Nestled on the French Basque Coast, Biarritz is one of the best day trips from San Sebastian, with its scenic landscapes and culinary delights. If you’re wondering how to get from San Sebastian to Biarrtiz, this article will provide all the details you need for an easy day trip. 

If you prefer flexibility with your schedule and want to explore some hidden gems of the Basque Country along the way, renting a car is always a great idea. I typically use the Rental Car website to find the best deals. However, if you’d rather avoid driving to Biarritz, it’s totally fine; there are several easy ways to get to the lovely Basque city.

Don’t forget to check out my article about the best things to do in Biarritz and where to stay in Biarritz before you go there. 

Taking a tour from San Sebastian to Biarritz 

If you’re traveling to Biarritz for just one day, I highly recommend taking a guided tour to make the most of your trip. Here are two great tours from Saint Sebastian to Biarritz.

From San Sebastian to Biarritz & the French Basque Coast 

This tour is ideal for those eager to explore not only Biarritz but also other gems of the French Basque coast. Led by an experienced guide, you’ll visit the charming coastal villages of Biarritz, Hondarribia, and Saint Jean de Luz on a full-day tour lasting approximately 8 hours. Along the way, you’ll be treated to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the area, indulge in the local cuisine, visit Les Halles market, and journey along one of the most picturesque roads in the Basque Country.
You can book a tour here

A tour from San Sebastian to Biarritz and Bayonne 

Another excellent choice is the Minibus Tour, offering a relaxed journey through the picturesque landscapes of the Basque Country, featuring iconic stops and intriguing historical anecdotes.

During the day, you’ll cross the Bidasoa River and explore the heart of Bayonne, with its charming market and majestic cathedral. Following that, you’ll visit Biarritz, renowned for its imperial history and breathtaking coastal views. Led by bilingual guides, this 6-hour adventure guarantees a day filled with sightseeing and local flavors.
You can book the tour here

How to get from San Sebastian to Biarritz
Taste local delicacies in Biarritz

From San Sebastian to Biarritz by Public transport 

It takes about an hour’s drive to get from San Sebastian to Biarritz and two regular companies do that trajectory daily. 


With about 6 departures throughout the day, starting at 6:30 am until 4:30 pm, FlixBus offers comfortable buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and power outlets, and a comfortable schedule. Ticket prices start from €5.99, making it an economical choice for budget-conscious travelers. You can book your ticket online here or via the FlixBus app, and you don’t need to print your ticket – simply show the QR code on your phone to the driver. 

It departs from San Sebastian’s main bus station (Paseo Federico García Lorca 1, 20010 San Sebastián). In Biarrtiz your final stop will be at  Halle Iraty, Rue Chapelet 64200 Biarritz. It’s important to note that the last stop is not in the center of Biarritz, for that, you need to take another bus (short ride) From La Halle d’Iraty stop – bus number 7 to the center of Biarritz and from Biarritz Airport – bus number 36.

BlablaCar Bus

Another excellent option for a cheap, fast, and comfortable ride from San Sebastian to Biarritz by public transport is BlablaCar Bus, which offers 40 minutes to one hour, depending on the bus you choose.

The bus leaves from the main bus station (Paseo Federico García Lorca 1, 20010 San Sebastián) and arrives at the airport of Biarritz. The BlalaCar bus operates from as early as 4 am to 7 pm. In between there are quite a few trips, so you can choose the time that suits you best and order your tickets here.

By bus and train 

If you need a different bus hours, you can also do the journey with a change in Hendaye.

Take bus E2 from San Sebastian to the train station in Hendaye and then continue by train to the train station of Biarritz. The train between Hendaye and Biarritz takes about 23 min and costs about 6,5 euros. You can book your tickets here.

Here are all my other Basques country-related articles to help you plan your trips:
Most beautiful villages in the French Basque country
Weekend in Biarritz
All the best things to do and eat in Biarritz
What to do in Espelette
A family trip to the French Basque country

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