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DaveAsian

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Hi everyone!


I am flying into Pamplona airport next month to start my pilgrimage (the French way).
Could anyone please tell me the best way to travel from Pamplona to St Jean (travelling solo). I will be arriving mid/late afternoon so I would be very surprised if there is a bus available but something like that would be great.

Thanks guys!

Buen Camino 🐚
 
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jeanineonthecamino

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Look at rome2rio.com - but there is a bus that goes from Pamplona to SJPDP. Easy! You may have to spend the night in Pamplona though. There is also the option of taxi - but quite expensive.
 

srmcgrath

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2022
The bus company Alsa runs a daily bus from Pamplona to Saint Jean at noon. My wife and I have booked for June 30. Since it is the only bus of the day, we are spending a night in Pamplona and getting the bus the following day. The tickets are 22 euros per person — much more reasonable than a taxi!

You can search for tickets at alsa.com.
 

SunnydCamino

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May 2022
Hi Dave, the bus from pamplona to st Jean leaves at 12pm from the bus station. The bus station is across from Corte Ingles, you take an escalator down to the ticketing/bus area. I would go there when you arrive and buy your ticket for the next day, as our bus was full, then stay in Pamplona overnight. Buen Camino!
 

Rmarkob

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Hi everyone!


I am flying into Pamplona airport next month to start my pilgrimage (the French way).
Could anyone please tell me the best way to travel from Pamplona to St Jean (travelling solo). I will be arriving mid/late afternoon so I would be very surprised if there is a bus available but something like that would be great.

Thanks guys!

Buen Camino 🐚
I took the bus last September. It departed around 1430, and made one stop at Roncesvalles. I arrived in Pamplona at 2130 the previous evening by train from Madrid, so I spent the night at a hotel near the station. I spent the next morning checking out the historic center of Pamplona and grabbing lunch at Cafe Iruña before heading south a few blocks to the underground bus station. It’s a 1:45 ride and cost me around $30USD. I booked and bought the ticket online using the Omio app. If you don’t do that, you have to use a kiosk at the bus station - they weren’t selling them at the ticket window. I don’t know if that was a Covid thing or because there are different bus companies. My bus was Conda, but I see there is no longer a 1430 departure available. As others have said, a 1200 noon departure is available now.
 
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The bus can be hit or miss depending on the your arrival time.
I've taken the bus and taxis. By far the taxi is the easiest, and the price can be close to the bus depending on your negotiation.
There are usually many pilgrims standing around wondering how to get to SJPP, so I just gather together the friendliest looking ones, and hopefully a Spanish speaker and get a taxi van to split the cost between everybody. It's typically cost between 30-40 EU.
And you start the journey talking to everybody and have a new posse before even starting to walk.
 

ChappyNS

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On 25 May I will be arriving in Pamplona, unfortunately missing the bus to SJPP by 2.5 hours. Is anyone else in this predicament and wish to ride share?
 

Miriam S.

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The ride share is a great idea, we were in the same situation as you a couple of weeks ago and I noticed someone else on this forum looking for a ride share. We connected and it worked out great, we made a good Camino friend who we meet regularly along the trail.
Our driver's name was Juan and his phone number (WhatsApp) is +34 689 80 01 52. The cost is about 110 Euros, but if you can split it, it may work for you too.
 

ChappyNS

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The ride share is a great idea, we were in the same situation as you a couple of weeks ago and I noticed someone else on this forum looking for a ride share. We connected and it worked out great, we made a good Camino friend who we meet regularly along the trail.
Our driver's name was Juan and his phone number (WhatsApp) is +34 689 80 01 52. The cost is about 110 Euros, but if you can split it, it may work for you too.
Wow, that is incredible information Miriam. Many thanks from a fellow Canuck :)
 

Senorafelipes

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Hi everyone!


I am flying into Pamplona airport next month to start my pilgrimage (the French way).
Could anyone please tell me the best way to travel from Pamplona to St Jean (travelling solo). I will be arriving mid/late afternoon so I would be very surprised if there is a bus available but something like that would be great.

Thanks guys!

