Railway station

Irun train stations (Renfe / Euskotren)

19 Jan , 2017  

Irún-Ficoba: the Euskotren Ficoba Train Station is located close to the Congress Centre (Iparralde Hiribidea) and the Santiago inns. It has 900 parking spots, free between 8am and 10pm (exit also authorised after 10pm) – geolocation / access map

Irún-Colón: The Irún-Colon Euskotren train station is located right in the centre of Irún (Paseo Colón). Different modes of urban and interurban (Lurraldebus) transport provide access to it – geolocation / access map

Irun-Renfe: Irún’s international train station is located closed to the Paseo Colón in Irún (geltokiko kalea). It offers travels across to all of Spain thanks to medium and long distance, as well as high speed trains, and several bus companies (Alsa…) – geolocation / information

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(Français) Transfermuga, un réseau de transports qui efface la frontière

1 Jan , 2017  

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.


Transfermuga presents Hegobus  “1 € from Biarritz to the frontier” 

1 Jan , 2017  

What is this?

Where it is going?

Hegobus is the new bus network of the Agglomerátion Sud Pays Basque. With its 10 lines, it enables to serve Saint-Jean-de-Luz (lines 1 to 3), Hendaye (lines 4 and 5), and all the surrounding municipalities (lines 20 to 24):

  • Ahetze
  • Ainhoa
  • Arbonne
  • Ascain
  • Biriatou
  • Ciboure
  • Guéthary
  • Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
  • Sare
  • Urrugne

For more information: plan and timetables

How much does it cost?

The lines can be accessed with a 1€ ticket. It can be bought in the bus and enables the use of the whole network for one hour. Single tickets and a strip can be bought in the bus, travel books of 10 trips or 7-days tickets can be bought at the office in front of the Saint-Jean-de-Luz rail station or from agents – agents

Tip – the daily price is the same when you are alone or with four other persons, as long as you are travelling together: 5€ for 24 hours, 10€ for a full week! more information

Why it is different?

You pay the same price everywhere! 1€ in Saint-Jean-de-Luz as in Hendaye, but also all the other municipalities.

Tip: How to pay even less? By subscribing: 20 euros per month will enable you to do unlimited travels. Better, if you use the network to go to work, you can benefit from a 50% sale from your employer (10€ per month) – subscribe online

You will not lose your usual habits! In Saint-Jean-de-Luz, you will find your Itzulia lines with some changes. At Hendaye’s side, the lines 4 and 5 take over the blue and green paths of Uribil, with some changes. The Erlaitza line becomes the line 20, and the lines to Sare and Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle have the numbers 21 and 22.

You discover new lands! You can simply go by bus to Ahetze or Arbonne for example. You can also go directly to Biarritz (rail station) and even cross the border (Irun, Behobia).

Tip – I can cross the border! The line 4 connects to the center of Irun (and a tour in Mendibil) and the line 5 connects to les ventas de Behobia, directly from all the neighborhoods of Hendaye. 

You have only one contact, only one network, a toll-free number that may provide you with assistance: 0 800 891 891.

And the details?

Almost all lines travel every day, even on Sundays.

How do I go to Saint-Jean-de-Luz?

The lines 1, 2, 3 serve Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Ciboure. There is a Line 1 every hour from 7h to 21h.

How do I go to Hendaye?

The lines 4 and 5 run every hour. They continue their path until reaching Irun in order to connect to Irunbus and Lurraldebus network (especially to serve Fontarrabie).

What about the other cities?

  • Between Hendaye and Saint Jean de Luz, in addition to the line 816 of Transports64 (Hendaye-Bayonne for 2€), the line 20 enables the shuttle by Urrugne and Abbadia.
  • The lines 21 and 22 enable to connecte to Ascain, Sare, Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and Aïnhoa, until Dancharia.
  • The line 23 links Saint-Jean-de-Luz to the rail station of Biarritz, going throught Guéthary, Ahetze and Arbonne.
  • Finally, the line 24 links Urrugne to the city of Olhette.

Attention, on lines 21 to 24, it may be necessary to book the bus ticket the day before by calling toll-free 0 800 891 891.

And the TAD, what it is? How does it work?

If you live far from a line, you can still book the bus to reach you destination (this TAD service costs the same price as a normal journey by bus). In every area, the service is available two days per week from 9 am to 5 pm, from your home to predefined points of the network – Information

The Hegobus network will be integrated in the route calculator that we will implement by the end of 2016. You will very soon be able to plan your journeys to discover beautiful lands in the Agglomerátion Sud Pays Basque.

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Make it a cross-border Christmas!

2 Dec , 2016  

With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to discover some of the local traditions on the other side of the border, putting behind the stress of the daily commute with a much cooler means of travel. To help get you into the spirit, we’ve put together a section on unmissable events over the festive season, listing the most straightforward, affordable and practical means of getting to them. So hop on board the Transfermuga sleigh this Christmas! More…

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(Français) Plus de 250 personnes à Hendaye !!!

30 Sep , 2016  

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Park in Hondarribia

29 Sep , 2016  

Where to park? 

The Council has established two main zones where parking is regulated, and they are paid zones open every day of the week from 10am to 8pm:

  • The “Beach” zone with the streets Ramón Iribarren, Foru kalea and Minatera
  • The “Port” zone with the streets San Pedro, Santiago, Matxin de Artzu, Bernat Etxepare, Domingo Egia, Beleztarren Markes, Irailak Zazpi, Itsas Argi, Arrantzale Auzoa, Zuloaga, Almirante Alonso, Axular and Bidasoa Kalea.

Be careful, because although the parking rates are the same, the categories are different, especially the maximum parking time. This can be seen on the signs and the colours of the road surface.

