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Madrid to St Jean Difficult?


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Is it easier to fly into Madrid and try to get a train and taxi to St Jean Pied de Port, or is it easier to fly to Bilbao near Pamplona and take the bus and train?

From what I gather, from Bilbao airport I have to take a bus shuttle to the bus station, take a Flix bus to Bayonne for 3 hours, then hope I make the train from Bayonne to SJPDP. Is that doable?

Or is it easier to fly direct into Madrid and then try to get the train or any other transport to SJPDP?
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