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Help! - Bus from Bayonne to SJPdP


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Hi All,

I'm not too sure if this issue has been clearly covered before in the forum, I have managed to find posts about buses replacing the train from Bayonne to SJPdP due to rail works between Jan-June 2010, but no time table indicating how frequently they depart.

I would search for the information myself, but my French is embarrassingly poor… :oops:

I’m taking the train from Paris to Bayonne on Monday 3rd of May, 2010, & concerned that there would be no bus to take me to SJPdP as the timetables that I have seen have had no buses on Mondays…

Would appreciate any help as the date is looming on the horizon…

Warm Regards, & Buen Camino…
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Thanks Annie,

There is just one small problem, It appears that you cant book tickets from Paris to SJPdP, I have tried via the following websites, and they all say there is no SJPdP or there is a problem with the booking (is anyone else encountering this?).

Is it just my bad French or do the time tables indicate that there is only one bus per day :?:

I'm guessing that I will have to take a leap of faith and just show up in Bayonne... im sure that I could pay for a ticket on the bus iteself...

I know that these questions may be a bit silly, but im sure this feed will help more than just myself.



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Diaz..... Just book from Paris to Bayonne..... you quite possibly can't book the bus online but you will be easily able to get a ticket, possibly in Paris, but if not, certainly in Bayonne.


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I've just recently been through the same dilemma with the sncf websites. I ended up reserving the TGV from Paris to Bayonne and the autobus from Bayonne to SJPdP separately. For the bus, go to the website ( and you should be able to enter Bayonne and St Jean Pied de Port (there is I think a search button to look the latter, as it doesn't appear in the drop down list). You should find there are departures through the day on Mondays - 7:45, 11:47, 15:09 and 18:12. It is possible to book a reservation and you'll get a confirmation which you'll need to take to an SNCF station when you arrive in France to get the actual ticket. I believe the credit card you use to book the reservation must be presented when you pick up your ticket and it must be one with a "chip" in it (but my French is also rudimentary).

Hope this is not too confusing and helps you sort out your best option.

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