A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Camino Forum Store

Advertisement

Bilbao to SJPP

#1
Hi,
Okay so I didn't look through every post but I did look at a lot. Can you answer this question, what is the easiest/best way to get form Bilbao to SJPP? We are travelling at the end of April 08.
Thanks,
Judy
 

Advertisment

JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Donating Member
#2
I'd go by bus from Bilbao to Pamplona, then another bus to Roncesvalles then a taxi:

Bilbao - Pamplona:

BILBAO - PAMPLONA

COACH:
Company: “La Burundesa”. Trip takes 2 hours.

The timetable from Bilbao to Pamplona is approximately:

Origen Salida Destino Llegada Tarifa Ruta

* BILBO/BILBAO 07:00 PAMPLONA/IRUÑA 09:20 12,45€
* BILBO/BILBAO 10:00 PAMPLONA/IRUÑA 12:00 12,45€
* BILBO/BILBAO 13:00 PAMPLONA/IRUÑA 15:00 12,45€
* BILBO/BILBAO 15:30 PAMPLONA/IRUÑA 17:30 12,45€
* BILBO/BILBAO 18:00 PAMPLONA/IRUÑA 20:00 12,45€
* BILBO/BILBAO 20:30 PAMPLONA/IRUÑA 22:30 12,45€

Departures: Garellano Station. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.
The connection between Bilbao airport and the bus station (in the city centre) can be made by taxi. Approximate price: 20 Euros. Or by bus: Price: 1.15 euro. Departs every half hour from the airport (arrivals area) and from the bus station. It takes approximately 25 minutes.

More information on: +34 948303505 or http://www.laburundesa.com or jochoa@laburundesa.com

There is a bus at 6pm every day from the bus station in Pamplona to Roncesvalles.

From Roncesvalles get a taxi accross to St Jean - taxi numbers in the CSJ guide or on the noticeboard of the hotel next to the Monastery.

See: http://www.csj.org.uk/planning.htm

Buen Camino

John
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Donating Member
#3
Hi, Judy,
Another option, which is likely a lot cheaper, would be to take a bus from Bilbao to Hendaye (looks like there are two daily, one at 7:30 a.m., one at 13:00) -- that's about two hours. Then from Hendaye to St. Jean, you can take a train (changing in Bayonne). That's another two hours. I'm not sure about how the connections between bus and train would work in terms of time. You can find Spanish bus schedules at http://www.movelia.es, and the French rail has a website that will give you schedules, etc in English. I believe their website is sncf.com.

The taxi from Roncesvalles to St. Jean is a little pricey, I can't remember exactly, but I believe it's above 70E.

Buen Camino. Laurie
 
#4
Thanks Laurie, John and Sil..it seems flying to Bilbao was not the best idea. We are flying into Madrid before going to Bilbao. I see there are many posts on getting from there to SJPP. I'll look at that but I'd hate to miss the Guggenheim.
Judy
 
#5
Hi Judy & Bonnie:
Re. getting from Roncesvalles to SJPP

Caroline Aphessetche is a delightful and effervescent Basque woman who runs the Express Burricot taxi (it's a travel van with lots of room for gear). We used her service in August to get from SJPP to Roncesvalles, but she will drive you the other way, or anywhere in the general area for about 10 euros per person. You can contact her by phone at 06-61-96-04-76 or book ahead by e-mail: apcaroline@hotmail.com

Getting to SJPP by train

If I were you, I would go from Bilbao to Bayonne by train or bus and then take the local train to SJPP, to preserve the excitement of arriving in Roncesvalles without having already seen it.
 

Advertisment

OLDER threads on this topic



Advertisement

Most read today

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • February

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • March

    Votes: 24 4.5%
  • April

    Votes: 84 15.8%
  • May

    Votes: 141 26.5%
  • June

    Votes: 43 8.1%
  • July

    Votes: 12 2.3%
  • August

    Votes: 9 1.7%
  • September

    Votes: 143 26.8%
  • October

    Votes: 58 10.9%
  • November

    Votes: 6 1.1%
  • December

    Votes: 3 0.6%
Top