ARRIVING IN SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT Posted February 16, 2019

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ON FOOT

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.

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BY TRAIN TO BAYONNE

Then by train or taxi to St. Jean Pied de Port

The TER train runs from Bayonne to St. Jean Pied de Port two to four times a day. The duration of the trip is one hour approximately; the train fare is 10.10 euros. Bicycles are accepted without extra charge

Look for the schedule of the trains here

Please note: in order to provide peaceful rest between 22h and 6h for all, the hostel closes at 22h. However, we wait for the pilgrims who made a reservation in our hostel and are arriving with the last train arriving at 22h08 on Sundays and bank holidays. If you wish to take the 1st train at 6h10, 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 informations here.

Then in taxi from Bayonne to St Jean

Cost around 80€  (120€ at night) Duration: 1 H.

Share a taxi with other pilgrims: there are many at the train station…. Look for the shells on the backpacks!

BY CAR, PARKINGS

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

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 parkings for several days on the site of the tourist office .

There is a possibility of enclosed, secure parking for a fee : 5 € per day at the GarageControle  Auto Donibane ( +33 (0)6 83 88 42 33 ) and 32,5 € per week at Renault Garage Arrayet (+33 (0) 5 5937 00 57).

The garage Donibane also accepts cars on it’s own outside parking for 2 € per day. So does Mme Iribarne, 1,60€ per day for parking in a former camping, chemin de Zalikarte, +33 (0)5 59 37 11 75.

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 (tel. +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

  • bus #14 to the Bayonne SNCF train station; then either the train to St. Jean (see above),
  • taxi or the Express Bourricot (shared taxi) to St. Jean (one hour and approximately 80 euros in the daytime).

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 Bayonne, choose the train, taxi, or Express Bourricot to St. Jean.

FROM PAMPLONA

BY BUS (All the schedules of buses in Spain)

  • Through Roncesvalles :

Busline ARTIEDA Departs from Bus Station: Calle Yangüas y Miranda, 2 Pamplona Duration : 1H10’ Price : 4,65 € per person and 6 € per bicycle, no booking

– Departs at 15 H from Monday to Thursday, at 18h Friday, and at 16h00 on Saturdays from 1 september to 30 June,

– Depart at 10H00 and 18H00 from Monday to Friday, 10h00 and 16h00 on Saturdays from 1 July to 31 August,

Then, from Roncevaux, hitchhike or take the taxi (52 euros) to St. Jean or bus Alsa

–  Taxis from St Jean : Taxi Nafarroa  : 06 75 78 36 23   Goenaga : 05 59 37 05 00   Maïtia : 06 83 94 69 32

–  Taxis from Roncesvalles  : Carlos + 34 676 274 550   Xabi + 34 635 023 238   Andoni  + 34 636 19 14 23    Juanjo + 34 670 61 61 90    Francisco + 34 649 72 59 51   Angel + 34 609 41 14 49   Pedro + 34  609 43 62 26

  • Direct Pamplona – Saint Jean :

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 22 € – 2019

                          Pampelune                          Roncevaux                       St Jean Pied de Port

       02/3 – 16/04 :      14h30                                       15h30                                  16h15

17/04 – 31/05 :    14h30-17h30                          15h30-18h30                         16h15-19h15

01/06 – 21/06  :   10h-14h30-17h30                11h-15h30-18h30             11h45-16h15-19h15

22/06 – 01/09 : 10h-12h-14h30-17h30    11h-13h-15h30-18h30    11h45-13h45-16h15-19h15

02/09 – 29/09 : 10h-14h30-17h30               11h-15h30-18h30                11h45-16h15-19h15

30/09 – 20/10   :  14h30-17h30                         15h30-18h30                         16h15-19h15

It takes 5 minutes walking from the bus stop to Ultreïa Hostel

BY TAXI

Duration : 1H30’  Price : 105 à 115 €

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