Madrid to Hendaye-a grey area?

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  1. 59CosG95

    59CosG95 Established Member

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    I'm trying to plan my route for interrailing this summer, and one part of it has me going from Madrid to Hendaye. But I seem to be unable, both on renfe.com and interrail.eu, to check times for trains from Madrid to Hendaye for the 2nd of August, even though they're being displayed correctly today. Does Hendaye shut on a Sunday or something?
     
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    No times after 13 June I see.
    Suspect the summer timetable has not been loaded on the RENFE site yet.
    Even when times appear, you might have to use Euskotren for the last lap from San Sebastian/Irun to Hendaye - not many through main-line trains.
     
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    The stations Hendaye and Irun are 2 bordertowns in France and Spain. Well; how much for crossing the border.

    Irun - Hendaye: 0 trains (Irun has 0 (zero) trains departing; even in Spain)
    Hendaye - Irun: 9.19, 13.13, 18.14

    Maybe the Bahn travelplanner has a defect?!
     
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    Just tried DB travel,
    put in Madrid to Irun,
    picked a week day in June (15/06/2015),
    picked time as 06:00

    got 3 trains with travel time varying between 6hrs and 8hrs.

    route is via Pamploma.

    Trust OP has checked the Seat61 site and selected travel in Spain.

    http://www.seat61.com/Spain.htm
     
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    I had departurefunction of Bahn website, but now know otherwise.

    Irun:
    6.00 > Vitoria
    7.10 > Barcelona
    8.40 > Madrid
    9.15 > La Coruna
    10.21 > Madrid
    13.47 > Madrid
    15.52 > Barcelona
    16.20 > Madrid
    18.50 > Lisboa
    19.37 > Miranda de Ebro

    The only daily daytrain between the 2 capitols is:
    Madrid 8.00
    Hendaye 13.55 - 14.45
    Paris Montparnasse 20.35
     
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    Trains from Irun to Hendaye (Spain to France) call at Irun to set down only.

    An old copy of the Thomas Cook timetable (last summer) showed trains from Irun at 1117, 1345, 2046 and 2149 heading toward Hendaye.
     
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    Ashamed to say I haven't. :oops: Checking it now, it seems to be a veritable goldmine for international travel.
     
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    I assume than that there is a busconnection between the 2 stations?
     
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    Euskotren local railway, reasonably frequent.
     
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    Which gives it as 2.7km on foot between the passenger stations...
     
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    This is a picture of the narrow gauge railway referred to above. This is the terminus in Hendaye, France. The narrow gauge station is right next to the standard gauge SNCF one.

    All of the narrow gauge trains from here go to/via Irun in Spain. The train service is nicknamed "The Mole" because of the amount of tunnels it runs through. It is much more frequent than the "main line" railway.
     
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