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Taxi Share 2018 TAXI SHARE Thread Biarritz/Bayonne to SJPP

#1
As there are people looking to share on this route I have started a thread for 2018.

It is suggested you contact each other by the Conversation function to make arrangements. To the left of the a post there is the persons name and avatar click either and press the "Start a Conversation" button that appears.

May I also suggest that when you have found someone to share or have made the journey that you delete your post so that only current share offers and requests are on the thread.

All individual threads related to taxis from Bayonne or Biarritz to SJPP will be merged into this one so please do not cause the moderators extra work by starting your own thread.

If you are going to give a date which you want to share on please write it as 2nd July 2018 as 2/7/18 or 7/2/18 can be misunderstood by people on different sides of the Atlantic.

Useful information carried over from the previous Biarritz to SJPP Taxi thread.

Make sure you contact Caroline at Express Burricot <apcaroline@hotmail.com>. Chances are you'll end up riding with her anyway!

My advice to you all is - Don't panic. Caroline at Burricott Express is very good at infilling the minibuses. So whenever you are going either book (if you can) or email to ask if you can share an already booked taxi. I think you can be confident of infill taking place most of the times. If you have booked and are worried about ending up paying most of the cost, then I have only one thing to say - relax, let the Camino provide, let this be an early opportunity for you to let go and go with the flow.

If you're looking for people to share with also check the Beilari website http://www.beilari.info/en

"I never used them but also got a good fare from Bertrand at Bertrand - BIP TAXI <info@bip-taxi-hendaye.com>"

"My husband and I arrived in Biarritz two years ago and simply asked people carrying backpacks and waiting outside the airport if they wanted to share a taxi to SJPP (very easy to differentiate pilgrims from holiday in Biarritz folks). Within 5 minutes we had a group of 5 people together and on our way. I think it cost us about €25 per person and we were there within an hour. Oh, and we met a guy whom we ended up walking with and who has become a great friend. Just roll with the experience, I say!"

Useful information can also be found in
http://www.caminodesantiago.me/comm...-other-information-on-biarritz-to-sjpp.25157/
 
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#2
Just make sure they (EB) know beforehand.
I turned up at Bayonne with a couple of 'friends' I met on the train and was told that they were lucky to get seats as EB will try to fill the seats themselves effectively doing the ride sharing bit for you..... ;);)
 
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#4
Between the waiting area to board your flight to Biarritz and when you are at the main entrance at Biarritz airport, look for other pilgrims heading to SJPdP (backpacks, shells, patches on clothing or packs, etc.). Ask if anyone would like to share your taxi, or if anyone has a ride they'd like to share. You may even meet your new best Camino friend in doing so. :)
 
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#5
I don't think it us possible to get accommodation in SJDPDP THAT late at night you would have to travel the next day. The shuttle bus seems the best option
It is possible IF arrangements are made ahead of time via a reservation with notice of a late arrival. Most often the accommodation would be at something other than an alburgue; but most of the private hostals, rurals, and hotels in SJPdP will take a late check-in if notified accordingly. :)
 
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#6
Hello,

I am planning well in advance.
Flying from CDG to Biarritz France on EZ Jet Flight 3701 arriving on the the 25th September at 12:15. I have reserved Express Bouriccoute which will pick me up at the Biarritz airport at 1pm. The van can hold 8 people. The more the cheaper. If you are traveling that day and route I encourage you to contact Express Baricout and make a res today. https://www.expressbourricot.com/persons-transport/
 
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#7
Express Bouricott will be scheduling as many people for the shuttle as space is available for the time you have scheduled. It may be fully booked as we speak :)
Bad planning on our part. We arrive on the 24th September. Buen Camino
 
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#8
Express Bouricott is less expensive per rider than a taxi and they fill the shuttle with others arriving at around your departure schedule.

https://www.expressbourricot.com/contact-and-booking/

You can also just walk to the main entrance of the airport and there will be other pilgrims that would be glad to share a taxi, or may have a ride that you can share.
 

jordy11

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2nd April (2018)
#9
Train reservation not necessary. You can get ticket for train in Bayonne station rarely full , easy bus ride with many fellow pilgrims to Bayonne la Gare for 2 euro.

