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Getting around the Basque Country

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From the sea to the mountains, from the city to the countryside, there are various means of transport in the Basque Country to get around easily. The Basque Country is criss-crossed by a large bus network, but you can also rent a bike, ride a scooter or cross the country by train...

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The TRANSFERMUGA route planner makes it easy to get around the Basque Country (North and South).

Introduced in 2015 by the New Aquitaine Euskadi Navarre Euroregion, it allows you to search for public transport routes and timetables, making it easier to get around the Basque Country and the entire Euroregional territory without having to use your car.

The Txik Txak network

Txik Txak

With the introduction of a modernised network, the Basque Country Community is bringing together all its mobility services under a single brand, Txik Txak, with the aim of making the offer more easily understandable and inviting citizens and holidaymakers to vary their modes of travel.

Txik Txak is not just a bus network, it is a multiple and coherent offer: Tram'Bus, bus, coach, bike, boat, urban ring road... Opting for more public transport and less car use means helping to protect the environment.

 

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By bus

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CHRONOPLUS

The Chronoplus bus network covers the towns and villages of Bayonne, Anglet, Biarritz, Boucau, Tarnos, Saint-Pierre-d'Irube, Bidart, Mouguerre, Villefranque, Bassussarry and Arcangues.

 

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HEGOBUS

The HEBOBUS bus network covers the south and interior of the Basque Country.

 

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THE EXPRESS CAR

This is an inter-urban transport service that allows you to travel easily from one end of the Basque Country to the other with direct bus lines for only €2 per journey.

 

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PROXI'BUS

These are daily urban lines in the towns of Mauléon, Saint-Palais and Cambo-les-Bains. These lines allow you to reach shopping areas, town centres or connections with the express bus.

 

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FREE SHUTTLES

Free shuttles are available all year round to enable you to travel easily around Bayonne, Anglet and Biarritz.

 

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SUMMER SHUTTLES

During the summer, you can take advantage of bus shuttles that allow you to avoid the often overcrowded city centres or the approaches to the beaches. The principle is simple: you park outside the town and take the shuttle bus which will drop you off in the town centre or as close as possible to the beaches. Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Anglet offer this service.

SHUTTLES OF SAINT JEAN DE LUZ

SHUTTLES OF ANGLET

By bike

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VELIBLEU

Vélibleu is a short-term self-service electric bicycle service for the coastal communities from Hendaye to Tarnos.

  • 12 stations available
  • First 10 minutes free
  • 2€/hour
  • 50 km of autonomy

Download the Vélibleu application:

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All cycling facilities and routes are available on the GEOVELO website

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Taxi - VTC - Rentals

Enjoy the freedom to drive around the Basque Country by renting a car or a scooter.

You can also call the taxi drivers, they are friendly and will be happy to drop you off wherever you want.
There are many taxis in the Basque Country. There is nothing more pleasant than to be driven by a driver. Taxis are at your disposal for your personal and professional trips.

By train

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Crossing the Basque Country in 30 minutes is possible!

With the TER Nouvelle Aquitaine, three lines are available to cross the Basque Country

Line 51: Hendaye - Dax - Bordeaux which serves Hendaye Plage, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Guéthary, Biarritz and Bayonne
Line 53: Bayonne - Pau - Tarbes serving Puyoo and Lourdes
Line 54: Bayonne - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port with service to Cambo-les-Bains

 

More information:  +33 (0) 800 872 872 (Monday-Friday, 6.30am - 7.30pm); www.ter.sncf.com/nouvelle-aquitaine

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Going to Spain with the Topo, towards San Sebastian

From Hendaye SNCF station, an aerial metro, called "Topo", runs throughout the southern Basque country all year round. Hendaye has a daily link with the large city of San Sebastian. This prestigious seaside resort can be reached in 40 minutes.

Departure from the Hendaye SNCF station car park every 30 minutes, every 3rd and 33rd minute of every hour, except for the 1st morning train which leaves at 06:47 on weekdays: 06:47, then 07:03, 07:33, 08:03, etc. On Saturdays, the first train leaves at 08.03, and on Sundays at 07.03 (ask at the station for information on public holidays).
Last departure from Hendaye at 22:33, from San Sebastian at 22:30, every day except Saturday night (return every 2 hours from midnight).
During the Semana Grande (week of the 15th of August), the fiestas of San Sebastian, the Topo runs all night!

You can also take the Topo to Bilbao in 3h17.

Pets are allowed under certain strict conditions (kept on a leash, not occupying a seat, not annoying or dangerous...). Ask at the ticket office or contact Euskotren (by e-mail or telephone) to make sure you can board the train with your pet.

 

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By boat

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Le Passeur: Saint-Jean-de-Luz bay - Ciboure

The boat "Le Passeur" is a maritime shuttle that crosses the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Ciboure from April to the end of the All Saints' Day holidays.

Places of embarkation :

  • the fishing port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • the marina of Ciboure
  • Socoa
  • the horse dyke in Saint-Jean-de-Luz

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Marie-Louise: Hendaye - Hondarribia (Fontarrabia)

The maritime shuttle between Hendaye and Hondarribia, allows you to cross the Bidasoa and arrive directly in the village of Hondarribia in Spain. It leaves every 30 minutes out of season and every 15 minutes in summer. The crossing takes 7 minutes. Tickets can be purchased directly on board. First departure: 10am and last departure between 6pm and 8pm out of season, and 1am in summer.

 

 

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La Txalupa : Tarnos/Boucau - Bayonne

This hybrid boat provides a link on the Adour between the north-western part of the region (Tarnos / Boucau) and the centre of Bayonne. The extension to Anglet in the summer and at weekends from April to June also makes it possible to reach the beaches of Anglet. With its 76 spaces, 5 bicycle spaces and places for people with reduced mobility, it provides a 7-minute link between Boucau and Anglet.

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