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San Sebastian side trip - Bayonne or Biarritz ?

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San Sebastian side trip - Bayonne or Biarritz ?

Will be staying in San Sebastian for a few days in June and would like to make a day trip to France - looking at Bayonne and Biarritz - will be with my college age daughter -- will not have a car. Can anyone tell me which city is easier to visit without a car ?? Which city would you visit ? We like history, people and scenic views ... Thanks

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1. Re: San Sebastian side trip - Bayonne or Biarritz ?

Going on your preferences I would suggest Bayonne. Biarritz is not a patch on San Seb and is over priced. Bayonne is easy to walk around. Trains are fairly regular, go to station Amara in San Seb and take the Euskotren to Hendaye. From Hendaye take a French train to Bayonne, www.sncf.com The station in Bayonne is central, in Biarritz it is about 1-2 mile from the centre. Bayonne has great pedestrian streets for strolling and great cafes on the banks of the river for refreshments.

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2. Re: San Sebastian side trip - Bayonne or Biarritz ?

There is bus service between Donostia and Biarritz and is very efficient, if not limited (www.pesa.net)

There is a 09:00 and 14:30 bus to Biarritz. The trip takes one hour.

The STAB bus service runs between Biarritz and Bayonne.

Bayonne buses stop at Biarritz La Négresse railway station.

The TOPO, the commuter Rail, runs between San Sebastian-Donostia and the train station in Hendaye. I would take the local bus into Biarritz or Bayonne, but as already mentioned, the train is good option.


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