)

Share a taxi with other pilgrims: there are many at the train station…. Look for the shells on the backpacks! Or by Express Bourricot (shared taxi) to St Jean Pied de Port.

BY CAR, PARKINGS

Please note: one can neither drive nor park in the historic part of the town.

There are many parking lots in St. Jean which are, for now, still free!

One can park one’s car there for several days, with the exception of the parking lot near the main square, where parking is prohibited on Mondays and on numerous occasions in the summer.

You can consult the city map showing the 2 free parkings for several days on the site of the tourist office .

Paid parkings are also available:

  • In a former campsite, at Mrs Iribarne’s house, chemin de Zalikarte (+33(0)5 59 37 11 75) for 1.60€ per day.
  • Technical control Auto Donibane (+33(0)6 83 88 42 33): 5€ per day (inside, supervised) or 2€ per day (outside, not supervised).
  • Garage Arrayet (+33(0)5 59 37 00 57) for 32.50€/week.

If you are going as far as Santiago de Compostela, it is better to leave your vehicle at Bayonne, where you can then return to it easily by train. The secure parking will then cost you 75 euros for one month (+33(0)5 59 55 17 49). You can choose, for example, to park at the SNCF train station in Bayonne. You simply need to talk to the attendant upon your arrival.

 

BY PLANE

Bordeaux,Toulouse, Tarbes/Lourdes, Pau airports

then take the train to Bayonne; change to the train for St. Jean (see above)

Biarritz airport, then

  • Express Bourricot (shared taxi) to St. Jean (45′).
  • Bus #4 to the Bayonne SNCF train station; then either the train to St. Jean (see above),

Pamplona airport

See below, under “From Pamplona.”

San Sebastian airport

Take the train “El Topo” to the French border at Hendaye, then change to a train for Bayonne.

FROM PAMPLONA

By bus (All the schedules of buses in Spain)

Arrival at Saint Jean Pied de Port, square Juan de Huarte – Parking of buses, near the fortified walls. It takes 5 minutes walking from the bus stop to Ultreïa hostel.

• Direct Pamplona – Saint Jean Pied de Port:

Busline ALSA or on the website of the tourist office of Saint Jean Pied de Port

Depart every day from bus Station  Calle Yangüas y Miranda, 2 Pamplona

Price 2020: 22 € – Duration: 1h45′.

Pamplona Roncesvalles Saint Jean Pied de Port
07/03 – 07/04 14h30 15h30 16h15
08/04 – 18/10 14h30-17h30 15h30-18h30 16h15-19h15

• Pamplona – Roncesvalles :

Busline ARTIEDA

Departs from Bus Station: Calle Yangüas y Miranda, 2 Pamplona

Price : 4,75 € per person and 6 € per bicycle, no booking. Duration : 1H10’

From 1 september to 30 June Departure at From 1 July to 31 August Departure at
From Monday to Thursday 15h From Monday to Friday 10h – 18h
Fridays 18h
Saturdays 16h Saturdays 10h – 16h

Then see here how to get down from Roncesvalles.

∗ By taxi

Duration : 1H30’  Price : 105 à 115 €

Taxi in Pamplona : Juan Gonzalez: + 34 689 800 152       info@taxnavarra.com