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Bus from Jaca to San Juan de la Pena Info

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Others have mentioned that there is a bus from Jaca to San Juan de la Pena. I believe someone said it leaves Jaca at 9:30 am. It does not appear to be ALSA and Google is not coming up with the bus info. Can anyone post additional info about this bus -- What is the bus Co. name? Where do you get it? Is there a timetable? Thanks! Liz
 

wayan

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I caught the bus back in September 2016. I can't tell you the bus company. But I am pretty sure it left around 9 from the bus station in Jaca. It is the same bus station I came in from Zaragoza and also left on a bus up to Somport in the afternoon. The bus went up to the new monastery, dropped us off and took anyone who wanted to visit the old monastery back down. You can walk down to the old from the new. The track back down from the old monastery back to the Camino path was pretty slippery back then.
 

amancio

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I agree, I was in Jaca around that time too, the bus leaves from the bus station, in the city center of Jaca, at some time between 9 and 9:30, indeed. You should have enough time to visit San Juan, then walk down to spend the night in Santa Cilia de Jaca, probably.
 

falcon269

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From the Jaca tourist office webpage:

AUTOBÚS AL MONASTERIO

Hasta el 26 de agosto de 2018


Salidas 09.25 y 10.25 desde la Plaza Biscós y vuelta a las 18 y 20 h. Precio del viaje: 15 € con ida y vuelta y entrada a los dos monasterios. Más información y horarios en el teléfono 974 35 51 19.
 

Albertagirl

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I have taken that bus in 2016, and was told at the Tourist Office about the bus schedule for that day. I suggest that you ask there, as they can book it for you and there are sometimes changes in the schedule or additional buses. I took the bus up to the two monasteries, then down to the bottom of the hill, where I walked to the albergue at Santa Cilia to spend the night.
 

Simon Shum

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We were there in Sept/Oct 2019, staying at Jaca Albergue. The very friendly and helpful hospitalero there could provide you all info of the bus. We were done visiting both monasterio around 2 pm, and when talking to the driver of the bus, they said they are leaving at 2:30 pm back to Jaca but could also drop us off at the camino so we could continue to walk to Santa Cilia and we did. Or you could also go back to Jaca and spend another night at the nice albergue. If you want to spend more time at the monasterio, there is a returning bus around 6pm or so .
One thing to pay attention to when taking the bus around 9:25am at the bus station -- there were two buses, one clearly marked San Juan de la Pina, and the other one not clearly marked (I forgot the color of the bus), we thought we would take the well marked bus, but it turned out it was for tourists and we got on the other bus, so make sure you ask instead of just waiting there! I thin both buses are operated by same group of drivers as I saw them changing back and forth at the new monastery!
Enjoy the fantastic views!
 

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