Car hire in Biarritz
On this page you’ll find tips and advice on renting a car in Biarritz, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest cost. If this is your first time renting a car in France, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at Biarritz Airport
Biarritz Pays Basque Airport is the main airport serving Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne. You’ll find it about 3 miles from Biarritz. You’ll also find that getting from the airport to the areas around Biarritz is easy if you have a hired car.
Five international car rental companies have offices Biarritz Airport. All of them are in direct connection to the terminal and the Arrivals hall.
What to do around Biarritz
Since Biarritz is close to both the ocean and the Pyrenees, it’s the perfect starting point for discovering the southwest of France. With a rental car, you can easily get around in the beatiful landscape. Below we’ll mention some of our favourite spots.
San Sebastian (in Basque) is just over a half-hour drive from Biarritz and is a perfect destination if you have a rental car. The city is beautifully located in a bay with clear water and sandy beaches. You can also visit many exciting historic sites.
The Isturitz och Oxocelhaya caves
The Isturitz and Oxocelhaya caves are magnificent archeological remains from prehistoric times. Besides fantastic cavities with stalagmites, here you will also get to see ancient cave paintings. The caves are about an hour’s drive from Biarritz.
You’ll find the fascinating Château d’Abbadie south of Biarritz, near the Spanish border. This castle was built during the mid-1800’s and the owner, Antoine Thomson d’Abbadie, had many many mysterious and unusual elements incorporated into the castle. In short, this château is well worth a visit!