Travelling by car is the best way to get around outside of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
The A63 motorway connects the Basque Country to the rest of France and then Spain.
There are two motorway exits for Saint-Jean-de-Luz:
- Exit n° 3 “Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Nord” takes you directly to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the beaches, camp sites and the village of Guéthary.
- Exit n°2 “Saint-Jean-de-Luz-Sud” takes you directly to Ciboure and Urrugne.
Once you are here, we suggest you use public transport especially in the summer months.
The Basque Coast is about 4hr30 from Paris by train.
The main Saint-Jean-de-Luz – Ciboure railway station is situated right in the town centre. Once you arrive, you won’t need any other means of transport.
If you are staying outside of the town, the bus station with services to all the different neighbourhoods and Basque Country villages is just opposite the railway station.
The village of Guéthary also has an SNCF railway station, right in the centre of the village. The train is a handy means of transport to go to Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Ciboure and enjoy a stroll around the towns.
The TER Nouvelle Aquitaine train service between Bordeaux and Hendaye also stops at the railway stations in Guéthary and Saint-Jean-de-Luz - Ciboure.
Tel.: 36 35 or +33 (0) 559 152 531
The bus company OUIBUS
Ouibus offers comfortable coach journeys to the Basque Country.
Regular direct journeys from Paris, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Tarbes, Pau, Dax and San Sebastian via Bayonne, Biarritz, St Jean de Luz and Hendaye-Irun
Onboard services: WC, free WiFi, power sockets, air conditioning, newspapers…
+33 (0)5 59 26 30 74
The Basque Country is served by 4 airports.
Biarritz Basque Country airport
Situated just 3km from Biarritz town centre, the bus company Chronoplus provides a shuttle service between the airport and Biarritz. The Hegobus network and line 3 Car Express has a regular bus service from Bayonne to Hendaye via Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure, Guéthary...
Air terminal opening hours:
- From Monday to Friday, from 5:30am to 11pm
- Saturday from 5:30am to 10:30pm
- Sunday from 5:30am to 11pm
Information office opening hours: every day except Saturday from 8am to 10:15pm, on Saturday 8am to 8pm.
Biarritz Basque Country Airport – 7 Esplanade de l’Europe – 64600 ANGLET
+33 (0) 559 438 383
Pau airport is just a 1-hour drive from the Basque coast. It has regular domestic flights and also flights to some international destinations.
+33 (0) 559 333 300
San Sebastian / Hondarribia airport
San Sebastian / Hondarribia airport is actually situated in the town of Fuenterrabia, just a stone’s throw from the town of Hendaye and 22km from the Spanish city of San Sebastian. The airport has regular domestic flights with direct access to Barcelona and Madrid.
+34 902 400 500
Bilbao airport has numerous domestic and international flights, including Air France flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Accessible via Spanish motorway AP-8, Bilbao airport is 123km from the French border. There is an hourly shuttle bus service between Bilbao and Irun/Hendaye with the Spanish bus company PESA.
+34 902 404 704