The luxurious seaside resort, Biarritz is one of the summer playgrounds of the rich and famous. It is also popular with surfers, as it is considered the surfing capital of Europe. The city's historic past from the Belle Époque, reminiscent in the architecture, lures more and more tourists every year. Whatever the reason you are visiting this place, a car hire in Biarritz is the ultimate way to travel around the city and the Basque Country. Auto Europe offers some great deals for car hire in various categories as well as luxury car rental. Check what we have on offer!
As a tourist destination, Biarritz tends to be quite busy at times. It is best to avoid peak hours and for short distances choose walking rather than going by car, which can be better used when you travel to San Sebastián in Spain, which is only a one-hour drive away. To drive your car hire in Biarritz safely, learn about the local traffic regulations by paying a visit to our France driving information page.
There is on-street parking in operation in Biarritz, some of which becomes free after the high season ends. Additionally, there are various public car parks dotted throughout the city. Free car parks are located near Biarritz lighthouse, Marion lake, Marbella and Milady beaches, and at SNCF railway station Gare de Biarritz.
The city of Bairritz is situated on the southwestern coast of France on the Bay of Biscay. Biarritz lies in the Basque Country that spans along the Atlantic coast of southwestern France and northern Spain. The Mediterranean weather sets the perfect conditions for summer holidays and also all-year-round trips to the region.
Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne Airport (BIQ)
Telephone: +33 (0) 5 59 43 83 83
Biarritz Airport is located three miles south-east from the city centre. The airport lies off the D810 road. To get to the terminal, follow the airport signs. The airport services mostly seasonal flights and is home to a few low-coast airlines. There are Flybe flights from Birmingham and Bournemouth as well as seasonal flights operated by Ryanair and easyJet from Stansted and Gatwick, respectively.
Chronoplus, a local bus company, services Biarritz and the neighbouring towns of Anglet and Bayonne, called BAB for short. Bus Line C connects the airport with Biarritz railway station La Negresse.
Biarritz railway station, Gare de Biarritz, is two miles away from the city centre. A regular bus service operates from the station to downtown Biarritz. There are TGV (high-speed train) services to Paris and Bordeaux. Local train connections are serviced by TER.