Biarritz Live Flight Departures
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Biarritz handles approximately a million passengers per annum, and is an important gateway for tourists visiting this part of the Aquitaine region of France, since that Biarritz is the last major seaside resort before the Spanish border. The airport is only 18km, or 11 miles from Spain; therefore many of its passengers are travelling to and from this country as well. The main airline companies offering departure flights from Biarritz are Air France, Ryanair, EasyJet, Transavia.com and Darwin Airline, and the majority of passengers are flying to other French airports, such as those at Marseille, Lyon, Nice, Geneva and Paris (Charles de Gaulle). However, flights to other countries are offered as well. Ryanair has year-round flights to London-Stansted, and seasonal flights to Manchester, Brussels South-Charleroi, Dublin and Stockholm-Skavsta, while EasyJet flies to London-Gatwick, and Transavia has flights to Rotterdam.
Passengers on Biarritz Airport departure flights can reach the airport by several forms of transport, should they not have a vehicle of their own. There are regular bus services (Chronoplus buses) which travel from the Biarritz and Bayonne train stations and from various other locations, and taxis are available from all areas of the nearby towns. The ATCRB regional bus service travels from Hendaye, passing the towns of Bidart, Guéthary and St-Jean-de-Luz, and the PESA buses and EDSA buses offer transport from cities in Spain, such as San Sebastian and Pamplona. There is however, no train station at the airport.
There are adequate parking areas at Biarritz Airport for passengers on departure flights, and the airport is easily accessed from a number of prominent roads and motorways. The D810 is the largest road that passes the airport, and provides access from Anglet and Bayonne, while the D260 is the road to follow from Biarritz. Larger roads in the near vicinity include the A63, heading north and south from the airport, and the A64, which heads to the airport from the east. The journey to the airport from the three nearby towns is just a few minutes, but always allow sufficient time for possible traffic congestion, and for finding parking at the airport.
It is recommended for passengers to check-in at least two hours before a national departure flight, and at least two and a half hours before an international or charter flight. The latest check-in time is indicated on your airline ticket, but in general, it is twenty minutes before an Air France departure, forty minutes before a Ryanair or EasyJet departure and forty-five minutes before a Baboo or Transavia departure. Check-in can be completed at the terminal’s self check-in kiosks or over the internet as well, by those passengers who are not travelling with infants, or who have no special requirements, for example, unaccompanied children, pets etc. Passengers must also have an electronic ticket for online check-in. The self-service kiosks are an excellent way to save time, as there are generally no queues, and passengers with no hold luggage can go directly to the boarding gate. Passengers with hold luggage will first need to drop it off at a specially reserved desk. Self check-in kiosks are available five hours before the departure flight. Convenient as well, is checking-in by using your mobile phone. On a smartphone, passengers can purchase an airline ticket, check in and receive their boarding pass.
Before your departure flight, ensure that you have the correct travel documents on hand. A valid passport or identity card is required for all domestic and international destinations, and for certain countries, travellers must carry visas or vaccination certificates. A travel agent or airline company will be able to confirm the documentation required for your journey. All baggage carried aboard an aircraft should meet the airline company’s regulations. In general, no individual item of hold luggage should weight more than 32kg, and there may be restrictions regarding certain large objects, such as bicycles, golf clubs, surfboards etc. However, if allowed, these large items should be checked in at the oversize luggage desk, located in the arrival hall of Biarritz Airport. One item of cabin luggage per person is permitted. Always ensure that your luggage does not contain any item that is prohibited, and that your liquid substances are presented in hand luggage according to the new EU regulations regarding liquids carried in hand luggage.
Further information regarding Biarritz Departures can be obtained from the information desk of the airport, open from 08:00 to 22:00, Monday to Sunday, or online, from the airport’s official website. Many other websites also display live arrivals and departures.
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