Catch bus directly outside airport entrance.

Buen Camino
I thought the reservation is not necessary from Bayonne to SJPP. But the website www.oui.sncf today doesn't give me trains anymore, then I panicked in case every train is full. :O
 
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Spring 2018
#11
I took express bourricort yesterday. When I booked I was the only pilgrim. Yesterday they had 2 shuttles full of pilgrims at 5pm. I took Mikel a pilgrim waiting at the bus/taxi area over to the shuttle. $19 Euros. Lots of Traffic because of the Easter holiday. The only way to go.
 

MickMac

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#12
Bus normally goes from carpark beside train station when line is out.
 

Monasp

I'm a manager of pilgrims office in SJPP
Camino(s) past & future
Camino in 2008.
#13
can someone please give me transport advice for arrival to biarritz on sept8 saturday@915 am?
i emailed express bouricat transport and they have replied saying they dont have a transport going that way for that day.... my question is do the other forms of transport accept cc and is there amoney exchange in biarritz airport? where should i look for fellow peregrinos once im at the airport?? View attachment 40776
Hi, on the morning there is a bus from Biarritz airport to train station of Bayonne (Bayonne - Biarritz are very close). On the afternoon there are trains from Bayonne to SJPP. See you soon
 

Frank66

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#15
Hi all,
I'm arriving in Biarritz at around 1700 on 30th September and wondered if anyone had similar travel plans. I wanted to use Express Bouricott to travel to St Jean, but mine is the only request they have received for that day which makes it an expensive option.
I have used them on 2 previous Caminos and they are very reliable (and inexpensive if several people share the transport)
Please get in touch, either by this post if this would fit in to your plans.
Failing that, any advice or suggestions gratefully received.
Buen Camino :D
 

Devon Mike

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#17
I have arrived in SJPP on that last train and then gone straight to the Pilgrim Office which stays open to issue credencials to people coming in on that last train. They also got me a bed so no problem. If you want to book ahead, then ask them if arrival on the last train would be OK.
 

Frank Mestre

Let’s Camino
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1st. Camino coming up 29th. April
Camino Frances here I come.
#18
I have arrived in SJPP on that last train and then gone straight to the Pilgrim Office which stays open to issue credencials to people coming in on that last train. They also got me a bed so no problem. If you want to book ahead, then ask them if arrival on the last train would be OK.
Ok Mike thanks for that. I will do that. I'll see if I get a party together first. Thanks mate.
 
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#19
Hi, I got in just before 5pm tonight and wanted to take the train but felt it was a bit close time wise so decided for staying in biarritz and I didn't want to spend 84 euros on a taxi - my original quote. So I decided in staying in biarritz and bus or train in the morning. There was people on my flight who taxi shared with express bourricot - there was quite a lot few people getting together, so I could have joined them - had I only stuck with it. As for tomorrow morning I was going to take the bus in the morning but express bourricot got back to me with a sharing option for 10am - initially 84 euros but now 28 - I feel they are trying very hard to gather car loads :) and they got back in touch even though I didn't accept the 84 euro booking :). So I'm in biarritz at present - had a lovely wander in the rain with wild seas and old beautiful buildings and now enjoying pizza and sangria - not complaining :). Let express bourricot know when you intend to travel and see what they come up with or enjoy Biarritz but don't the stress :) they are all good and fun options!
 
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#21
Just an FYI... if transfer is by Express Bouricott, it is by reservation only. They don't do walk-ups. EB fills seats on a first come, first served. They do fill their shuttles.

