Since earning its fame as a Belle Epoque beach getaway for Napoleon and his cohorts, Biarritz is lately also revered as a surfers’ paradise. Whether you’re heading there to catch a wave or visit a spa, Biarritz is easy to get to by plane, especially during the summer months. Flights from a variety of major European airlines arrive at the airport just outside the centre of town.
Just 3.1 miles from the centre of Biarritz is Biarritz Pays Basque Airport. There are two dedicated buses connecting Biarritz and the airport, one of which runs to the city centre and the other to Biarritz Railway Station. The airport itself has just one terminal building, which makes it easy to navigate. The terminal features several shops and places to eat, and WiFi is available to all visitors.
The most popular provider of flights to Biarritz is easyJet, which flies direct from Bristol, London Gatwick and London Luton during the summer as well as from Paris all year round. Ryanair, meanwhile, offers a year-round service from London Stansted. Flybe also offers direct flights to Biarritz from Birmingham and Southampton during the summer season. Other providers include Air France, which flies from Paris, Scandinavian Airlines, flying from Stockholm and Copenhagen, and Lufthansa flying from Munich.
It’s easy to fly to Biarritz from the UK at any time of year thanks to year-round flights from Ryanair. The summer is by far the best time to visit, though, and that’s when flight options increase considerably – Biarritz becomes accessible from a variety of UK airports outside London. Even if you’re already in France, it may be easiest to reach Biarritz by plane. The coastal resort is just 22 miles from the Spanish border, at the opposite end of the country from Paris.
Biarritz is the perfect place to explore the rich culinary heritage of the Basque region which surrounds it. Visit Les Halles de Biarritz, a local indoor food market that’s filled to the brim with fresh fruits, local cheese and authentic Basque ingredients. You’ll even find gastronomy guides who are ready to walk and talk you through. Les Halles is easy to reach via Biarritz’s excellent local bus service. Single bus tickets are all valid for one hour of travel.