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Hendaye is a last touch of France before crossing the frontier into Spain. A five-minute walk from the station will bring you to the River Bidassoa which defines the border. Hendaye is a town with strong links to Basque communities across the river. But it’s more than merely a jumping-off point for journeys into Spain. Hendaye is a pleasant seaside resort and a good base for excursions up the coast to Saint-Jean-de-Luz (just eight minutes away on a local train) and into nearby areas of the French Pyrenees.

The railway station at Hendaye is forever associated with a meeting between Adolf Hitler and Spain’s General Franco which took place there in autumn 1940. The two leaders lingered for several hours. Most travellers today rush through in just a few minutes. There are occasional TGVs to Paris and regular services to Biarritz and Bordeaux. There are also direct trains to Pau and Toulouse.

Local tram L10 (run as part of the Basque Euskotren / Metro Donostialdea network) shuttles across the border bridge to Irun in Spain. The international journey takes just four minutes. In Irun you can join trains bound for Barcelona, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Lisbon and many other cities across Iberia.

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Travel to Hendaye by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe

London to Hendaye by train

from £62.50

Avg 1 change 9hr 15m

Paris to Hendaye by train

from £17.50

Avg 0 changes 5hr 42m

San Sebastian to Hendaye by train

from £3.00

Avg 0 changes 24m

Bordeaux to Hendaye by train

from £21.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 18m

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