If not EB...Then never mind. :)
 
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Future, 2018
#22
https://www.expressbourricot.com/

Highly recommended by most! I have used them twice. No problems. Book in advance. Cost is fixed and divided by no. of passengers. Can be as low as €12 pp They try hard to fill the minibus.
Used this service on 01 April. Due to our flight arrival time we had to wait for pick up but wasn’t a big deal - highly recommend
 
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#23
Hello all

We arrive in Biarritz on 24 September 18 at 1000A for our second Camino. I have reserved a van for eight with Express Bourricot for transportation to SJPP. So far there are only two passengers. The more the merrier and also less expensive. Email Express Bourricot at contact@expressbourricot.com to make a reservation. If you arrive later in the morning, I have no problem waiting.

Buen Camino
 
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Harrisonmolyneux

Pilgrim for Life
Camino(s) past & future
1)May 2013 Leon-Santiago. 2)September 2018 SJPP - Santiago
#24
Hi all

Me and my brother are arriving into Biarritz at 21:30 pm from London Gatwick on 7th September 2018. We would much rather get to SJPP on this day rather then spend the night in Bayonne. Also the first train on Saturday is 07:40am so we may be quite late leaving SJPP to start the walk on Saturday because we need to get our stick and stamp etc. if anyone is arriving at this date and time we would be happy to split the taxi cost with you to SJPP.

thanks in advance.

Kind regards

Harrison
 
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Monasp

I'm a manager of pilgrims office in SJPP
Camino(s) past & future
Camino in 2008.
#25
Hi,

I have a very last minute plan to try to walk some of the Camino Frances starting from SJPP.

Planning to arrive in Bayonne around 5pm Sunday 20th May 2017.

Wondering whether anyone else is starting at a similar time and would like to share taxi from Bayonne to SJPP and/or to start the walk together from SJPP on Monday 21st May - last minute jitters and I think some companionship to start might be helpful!!

Only looking at taxi option as it seems there are no trains between Bayonne and SJPP currently - please can anyone confirm?

Many thanks.
Hi,
Every Sunday there is a bus on train station to SJPP at 9:10 pm that arrives at SJPP at 10:28 pm.
 
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#30
Insterested in sharing a taxi (Express Bourricot) on June 2 from Biarritz airport direct to St Jean Pied de Port? Flight lands at 12:15 but flexible with time. There are 2 of us. It looks like there is a train strike that day.
Be sure to get your reservations with Express Bouricott scheduled asap. The shuttles tend to fill up in advance. if you do make a reservation and there are other empty seats, EB will usually have them filled as reservations continue coming in.
 

rogers62

New Member
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I am walking the Camino Frances in September!
#31
Hi there,
I am arriving on the 4th of September in Biarritz (via London) at 16:55 and plan on catching the bus to St Jean.
Is anyone else arriving on the same day around the same time? The company is called Express Bourricot and the more pilgrims
on each ride reduces the cost.
Let me know http://www.expressbourricot.com/wp-...ROM-BIARRITZ-TO-ST-JEAN-PIED-DE-PORT-2016.pdf
Looking forward to an amazing journey!!
 
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#32
Will do, thank you.
although my plain is arriving from marseille and as i can see that is not usual for piligrims (as it is london or paris :) )
No worries; pilgrims arrive at Biarritz from all over and at all times. I'm sure you will find a gaggle of them. :)
 
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#33
Welcome to the forum, rogers62. Express Bouricott is by reservation only, so if you haven't already done so, even though September is a bit in the future, get the reservation set. The shuttle is very popular, and can be sold out days and weeks in advance. I've made my reservation for September 17.

Since they do not take walk ups, be sure to have anyone contacting you about a ride with EB also make the reservation. EB will fill the shuttle you will be scheduled on. That is the usual thing that happens. That means the fare will be about 19 Euro apiece.

Enjoy the planning ahead; it, too, is an exciting part of your pilgrimage :)
 

rogers62

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I am walking the Camino Frances in September!
#34
Thank you so much for your help. I made a reservation this evening. I am really looking forward to my experience on the Camino.
 

Aishlyn

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Camino del norte(2008) 8 days
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#35
I am wondering whether this warning about booking would apply when going the other way ie St Jpdp to Biarritz about October 13 2018 ?
 
