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Airport bus Biarritz

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.  


  1. arun   •  

    What is the best way to go to Saint Jean Pied De Port in mid-July?
    Is there a way to get the timetable for Bus from the Biarritz airport to nearest train station to Saint Jean Pied De Port?
    Thank you so much

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Arun, despite contacting the airport several times via mail we have not been able to get any timetables for the buses from the airport, so unfortunately we are not able to help you with that!

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus team

  2. david owen   •  

    just to double-check, is it possible to buy tickets from driver on ANY bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian, or are there some you might have to purchase in advance/online/at ticket office?
    (travelling 26/7/17)

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear David,

      You can buy bus tickets from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian directly from the driver (PESA buses).

      Best regards!

  3. Marian Wallis   •  

    We are arriving in Biarritz airport at 19.50 so can we get public transport to Bayonne and on to Orolon Sainte Marie.

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear Marian,

      You can take bus line C (from airport) to Echauguette bus stop in Bayonne and then walk for another 500m to Gare de Bayonne (Central train station) and there you can take an intercity train to Orolon Sainte Marie. Hope I helped!

      Best regards!

  4. Maggie   •  

    We are flying into Biarritz Airport on 12/5/18 we are. Group of 4 adults going to lourdes what is our best means of transport

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear Maggie,

      The best option is to take a train to Biarritz train station first. Then you take train line 866429 (Hendaye) to Gare de Dax and there transfer to 8583 (Paris-Montparnasse 1-2) which passes through Lourdes.

      Best regards!

  5. Vicky   •  

    Hello. I will be arriving on 27th June at 21:30. Will I be able to get a bus into Biarritz at this time, or would you suggest booking a transfer? Thanks

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Vicky,

      I have checked the official timetable and it seems that the last bus from the airport leaves at 20:20, so I think it would be better to book a transfer in this case.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. Jilly   •  

    Hi we need to get from birriatz airport to Bilbao we land at 4pm on 12/6/18 any suggestions thank you

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Jilly,

      As You can see in the article, there are two buses which operate between Biarritz Airport and Biarritz city centre (lines C and 14). Once you get to Biarritz you can take a direct bus to Bilbao. Check here all the information regarding the bus route Biarritz-Bilbao.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. David Pearson   •  

    Am I correct in assuming the best way to reach St. Jean Pied de Port from Biarritz Airport beginning of September would be :
    by regular bus into Bayonne
    and then:
    train into St.Jean Pied de Port (approx. 3 a day)

    • Melani   •  

      Dear David,

      Yes, that is correct 🙂

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

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