Biarritz Airport, also known as Biarritz-Pays-Basque Airport or Biarritz-Parma Airport, is located just 5 km southeast of the center of Biarritz. It is a small international airport in France and mainly offers seasonal flights to Western European capitals and connections to larger French airports throughout the year. About 1 million passengers are served at the airport of Biarritz annually. Biarritz — the famous seaside resort and is the last major city in front of the Spanish border.
The trip to and from the airport does not take much time because of its proximity, but since it is a small, mainly seasonal airport, there are not many transport options to choose from.
There is only one form of public transport between the airport and the city center: bus. Public buses connect the airport with the city center of Biarritz, the railway station, as well as the beach and camping, but also provide links to Bayonne and Angla. The price of a single trip ticket is 1 euro, and a 1-day ticket costs 2 euro.
Two bus lines run between the airport and Biarritz, Bayonne and Angle. It is easy to find a bus stop, because it is located right behind the terminal (arrival area). The Chronoplus C and 14 buses will take you to the center of Biarritz and the train station, as well as the center and Bayona station. Line number 10 goes to Anglet (but you must first take line C to the Biarritz Gare station, and then change the bus).
There are also several direct bus routes to Spain (Irun, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Bilbao). You can buy a ticket on the bus, directly from the driver. Prices range from 5 to 20 euros one way, depending on the destination and the company from which you travel. Be sure to check the bus schedule in advance.
If you want more comfort or you have a lot of luggage, you can always order a transfer from house to door to the Biarritz area or even to Spain.
- If you want to pre-order a transfer, you can do it through the transfer company (even online), a professional driver will be waiting for you in the arrival zone with the name, and do not worry if your plane is late, the transfer company will monitor the arrival of your flight .
- If you are traveling with small children, you can order a child seat
Taxis at Biarritz Airport are parked right behind the passenger terminal, next to the arrival area. However, you can call a taxi and book a taxi in advance. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the center is about 12 euros. If you want to go to the nearby city of Bayonne, you will pay about 15 euros for a taxi ride.
There are five car rental companies at Biarritz Airport, including Sixt, Avis, Europcar, etc., so that you can compare conditions and price as well as price. However, you can book a car online and save time.
Bus rental at Biarritz Airport
If you are a large group arriving at the airport, you can rent a bus before you arrive. Buses are offered by several bus hire companies in the area. It is advisable to book a bus a couple of weeks before arrival so that you can arrange all the details with the bus hire company (regarding the landing point at the airport, etc.).
- Question: I’m late for the airport. Will it be a problem to get to the city?
A: No, since Biarritz is a seasonal airport, buses usually follow flights. A shuttle and taxis work around the clock and seven days a week.
- Question: I have an early morning departure from Biarritz airport, are there any hotels at the airport where I can stay?
A: There are several hotels and villas located nearby, 800 meters from the airport, 1 km from the airport. Even if it is not within walking distance (especially if you have a lot of luggage), the price of a taxi will be minimal.
- Question: I continue my journey outside Biarritz. Are there any direct bus lines to other destinations?
A: Yes, there are buses from the airport to Anglet (via Biarritz Gar) and Bayonne, as well as to some other small cities in the area, such as Hyundai and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. You can also go to Bayonne-Gard station with the Chronoplus 14 bus line directly from the airport and take the train or bus to Pau, Lourdes, Toulouse, Ustaritz, Cambo-les-Bains, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Capbreton, Hossegor, Soustons, Vieux Boucau, Mimizan, etc. In addition, there are several bus routes that take you to Spain (Irun, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Bilbao) directly from the airport.