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Adiel

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2017
#36
Two of us have already booked Express Bourricot to pick us up at Biarritz airport on 19 Sept 2018 at 18.15 - that is 30 minutes after our plane from CDG landed.

Express Bourricot promises to drop us off an hour later in front of the Pilgrim's office in SJPDP.

The more pilgrims that share the cheaper the prizes get.

If you are interested to book a place: contact@expressbourricot.com
 
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Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#37
Hey
How did you get to St Jean in the end I am trying to get there from Biarritz tomorrow 7th of June. Anyone else that can help please reply.
Cian
1. https://www.expressbourricot.com/contact-and-booking/ The fee is split between passengers, so a full shuttle runs about 20 Euro per person. It is reservation only, is quite popular, and you need to make a reservation ASAP if you want to be assured a seat.

2. Taxi. Again, the cost is per taxi. so, the more that share, the cheaper it is.

3. Walk to the main airport entrance and look for fellow pilgrims -- packs, shells, patches, anxious expressions :). Ask if anyone would like to share a taxi, or if anyone has space to share a ride. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting a few takers. :)
 
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#38
1. https://www.expressbourricot.com/contact-and-booking/ The fee is split between passengers, so a full shuttle runs about 20 Euro per person. It is reservation only, is quite popular, and you need to make a reservation ASAP if you want to be assured a seat.

2. Taxi. Again, the cost is per taxi. so, the more that share, the cheaper it is.

3. Walk to the main airport entrance and look for fellow pilgrims -- packs, shells, patches, anxious expressions :). Ask if anyone would like to share a taxi, or if anyone has space to share a ride. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting a few takers. :)
Thanks
 
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5th September 2018
#39
Hello! I will be arriving to Biarritz on 4th September 2018 at 20:55 - if anyone is arriving on the same day around this time and may be interested in sharing a transfer to SJPP, let me know :)
 
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#40
When I was there in May there was a lady looking to fill a van and it took her about 10minutes of asking and found more than enough people to share at the airport. Just look for folks with back packs.
 
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#41
JoJo
My wife and I are only doing the first 3 days this year - to Pamplona! Therefore we may not be the best people to ask about the tarining that you need. We have not done this or any other camino before but are reasonably fit and expect to be tired at the end of each door, but enjoying the sense of achievement.

Express Bourricort is booked for Friday evening but there is a train from Bayonne at 18.12. My plan is to get this train, unless I can help to make up a group to fill a taxi or shuttle.

We are flying back from Biarritz on Sunday 15 July, after a few days in Pamplona. Splitting the route would be an option for you if you are worried about doing it all in one go.
Express Bouricott fills the shuttle themselves... reservations are required and they will match reservations to departing shuttles in order to have a full shuttle. Please cancel your reservation if you do not plan on using it; EB is very popular and it is rare for them not to be full; this means that folks who want to use EB may be told that they are fully booked when trying to reserve a shuttle.
 
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Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#42
Hey guys,
Me and my friend will be arriving at Biarritz airport tonight (18 July 18) at 20:50 and are looking to get a taxi to st Jean pied de port. If anybody would like to share get in touch :)
Buen Camino ❤️
Another thing you can do is walk to the main airport entrance and look for fellow pilgrims -- packs, shells, patches, anxious expressions :). Ask if anyone would like to share a taxi, or if anyone has space to share a ride. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting a few takers. :)
 
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Sept. (2016)
#43
I have a shuttle from Biarritz to SJPdP on September 22 at 15:15. 5 seats are left available. Price per person depends on how many people on the van. $21 euros for one more person, $19 for 2 or more. We must reserve in advance. Shuttle driver collects cash on the van. Any takers?

Thanks,
Barbara
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#44
I have a shuttle from Biarritz to SJPdP on September 22 at 15:15. 5 seats are left available. Price per person depends on how many people on the van. $21 euros for one more person, $19 for 2 or more. We must reserve in advance. Shuttle driver collects cash on the van. Any takers?

