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Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

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Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

what is the best way to travel from San Sebastian to Bordeaux - train, bus or hire a car?

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1. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

The easiest option will be hire car but you don't want to drop off a hire a car in a different country to the one in which you hired it (a large premium is paid for this). So you get a Euskotren train to Hendaye in France to hire a car to drive to Bordeaux.

Next would be train. Get a Euskotren from Amara to Hendaye.

http://www.euskotren.es

Change here for a train to Bordeaux using SNCF.

www.voyages-sncf.com

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2. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

Could someone help me to get to Irun railway station from San Sebastian to link up with the TGV train to Bordeaux at 9:45am on 10th May. My searches have not turned up any transport being available to achieve this.

Is there a regular bus service to achieve this??

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3. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

You can get a RENFE train on this journey but I think none will leave San Sebastian early enough. There is a bus service provided by Ekialdebus

ekialdebus.net/lineas_horarios/…

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4. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

Thanks for this information, but I cannot find the website in English. can you help?

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5. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

Line E26 also goes to Irun: ekialdebus.net/lineas_horarios/… more frequently too. Get off at the Colon bus stop here: http://goo.gl/maps/AzZqf The station is less than a 5 minute walk.

The bus times don't say what time they arrive in Irun so you might have to ask at the Tourist Information when you arrive in San Sebastian.

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6. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

Line E27 is for weekends like our travel time (10 may) These timetables are for travel from Irun to Donostia- San Sebastian (or Hondarribia) but do not seem clear with times in the reverse direction as we require.

Anyway I guess I can ask at the Tourist Information.

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7. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

woody,

I would suggest going with Renfe, as private car would be way to expensive. There is a train on May 10th @ 10:55am from San Sebastian to Bordeaux. If you go on the renfe website and choose international routes it will show you two trains. This one and another leaving at a later time that day. I would suggest contacting a Renfe representative as they can help book the ticket and they can answer any questions you may have.

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8. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

If you take the Euskotren from Amara to Hendaye, how much time should you allow for the trip? The TGV to Bordeaux leaves Hendaye at 9:45, so when should we get on the Euskotren in Amara to allow plenty of time.

Went on the website, but didn't have any luck finding the right schedule.

Thanks for any help.

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9. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

There is one that leaves Amara station at 08:45 arriving at 09:22 or an earlier one leaving at 08:15 which arrives at 08:52. Full timetable here: euskotren.es/sites/…20MD_ENE2013.pdf

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10. Re: Travelling from San Sebastian (Donostia) to Bordeaux, France

Thank you so much. That is very helpful.