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Booking Train Tickets from Paris CDG to Bayonne Online

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MaeZen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
12/2014
I have a question about booking the tickets online. I just checked the train tickets for Dec 12 from Paris Airport(CDG) to Bayonne (via Bordeaux) through 'raileurope' cost $164 plus $7.95 booking fee. It seems a lot to me. Will it be cheaper if I buy tickets when I am at the station? My flight arrives Paris CDG at 7 am on Dec 12. I am thinking a 10:16 am train from CDG to Bayonne.
 
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whariwharangi

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I have a question about booking the tickets online. I just checked the train tickets for Dec 12 from Paris Airport(CDG) to Bayonne (via Bordeaux) through 'raileurope' cost $164 plus $7.95 booking fee. It seems a lot to me. Will it be cheaper if I buy tickets when I am at the station? My flight arrives Paris CDG at 7 am on Dec 12. I am thinking a 10:16 am train from CDG to Bayonne.
Using the SNCF site I'm getting 70 - 120 euro ... depending on the train. The 1016 cost 101 euro. (It looks to be cheaper to travel from Paris Montparnasse). Add in exchange rate and its probably close to what you are being quoted.
 

MaeZen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
12/2014
Thank you for the information. I may just go ahead booking the tickets if my quote is the running price.
 

gerardcarey

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CFx2, CPx1
I always use the booking agents 'Capitaine Train'.
Last time I travelled early September, Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne, cost 26 Euro. Bookings are available from 90 days out and the earlier you book the cheaper the fare will be. I put a note in my diary. Capitaine Train also look for the cheapest fare.
Regds
Gerard
 

Cejanus

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJDP - Santiago April "2013"; European Peace Walk"2015"; VIa de la Plata "2016"
I just checked prices now for 12th December and found tickets from Paris (Montparnasse)to Bayonne for 39 euro. Have a look at
www.sncf.com
Happy planning
 

MaeZen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
12/2014
I just checked prices now for 12th December and found tickets from Paris (Montparnasse)to Bayonne for 39 euro. Have a look at
www.sncf.com
Happy planning
Thank you for the information. That sounds a great price. I just checked 'www.sncf.com' and found the 39.9 euro tickets you said. I am confused which Montparnasse station I should choose. It shows three: Paris Montparnasse 1 ET2 (75); Paris Montparnasse 2 Pasteur (75); Paris Montparnasse Vaugrard (75). Also what is the best way from CDG airport to Montparnasse? how long does it take? Lastly, should I choose France at 'the ticket collection country'? when I choose USA, the website directs me to 'raileurope'. Thank you again for your help.
 

Olivares

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 1997 (Leon to Santiago); Sections Camino Frances: May 2011, May 2012, May 2013, October 2013, June-July 2014 (Sahagun to Santiago).
Using the (proven) reliable website rome2rio, it costs $164.00 to travel Paris Airport-SJPDP and it takes a little over 7 hours.

It costs $74 Madrid-SJPDP (8 hours)

It costs $78 Barcelona-SJPDP (7 hours).

I have never understand people from the USA flying into Paris to get to SJPDP... I understand logistics from Australia, etc, makes Paris a much better in/out airport. Quite obvious even by glancing at a map....
 
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whariwharangi

Guest
Thank you for the information. That sounds a great price. I just checked 'www.sncf.com' and found the 39.9 euro tickets you said. I am confused which Montparnasse station I should choose. It shows three: Paris Montparnasse 1 ET2 (75); Paris Montparnasse 2 Pasteur (75); Paris Montparnasse Vaugrard (75). Also what is the best way from CDG airport to Montparnasse? how long does it take? Lastly, should I choose France at 'the ticket collection country'? when I choose USA, the website directs me to 'raileurope'. Thank you again for your help.
Here is map of Montparnasse
http://www.bonjourlafrance.com/france-trains/stations/gare-montparnasse-station.htm

Paris Gare Montparnasse
http://www.gares-en-mouvement.com/fr/frpmo/accueil/

Paris Gare Montparnasse Map
http://www.railteam.eu/en/files/2011/11/MAP_Paris-Montparnasse_En.pdf

I got the SNCF schedule to work with Montparnasse 1 et 2.

Yes, chose France as ticket collection country for schedule information. I'm not sure if you can purchase your ticket using the SNCF site, you may have to purchase on RailEurope. You can buy the ticket at the station, however there is no knowing what the price will be.

2102 Paris Airports

Paris has two major airports. Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is known as Roissy and is located NE of Paris. Orly Airport (ORY) is located to the South of Paris.

CDG and Orly:
http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/en-gb/passagers/home/

2103 Getting around in Paris

Paris Transit Network
http://www.ratp.fr/plan-interactif/carteidf.php?lang=uk

Paris RER/Metro route planner - SNCF Transilien
http://www.transilien.com/itineraire/rechercheitineraire/init

Air France Shuttle Bus with service from CDG to Orly airport (#3) and to Gare Montparnasse (#4)
http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/...97348c-aerolis_deplianttakeoneBD_Mars2013.pdf

2107 CDG Airport to Gare Montparnasse.

There are two transit options from CDG airport to Gare Montparnasse:

a. RER Line B (destination B2 Robinson or B4 Saint Remy les Chevreuse) from CDG airport to Gare du Nord. Paris Metro Line 4 from Gare du Nord to Metro Station Montparnasse Bienvenue. Allow 1:00 hour. Allow an additional 15 minutes to walk from the Metro station to Gare Montparnasse.

