Trains to and from Beziers Airport (BZR)

Béziers Airport serves the large town of Béziers, as well as nearby Languedoc coastal resorts, such as Cap d’Agde, and is a small French airport with around a hundred thousand passengers per annum. Although small, it is located in the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, and is an important gateway for tourists and business professionals. It is known as the Béziers Cap d’Agde Airport, and has the official code of BZR. Various transport options are available for arriving and departing passengers, however, there is no Béziers Airport train station. Train connections are therefore reached by the bus services that are available from the airport.

Béziers Airport consists of a single terminal building, which is modern and capable of handling the number of passengers that pass through its doors on a yearly basis. Although not extensive, the airport’s facilities are adequate, and include a tourist information office, a general information office, shops and restaurants, free Internet connections, a cash dispenser and services that allow for the comfort of disabled passengers. The bus stops are found just outside the airport’s arrival area, and passengers can easily reach the Béziers train station by using the bus services at the airport. The two companies of Hérault Transports and the Béziers Méditerranée operate the buses of the airport.

The town of Béziers is located just 11.5km, or 6.2 miles from the airport, and its train station is the largest in the vicinity. For each arrival and departure flight at the airport, buses are available to and from the main bus station in the town. When travelling from the airport, bus tickets for the single trip can be purchased from the driver of the vehicle. Once passengers have arrived at the bus station in Béziers, they can take the free navette to the train station. There are two buses that can be taken to the train station. One departs from rue Clemenceau, and the other from the bus station itself. The first mentioned does a figure of eight circuit, passing round the back of the town, past the covered market and the old post office, and then on to the railway station. From the bus station, bus number 8 runs to the railway station, and is available approximately every twenty minutes. The navettes leaving from rue Clemenceau are a free service, available from 07:30 to 19:00, Monday to Saturday.

Alternatively, passengers who wish to travel to the train station in Béziers can take a taxi from the airport. A taxi will be more expensive than the buses, but will take you directly to the railway station, and in less time as well. The taxi rank is just outside the arrival area of the airport, and there are usually taxis available twenty-four hours a day. The same buses in the alternative direction can be taken in order to reach a departure flight at the airport, or taxis are available from the train station as well.

The physical address of the Béziers train station is at 14/14bis boulevard de Verdun, 34500 Béziers, and this is in the Languedoc-Roussillon department of France. The station manager is Sabrina Boucey, and the head of the passenger station is Philippe Hattab. From Monday to Friday, the train station is open from 04:00 to midnight, and on Saturdays it is open from 05:45 to midnight. Trains are also available on Sundays, during the station’s hours of operation from 06:00 to midnight.

The Béziers train station is served by TGV and TER trains, which offer regular connections to Nimes, Montpellier and Toulouse. TGV trains are the high-speed railway services of France, connecting all the major cities in a matter of a few hours. Passengers will need a reservation for TGV services. The other trains do not require reservations, and their tickets can be purchased on the day of travel. TGV Trains from Béziers railway station also travel to Perpignan, Brussels, Figueras, Dijon and Paris, and TER services are available to Cerbere, Avignon, Narbonne and Bedarieux.

At the train station, there are car parks available for passengers with their own motor vehicles, which include reserved spaces for disabled drivers. The parking lot is located on the forecourt of the station, and is accessible from the Boulevard de Verdun. Facilities at the station also include offices of car hire companies, such as Europcar, shops such as Relay for newspapers, books and magazines, and the Hotspot, selling hot and cold beverages, pastries and sandwiches. The station has a reception hall, a waiting room in the lobby and is fully accessible for disabled passengers.  

Although no airport train station, passengers can easily transfer between the airport and train connections via the buses that are available. Buses and trains are a cost effective form of transport in France, and a very convenient way to reach all destinations within the country. There is an information desk for all further details regarding the train and bus services available.