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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid to Biarritz by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Donostia / San Sebastián  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to San Sebastian
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz

42€ - 58€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Bayonne N1158

29€ - 34€

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Train, bus via Chamartin  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian/Donostia Alv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastian to Biarritz

41€ - 61€

Train, bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to San Sebastian/Donostia 18061 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastian to Biarritz

46€ - 58€

Drive  •  4h 50m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Biarritz 496.7 km

55€ - 80€

Fly to San Sebastian, train, line 5 bus  •  5h 22m

  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 Jardin Public

61€ - 219€

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to Biarritz Estacion De Tren

64€ - 270€

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 44m

  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 Donostia / San Sebastian to Biarritz

53€ - 185€

Fly to Santander, bus  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
  3. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz

56€ - 141€

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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Biarritz is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Biarritz is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Biarritz is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Biarritz is to bus which costs 28€ - 35€ and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Biarritz is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4h 50m.

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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 via San Sebastian. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 20m.

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It is 384 km from Madrid to Biarritz. It is approximately 496.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Biarritz without a car is to bus via Donostia / San Sebastián which takes 7h 20m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 7h 20m 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 quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Biarritz is 497 km. It takes approximately 4h 50m to drive from Madrid to Biarritz.

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  • Distance: 384.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 20m

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

You can take a bus from Madrid to Biarritz via San Sebastian in around 7h 20m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 190€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
22 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 San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to Biarritz Estacion De Tren
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastian to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Schedules at
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Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
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 Madrid to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Chronoplus
Phone
05 59 52 59 52
Website
chronoplus.eu
Bus from Gare de Biarritz to Jardin Public
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
Chronoplus

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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