Trains to Hendaye Find train times and tickets

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. With the opening of a new high-speed line north of Bordeaux, the journey time to the French capital was trimmed in July 2017 to under five hours. Hendaye has regular direct services to Biarritz and Bordeaux. Pau, Lourdes and Toulouse are also within striking distance.

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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Paris to Hendaye by train

from £23.00

Avg 0 changes 4hr 39m

London to Hendaye by train

from £67.00

Avg 1 change 8hr 3m

Bayonne to Hendaye by train

from £5.50

Avg 0 changes 29m

San Sebastian to Hendaye by train

from £5.00

Avg 0 changes 24m

Bordeaux to Hendaye by train

from £22.00

Avg 0 changes 2hr 24m

Biarritz to Hendaye by train

from £5.50

Avg 0 changes 20m

Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Hendaye by train

from £2.50

Avg 0 changes 8m

Toulouse to Hendaye by train

from £36.00

Avg 1 change 4hr 5m

Dax to Hendaye by train

from £21.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 7m

Lourdes to Hendaye by train

from £18.50

Avg 1 change 2hr 32m

Lisbon to Hendaye by train

from £26.00

Avg 0 changes 12hr 54m

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