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Air

Aéroport Biarritz Pays Basque is 5km southwest of central Bayonne and 3km southeast of the centre of Biarritz. It’s served by low-cost carriers including EasyJet, Flybe and Ryanair, as well as Air France, British Airways, SAS, Voltea and others, with daily domestic flights and flights to the UK and most other areas of Europe.

Bus

Chronoplus (www.chronoplus.eu) buses link Bayonne, Biarritz and Anglet. Services run several times an hour; a single ticket costs €1, while a 24-hour pass is €2. Bus A2 runs between Bayonne and Biarritz, stopping at the Hôtels de Ville and train stations in both towns.

For longer journeys, Transports 64 (www.transports64.fr) buses leave from place des Basques for the Spanish border. The 816 travels to St-Jean de Luz (€2, 40 minutes, at least hourly Monday to Saturday, three daily on Sunday) and Hendaye (€2, one hour). Summer beach traffic can double journey times.

Transportes Pesa (www.pesa.net) buses leave place des Basques twice a day Monday to Saturday for Bilbao (€20.50) in Spain, calling at Biarritz, St-Jean de Luz, Irún and San Sebastián (€8.05).

Conda (www.conda.es) buses travel between Aéroport Biarritz Pays Basque, San Sebastian (€7, one hour, three daily, four on weekends) and Pamplona (€15, three to four hours, three to four daily).

Ouibus (www.ouibus.com) also runs long-distance buses between Bordeaux and San Sebastian, stopping at Bayonne, Biarritz and St-Jean de Luz en route. There are four daily Monday to Saturday and two or three on Sunday. The one-way fare from Bayonne is €14 to €19.

Flixbus (www.flixbus.com) services run to Bilbao from Toulouse (6½ hours, four daily) and Bordeaux (6¾ hours, three daily) via Bayonne, Biarritz, St-Jean de Luz and San Sebastián. Fares start from €5 for Bayonne to San Sebastián.

RDTL runs services northwards into Les Landes, including Capbreton/Hossegor (€2, 40 minutes, six daily Monday to Saturday, four on Sunday).

Car & Motorcycle

All the big car-rental agencies are represented at the airport; otherwise, close to the train station is Avis.

Train

TGVs run between Bayonne and Paris Gare Montparnasse (€66 to €109, four hours, five daily). Other destinations include Bordeaux and Toulouse.

For travel to Biarritz, you're better off catching a bus, as Biarritz' TGV station at La Négresse is way out of town. For destinations further south, trains run at least hourly, including services to St-Jean de Luz (€5.30, 25 minutes) and Hendaye (€7.90, 42 minutes), and twice daily to Irún (€6.50, 1¼ hours).

There are also four trains daily to St-Jean Pied de Port (€10.10, 1½ hours).