Bus Travel

Numerous private bus companies are consolidated into regional bus networks. Key ones include Transports-64 (covering the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department from Lourdes to the coast), Chronoplus (covering the Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz greater metropolitan area), and R.D.T. L. (covering the Landes department). Where the regional network buses don't go, the trusty SNCF national bus lines occasionally do (www.voyages-sncf.com). Local tourist offices and train stations can provide you with schedules and network maps. When traveling by bus in summer, beware of peak-hour traffic on roads, which can mean both delays and fewer seats on buses.

Bus Information

Chronoplus. Bayonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 64100. 05--59--52--59--52; www.chronoplus.eu.

R.D.T.L. Buses. Bayonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 64100. 05–59–55–17–59; www.rdtl.fr.

Transports-64. Bayonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, 64104. 08–00–64–24–64; www.transports64.fr.

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