Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Biarritz Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
BIQ Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Biarritz Pays Basque Airport.
What to Expect
Biarritz Airport (code: BIQ) has a smaller, older terminal that operates a few year-round flights as well as many seasonal routes. Facilities are limited to a couple cafes and shops. WiFi is available for a fee. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and access information.
Where to Sleep
The airport closes nightly, by 11:00PM most days of the week, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
If sleeping in Biarritz Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Inter- Hotel Amarys – (5 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. Taxis are available if you choose not to walk. » Check Rates
- Hotel Campanile Biarritz– (10 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. Taxis are available if you choose not to walk. » Check Rates
- Novotel Biarritz Anglet Aéroport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free Airport shuttle is available from 5:30AM to 9:30PM. You can also call the hotel upon arrival for pick-up (+33 (0) 5 59 58 50 50). » Check Rates
- Ibis Budget Biarritz Anglet – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle available. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Biarritz Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Horizon Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.
WiFi is available at Biarritz Airport for a fee.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Unknown.
Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Belharra (Landside) • La Peña (Landside/outside of airport) • Taste ‘N Fly (Airside).
Information Desk – Hours: 8:00AM – 10:45PM (Mon-Fri) • 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Sat) • 8:00AM – 10:30PM (Sun).
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Medical Services – A First Aid room is located next to the Information Desk.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
Shopping – Shops at the airport include Relay newsstand and Quiksilver retail clothing shop. Location: Airside, Departure Hall.
The airport is open from 5:30AM – 11:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 6:00AM – 9:00PM (Sat) • 7:00AM – 10:45PM (Sun).
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Chronoplus local bus network serves BIQ airport with multiple bus routes. Line C provides service to he Biarritz Train Station, Anglet, Bayonne and Bidart. Line no.14 can also connect you to many surrounding areas. A one-hour ticket is €1.00, or for €2.00 you can purchase a ticket good for up to 24 hours of travel on the Chronoplus network. For more information visit the Chronoplus website.
OUIBUS, Transport64, XL’R provide bus service to further surrounding areas such as Hendaye, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Landes, Lourdes, Toulouse, etc.
Bus service between the airport and Spain is offered by two private companies. Pesa and Conda offer service between Biarritz Airport and San Sebastian or Pamplona.
For route maps, schedules and additional fare information for bus transportation to and from the airport, visit the Biarritz Airport website.
Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Enterprise • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz • Sixt • Buggs.
Taxis are available in the ground transportation area outside of the terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.
Last updated: 2020-10-23
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.