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Getting around in the Basque Country

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Access by plane, train, bus, Car

Getting to the Basque Country

  • By plane :

Biarritz Airport (international) :


Biarritz Basque Country Airport

7 Esplanade de l'Europe

64000 Anglet

05 59 43 83 83

You can come to the airport via the shuttle offered by the bus company Chronoplus.

By car , several paying car parks are available to travelers. All information and prices by clicking here.

Direct or connecting lines (14 direct destinations) : Amsterdam, Berlin, Birmingham, Brest, Budapest, Clermont-ferrand, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lille, London, Lyon, Manchester, Millan, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Oslo, Paris (Orly 5 flights per day and Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle 2 flights per day), Prague, Rome, Shannon, Strasbourg, Tunis...

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To come by plane to Navarre, there is a small regional airport in Pamplona, which offers flights to a few destinations, mainly domestic flights.

To come to Guipuzcoa by plane, you can use the small regional airport of San Sebastian (which is actually in the municipality of Hondarribia and only offers domestic flights, except in season to London) or the important and very well served Bilbao International Airport. There is also a small regional airport in Vitoria, which for the past few years has mainly offered freight transport, but it is always interesting to watch flights during tourist periods! All these airports are managed by the same airport company AENA.

Bilbao International Airport is the one that will catch your attention, as it offers flights to and from most European airports and the lines are stable and regular. Bilbao is also very well located and its location will allow you to shine in all the provinces of the Basque Country on the south side.

  • By train :

TGV stations in the Basque Country: Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye, Irun.

The main stations served by Corail or TER trains : Ustaritz, Combo-les-Bains, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Biarritz is made up of an abundant TER network and a TGV line. The station is located 2 hours from Bordeaux, 1 hour from Pau, 2 hours 30 minutes from Toulouse and 5 hours 30 minutes from Paris-Montparnasse.

Regular bus line to the station: Gare SNCF La Négresse / Center Ville Line stop (Chronoplus).

Possibility of making Paris-Bayonne : 5 direct TGV per day for a duration of 4h45 of journey on average. This line also serves the stations of Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye (to Madrid).

More information on stations in the Basque Country by clicking here.

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  • The long distance bus :

Many long distance bus lines pass through Biarritz and Bayonne. FlixBus has the largest long distance bus network in Europe. Tickets from € 5, Wi-Fi and electrical outlets on board, coach travel is a new travel alternative. All connections are on the website of FlixBus.

Photo credit FlixBus

  • By car :

A6 then A10 to Bordeaux. A63 from Bordeaux then N10. Between Bordeaux and Bayonne, part of the journey is free and becomes chargeable again when you find the A63 before Bayonne.

Biarritz is served by the A63 and A64 motorways (exit 4) from: Paris (789 km), Lyon (735 km), Marseille (708 km), Bordeaux (187 km), Clermont-Ferrand (555 km), Lyon (735 km), Montpellier (534 km), Nantes (512 km), Pau (115 km), Toulouse (350 km), Spain (25 km), Bilbao (160 km), Madrid (550 km).

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