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Via Gebennensis (2018) Portuguese (2017) Via Francigena (2019). Del Norte (2020)
I'm sure this has been covered extensively already; however, I can't seem to find a quick and easy answer.
We are in the initial stages of thinking about our next walk, this will be our fifth, and while we have never used a luggage transport service before, the idea of getting our packs shipped forward each day is getting more and more appealing the more we think about it.
We have walked the Francigena, the Portuguese, the GR65 and the Gebennensis and now it's time to tackle the Frances.
Starting in Saint-Jean is there a single transfer service that operates all the way to Santiago?
I have seen that the Express Bourricot company will do day 1 to Roncevaux but from there is it possible to get just the one group to handle the entire thing?
 
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trecile

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Apparently Jacotrans will do it.

From their website:

At JACOTRANS baggage transfer we offer the transport of pilgrim’s suitcase, backpack or any piece of luggage over the Camino de Santiago along the French Way From San Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela or Finisterre.

 
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Via Gebennensis (2018) Portuguese (2017) Via Francigena (2019). Del Norte (2020)
Thanks for the tip Trecile, much appreciated.
 
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The Spanish Post Office “Correos” will do it from Roncesvalles to Santiago. They are excellent. We have used them for the whole of the Camino del Norte in 2018 and this year we used them for the Frances from Roncesvalles, Muxia/Finisterre, Camino Ingles and Camino Primitivo. We organised it all completely before we left home and had no problems with them while we were walking.
Their website is very easy to navigate.

We used Express Bourricot between St Jean Pied de Port, Auberge Borda and Roncesvalles.

Buen Camino.
 

isobelmtl

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I'm sure this has been covered extensively already; however, I can't seem to find a quick and easy answer.
We are in the initial stages of thinking about our next walk, this will be our fifth, and while we have never used a luggage transport service before, the idea of getting our packs shipped forward each day is getting more and more appealing the more we think about it.
We have walked the Francigena, the Portuguese, the GR65 and the Gebennensis and now it's time to tackle the Frances.
Starting in Saint-Jean is there a single transfer service that operates all the way to Santiago?
I have seen that the Express Bourricot company will do day 1 to Roncevaux but from there is it possible to get just the one group to handle the entire thing?
I believe the Spanish postal service Coreos is your best bet. I got caught out with a “ regional” private company who didn’t inform about their borders. Coreos we’re good for me and even contacted to remind me when I was in fact, taking a rest day. When an albergue changed name they took the mochilla to the local post office and I picked it up from there. People also mention Jacotrans but I would compare rates too,
 
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Grousedoctor

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In 2019, we used Express Bourricot to transfer our packs from SJPP to Burguete. As I remember, we had to drop off our packs at their office. From there on, we had Jacotrans pick up and deliver our packs daily between Burguete and Burgos. Went with out a hitch. This coming spring, when we resume our CF (Burgos-Leon), we’ll most likely use Jacotrans again. Found them most reliable and the rates were comparable with other transporters.
 

trecile

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In 2019, we used Express Bourricot to transfer our packs from SJPP to Burguete. As I remember, we had to drop off our packs at their office
It's a little confusing on their website, but it says
You will have to leave the bag at the reception of your hotel not later than 8 in the morning. But anyway, you can visit us the day before to confirm and pay, and take off your tag.

I think that they mean that you can go to their website the day before to pay the fee and get the tag for your bag.

That's how it works when you use their service to send an extra suitcase directly to Santiago which I have done a couple of times.
I left the suitcase at my accommodation in the morning and they picked it up. You have to have your bag ready and waiting by 8am.
 

Pepper_E

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2021 CP
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This year, my third Camino and first using luggage transfer. As others have suggested, I used Express Bourricot to get bag to Roncesvalles - they did pick my bag up from my hotel (or you drop at their office). From Roncescales, used JacoTrans to Ponferrad without issue. Then moved on to Camino Invierno, much fewer services.

 
Time of past OR future Camino
Via Gebennensis (2018) Portuguese (2017) Via Francigena (2019). Del Norte (2020)
This year, my third Camino and first using luggage transfer. As others have suggested, I used Express Bourricot to get bag to Roncesvalles - they did pick my bag up from my hotel (or you drop at their office). From Roncescales, used JacoTrans to Ponferrad without issue. Then moved on to Camino Invierno, much fewer services.

Thanks for that Pepper, much appreciated.
 
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Via Gebennensis (2018) Portuguese (2017) Via Francigena (2019). Del Norte (2020)
I believe the Spanish postal service Coreos is your best bet. I got caught out with a “ regional” private company who didn’t inform about their borders. Coreos we’re good for me and even contacted to remind me when I was in fact, taking a rest day. When an albergue changed name they took the mochilla to the local post office and I picked it up from there. People also mention Jacotrans but I would compare rates too,
Thanks for the information Isobel, very handy. Cheers.
 
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Via Gebennensis (2018) Portuguese (2017) Via Francigena (2019). Del Norte (2020)
The Spanish Post Office “Correos” will do it from Roncesvalles to Santiago. They are excellent. We have used them for the whole of the Camino del Norte in 2018 and this year we used them for the Frances from Roncesvalles, Muxia/Finisterre, Camino Ingles and Camino Primitivo. We organised it all completely before we left home and had no problems with them while we were walking.
Their website is very easy to navigate.

We used Express Bourricot between St Jean Pied de Port, Auberge Borda and Roncesvalles.

Buen Camino.
That's great information Pat, thanks very much. I notice that at the moment they are only offering the service from Sarria.
I'm guessing that at some point next year they will open up the online booking service to add in extra stages.
 
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trecile

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That's great information Pat, thanks very much. I notice that at the moment they are only offering the service from Sarria.
I'm guessing that at some point next year they will open up the online booking service to add in extra stages.
During the winter Correos only runs between Sarria and Santiago.
According to their website:

As of Easter 2023, the Paq Mochila is available until October 31 at on the French Way from Roncesvalles

 
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CF 2014
CP 2016
CdelN, Fin/Muxia 2018
CF 2022
That's great information Pat, thanks very much. I notice that at the moment they are only offering the service from Sarria.
I'm guessing that at some point next year they will open up the online booking service to add in extra Road stages.
Absolutely. Just as Trecile has said.
 

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Another vote for Correos - we used them in 2017 and 2019 all the way from Roncesvalles to Santiago. Their online booking system is very easy, and you can book just a day or a few days ahead, or the whole lot at once if you really want to. We booked 5 or so days at a time and that worked well. Their pricing is favorable to the slower walker (that's us!) as they price per "stage", however many days you take. They have English speaking help available if you call, and we found them very helpful. They even called to check we were OK when we had to cancel a few days!

We have also used Jacotrans, in 2015, and had no problems with them either. Overall we found Correos' system simpler to use and their prices slightly lower.
 

Anamiri

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I'm sure this has been covered extensively already; however, I can't seem to find a quick and easy answer.
We are in the initial stages of thinking about our next walk, this will be our fifth, and while we have never used a luggage transport service before, the idea of getting our packs shipped forward each day is getting more and more appealing the more we think about it.
We have walked the Francigena, the Portuguese, the GR65 and the Gebennensis and now it's time to tackle the Frances.
Starting in Saint-Jean is there a single transfer service that operates all the way to Santiago?
I have seen that the Express Bourricot company will do day 1 to Roncevaux but from there is it possible to get just the one group to handle the entire thing?
Ive used Jacotrans, and found them great, especially as I was an inconsistent user.
 
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