Thanks,
Barbara
Don't worry, it will be full; EB is great at getting the shuttles filled. :) Mine is reserved for Sept. 17, and it will be interesting meeting those on board :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
September (2018)
#45
Barb, I will be on board the 13:00 shuttle on September 17! I look forward to meeting you if that’s the same shuttle time!
 

BobY333

New Member
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Camino Frances (2018)
#48
Hello! My wife and I fly into Biarritz on Swiss, arriving at 8:20pm on 13 September. We have a transfer booked and paid for to SJPdP that can accommodate 8 (6 others). Does anyone want to join us and share the cost? We have to give the transfer company final notice of how many passengers we will have by 12 September. We're very excited to begin this adventure!
 

Mandybj

New Member
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October 18
#49
Hi,
I'm Mandy from UK. Planning to start my first Camino. Flying from B'ham to Bordeaux on Monday 1st October, and then train to Bayonne. Due to touch down 13.25. Not sure if I have enough time for transfer from Bordeaux Airport to station on other side of city to catch 15.02 train to Bayonne. If not, next train leaves Bordeaux 16.45, arrives Bayonne 18.44, 14 minutes after last train for SJPP departs! Is anyone else arriving late in Bayonne who would like to share taxi to SJPP?
 

Jo Dobson

New Member
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Plan to in April 2017
#50
Myself and friend arriving 18th September 2018 approx 5pm Biarittz Airport , Anyone like to Taxi share to SJPP ?
 
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Sept (2018)
#51
We are 2 flying into Barritz on Sept 5 arriving at 5:45 pm. Express Burricot is picking us up at 6:15pm to shuttle us to SJPDP. Currently there is room for 6 more passengers. If interested in a ride please contact Express Bourricot.
 
Camino(s) past & future
October 2015
#52
Hi,
I'm Mandy from UK. Planning to start my first Camino. Flying from B'ham to Bordeaux on Monday 1st October, and then train to Bayonne. Due to touch down 13.25. Not sure if I have enough time for transfer from Bordeaux Airport to station on other side of city to catch 15.02 train to Bayonne. If not, next train leaves Bordeaux 16.45, arrives Bayonne 18.44, 14 minutes after last train for SJPP departs! Is anyone else arriving late in Bayonne who would like to share taxi to SJPP?
Hello! I'm Rob from the US. I'm arriving in Bayonne on October 1st at 17:45. But, I am staying the night. I'd be interested in sharing a ride the next morning, if you cannot find one on the 1st. Buen camino!
 

Mandybj

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
October 18
#53
Hello! I'm Rob from the US. I'm arriving in Bayonne on October 1st at 17:45. But, I am staying the night. I'd be interested in sharing a ride the next morning, if you cannot find one on the 1st. Buen camino!
Hi Rob, sorry for late reply. I think safest thing is for me to stay night in Bayonne also. I was planning on getting train at 12.00 midday, as I'm stopping at Orisson first night so not too far to walk (probably naive as its steep) but if a taxi share earlier is economical, that would be good. Anyone know fares from Bayonne?
 
Camino(s) past & future
October 2015
#54
Hello again. I'm thinking about doing the same as you. I found an albergue in Bayonne to stay the night. I will probably be on the 12pm train with you. I'm traveling from Alaska and will appreciate the extra time. I'm sure we'll see each other soon.
 

Mandybj

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
October 18
#55
Hello again. I'm thinking about doing the same as you. I found an albergue in Bayonne to stay the night. I will probably be on the 12pm train with you. I'm traveling from Alaska and will appreciate the extra time. I'm sure we'll see each other soon.
Hi Rob, just to say if you're thinking of stopping at Orisson reserve ahead - I think it gets booked up even at this time of year. See you on the train!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Plan to walk October-November 2018
#58
Hello out there! I am hoping to take Express Bourricot from Biarritz on the evening of 11/10 to SJPP. My flight arrives in Biarritz at 17:30. Any chance there is someone out there who would like to share a ride? (Express Bourricot has not yet found any other riders for that evening)
 

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