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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), just under 10 mins' drive from the centre (about 5km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Biarritz are Europcar, Thrifty, Sixt, Avis and Hertz.

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    Warmest month: August (21°C)
    Coldest month: January (8°C)

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Hire a car in Biarritz

Biarritz is a city of contrasts; casual yet classy, local yet international.

A seaside resort 15 miles from the border of Spain, Biarritz has cycled through times of admirable popularity and sinking slumps. It first peaked in the mid-19th century, when French royals made it a hotspot, and later regained its fame when it finally found its calling as a surfing haven in the 1950s.

Today, Biarritz is a piece of Basque coast bliss with offerings for every type of visitor. Search with easyCar to find the perfect car, for you, your surfboard and your beach gear.

Local knowledge

Biarritz car hire tips

Frequently Asked QuestionAnswer
What is the most popular rental length in Biarritz?Six to seven days.
What is the most popular month to rent a car in Biarritz?July, when a hire car costs on average £27.30 per day.

What’s it like to drive in Southwest France?
You won’t have to deal with painful traffic jams as you would in France’s big cities, but avoiding toll roads is nearly impossible.

Border crossings
Being so close to the border of Spain (it's only an hour’s drive to San Sebastian!) it’s worth considering a day trip to France’s southern neighbour. But if you plan on making this trip, you must inform the rental company to ensure your insurance remains valid. Some companies may also charge an extra fee for crossing the border.

Points of interest near Biarritz

  • Biarritz

    France’s original surfing destination and summer hangout.

  • Hondarribia

    The old walled town of this Spanish city is an artistic monument, packed with colourful Basque houses.

  • Les Grottes de Sare

    Away from the coastline, you can explore these prehistoric two million year old caves.

  • San Sebastian

    With its circular bay and gastronomic crazes, this city is loved by beach-goers and foodies alike.

  • Saint-Jean-de-Luz

    Here you’ll find notable 17th century history, rich architecture and splendid beaches.

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West coast road trip

Biarritz to Bordeaux

Driving along the southwestern coast of France is the true escape for anyone looking for the best surf breaks and laid back beach vibes. From Biarritz, breathe in the salty sea air while slowly making your way north through a string of small Atlantic set towns towards Bordeaux.

Bayonne, one of the prettiest medieval towns in the region, should be your first stop after leaving Biarritz. Further north, you’ll find Mimizan Plage with great beaches for both the nouveau surfer and long standing expert. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Arcachon, where you can taste the freshest oysters around. Its golden beaches are also an ideal spot for a dip or taking an afternoon rest. Before leaving the coast and heading inland to Bordeaux, you must stop at the Dune of Pilat or Dune du Pyla, Europe’s highest sand dune, for some epic ocean views.  

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