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Getting from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz

Biarritz is a picturesque resort seaside town along the Basque coast of France. Try your hand at surfing at The Grande Plage beach or take a stroll through the Old Port to admire the rustic and colourful fishermen’s houses. Check out one of the town’s interesting museums such as the Musée de la Mer or indulge at a thalassotherapy centre – a spa experience incorporating marine products.

The main ways to get from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz are by taxi, private transfer, or bus. A San Sebastian airport taxi or private transfer will take between 35 and 90 minutes, depending on traffic, and will cost approximately €35.50 for up to 4 passengers during the day. Travelling by bus, on the other hand, costs as little as €5.84 per person but takes considerably longer with a journey time of 105 minutes, in normal traffic conditions – not including multiple transfers and wait times.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €35.50 35min 24/7
Bus €11.68 105min 06:55–22:30

How to get from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz by taxi

Travelling by taxi from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz is the fastest and most reliable transport option for this journey. Taxis are readily available any time of day and take just 35 minutes to reach Biarritz during ideal traffic conditions.

How much is a taxi from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz?

Taxis in San Sebastian use a taximeter to calculate their fares based on distance travelled, time of day, and day of the week. During the week between 07:00 and 22:00, expect to pay around €35.50 for up to 4 passengers and at night (22:00 -07:00), around €52.50.

Keep in mind that there may be additional charges for crossing the border into France due to tolls and surcharges. For a guaranteed flat rate fee with no extra costs, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.



Trip Duration

35 Min.

The journey time can stretch up to 90 minutes when travelling in peak traffic.

Value for Money

*Taxis are available from San Sebastian Airport (EAS) 24/7.

Where do I take a taxi from?

You can easily grab a taxi from the designated taxi rank out the front of the airport terminal; just head to the first taxi in the line.


Taking an airport taxi or private transfer directly to your accommodation in Biarritz is considerably faster than the bus and much less stressful since you won’t have to wait around for bus connections, allowing you to start your holiday more relaxed and carefree.

Editor’s Note

There is no border security on this route between Spain and France, however, there may be additional tolls to pay.

Useful Tips

Check whether your driver accepts cash and/or card payments before departing.
If paying in cash, you will need to pay in the local currency of Euro.
Ask for a receipt at the end of your journey in case you leave anything behind; this way you will have the driver's details.

How to get from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz by bus

There are a few bus companies that run from San Sebastian Donostia Geltokia bus station to Biarritz each day. First, you’ll need to take a bus from San Sebastian Airport to the city centre for 45 minutes and then transfer to another bus for a further 60 minutes. The most popular options are:

Flixbus: Drops off at Biarritz Airport or Halle Iraty from where you’ll need to travel 10 minutes into Biarritz city centre.

BlaBlaCar Bus: Drops off at Biarritz Airport from where you can travel by taxi or private transfer to your accommodation.

Alsa: Stops at Biarritz Airport and the main train station in Biarritz where you can connect with a bus or train to the city centre.

How much is a bus from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz?

A public bus ticket from the airport to the city centre costs €1.85 per person and can be bought onboard with cash or a credit/debit card. One-way bus tickets from San Sebastian bus station to Biarritz start at €3.99 and can be purchased online from Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus, or Alsa.



Trip Duration

1 Hr. 45 Min.

Wait times in between bus services throughout the day range between 10 and 200 minutes.

Value for Money

The E21 bus from the airport runs daily between 06:55 and 21:45. Flixbus operates between 06:30 and 22:30 each day. BlaBlaCar Bus runs from 06:40 to 17:20 each day and Alsa provides two daily services at 10:00 and 12:25.

Where do I take the bus from?

Turn right as you exit the airport terminal and walk 30 metres to find bus stop ‘A’ where the E21 bus departs from. Once in town, you’ll need to walk 5 minutes to Donostia Geltokia bus station located at Paseo Federico García Lorca 1, where the buses to Biarritz depart from.


Taking a combination of buses from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz is the most direct public transport option and the most affordable one if you are travelling on a budget. Since none of the buses drops passengers directly in the centre of Biarritz, it isn’t very convenient as you’ll still have to make your way to your accommodation on foot, on an additional bus or train, or by taxi. 

For a direct transport option that will drop you at the door of your hotel or apartment at any time of day, we recommend booking a private transfer with Welcome.

Editor’s Note

On average, the journey time by bus is 60 minutes but there are one or two express services each day that take 45 minutes.

Useful Tips

We recommend purchasing your bus ticket in advance to secure a seat at a cheaper price.
WiFi and power outlets are available onboard.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz?

The main transport options from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz are a taxi or private transfer which takes around 35 minutes in light traffic, or a combined bus journey which takes closer to 105 minutes, excluding wait times.

What’s the cost of a taxi from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz?

The average cost for a taxi from San Sebastian Airport to Biarritz for up to 4 people is €35.50 during the day (07:00-22:00) and €52.50 at night (22:00-07:00). Additional fees apply on weekends and holidays, and tolls may be charged along the route. For a guaranteed, competitive rate you pay ahead of time, you can book a transfer in advance with flexible cancellation. 

How far is San Sebastian Airport from Biarritz?

Despite Biarritz being across the border in France, it is just 35 km from San Sebastian Airport, which takes around 35 minutes when travelling by a local taxi or private transfer.

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