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Hi, everyone
This will be my first Camino and will be walking
St Jean to Santiago in July, hope someone on here can help
me as i am having great difficulty booking Alsa bus travel
Barcelona to Pamplona on line it keeps rejecting payment
I have also tried to e mail
but the e mail was sent back unknown address
Many thanks in advance
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Lots of people have found it difficult to purchase bus & train tickets from outside Spain. On edit, I see you tried to contact the Camino Travel Center but the email address bounced. I'm sure Ivar will see this & answer you quickly. :)

You can also try these methods: Rúa de San Pedro 33, 15703 Santiago de Compostela
TEL: 0034 981 589 289
Mon - Fri 10:00-14:00 and 15:00-19:00
Sat 10:00-14:00

Good luck & Buen Camino!



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Thank you for that Kelly i'm starting to worry about
this difficulty because my travel arrangments land
me slap bang in the middle of the Pamplona
festival Thanks again Paul


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Past OR future Camino
2010 CF StJPP to Santiago
2014 CF Leon to Santiago
2015 Primitivo
you spelled "centre" wrong! Try the other way: "center" !


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(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Last August, I simply took the airport bus shuttle into Barecelona Centro, a taxi to the bus station (I asked him to go to "Estation de Autobuses a Pamplona") and bought the ticket direct (54 Euros). On the bus, you will be given (included in price) water, nuts, and biscuits.

I landed in Barcelona at 13.10, was on the bus to Pamplona at 15.15. Arrived in Pamplona 20.30, found the Albergue municipal, bought a pilgrim passport (credential), got a bed there, got me some late evening food (albergue closes at 22.00), and started walking next morning :D (My original armchair plan was to go back to Roncesvalles/SJPdP by bus/taxi, but once in Pamplona, I just wanted to start walking towards Santiago: Kind of loose plans I had; but it all worked out nicely: That's the beauty of not overplanning/buying lots of tickets in advance: Change of plans means money lost).

The ONLY trouble I had was my bed neighbor in the Albergue in Pamplona: She (very young) started text messaging with some friend(s) at 3.20 in the morning (night!) and continued until I got up... Next day I bought earplugs at the first pharmacia I spotted :lol:
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I did answer you in another thread as well...

:oops: Yes, I know Center vs Centre a bit confusing... anyway, contacting us at the e-mail addresses listad above, we will be able to help!



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Thank you for your help Nandy61 and Alexwalker
i have now sent an e mail to Ivar
Thanks again
Paul from Birmingham

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