Search 62305 Camino Questions

SNCF rail route Bayonne to SJPP

rioja routard

Active Member


The above French railways branch line is under threat of closure.

There is a campaign to keep it open.

I would like to think of my children being able to take the train instead of a bus clogging up the 'route nationales', a region which is gridlocked with traffic in the summer.

The word 'courriel' on the electronic petition is a fancy way of saying e mail address.

buen camino
How to Successfully Prepare for Your Camino
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.

rioja routard

Active Member
Perturbation du trafic Ter sur l'axe Bayonne - St Jean Pied

It looks like the last train ran on Friday 8 June.

The line has closed following a problem with overhead line equipment and rail traffic suspended.

SNCF (French Railways) continue to operate a service with substitute bus services.

Bonne Route!


Active Member
Time of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2006)
Hmm, last year during the short train trip from Bayonne to SJPP the train operator went to us pilgrims handing out single sheet photocopies about some advocacy pertaining to the train line or the train company employees. We were sort of requested to sign on the line at the bottom but since I didn't understand the thing (I don't speak French), I didn't sign. The Italians across the aisle signed it even though I knew they didn't know what it was all about, because they attempted to ask me if I understood. Could that have anything to do with closing down the Bayonne-SJPP line?

Too bad, they should have handed out the manfesto in different languages.

John Brierley 2023 Camino Guide
Get your today and start planning.

Most read last week in this forum

El Gobierno aprobará el 7 de febrero el fin de las mascarillas en el transporte público -...
Hi Everyone I am very close to purchasing my tickets to fly! I am planning on the Camino Frances in early June from Sarria or perhaps a town or two before. Is there a reason I would fly into...
I’m considering flying into Biarritz or Bilbao from the USA and taking Express Burricot from the airport to SJDP. Is this a good option? I rather not spend 8 hours on a train from Paris to get...
Looking for advice! We are flying into CDG this summer and landing at terminal 2E around 6am. Is there any hope of making it to the TGV train leaving at 8am for Bayonne? We have reservations made...
Hi. I will walk the Camino Del Norte from late april 2023. I would like to start in France. Does anyone have recommendations where to start in France? I am thinking about walking for 3-4 days in...
We are flying into Biarritz and have an extra day/night during our travels that can be spent in either Biarritz or SJPP before we start walking. We would use the time to see some sights and...

How to ask a question

How to post a new question on the Camino Forum.

Similar threads

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

This site is run by Ivar at

in Santiago de Compostela.
This site participates in the Amazon Affiliate program, designed to provide a means for Ivar to earn fees by linking to Amazon
Official Camino Passport (Credential) | 2023 Camino Guides