Final Destination: Hendaye or Irun
All Trains Also Call At: Bordeaux
This journey is an opportunity to experience the best of French high speed rail travel - you'll be travelling on the latest version of the TGV train on the newest high speed line in France.
These trains comprise the fastest ever Paris - Bayonne service because they use the full length of the new LGV Sud Europe Atlantique high speed line, so they are non-stop between Paris and Bordeaux.
Mon-Thurs = 5 x trains
Friday = 7 x trains
Saturday = 4 x trains
Sunday = 6 x trains
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date - but bookings can open sooner when SNCF is running a promotion.
If tickets aren't on sale yet for your travel date, you can sign up to the ticket availability notification service on SNCF Connect.
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
Expect to pay more for this journey between the beginning of June and mid-September, particularly if you will be travelling on a Friday or Saturday.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey.
Rail Pass Users:
The €10 rail pass reservations tend to sell out particularly quickly for this journey on Fridays-Sundays in the summer months.
However, there are no viable alternatives for avoiding these TGV trains on this route.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €35|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||from €35|
|Save A Train||from €35|
|Happy rail||from €35|
|Rail Europe||from €35|
Two TGV trains will be usually be joined together for the part of the journey between Paris and Bordeaux, the coach number on your ticket will be for a coach in the part of the train heading to Bayonne
Also don't be surprised to see a train, heading to a destination other than Hendaye/Irun, departing at the same time AND from the same voie (platform/track) as your train.
This will be the destination of the other TGV train that will be attached to the train heading to Hendaye/Irun; that will be calling at Bayonne.
This is a journey of two distinct parts.
Between Paris and Bordeaux the train will spend around 2hr 15mins travelling at more than 280 km/h on the extended high speed line
There isn't a high speed line between Bordeaux and Bayonne, so the train will be on conventional tracks for the remainder of the journey.
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