There are 4 ways to get from Bordeaux to Pamplona by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux to Pamplona

$55 - $90

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Pamplona Coach Station Ouibus

$40 - $61

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from San Sebastian to Pamplona A / ...

$55 - $85

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bordeaux to Pamplona 196.2 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Pamplona is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Pamplona is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bordeaux and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Pamplona. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux-St-Jean and arriving at Pamplona via Hendaia, Ventas de Irún and San Sebastian. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Pamplona is 241 km. The road distance is 313.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Pamplona without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs 50€ - 75€.

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The bus from Bordeaux to Pamplona takes 4 h including transfers and departs once a week.

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Bordeaux to Pamplona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bordeaux station.

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Bordeaux to Pamplona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Pamplona is to bus which takes 4 h and costs 50€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 6 h 24 min.

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Bordeaux to Pamplona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Pamplona station.

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Bordeaux to Pamplona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Pamplona station.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 150.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Pamplona, Spain?

Eurolines FR operates a bus from Bordeaux to Pamplona once a week. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Pamplona via Hendaye, Hendaia, Bentak-Irun, Ventas de Irún, Donostia - San Sebastián, and San Sebastian in around 6 h 24 min.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Jean-de-Luz-Ciboure
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Pamplona Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus

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