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There are 6 ways to get from Pamplona to Pau by bus, train or car

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Bus ALSA  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Irun
  2. Take the bus from Irun to Pau

$27 - $49

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Irun
  2. Take the bus from Hendaye to Pau - University Ouibus

$13 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Bayona
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Pau Ic / ...

$41 - $60

Bus, train via Irun  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to Irun
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Pau Ic / ...

$43 - $68

Train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Pamplona to San Sebastian A / ...
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Pau Ic / ...

$52 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Pamplona to Pau 149.3 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Pamplona to Pau is to bus which costs 11€ - 21€ and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pamplona to Pau is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pamplona to Pau. However, there are services departing from Pamplona and arriving at Pau via Irun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pamplona to Pau. However, there are services departing from Pamplona and arriving at Pau via Donostia / San Sebastián, Herrera-Donostia, Hendaye and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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The distance between Pamplona and Pau is 117 km. The road distance is 238.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Pau without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 23€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Pamplona to Pau, including transfers.

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Pamplona to Pau bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Pamplona station.

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Pamplona to Pau train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Pamplona station.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Pau is to bus which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 23€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Pamplona to Pau.
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  • Distance: 73 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

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

You can take a bus from Pamplona to Pau via Irun in around 4 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pamplona to Pau via San Sebastian, Donostia / San Sebastián, Herrera, Herrera-Donostia, Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bayonne in around 6 h 37 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.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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 Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to Irun
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
monbus.es
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Irún
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Irun to Pau
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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 Hendaye to Pau - University
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus

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Pamplona to Pau bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Pau station.

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Pamplona to Pau train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Pau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pamplona to Pau is 239 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Pamplona to Pau.

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