~Note there are 3 points where it is possible to transfer from RER B to Metro line 4. A transfer at St Michel may be preferable as Gare du Nord is a large station and will require orientation time.

b. Air France operates a bus service from CDG direct to Gare Montparnasse. Allow 1:15 hours.
 
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Annie Little

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sept-Oct 2016
I used the phone app Captain train throughout France last year ... So easy ... But after a while I REALIZED it was very easy just to get the ticket from the station but I could still check the train times using the app .

Montparnasse Paris has trains to Bayonne ... I got one at 1020am ... The journey is roughly 5 hours ... From Bayonne train station you can get a train to. St. Jean de Pied de Port .... Or stay one night in Bayonne and leAve next day ..

I stayed overnight at Bayonne Ibis Styles which was near the station and I had booked it on booking.com
 

DurhamParish

Un Cerveza, Por Favor
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portuguese 2012 & 2018
Camino Frances 2014, 2015, 2015, 2017, 2018
I was able to print out my ticket from the SNCF site when I ordered it. Don't remember exactly how I did it, but it worked.
 

MaeZen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
12/2014
I really appreciate everyone's help. I just booked my ticket from CDG to Bayonne, which is the last ticket I have to book before I fly out from the US on Dec 11 for my first Camino trip. Maybe next time I will choose to fly to Madrid or Barcelona if I have known better. Thanks again!
 

DurhamParish

Un Cerveza, Por Favor
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portuguese 2012 & 2018
Camino Frances 2014, 2015, 2015, 2017, 2018
I really appreciate everyone's help. I just booked my ticket from CDG to Bayonne, which is the last ticket I have to book before I fly out from the US on Dec 11 for my first Camino trip. Maybe next time I will choose to fly to Madrid or Barcelona if I have known better. Thanks again!
Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy the ride. Being a railroad frea . . . . . er . . . . . enthusiast, I was in heaven from the time I left CDG until I reached Bayonne. And it's much easier just to catch the train at CDG instead of schlepping into Paris to catch a train there.

And the Cote Basque Hotel is just across the street from the Bayonne station. Not as nice as the Ibis that was mentioned above, but still a decent place. And if you arrive at 10:30 PM as I did, it's nice just to have to cross the street. But the Ibis is pretty close too.
 

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efdoucette

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2011 Camino Frances
Since 2011 - too many to list
In 2011 I loved the train from CDG to Bayonne, I think there was a transfer in Bordeaux. The adventure started outside Bordeaux when the train broke down and we had to wait on the side of the tracks for a replacement. By listening, I found some english speaking people there and we chatted all the way to Bayonne. I stayed at the Ibis, easy to find and a short walk back to the train station in the morning. Ahhh, the memories. Have a great adventure.
 

Entao

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances-SJPdP to SdC (Aug/Sept 2015)
Hello there - has anybody taken the train recently from CDG to Bayonne? Is a 10 minute transfer time at Bordeaux St-Jean sufficient for a trip on August 26th, 2015?

14:09 Aéroport-Paris-Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle CDG
18:37 Bordeaux St-Jean
TGV 5218

10 min transfer time

18:47 Bordeaux St-Jean
20:44 Bayonne
TER 67237
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Yes the 10 minutes are usually sufficient to make the transfer. The TGV departing from Bordeaux usually waits for the passengers arriving on the Paris train. If by chance the train from Paris is late go to the Bordeaux office of the station master/chef de gare, show your tickets and they should arrange a new ticket for you to Bayonne.

Good luck and Bon voyage!
 
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I have a question about booking the tickets online. I just checked the train tickets for Dec 12 from Paris Airport(CDG) to Bayonne (via Bordeaux) through 'raileurope' cost $164 plus $7.95 booking fee. It seems a lot to me. Will it be cheaper if I buy tickets when I am at the station? My flight arrives Paris CDG at 7 am on Dec 12. I am thinking a 10:16 am train from CDG to Bayonne.
In 2014 I tried to book ahead for travel from Paris to Bayonne for late March of this year The SNCF websites - I used SNCF Voyages - do not offer tickets more than 90 days ahead but, if you key in your details, they have a system whereby they send you an email as soon as the tickets for your date become available, and the prices offered for booking so far ahead are very good. I was travelling in France prior to starting the Camino and the cost for all tickets - London St Pancras to Lille, then to Burgundy, from Dijon to Paris (1st class), Paris to Bayonne (1st class) - cost the princely sum of £110. I don't know if this system is available for travellers in the US, but it is worth a try. Buen Camino
 
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whariwharangi

Guest
Hello there - has anybody taken the train recently from CDG to Bayonne? Is a 10 minute transfer time at Bordeaux St-Jean sufficient for a trip on August 26th, 2015?

14:09 Aéroport-Paris-Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle CDG
18:37 Bordeaux St-Jean
TGV 5218

10 min transfer time

18:47 Bordeaux St-Jean
20:44 Bayonne
TER 67237
Here is information for Gare Saint Jean in Bordeaux. If you clik the button for 'Plan de la Gare' you will find a virtual tour. Note there are several tracks side by each with platforms connected by a tunnel. There are overhead signs showing which train leaves from which platform. You should have no difficulty getting off the train, determining which platform your next train leaves from, and getting there in the time allotted.
http://www.gares-sncf.com/fr/gare/frboj/bordeaux-saint-jean
 

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