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How to get from London, UK and Paris to Biarritz

Biarritz is located in Aquitaine, on the French Atlantic coast, very close to the Spanish border. It has had a resurgence in popularity and with the massive revitalization of nearby Bordeaux, it has become a prime destination once again. It is known for its glorious sandy beaches, its casino and the past when all the royalty and aristocracy of Europe came to enjoy its great golden age.

Getting to Biarritz by plane

Biarritz Airport is 4 km inland from the center, along the D810.
International connections include Stockholm, Copenhagen, Brussels, Geneva,

Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Marseille and Nice. Ryanair and Easyjet fly from London and Dublin. Bus no. 14 goes between the airport and the center of Biarritz.

Paris to Biarritz by train

TGV trains to Biarritz depart from Paris Gare Montparnasse Paris train station (17 Boulevard de Vaugirard, Paris, 14th arrondissement) throughout the day.

Metro lines to and from Gare Montparnasse

  • Line 4 – Porte de Clignancourt to Porte d’Orleans
  • Line 6 – Charles de Gaulle Etoile a la nación
  • Line 12 – Porte de la Chapelle to Mairie d’Issey
  • Line 13 – Saint Denis / Universite and Gabriel Peri-Asnieres Gennevillers to Chatillon-Montrouge.

For buses, see the Paris bus map

TGV trains to Biarritz train station

  • Direct Paris to Biarritz train station takes 5 hours 20 minutes.
  • There is a direct night train that takes 10 hours and 24 minutes from Gare Austerlitz.
  • Paris to Biarritz train station with 1 change. TGV to Bordeaux, then TER to Biarritz lasts 6 hours 06 minutes.
  • Paris to Biarritz train station with 1 change. TGV to Dax, then TGV to Biarritz takes 5 hours 17 minutes.
  • Lille (connecting with Eurostar) to Biarritz train station with 1 change. TGV goes to Bordeaux, then TER to Biarritz takes 7 hours 22 minutes. If you go through Paris, it means changing the station.
  • Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport to Biarritz Train Station with 1 change. TGV to Bordeaux and then TER to Biarritz takes 6 hours 30 minutes.

Other connections to Biarritz by TGV or TER
Popular connections include Hendaye, Irún, the Spanish border city, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Nice.

See the main TER services on the TER website

The Biarritz station is located in the La Negresse district, 4 km southeast of the center, at the end of Avenue Foch / Avenue Kennedy.

Booking train travel in France

  • From USA: Rail Europe
  • From the UK: Voyages-sncf (formerly Rail Europe UK)

Paris to Biarritz by car

The distance from Paris to Biarritz is around 780 kms (354 miles) and the journey takes around 7 hours, depending on your speed. There will be toll charges.

Car rental
For information on renting a car under the leasing scheme, which is the cheapest way to rent a car if you are in France for more than 17 days, try the Renault Eurodrive buyback contract.

Getting from London to Paris

  • By train (Eurostar)
    • Eurostar between London, Paris and Lille
  • By bus / coach Eurolines offers a cheap service from London, Gillingham, Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris Gallieni. Six coaches a day; 2 all night; Travel time is 7 hours. The Eurolines stop is located at the Paris Gallieni bus station, 28 ave du General de Gaulle, right next to the Gallieni metro station, near Porte de Bagnolet (metro line 3, the last stop).
    • Eurolines website
  • OUIBus also operates between London and Lille and London and Paris. IDBus also runs from Lille to Amsterdam and Brussels.
    • OUIBus website

Take a look at the ferries between the UK and French ports, if you are coming by car from the UK.

More to see on the west coast of France

  • La Rochelle, the historic shipbuilding center
  • Guide to the Atlantic coast of France
  • The Vendee region on the Atlantic coast
  • The Puy du Fou, the best theme park in the world.
  • Reach Noirmoutiers Island via the causeway at low tide

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