How to get to Saint Jean Pied de Port from Madrid, Paris or Barcelona?

Saint Jean Pied de Port
Saint Jean Pied de Port

The question was:

How will I get to Saint jean Pied de port to start the trip?

We have a lot of conversations on this topic in the forum. Have a look at some ideas of itineraries between Saint Jean Pied de Port and ParisSaint Jean Pied de Port and Madrid and Saint Jean Pied de Port and Barcelona here.

New AVE (high speed train) Madrid – Barcelona

A few days ago the new high speed train service (AVE) between Madrid and Barcelona was introduced. Could be useful for someone trying to get to/get home from the camino.

Some more information:
— 17 departures daily Madrid to Barcelona (and another 17 going back)
— Duration: About 2 hours and 40 minutes (speeds up to 300km/h)
— First train leaves at 06.00, last at 21.00
— Regular price varies between about €100 and € 160
(Note: If you book online at least 15 days ahead may get you a ticket for as low as €40)

This promotional video shows the train and the trayectory that the new rout takes:


More on the RENFE website.