How to go there :
- By road : Aéroport de BAB- 7, Esplanade de l’Europe- 64 600 ANGLET
- By taxi : list here
- By buses : Chronoplus or ATCRB
From the Airport, you can get to Biarritz-La Négresse train station using Chronoplus line C . The journey time is about 10 minutes. You can also get to Bayonne train station on the Chronoplus network. In this case, the journey time is about 30 minutes. For more information, please consult the urban transport network website.
From the Airport to Biarritz use line :
- To Biarritz center : Chronoplus n°14
- To Bayonne center : Chronoplus line C
- To Bayonne University : Chronoplus n°14
- To Anglet beach : Chronoplus line C + line 10
- To Biarritz camp site “Plage de la Milady” beach : Chronoplus line C + line 10
- To Bidart Izarbel : Chronoplus line C
- To Bidart Townhall and camping : Chronoplus line C + line 12
- To Bidart Uhabia beach : Chronoplus line C+ line A1
Biarritz Airport some history
- 1908: Founding of the Bayonne Biarritz Aviation Committee.
- 1909: Louis Blériot, the famous French pilot who played a pioneering role in the history of aviation, visits the area to help choose a site for an airfield on the Basque coast. The spot chosen by the Aviation Committee lies between the road from Bayonne to Ustaritz and the River Nive at Bassussary.
- 1910: The “Aéroclub de Biarritz” is founded.
- 1911: The “Aéroclub de Biarritz” looks for a site closer to Biarritz and opts for a spot in the Chambre d’Amour area.
- 1919: Founding of the “Compagnie Franco Bilbaine” air transport company, which later closed in 1921.
- 1922: The local Basses-Pyrénées Département Council purchases a property of 29 hectares (nearly 72 acres) on the Parme plateau in Biarritz, leading to the closure of the Nive and Chambre d’Amour airfields.
- 1928: Founding of the “Aéroclub Basque”, which organises a major aviation event.
- 1934: The Aéroclub builds the first service station and, later, a club house.
- 1944: The airport is bombed during the Second World War and has to be rebuilt.
- 1948: Opening of a route between Biarritz and Paris operated by the “Société Africaine de Transports Aériens” (SATA).
- 1954: Opening of the current Airport on 11th April by the then Mayor of Biarritz, Guy Petit, who had first proposed the project. Inauguration on the same day of the first Biarritz-London route with the British airline BEA.
- 1960: Opening of the first seasonal passenger route to Paris in Caravelle aircraft operated by Air Inter.
- 1962: The length of the runway is extended.
- 1976: The current airport’s governing board or “Syndicat Mixte de l’Aéroport” is first founded.
- 1977: The Airport is granted official International Airport status.
- 1990: Michel Bonnet, the then President of the “Syndicat Mixte”, unveils plans for a new airport building capable of handling 1 million passengers and designed by the firms of architects Nice Consultant Expert and Camborde et Lamaison.
- 1994: Opening of the new airport building with a surface area of 6,000 m2 (over 18,000 sq feet). The design is in the shape of a delta wing sloping slightly to one side, to symbolise a plane taking off.
- 1994: The Airport plays host to a summit of African Heads of State.
- 1995: First visit by an Air France Concorde jet.
- 2000: The Airport plays host to an informal European summit.
- 2005: Opening of the Biarritz-Dublin route with Ryanair.
- 2007: As well as its responsibilities for operations and development, the “Syndicat Mixte” becomes the owner of the Airport on 1st January 2007.
Opening of the Biarritz-Geneva route with Baboo.
- 2008: EasyJet comes to Biarritz and opens a route to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
For the first time in its history, the Airport passes the 1-million-passengers mark.
- 2009: As part of its in-flight tests, the A380 flies over the Airport twice…
- 2010: Transavia, a Dutch airline, opens a route to Amsterdam