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Anthony18

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2019
Dear pilgrims, I’m trying to book a train from Madrid to Pamplona for June 13. There’re are are no available trains showing up on Renfe, Petrabax, Omio. How soon can I expect trains to be available?

Also, what is your preferred website/app to book trains, buses and/or taxis? Thanks in advance for your help, and Buen Camino!🚄 🥾
 

David

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Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.

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Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
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Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Dear pilgrims, I’m trying to book a train from Madrid to Pamplona for June 13. There’re are are no available trains showing up on Renfe, Petrabax, Omio. How soon can I expect trains to be available?

Also, what is your preferred website/app to book trains, buses and/or taxis? Thanks in advance for your help, and Buen Camino!🚄🥾
I always have to wait until 30 days prior to taveling to see updated schedules. I like using trainline.eu, as they take standard credit cards tor those of us in the US as I do not have paypal. It was very easy.
 
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lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
If I were you I would check flying on Iberia. I am going in late October and I found a flight for $41US dollars. It is an hour flight. Take the metro to the airport in Madrid. I doubt the train is much less money than what I paid. I would not be surprised if the flight is actually cheaper.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
I usually use Renfe app to book trains, but if it's too far out I use loco2.com to search - you can set an alert on their site, and as soon as the tickets are available they will email you. The earlier you book the better price you can get.

 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
Dear pilgrims, I’m trying to book a train from Madrid to Pamplona for June 13. There’re are are no available trains showing up on Renfe, Petrabax, Omio. How soon can I expect trains to be available?

Also, what is your preferred website/app to book trains, buses and/or taxis? Thanks in advance for your help, and Buen Camino!🚄🥾
Hi Anthony18 - I've done that route both by train and bus, and have never had a problem booking direct from Europe with renfe.com (trains), nor alsa.com (buses). Good luck. Keith
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
I've had an issue using my credit card on Renfe.com or their app, so I use PayPal and have no problem.
 

Jamieb

New Member
Is it advisable to buy the train ticket ahead of time before arriving in Madrid? Is there a risk it will be sold out? How the bus ticket from Pamplona to SJPDP - should I go ahead and purchase that ticket now or can I wait? We arrive in Madrid June 4th, plan is to train to Pamplona, then bus to SJPdp on June 5th.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Is it advisable to buy the train ticket ahead of time before arriving in Madrid? Is there a risk it will be sold out? How the bus ticket from Pamplona to SJPDP - should I go ahead and purchase that ticket now or can I wait? We arrive in Madrid June 4th, plan is to train to Pamplona, then bus to SJPdp on June 5th.
If you are sure of your dates buy the ticket now. It will be less expensive. One year I bought tickets the day that they were released and got seats in the first class car for only 23.20 Euros each.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago 2014
Pamplona to Santiago 2017
Norte. 2018
The train is more relaxing and scenic. Sometimes the trains do sell out. I love Loco2 because they notify you when route goes on sale.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francé 2005; 2016
Inglés June 2017
del Salvador Sep 2018
Primitivo Oct 2018
Is it advisable to buy the train ticket ahead of time before arriving in Madrid? Is there a risk it will be sold out? How the bus ticket from Pamplona to SJPDP - should I go ahead and purchase that ticket now or can I wait? We arrive in Madrid June 4th, plan is to train to Pamplona, then bus to SJPdp on June 5th.
You have to book a ticket in advance, from my experience so far. And it will be cheper, the sooner the better. Best regards, Keith
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
I usually use Renfe app to book trains, but if it's too far out I use loco2.com to search - you can set an alert on their site, and as soon as the tickets are available they will email you. The earlier you book the better price you can get.

HI Trecile, my friend. Do you know of a site like loco.2 for bus alerts from Pamplona to St. Jean?
 

AlexanderAZ

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017 (Sept/Oct): CF: SJPdP-->Fisterra-->Muxia (solo)
2019 (late Sept): CF: SJPdP-->Leon (honeymoon!)
You have to book a ticket in advance, from my experience so far. And it will be cheper, the sooner the better. Best regards, Keith
How much time after landing in Madrid are most people comfortable allowing to catch a train? I guess I have previously been lucky to just buy a train ticket upon arrival but now I'm thinking I (we) should pre-purchase. Does the day of the week of arrival matter? Time of day? If so, we are arriving mid-week, 9:30am. Thanks in advance.
 

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