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Arriving at Biarritz,bayonne and st jean

rach333

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Hi all,

Im flying into Biarritz on 8 may at 315pm & hope to start walking from st jean on 9may.... i note on other topics on this forum i can easily get a bus from biarritz to bayonne and then the train to st jean.

Where can i find out exactly where i catch these from when i arrive? any websites anyone can point me to with timetables etc? I do not know any french or spanish so am nervous i wont be able to ask anyone for help if i get lost!

Thank you!

Rachel
 
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I took a taxi from the Biarritz airport to the Bayonne train station as my train was leaving about 20 minutes after I obtained my pack from the luggage carousel. I told the taxi driver that my train left in 20 minutes and he got me to the station in under ten minutes.
 
The airport at Biarritz is very small, but there is a tourist information desk where they will give you the bus schedule & information. If you are pressed for time, you should take the taxi to the train station in Bayonne because the bus takes almost an hour & stops at every street corner just about. (joking, but that's what it seemed like to me).

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rach333 said:
Hi all,

Im flying into Biarritz on 8 may at 315pm & hope to start walking from st jean on 9may.... i note on other topics on this forum i can easily get a bus from biarritz to bayonne and then the train to st jean.

Where can i find out exactly where i catch these from when i arrive? any websites anyone can point me to with timetables etc? I do not know any french or spanish so am nervous i wont be able to ask anyone for help if i get lost!

Thank you!

Rachel
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rach333

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thanks for the advice all :)

I am a nervous traveler at the best of times, and walking the camino on my own is going to have me completely out of my element! But I am excited :)
 

jeff001

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One important piece of advice I would give you is to avoid, if at all possible, checking any luggage on your flight to Biarritz. Your pack should be small enough to carry on and you don't want to have to waste even half a day waiting for it to arrive.
 

rach333

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jeff001 said:
One important piece of advice I would give you is to avoid, if at all possible, checking any luggage on your flight to Biarritz. Your pack should be small enough to carry on and you don't want to have to waste even half a day waiting for it to arrive.

oh no! something else to worry about :) I have to check in my bag as i have walking sticks... if i have to wait around half a day, just means i start half a day late i guess.
 

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I don't know what airline you're flying, but I've checked my pack on every flight I've taken and it comes right up with the other luggage - no unusual wait... It might be different with smaller or budget airlines.
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jeff001

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The problem occurs when the luggage does not make the flight you were on and you have to wait for the next one to arrive. Could be the same time tomorrow.
 

Nicki2009

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rach333 said:
...& hope to start walking from st jean on 9may....

I arrive in SJPP on 9 May afternoon and starting walking on Sunday, 10 May. Perhaps it will happen that we will meet up with each other.

Are you showing the Forum Badge? Mine is pinned on my backpack.
 

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