Without a doubt, the car will be your best ally during your holidays in the Basque Country. In the summer months, however, we suggest you opt for public transport.
There are 5[CH1] motorway exits for the towns and villages on the Basque Coast:
Exit n°6 “Bayonne Nord” : take this exit north of Bayonne to go to the Pays Charnégou villages, Saint-Palais, Hasparren and the province of Soule along the A64 towards Pau
Exit n°5 “Bayonne Sud”: take this exit to the south of Bayonne to go to Ainhoa, Sare, Espelette, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Exit n°4 at Biarritz: to go to Arcangues, Ahetze and Guéthary
Exit n°3 “Saint-Jean-de-Luz – Nord”: take this exit to the north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz to go to Ascain, Ciboure and Guéthary
Exit n°2 “Saint-Jean-de-Luz – Sud”: take this exit to the south of Saint-Jean-de-Luz to go to Ciboure and Urrugne
Exit n°1 at Hendaye: to go to Biriatou
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The Basque Country is served by 4 airports.
Biarritz Basque Country airport
Situated just 3km from Biarritz town centre, the bus company Chronoplus provides a shuttle service between the airport and Biarritz. The Hegobus network and line 3 Car Express has a regular bus service from Bayonne to Hendaye via Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure, Guéthary...
Air terminal opening hours :
From Monday to Friday, from 5:30am to 11pm
Saturday from 5:30am to 10:30pm
Sunday from 5:30am to 11pm
Information office opening hours: every day except Saturday from 8am to 10:15pm, on Saturday 8am to 8pm.
Biarritz Basque Country Airport – 7 Esplanade de l’Europe – 64600 ANGLET
+33 (0) 559 438 383
Pau airport is just a 1-hour drive from the Basque coast. It has regular domestic flights and also to some international destinations.
+33 (0) 559 333 300
San Sebastian / Hondarribia airport
San Sebastian / Hondarribia airport is actually situated in the town of Fuenterrabia, just a stone’s throw from the town of Hendaye and 22km from the Spanish city of San Sebastian. The airport has regular domestic flights with direct access to Barcelona and Madrid.
+34 902 400 500
Bilbao airport has numerous domestic and international flights, including Air France flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Accessible via Spanish motorway AP-8, Bilbao airport is 123km from the French border. There is an hourly shuttle bus service between Bilbao and Irun/Hendaye with the Spanish bus company PESA.
+34 902 404 704
The bus company OUIBUS
Ouibus offers comfortable coach journeys to the Basque Country.
Regular direct journeys from Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Tarbes, Pau, Dax and San Sebastian via Bayonne, Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and Hendaye-Irun
Onboard services: WC, free WiFi, power sockets, air conditioning, newspapers…
+33 (0)5 59 26 30 74
The advertising slogan was right – Let the train take the strain! Taking the train is a practical way of travelling to the Basque Country. It’s also an ideal means of transport for trips around the region during your stay. Many locals take the train to go to the beach, their place of work or to travel inland from the Basque coast.
The Basque coast is served by the SNCF railway network.
The TGV express train that links Paris to Hendaye-Irun in 5hr48mins stops at Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Ciboure station.
The TER Nouvelle Aquitaine service between Bordeaux and Hendaye also stops at the railway stations in Guéthary and Saint-Jean-de-Luz / Ciboure.
Tel: 36 35 or +33 (0) 559 152 531