Biarritz is a small, compact village-like town, so it is easy to simply walk around or take the public transportation buses, which run frequently during the day time and are not expensive.
Taxis are expensive so they are used less frequently than public transportation. If you are going out at night you will have to use taxis because the buses stop running fairly early. The taxis charge an extra surcharge at night.
Many like to hire a rental car when visiting Biarritz because there are good deals within a short drive found by crossing the border to visit San Sebastian in Spain. A rental car is also useful for touring the surrounding, beautiful Basque countryside as well.
The train station of Biarritz (called the “Gare de Biarritz’) is rather small, yet easy to navigate. It has trains that make connections to all the major cities in Europe. The train station is not far from the city center with buses that can be taken to get to station from the city center.
There are buses that go from the train station to the downtown area that leave frequently during the day. If you arrive at the night, you will have to take a taxi from the taxi stand outside the train station because the buses do not run late at night.
To take the bus from downtown back to the train station costs only about 1 Euro and the bus leaves from just below the tourist information station in the center of Biarritz. The bus makes about ten stops, but it is comfortable and easy to take. The trip from downtown to the train station takes less than 30 minutes.
The airport is outside of the city towards the southeast, about 3 km from downtown Biarritz. There a flights to connect to other European cities and there are trains that leave from the airport to go to neighboring countries. The best way to get to the airport is by taking a bus from the city center.
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