Atlantic Surf Bus

Atlantic Surf Bus

Departure, Destination and PricesDeparture TimesLuggageSurfboardsBus RulesCancellation

Atlantic Surf Bus

The surf season in France is getting closer and you may be starting to think about the best way to travel the waves? If you’re in Germany, Switzerland, or the Netherlands, here’s the answer: the Atlantic Surf Bus! The Atlantic Surf Bus runs from 26th June to 5th September, and travels from numerous large cities in Germany and Switzerland to the Atlantic Coast.

Place of departure, destination and prices

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The one-way ticket on 27th June from France to Germany/Switzerland and the one-way ticket on 4th September from Germany/Switzerland to France is just 50€.

Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Bremen, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Münster, Essen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Köln/Bonn Flughafen, Leipzig, Dresden, Frankfurt Flughafen,Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Saarbrüken, Karlsruhe, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Ulm, Augsburg, München, Basel, Zürich, Bern


Place of DepartureDestinationPrice Return TicketPrice One-Way
Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Bremen, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Münster, Essen,Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn Airport,Leipzig, Dresden, Frankfurt Airport, Karlsruhe, Mannheim,Saarbrüken, Karlsruhe, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Ulm, Augsburg, Munich, Basle, Zurich, BernBordeaux Meriniac, Le Pin Sec*, Moliets, Vieux Boucau190,00 €100,00 €
Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Bremen, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Münster, Essen,Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn Airport,Leipzig, Dresden, Frankfurt Airport, Karlsruhe, Mannheim,Saarbrüken, Karlsruhe, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Ulm, Augsburg, Munich, Salzburg, Basle, Zurich, BernSan Vicente de la Barquera**220,00 €125,00 €

*free shuttle from Bordeaux Meriniac to Le Pin Sec.
**to get to San Vicente de la Barquera take the bus to Moliets. From Moliets a shuttle will transport you to Bilbao. From Bilbao you will be taken by another shuttle to the surf camp in San Vicente de la Barquera. For the journey from Moliets to San Vicente you will be accompanied by a Planet Surf teamer. The drive takes approximately 4.5 hours and the departure time is 12pm noon from Moliets, provided the bus incurs no major delays.

Please note that we can not always drive to all cities and vary the bus routes from appointment to appointment. The minimum number of entrances per departure point is 14 PAX. About 2 weeks before departure we will send you a voucher with all information regarding place of departure and time.

If your city is not going to be stopped at you can cancel your ticket and get a full refund – without any additional costs, of course.

Departure Times

The bus leaves each Friday morning from the first departure city of the route. The bus arrives on the French coast at some point during Saturday morning, depending on the traffic. At the destination, the bus drivers, by law, must take a 10-hour break. Thus, the departure time of the day’s return journey to Germany/Switzerland may vary depending on what time the bus arrives in the morning. Generally, the return journey departs around early evening. You will be informed of exact departure times on the day of departure.

You must be at your departure point at least 30 minutes prior to departure. In rare cases when the bus is running late, and 15 minutes have past since your given departure time you can contact the following numbers:

+43 664 38 71 270 or +34 662 60 30 40

Due to traffic, the possibility of delays can’t be completely removed. Sometimes we have to use courtesy buses on the route.


Our buses only have limited storage space. Thus, we have luggage restrictions that must be adhered to. Each passenger is allowed to bring:

1 piece of luggage for the boot: Maximum weight of 20kg. Maximum combined w x h x d of 160 cm (eg. 80 x 40 x 40 cm). Animals or bicycles can’t be admitted.

1 piece of hand luggage: We recommend that in your hand luggage you bring a pillow, food for the journey, any toiletries you may want for the bus ride, and any medication you need. Please also pack your ID and wallet into your hand luggage, and not into the luggage which goes in the boot.


For a surcharge, you can also bring your own board on the bus. The maximum allowed board size is 6‘6 foot (2 Meters) in a thin single board bag. For a single board bag, there is an extra charge of 30€ per journey, so 60€ for the round trip. Double board bags cannot be transported. If you are planning on bringing a surfboard, please register it with your booking, because there is only space for a limited number of boards on the buses. Please ensure that surfboards are padded and protected well. We can’t take liability for any possible damages that occur.

Bus Rules

The minimum age of passengers is 14 years. Your ticket, proof of age and parental consent form will be checked prior to boarding the bus.

The consumption of alcohol on the bus is strictly prohibited. Any violation of this rule will result in immediate confiscation of your alcohol.


If you aren’t going to take your booked journey, the earlier you cancel, the lower the cancellation costs.

There is a rebooking fee of 25. This will be handled as a resignation from the booking contract and a new booking contract will be created for the new journey.

Cancellation PeriodCancellation Costs
Until Day 30 before start of journey20 % of the total price per person
Day 29 until day 22 before start of journey30 % of the total price per person
Day 21 until day 15 before start of journey40 % of the total price per person
Day 14 until day 7 before start of journey65 % of the total price per person
Day 6 until day 2 before start of journey85 % of the total price per person
Day 1 before start of journey or no-show without advice of cancellation100 % of the total price per person

To cancel you booking, please email us at with your name, your point of departure and date of departure. The date of cancellation will be the date we receive your email requesting cancellation.

What else is to say? Sit back, enjoy the drive and get excited that the waves are getting closer!