A little twist. I have friends walking from Le Puy. They were going to meet me in Somport but were held up and cannot meet me. They will arrive in St. Jean on or about October 27th. We checked on Rome to Rio and there was nothing that would work. The only bus they have listed is from Valcarlos and that one runs just once a week. I was thinking maybe they should either walk to Roncesvalles (who knows what the weather will be like) or take a taxi from St. Jean to Roncesvalles. I saw the Artieda bus from Roncesvalles that leaves every day at 9:20. If anyone has knowledge of a better way to go or if you know this is really the best way to get there, please let me know. Many thanks to you all.