There are 8 ways to get from Madrid to Biarritz by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia Alv

41€ - 51€

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Bus via Bilbao  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bilbao Malaga > Motril > Granada > Jaen > Bailen > Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > La Rochelle > Nantes > Rennes / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Biarritz, Biarritz 786 / ...

34€ - 55€

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Bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Bayonne Madrid - South Station > Madrid - Avénida de America > Madrid - Barajas Airport > Burgos > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

41€ - 56€

Drive  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Biarritz 500.9 km

55€ - 90€

Fly to San Sebastian, train, line 5 bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Biarritz
  3. Take the line 5 bus from Gare de Biarritz to Les Trois Fontaines

53€ - 208€

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Biarritz, Biarritz

49€ - 323€

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  8h 4m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1

51€ - 212€

Fly to Santander, bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Biarritz, Biarritz

66€ - 280€

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Biarritz is to bus via Bilbao which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Biarritz is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Biarritz. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Biarritz, Biarritz via Bilbao, Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Madrid and Biarritz is 384 km. The road distance is 500.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Biarritz without a car is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs 40€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Madrid to Biarritz, including transfers.

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Madrid to Biarritz bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Biarritz is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs 40€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus via Bilbao, which costs 30€ - 60€ and takes 7h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Madrid to Biarritz bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Biarritz, Biarritz station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Biarritz.
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  • Distance: 384.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Biarritz, France?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia once a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 45€ and the journey takes 4h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Biarritz via Bilbao and Bilbao, Bilbao in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 16€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
Rail 1st Class
11€ - 16€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 26€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
22€ - 26€
1st Class
15€ - 18€
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid - Avénida de America to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Madrid Av America to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bilbao, Bilbao to Biarritz, Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Biarritz, Biarritz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Santander, Santander to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Chronoplus
Phone
05 59 52 59 52
Website
chronoplus.eu
Bus from Gare de Biarritz to Les Trois Fontaines
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1€
Website
Chronoplus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.es
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Estellesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Website
La Estellesa S.A.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Biarritz is 501 km. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Madrid to Biarritz.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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There are 1839+ hotels available in Biarritz. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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