Trains to Pamplona

Ernest Hemingway did Pamplona a great favour when he featured the city’s annual bull run in one of his novels. Almost one hundred years on, the city still pulls the crowds, and not just during the annual festival of San Fermín, when bulls really do dash through the heart of Pamplona’s Old Town. Pamplona is a fine base from which to set off for the Navarran Pyrenees. Of the towns in the immediate vicinity, the pilgrimage centre of Puente La Reina deserves a visit.

Pamplona is just 30 km from the French border and, though the city is not on a main rail route, it is pretty easy to reach by train. Approaching from France and the north, the best route is via Irun, from where two to four trains daily take two hours to reach Pamplona. Note that in the local Basque language Pamplona is known at Iruna. Many rail travellers wreck their itineraries by confusing Iruna with Irun. You have been warned!

Onward connections from Pamplona are reasonable. There are a handful of direct trains each day from Pamplona to Barcelona (4 hrs away) and Madrid (just over 3 hrs). There are also direct trains to Gijón (on the coast of Asturias) and to various cities in Galicia (including Santiago de Compostela and Vigo). The Basque cities of San Sebastián and Bilbao are of course within easy reach of Pamplona.

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Barcelona to Pamplona by train

from $18.92

Avg 0 changes 3hr 37m

Madrid to Pamplona by train

from $20.81

Avg 0 changes 3hr 3m

Zaragoza to Pamplona by train

from $6.94

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Tudela to Pamplona by train

from $8.20

Avg 0 changes 1hr 1m

Vitoria-Gasteiz to Pamplona by train

from $5.68

Avg 0 changes 52m

San Sebastián to Pamplona by train

from $4.41

Avg 0 changes 1hr 42m

Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona by train

from $19.55

Avg 1 change 9hr 25m

Irun to Pamplona by train

from $10.09

Avg 0 changes 2hr

Ourense to Pamplona by train

from $30.90

Avg 0 changes 8hr 6m

Burgos to Pamplona by train

from $46.04

Avg 0 changes 2hr 14m

Calatayud to Pamplona by train

from $26.49

Avg 0 changes 1hr 50m

Seville to Pamplona by train

from $76.31

Avg 1 change 5hr 55m

Paris to Pamplona by train

from $67.48

Avg 1 change 9hr 54m

Málaga to Pamplona by train

from $63.70

Avg 1 change 6hr 21m

Valencia to Pamplona by train

from $45.41

Avg 1 change 5hr 30m

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Bilbao to Pamplona by train

from $13.24

Avg 1 change 4hr 27m

Alicante to Pamplona by train

from $58.02

Avg 1 change 6hr

Castejon de Ebro to Pamplona by train

from $6.94

Avg 0 changes 49m

Zumarraga to Pamplona by train

from $12.61

Avg 0 changes 54m

Logroño to Pamplona by train

from $11.98

Avg 1 change 2hr 13m

Girona to Pamplona by train

from $32.80

Avg 1 change 4hr 33m

Tarragona to Pamplona by train

from $35.95

Avg 0 changes 3hr 1m

Miranda de Ebro to Pamplona by train

from $11.35

Avg 0 changes 1hr 17m

León to Pamplona by train

from $18.29

Avg 0 changes 4hr 12m

Lleida to Pamplona by train

from $18.29

Avg 0 changes 2hr 33m

Palencia to Pamplona by train

from $23.97

Avg 0 changes 3hr 3m

A Coruña to Pamplona by train

from $33.43

Avg 1 change 10hr 7m

Jerez de la Frontera to Pamplona by train

from $85.78

Avg 1 change 7hr 28m

Hendaye to Pamplona by train

from $13.24

Avg 1 change 5hr 38m

Cádiz to Pamplona by train

from $73.16

Avg 1 change 8hr 3m

Guadalajara to Pamplona by train

from $62.44

Avg 0 changes 2hr 38m

Tafalla to Pamplona by train

from $3.78

Avg 0 changes 24m

Almería to Pamplona by train

from $88.93

Avg 1 change 10hr 46m

Altsasu/Alsasua-Estacion to Pamplona by train

from $10.09

Avg 0 changes 29m

Córdoba to Pamplona by train

from $107.22

Avg 1 change 5hr 11m

Valladolid to Pamplona by train

from $39.73

Avg 1 change 4hr 18m

Perpignan to Pamplona by train

from $186.06

Avg 1 change 6hr 6m

Antequera to Pamplona by train

from $138.75

Avg 1 change 6hr 14m

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