Buen Camino 🐚
I have a taxi booked on 14 of June at 18:30. We have 2 seats available to share. FYI
 
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DianeA

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I arrived in Pamplona last week on 26 April around 1.30pm and had thought I would meet other pilgrims at the train station to share a taxi to SJPDP with. However there were only four other pilgrims and they were travelling to Roncesvalles. I shared a taxi with them but it wasn’t easy to find a taxi to travel on to St Jean. The receptionist in a hotel kindly linked me into another group who had booked a taxi which was very lucky. Next time I would stay overnight in Pamplona and book the noon bus - far less stressful.
 

Solea

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I was wondering whether the bus from Pamplona is still in service in late September. I will arrive in Pamplona on September 21, in time for the 12 noon bus to SJPP, but when I looked at the ALSA bus website they didn’t offer a connection after September 11. Is this a seasonal route? And if so is an expensive taxi my only option? I would be happy to share a ride with someone else going that day. Thank you for any information.
 

Rmarkob

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I took the bus on 20 September last year, and it was full. I doubt the route would be canceled 21 September based on seasonal usage. I checked Omio.com (where I booked last year) and also found no bus on that date. It does show a bus scheduled for 4 September but not 5 September. I suspect they or the bus company (Conda) only book 120 days out. If I find a 5 September bus when I check tomorrow, I will consider my theory validated!
P.S. Omio and Rome2Rio are affiliated.
 

Kjmkiwi

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On 25 May I will be arriving in Pamplona, unfortunately missing the bus to SJPP by 2.5 hours. Is anyone else in this predicament and wish to ride share?
Hi - not sure what time you arrive in Pamplona? We are on train from Barcelona to pamplona and have booked a transfer to SJPP from Pamplona train station at 1330 - we have room for 1-2 more passengers if you would like to ride share with us. With 5 of us its around 26 euros, but less per person if we add more passengers. Let me know if this would suit you. We can also adjust pickup time by a little to suit you if that works better?
 

Solea

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I took the bus on 20 September last year, and it was full. I doubt the route would be canceled 21 September based on seasonal usage. I checked Omio.com (where I booked last year) and also found no bus on that date. It does show a bus scheduled for 4 September but not 5 September. I suspect they or the bus company (Conda) only book 120 days out. If I find a 5 September bus when I check tomorrow, I will consider my theory validated!
P.S. Omio and Rome2Rio are affiliated.
Thank you for this information- I was hoping it was just a matter of the bus website not posting the schedule too far ahead of time. I will continue to check the site.
 
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ChappyNS

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Hi - not sure what time you arrive in Pamplona? We are on train from Barcelona to pamplona and have booked a transfer to SJPP from Pamplona train station at 1330 - we have room for 1-2 more passengers if you would like to ride share with us. With 5 of us its around 26 euros, but less per person if we add more passengers. Let me know if this would suit you. We can also adjust pickup time by a little to suit you if that works better?
Please count me in! That would be fantastic, thanks! I don't arrive in Pamplona until 14:20 hours via bus on the 25th. Is that OK?
 

Kjmkiwi

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Please count me in! That would be fantastic, thanks! I don't arrive in Pamplona until 14:20 hours via bus on the 25th. Is that OK?
Yes! its only an hour after we are scheduled to arrive. Where are you arriving from? I'm not sure where the bus station is in relation to the train station, is all. And how do we connect from here, other than on the forum? I'm happy for you to email me kirstymercer@gmail.com so that we can confirm contact details and arrange for connecting in Pamplona? I will let our ride share driver know. Sweet!
 

ChappyNS

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Yes! its only an hour after we are scheduled to arrive. Where are you arriving from? I'm not sure where the bus station is in relation to the train station, is all. And how do we connect from here, other than on the forum? I'm happy for you to email me kirstymercer@gmail.com so that we can confirm contact details and arrange for connecting in Pamplona? I will let our ride share driver know. Sweet!
I will email you!
 
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How/where did you book at taxi ahead of time? We are looking to arrive sometime mid August.
Taxi shares can be arranged by these people.
 

Solea

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Thank you for this information- I was hoping it was just a matter of the bus website not posting the schedule too far ahead of time. I will continue to check the site.
I just checked the Alsa website again. Still no bus from Pamplona to SJPP on September 21. Does anybody know if the bus will be running at the end of September? I would like to make a reservation ahead of time.
 

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