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Transporting your surfboard - airlines and train

Do you want to surf the Basque Country with your own equipment?
We have checked out the conditions of transport and the rates for the airlines that fly to Biarritz Airport and the train.

Airlines flying to Biarritz airport

Air France

Your board is considered to be a standard hold bag if its size is less than 300 cm and its weight is 23 kg. Carrying it is then included free of charge in the price of your ticket (except tickets at the Light and Basic rates) if it is the only piece of luggage that you entrust to us.

Exception for flights departing from the United States, Canada or Mexico, or for connecting flights in one of these countries:
Your board is considered to be a standard hold bag if its size is less than 107 cm and its weight is 23 kg. Carrying it is then included free of charge in the price of your ticket if it is the only luggage that you entrust to us.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Air France

Easyjet

Surfboards are considered to be large sports equipment (32 kg max)
An extra charge of 49 € per flight will be charged if the luggage reservation is made online and 63 € per flight if the reservation is made at the airport.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Easyjet

Surfboard Transport Rates with Easyjet

Etihad

You can bring a surfboard with you, up to 3m long, as part of your checked baggage allowance. Note that for flights departing from Nagoya, the maximum length accepted is 150 cm.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Etihad

Finnair

Surfboards measuring 190 cm and weighing up to 23 kg are considered to be standard luggage. If your baggage allowance allows it, you will not have any additional costs to pay.
If your surfboard exceeds the maximum dimensions (190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm), an additional charge of 150 € or 200 $ USD / CAD will be required at the airport.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Finnair

Flybe

Special baggage fees are charged for surfboards. These items can be transported in addition to your baggage allowance. The number of special baggage allowed per person per flight is limited. Some restrictions may apply to the content of some sports equipment. 40 € per board per trip.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Flybe

Surfboard Transport Rates with Flybe

Hop!

Transporting bulky sports equipment (diving, fishing, bicycle, ski/surf, windsurf, longboard ...) is subject to specific conditions:

  • Included in the baggage allowance at no additional cost: golf equipment * (bag up to 23kg including clubs and shoes), Surf, Morey, Kitesurf boards under 300cm, skis (depending on the amount of luggage and dimensions).
  • Subject to additional tax (40 € per short-haul and 55 € medium-haul): Bicycles, diving equipment, Surf, Bodyboard, kitesurf boards exceeding 300cm.

All equipment must be properly packed.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Hop!

Iberia

Surfboard 3.5 m long max.
On long-haul flights (America, Asia and South Africa), this equipment is considered a transportable baggage item that is part of the passenger's allowance. If in addition, one or more items of luggage is added and exceeds the total number allowed free of charge, it will be considered to be excess baggage.
On short and medium-haul flights, a single supplement of 45 € is applied regardless of the authorized amount.
The maximum weight allowed is 23 kg, with an extra charge for overweight luggage up to 32 kg. Extra charges must be paid at the airport.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Iberia

SAS

If you are traveling with a golf bag, skis or a musical instrument as one piece of luggage, no additional cost will be charged. The price of the ticket includes luggage. If you need to take more luggage than your ticket allows or if your luggage is heavier than the authorized limit in the price of the ticket, you will be charged.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with SAS

Swiss

Your sports equipment is transported at no extra cost, as long as you do not exceed the baggage allowance. Additional charges apply if you carry more baggage units than the allowed quantity or if your baggage is heavier than the standard.
For 1 surfboard (up to 2m long): 50 € for European flights and 100 € for intercontinental flights.
Return flights must be paid separately at the place of departure in the local currency.

More information about surfboard transport conditions and rates with Swiss

Traveling by train to the Basque Country with surfing equipment

The home delivery luggage service

Bagages à Domicile (Home luggage delivery) takes care of your luggage and delivers it to the address of your choice, whenever you want. It is the most practical and safe solution to go surfing on the Basque Coast with your boards. Carrying a surfboard by train depends on many factors: the space available in the train, whether there are designated luggage locations ... From my own experience: when you arrive at the train station, you’re never 100% sure that you can get on with your board.

Price: 80 € / trip for a wakeboard smaller than 3 metres (guaranteed delivery), with the sum of the 3 dimensions exceeding 2.50 m, but with an overall unit weight under 25 kg.

More information on OUI.SNCF's Luggage Service (only in French)