Biarritz airport, also known as Biarritz Pays Basque airport or Biarritz-Parme airport, is located just 5 km southeast of Biarritz city center. It is a minor international airport in France and mostly offers seasonal flights to western European capitals and connections with bigger French airports throughout the year. On yearly basis, Biarritz airport handles around 1 million passengers. Biarritz is a famous seaside resort and is the last bigger town before the Spanish border.
Travelling to and from the airport doesn’t take much time, due to its vicinity, but since it is a minor, mainly seasonal airport, there aren’t many transport options to choose from.
Public transport: There is only one type of public transportation between the airport and the city centre: the bus. Public buses connect the airport with Biarritz city center, train station, and the beach and camping resort, but also provide the connection with Bayonne and Anglet. The price of the ticket for single journey is 1 euro, and the 1-day ticket costs 2 euro.
Bus – two bus lines run between the airport and Biarritz, Bayonne and Anglet. It is easy to find the bus stop because it’s located right outside the terminal (Arrivals area). The Chronoplus buses lines C and 14 will take you to Biarritz center and train station and Bayonne center and train station. The line number 10 goes to Anglet (but you have to take the C line to “Biarritz Gare” station first and then change the bus).
There are also some direct bus lines to Spain (Irun, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Bilbao). You can buy the ticket on the bus, directly from the driver. The prices range from 5 to 20 euro one way, depending on the destination and the company you are travelling with. Unfortunately, these lines are not very frequent, some of them pass just once a day, so make sure you check the bus timetable in advance.
Transfer: If you wish to have more comfort, or you have a lot of suitcases, you can always book the door-to-door transfer to your accommodation in Biarritz area, or even to Spain.
- If you wish to pre-order a transfer, you can do that through a transfer company (even online), a professional driver will wait for you in the arrivals area with a name sign, and don’t worry if your plane is late, the transfer company will monitor your flight arrival.
- If you travel with smaller kids, you can order child seat
Taxi services – taxis at Biarritz airport are parked right outside the passenger terminal, right next to the arrival area. However, you can call the taxi service and book your taxi in advance. The price for a taxi from the airport to the center is around 12 euro. If you want to go to the nearby town of Bayonne you will pay aprrox. 15 euro for the taxi ride.
Renting a car at Biarritz airport – there are five car rental companies at Biarritz airport, including Sixt, Avis, Europcar, etc. so you can compare the terms and conditions as well as the price. However you can book your car online and save time.
Renting a bus at Biarritz airport – if you are a large group arriving to the airport, you might consider renting a bus prior to your arrival. Buses are offered by several bus rental companies in the area. It is advisable to book the bus a couple of weeks in advance so you can arrange all the details with the bus rental company (regarding the pick-up point at the airport, etc.).
FAQ – bus and transport from Biarritz airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, since Biarritz is a seasonal airport the buses usually follow flight arrivals. And transfers and taxis run 24/7.
Q: I have an early morning departure from Biarritz airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There are a few hotels and villas located nearby, 800 meters to 1 km from the airport, so you can check them out. Even if it’s not at walking distance (especially if you have a lot of luggage on you), the price for the taxi will be minimal.
Q: I am continuing 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 Gare) and Bayonne, as well as to some other smaller towns in the area, like Hendaye and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. You can also reach Bayonne Gare station with Chronoplus bus line 14 directly from the airport and there 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. Also, there are several bus lines that will take you to Spain (Irun, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Bilbao) directly from the airport.