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  1. V

    Pamplona to SJDP ?

    I will be coming from Barcelona.... I thought the most direct and easiest route would be to take a train to Pamplona and then a bus or taxi to SJDP .... is this the best option from Barcelona?
  2. J

    How to get from Santiago Airport to Sarria?

    Hi all, finally, next month i will start my journey (a small one unfortunatly) it is planned to arrive the 18th of november in Santiago ( 17.00) and would like to reach Sarria the same day. is there another way to get there without a Taxi? as busses and trains are no longer available after...
  3. Veronicad1

    Best way to Mauléon-Licharre from Florida

    I know, by plane. Now having solved that part of the dilemma, here's the rest: I can fly out of Fort Lauderdale or Miami equally. I just don't know if it's better to fly into Billbao or Paris(Charles DeGaulle) or Bayonne or what. I want to visit my friend's grave in Mauléon and start my Camino...
  4. TMcA

    French and Spanish train ticket purchases and Tarjeta Dorada

    I have often recommended Capitaine Train (now Trainline) for advance purchase of train tickets in France or Spain. I have done so despite earlier online purchases of tickets directly from SNCF (France's state-owned national railway system). I was forced to use Capitaine Train because, starting...
  5. CSmith

    Train questions

    Hey all, My husband and I are beginning our Camino in Ponferrada. We fly into Madrid and plan to travel by train to Ponferrada. My first question is, do I need to buy train tickets in advance? Secondly, the train connects through Leon and on Renfe.com, the itinerary says under Leon, "1hr...
  6. C

    Help Navigating Train Sites

    Hello, I have searched on several websites linked in this forum for the train times from bayonne to SJPdP on 5/28 (I arrive in Biarritz at 10a), and they are giving me error messages that there are no trains that day. Others do give an option of a bus, though I heard the train ride is...
  7. Sr.Bigote

    Backpack on Trains

    When travelling on Renfe trains in Spain with a larger backpack (45 liters), is it required to "check" the pack or can the pack travel with you in the railcar?
  8. Simon

    Walking from Le Puy for a week - and transport links.

    Hello fellow pilgrims Having completed the Camino Frances in 'chunks' over a few years, some friends and I are planning to walk for 7 or 8 days days from Le Puy, later this year. Can anyone suggest where would be the logical place to finish this section? I'm presuming we will get to St Chely...
  9. JamieCam

    Recommendations for the best way to get from Santiago to Madrid?

    I hope I'm posting this in the right place ;) I will be traveling to Madrid on the day I plan to arrive in Santiago. What is the best way to get there? Train? Flight? Should I book in advance or can I book a couple of days before I get there? Thanks!
  10. Charles Zammit

    Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona

    Could a member please let me know if there is a fast train from Santiago to Barcelona ? If so , also the approximate time it takes and cost ? I am not sure of my arrival date in Santiago [ who ever is ? ] so I would rather not pre-book tickets . I must admit the Spanish train timetable sites...
  11. hotelmedicis

    Paris - Bayonne in July 2017: 3 hours 47 minutes

    Hello all, The French Railways (SNCF) has purchased new high-speed (TGV) trains capable of 320 km/h (200 mph) as opposed to the current trains (300 km/h or 186 mph) thus reducing the time from Paris to Bordeaux from 3 hours 14 minutes to 2 hours 4 minutes. The current fastest time to Bayonne...
  12. E

    Best way to return to Porto from Santiago

    What is the best way to return to Porto from Santiago? Bus vs. train? can I purchase the tickets online? websites?
  13. Pete Dunn

    Biarritz to Irun - easier by train or bus..?

    Hi all, I'm flying in from Southampton UK to Biarritz tomorrow and need to get to Irun for the evening to start the Norte on Wednesday. My planning has gone awry as it was one of my closest friend's funeral today, all too sudden and unexpected :( A big concern right now is how best to get...
  14. The cute and shiny little train from Bayonne to SJPP. Fond memories...

    The cute and shiny little train from Bayonne to SJPP. Fond memories...

  15. Angelrawr

    Bus vs. Train - Pros and Cons?

    Hi everyone! I'm Angela and I'm new to this forum. Nice to (cyber)meet you! In order to start my walk from Burgos, I plan to travel from Madrid to Burgos either by bus or train. I was originally planning to take a train from renfe to do that, but I ran across a post from ivar saying buses in...
  16. Margautz

    From Pamplona to...

    Hi All, I am starting my Camino in September from SJPP. I would like to arrive in Pamplona and then take a bus/train to (or next to) Ponferrada. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for your help! Have a nice day, Margherita
  17. C

    Towns on the Camino Francés with direct bus and/or train links with Madrid

    The aim of this thread is to make a list of towns and cities along the Camino Francés that have direct bus and/or train links with Madrid that can be used for planning purposes. The parentetical next to the name of each town (or city) shows the bus company (or companies) making the route to...
  18. E

    How to book a CDG to Biarritz train?

    Hola. I arrive at CDG at 16:35pm on 8 September 2016. I'm hoping to catch the latest train to Biarritz. I cannot find the site to buy a train ticket from CDG? It appears the train station is right there, at the airport. If I have to stay overnight in Paris, is the Montparnasse train...
  19. N

    travel from Osorno to El Burgo Ranero or mansilla De las Mullas

    Hey all, Just wondering could anyone help me out, because of my flight times in to Santander I don't think my original start point is possible so was looking to start in El Burgo Ranero or Mansilla de las Mullas. Can't seem to figure out the way the train work to either, would bus or train be...
  20. ChloeRose

    Best way to zoom forward after a forced stop?

    Hello all, I'm now a month and a half into my Camino. I started in Le Puy and was averaging 20-27kms a day; best experience of my life! However, I got (and ignored for days!) two separate toe infections which got bad enough to require surgery. I'm now resting up in a small French town, 5 days...