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Biarritz Airport Guide

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 guideBiarritz 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.

Sleeping in Biarritz Airport

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.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

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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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Biarritz Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Inter- Hotel Amarys – Within walking distance from the airport.  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Hotel Campanile Biarritz –  No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Novotel Biarritz Anglet Aéroport – Free Airport shuttle is available from 5:30AM to 9:30PM.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Biarritz Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

At the time of this update there were no airport lounges at Biarritz Airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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: Arrival Area.

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) • Bidaïa bar • Relay (Airside).

Information Desk – Hours: 8:00AM – 10:15PM (Mon-Sun) • 8:00AM – 8:00PM (Sat).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Meeting room – 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.

Postal Services – Send your last-minute postcards from the airport’s mailbox. Location: Landside, near the parking payment machine.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping – Shops at the airport include Relay newsstand and Quiksilver retail clothing shop. Location: Airside, Departure Hall.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:30AM – 11:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 5:30AM – 10:00PM (Sat) • 5:30AM – 11:00PM (Sun).

Airlines

Biarritz airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • EasyJet • Hop! • Lufthansa • Luxair • RyanAir • SAS • Swiss • Transavia •  Voltea.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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.

Chronoplus (line 3), Flixbus, Blablacar 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.

Car Rentals

Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Enterprise • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

Taxis

Taxis are available in the ground transportation area outside of the terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required.

Train

RDTL serves the Landes coast and departs from the Bayonne SNCF train station, while the TER trains serve the Basque mountain region.

Last updated: 2022-07-04

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.