Hi guys, im flying into Paris on the 15th of September 6:40am. The best transport at the moment i have been able to find is the train from Paris to SJPDP that leaves at 2:28pm and arrives at 10:28pm. Does anyone know any other combinations that might be a bit easier for me as this is going to take more than 12 hours coming off a 25+ hour flight. I can also do a flight from Paris to Biarritz at 1:55pm arriving at 3:20pm and then catch the train to SJPDP with the train leaving at 8pm arrivng 10:30pm. Any suggestions?? Cheers
You should be able to catch a train from montparnasse that leaves about noon that will get into saint jean about 7:30 pm
You will need to take the RER B train and switch to the metro in order to get to gare montparnasse.
so there will be a 6 hour wait
If you arrive just after the 1455 train, say at 1507, it is only a three hour wait for the next train. During that time, you won't be missing much in SJPdP. The good restaurants won't even be open yet.Départ à : 18h07
De la gare de : BAYONNE
Transporteur : TER
Numéro du train :67331
Arrivée à : 19h33
A la gare de : SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT
If you arrive just after the 1455 train, say at 1507, it is only a three hour wait for the next train. During that time, you won't be missing much in SJPdP. The good restaurants won't even be open yet.
hello kmm 7720,
i forget to mention when you go into the voyages-sncf website, you fill up all the info. at the point at the right hand side you will be asked what country will you be collecting your ticket, click france. the ticket can be collected at the sncf station where you can either use the machine or go to the ticket counter. you will be assigned a localisation number which is your reference number in order to collect the ticket. i am not sure whether you can pay with you credit or debit card or not as i don't know where you are coming from. but i believe if you have a paypal account, the transaction will go through.
also the tgv train are reserved seat, when you buy the ticket they will assigned you a seat. also possibility of discount depends on how many people are in the group or a famly discount. that i can not advise you. the paris to bayonne is a high speed tgv no. idtgv 2967, journey time 5 hours and 4 minutes. waiting time before the sjpdp train is 2 hours and 23 minutes.
the bayonne to sjpdp train is a local train no. ter 67323, no seat reservation required as it is a local train. it departs at 14.55 hour and arrives at sjpdp at 16.14 hour, a journey time of 1hour and 19 minutes. this will give you plenty of time to go to the pilgrim office to get your credencial peregrino and also find a place to stay for the night.
anyway, as the spanish saying goes, que tengan un buen camino.
For my first Camino, I arrive CDG and will then take the Air France Shuttle to Orly then an Air France flight to Biarritz/Bayonne. Then of course the train from Bayonne to St Jean or I may taxi share to St Jean as I'll be getting in close to the last train departure to St Jean. Either way, once in Biarritz/Bayonne is where I truly start trusting in the Camino.
Good luck to everyone while making your travel plans. For me, this has been the hardest part.
God Bless and a very Buen Camino :arrow:
Thanks for your help. I've looked on voyages-sncf.com and the only train is at 2:28pm arriving at 10:28 leaving from montparnasse. Maybe because it's a Sunday the train times are different as the train on Monday leaves at 12:27pm.
I'm surprised that no one even mentions flying into Pau. It does the following:
Eliminates the CDG/Orly transfer which is 29 Euros/pp; Express Bourricot has a taxi fare listed from Pau airport if you book early enough; you eliminate the 25 Euro train fare to SJPdP meaning that if there are two of you the 54 Euros/pp saved is almost equal to the 115 Euro taxi fare/2!
And you don't have to wait around for hours; no getting from Biarritz to Bayonne! I'll be doing it on 10 September.
PS is it cheaper to fly to Bayonne (or possible) or do the train thing.
This is the.easiest.way to.start. I wish more.people would.fly into Paris. The train station is.in the lower floor of.terminal 2. You simply.get.a.ticket.to.St. John. You will change trains.in Bayonne and Bourdue. But it is easy to.figure out.Trying to figure out how to get from the airport (CDG) in Paris to St. Jean Pied de Port. We arrive at 7am on the 20th of May. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
Hello - can you only use this site if you are US based? ThanksConveniently, Paris CDG airport also has a train station. From CDG your route is Bordeaux - Bayonne - St Jean PDP. Raileurope will only book 90 days out and you may need to search in two parts, Paris CDG to Bayonne, then Bayonne to St Jean.
Janet,I've been trying to book the trains from Paris to SJ on Sept 14 2014 (Sunday). Paris to Bayonne is no problem, but website won't take a reservation from Bayonne to SJ. Somewhere in the Forum I seem to remember reading something about some rail damage along that route and an alternate form of travel is recommended from Bayonne. Can anyone shed some light on that?
Also, my flight lands in Paris on 6:30 am. Would I be able to make the 8:00 train, or should I book the next one. I would like to get to SJ on the same day if possible.