Getting to the Camino de Santiago from Paris is much faster than ever. A high-speed rail service linking Spain and France has been opened that will cut the journey time between Barcelona and Paris by half. Pilgrims who would like to spend some days in the French capital before starting walking or those ones who simply land in Paris will get to Barcelona city in just 6 hours!
Up until now the train journey between these two cities lasted about 12 hours, but the new tracks will enable passengers to complete it in just over six. Spanis’s train operator Renfe hopes to lure some air-travel passengers to its service from the new year 2014.
Once you are in Barcelona, you might like enjoying the Gaudi city for a few days or going straight to Pamplona-Roncesvalles-Saint Jean Pied de Port to start the enjoyable adventure of the Camino de Santiago. Any choice you make we can provide all transport information (flights, train lines or bus routes).
Here you have the best ways to get to the Camino from Barcelona. Flying is the fastest way to get to Pamplona. It takes you just over two hours, but if you want to save some cash you can also travel by bus. This way is the cheapest one but mind it is not the most comfortable. Train could be the key. Renfe offers trips between Barcelona and Pamplona from 36 euros and the journey takes you just over four hours.
Pamplona is a very convenient point to start the Camino, but many pilgrims prefer to start to walk from the genuine first stage of The French Way, Saint Jean Pied de Port. A combination of buses and taxi take you in about three hours to the traditional French village. Here it starts an unforgettable experience along the Camino de Santiago.