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There are 7 ways to get from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona by car, train, bus, night bus or plane

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Drive, train  •  5h 11m

  1. Drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona
  2. Take the train from Pamplona to Barcelona-Sants Alv

38€ - 52€

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Pekotxeta to Pamplona Pekotxeta to Pamplona
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Barcelona K793

28€ - 41€

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Train, night bus  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the train from St Jean Pied De Port to Bayonne Ter
  2. Take the night bus from Irun to Barcelona Nord Bcn48

Drive  •  5h 37m

  1. Drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona 479.2 km

50€ - 80€

Train to San Sebastian, fly  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from St Jean Pied De Port to Bayonne
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN

113€ - 254€

Bus to Pamplona, fly  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Valcarlos to Pamplona
  2. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Barcelona (BCN) PNA - BCN

66€ - 132€

Train, bus, bus to Bilbao, fly  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from St Jean Pied De Port to Bayonne
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  4. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN

106€ - 205€

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The cheapest way to get from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona is to bus which costs 27€ - 45€ and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona is to drive and train which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 5h 11m.

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The distance between Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and Barcelona is 343 km. The road distance is 479.2 km.

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The best way to get from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona without a car is to train and night bus which takes 12h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 11m to get from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona is 479 km. It takes approximately 5h 37m to drive from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from San Sebastian Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 343.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 11m

What companies run services between Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a bus from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Barcelona via Pekotxeta and Pamplona in around 9h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 230€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Flights from Pamplona to Barcelona via Madrid, Santander
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 230€
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Pamplona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 St Jean Pied De Port to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 22€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Rail 1st Class
14€ - 22€
Bus operators
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Pekotxeta to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
Bus from Valcarlos to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Pamplona to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Night bus from Irun to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
iberocoach.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net

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