How much does it cost? 

In places where the Traffic and Parking Ordinance is in place, the following rates are applied:

  • 10 minutes: €0.20
  • 25 minutes: €0.50
  • 49 minutes: €1.00
  • 1h37: €2.00
  • 10h00: €12.40 (maximum)

It is necessary to enter the vehicle registration number into the machine, and to display the ticket on the vehicle.

Tip: if after parking the car, and going for example to eat in a restaurant, you realise that you have not put enough money in, yo can use the closest parking meter, even if it was not the one you used the first time. You will simply need to enter your car registration number and add the necessary amount of money.

What if I prefer another form of transport?

  • The river shuttle boat will leave you in the port area, a stone´s throw from the centre. access
  • The Lurraldebus interurban buses will also leave you in the centre (especially line E25, which goes to Irún every 20 minutes): access

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29 Sep , 2016   Video

Due to the variety of options for cross-border travel, we believed it would be useful to group all of these options on a single platform for public consultation. More…

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Transfermuga #enModeBasque !!!

1 Aug , 2016  

The sun has returned to the Basque coast and, with it, the tourists in search of the magnificent landscapes that the region offers. Being honest, all of them would like to discover the best surfing spots that the locals claim to know, while drinking a coffee after having caught some good morning waves… But it is not so simple!

Tourism information

We have decided to help you to look for good surfing spots, with the collaboration of a top level associate, the Departmental Tourism Committee. On one hand, because we have been working with the Department since the beginning on our Transfermuga project. On the other hand, because we believe that they do a great job. Thanks to their website www.paysbasque-tourisme.com, you can access all of the available information that makes it possible to discover or rediscover the Basque Country, well-known surf spots as well as secret ones too.

Passez en mode basque” (“Do things the Basque way”) is the invitation that goes out to tourists from all over the world. It is quite a cool way to praise the different activities that can be found, including:

However, above all, the website is a good tool for finding comprehensive information about activities and accommodation that makes it possible to plan holidays in the Basque Country.

However, above all, what we want to show you is the internet video that has really got people talking, and which has been viewed almost 500,000 times. This makes it possible to discover the Basque Country all over the world, and even to attract local people.

Transport Information

For our part, in collaboration with Transfermuga.eu, we continue in the same sector in order to offer you the greatest amount of possible information about transport offers (bicycle, train, bus, car shares…). And we want to offer you a few suggestions for summer:

  • Thanks to PassEusk, you will be able to use a large number of Transports64 bus lines and link up with the Topo in Hendaye or Irún. The return journey will only cost you €5.
  • At Hendaye station, if you want to take the Topo, you should wait calmly at the SNCF station and purchase tickets directly at one of the machines available. The departure timetable is available, there is also a newspaper kiosk, and you can enjoy a coffee while you await the departure of the Topo train, at platforms 03 and 33. If you are arriving by Train, do not forget that the PassBask gives you unlimited use of the TER+Topo for 48 hours for only €11.
  • If you are in a hurry to go from Bayonne and Biarritz to San Sebastian, we advise you to try the services offered by Alsa and Pesa: 1h (from Bayonne) or 45 min (from Biarritz) in order to get to San Sebastian… without having to park upon arrival. The price is around €7 or €8, therefore it is worth it. In Bayonne, the service leaves from La Place des Basques, and it Biarritz it goes from Floquet or from the airport.
  • When you arrive in San Sebastian, you can use the electric bike service that has been put in place by the Council. Even if you cannot compete with Bardet, who finished second in the 2016 Tour de France, you can at least discover the city and its innumerable places located at higher altitudes. If you have enough energy left, you can do the same in Anglet and Bayonne, but this time without electric assistance.
  • However, if you do not have a choice and have to park at all costs, we recommend the carparks in the outskirts (they are free) and the intermodal transport service with bus networks (all the geolocations are available here):
    • In Halle d´Iraty (Biarritz), to go to the centre of Biarritz,
    • In Minerva (Anglet), to go to the beaches with the free bus,
    • In Ficoba (Irún), to take the Topo and go to San Sebastian,
    • In Loiola (San Sebastian), to go to the centre.

Therefore, thanks to the offers of Transfermuga.eu and Paysbasque-tourisme.com you have no excuses not to come and discover the most remote spots in the Basque Country.  

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(Français) Un premier bilan

31 Jul , 2016  

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Biarritz “Basque Country” Airport

30 Jul , 2016  

What flights are available? Biarritz “Basque Country” Airport (code AITA : BIQ • code OACI : LFBZ) provides a gateway from the centre of the Côte Basque-Adour agglomeration to many European capitals. – link

Where is the airport located? The airport is located in the Côte Basque-Adour agglomeration. – link

How do you get to the airport?

  • Biarritz Airport is served by many public transport lines south of the border. Irún and San Sebastián may be reached in under an hour, and routes also connect the airport with Pamplona and Bilbao. – link
  • Parking is also provided at the airport.  The parking is open from monday to friday, (6AM to 10:45PM), saturday (6h30AM to 9h15PM) and sunday (6hAM to 10:15PM) – Tel : 0033 5 59 43 83 32 / parc.auto@biarritz.aeroport.fr) – link

More information. Here you can find more information on timetables and airport parking, etc. – link (en)


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Coaches station

Long distance coaches stops

10 Jul , 2016  

Several bus companies operate throughout the entire region. However, the stops are not necessarily the same for all of the companies.


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Discovering the Basque Country by bus

10 Jul , 2016  

Transfermuga.eu offers comprehensive information on transport services available on the Basque Coast. This information is currently limited to the Bayonne/San Sebastián corridor, however a greater area will be covered in the future (we’re working on it!). More…

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