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Bayonne (France)

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Bayonne is in Aquitaine, France and culturally belongs to the French Basque Country.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne International Airport Tel: 33 (0)5 59 43 83 83 is about 4km from the city centre. Regular bus service for €1 single fare. Routes C and 14 both serve the city centre with 14 also serving the train station.

Direct flights from:

  • Paris Orly - 4 to 5 flights a day with Air France - flying time 1hr 20min
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle - 3 flights a day with Air France - flying time 1hr 20min
  • Lyon - daily flights with Air France - flying time 1hr 20min
  • London Stansted - daily flights with Ryanair - flying time 1hr 45min
  • Dublin - 4 flights per week with Ryanair - flying time 2hrs
  • Shannon - 3 flights per week with Ryanair - flying time 2hrs 10 min

By train[edit]

There are direct SNCF trains from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne (three a day except Sundays when there are two) taking just over 5 hours. There are also trains from Dax, Hendaye and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Get around[edit]

There is an excellent bus network, since 2011 called Chronoplus ([3] for timetables and routes), serving Bayonne as well as the neighbouring Anglet and Biarritz (which form a conurbation called 'BAB'). Bus journeys are a flat one euro (€1) payable in cash on the bus.This ticket is valid for one hour to allow passengers inter-change between bus services and routes. Cheaper multiple journey tickets are also available from the bus kiosks at Bayonne Mairie and the Biarritz Mairie (beside the tourist office), but cannot be bought on the bus. These include a 10-journey ticket (€8); a seven-day travel pass (€11); and a 24-hour pass (€2). These tickets are also sold at 39 tobacco shops/cafes in the Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne (BAB) area.

Bus Line C links the airport with the Biarritz train station at La Negresse and Bayonne city centre. The slightly less frequent No 14 bus also serves the Airport every 20-30 minutes and goes to the Bayonne train station.

Or for a direct door-to-door transfer, taxi, bus or coach use Biarritz Airport Transfers [4]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Fêtes de Bayonne: end of July, beginning of August (ending on the first Sunday of August and starting the preceding Wednesday)
  • The cathedral, old town, and the city walls make an interesting walk, and it's all free.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Surf Lessons, [1]. 8h-20h. Really cool Surf School and private surf guide just north of Bayonne, finding the secret spots for the best waves and lessons in tiny, intimate groups. Surf Lessons  edit</do>

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Basque specialties: traditional clothing (hat, scarf etc., hiking staff, "savates").
  • Local wine
  • Jambon de Bayonne (Bayonne ham) - primary specialty of the city

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Bar-Restaurant Dacquois, 48 rue d'Espagne. Looks unchanged for fifty years and run by a delightful old couple. Prix fixe three course menu at lunchtime is Euro 10.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]


  • Sp-flag.png Spain, Residence du Parc 4, Av. du B.A.B, 64100 Bayonne, +33 5 59 59 03 91 (, fax: +33 5 59 25 73 09), [2].  edit
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