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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.


∗ Then by train to St. Jean Pied de Port

Duration of the trip 1h .

Consult the the train timetables online.

Please note: this season 2023, 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 .

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


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.

The website of the tourist office lists all the parking lots in the city: Où stationner?

Paid parkings are also available:

  • Technical control Auto Donibane (+33(0)6 83 88 42 33).
  • Garage Arrayet (+33(0)5 59 37 00 57) .

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. 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 (+33(0)5 59 55 17 49).



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′).
  • VTC HARISPE (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.


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

Pamplona Roncesvalles St Jean Pied de Port
2024 from 25/03/2024 12h00 13h00 13h45

• Pamplona – Roncesvalles :


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

Price 2023: 5 € per person and 6 € per bicycle, no booking. Duration : 1H10’

Departure at
From Monday to Friday 13h50
Saturdays 16h
Sundays and public holiday No bus

Then see here how to get down from Roncesvalles.

∗ By taxi

Duration : 1H30’

Taxi in Pamplona : Juan Gonzalez: + 34 689 800 152