Flights to France

We include transfers to and from your chosen airport or train station in the price of your surfing holiday.

Choose either a direct flight to Biarritz Airport, or fly to Bordeaux St Jean Airport and take a train to Biarritz, Dax or Bayonne where we will meet you.

1 -BIARRITZ direct flights from London Airports

3 airlines fly to Biarritz DIRECT from the UK -

  • Ryanair departs from Stansted, Birmingham and Dublin.
  • easyJet departs from London Gatwick

Air France also flies to Biarritz with a stopover at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, and easyJet flies from Bristol via Dublin.

2 – Regional flights to BORDEAUX St JEAN Airport

If London is inconvenient, you might wish to fly to Bordeaux from any of these airports, and get the train to Biarritz, Dax or Bayonne – where we will pick you up:

  • Liverpool
  • Edinburgh
  • Birmingham
  • Southampton
  • Bristol

From Bordeaux get the train to Biarritz, Dax or Bayonne, for about £20 return. We usually pick up from Biarritz Airport, but we can pick up from Dax or Bayonne if that is easier for you.

We can help you search for the best way to get to our surf camp, and for a cheap flight. We use www.skyscanner.net to find cheap flights as you can search the whole month at a time. We also check www.kayak.co.uk

Please contact us to discuss your flight, and see if we can help. Email: info@globalsurfadventures.co.uk or call 07967 379939

Bringing your surfboard

Surf board hire is included in the price of your holiday, but if you are bringing your own surfboard, please check with your chosen airline if there are any extra charges. The majority of airlines will carry surfboards, but do charge a fee for handling a surfboard, and this fee applies both ways. Both the size and weight of the board can affect the fee.

Important information for travellers to France

Passports

Passport and visa requirements – If your passport describes you as a British Citizen or British Subject with Right of Abode in the United Kingdom, you will not need a visa to enter France.  Other British passport holders should confirm the current entry requirements with their nearest French Diplomatic mission.

Please note that most countries expect that you have at least 6 months validity on your passport from the date you return to the UK. If you are in doubt about your passport validity, check with the French Embassy.

Its a good idea to take a photocopy of the back page of your passport (showing your photo and all the details) and any visa you are using, and take this with you on holiday in case your passport is lost or stolen. Having those details will help you prove your identity.

Obtaining a passport – Be aware that if you need to obtain a new passport you should allow at least 6 weeks during the summer months when the passport office can be very busy. Information about getting a passport can be found at the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) website.

Other essentials

European Health Insurance Card –The EHIC entitles you to state-provided medical treatment at reduced cost or sometimes free, if you become ill or have an accident during your stay. The card is free. See the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) website to ensure you have an up to date card.

Personal Travel Insurance – We require that you purchase travel insurance covering you for all activities you wish to undertake, including surfing, before you travel.

Further information

France travel advice – up to date advice is available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website

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