Atlantic Surf Bus
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 30th June to 7th September, and travels from numerous large cities in Germany and Switzerland to the Atlantic Coast. You can also book buses that travel from the Netherlands on this page too.
Place of departure, destination and prices
|Place of Departure||Destination||Price Return Ticket||Price One-Way|
|Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Bremen, Essen, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Munich, Basle, Zurich||Bordeaux Meriniac, Le Pin Sec*, Moliets, Vieux Boucau||190,00 €||100,00 €|
|Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Bremen, Essen, Cologne/Bonn Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Munich, Basle, Zurich||San Vicente de la Barquera**||220,00 €||125,00 €|
**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: The final journey route and departure times will only be confirmed 3 weeks before the day of departure. The listed cities will only be stopped at if there is at least 12 people booked onto the same route. If your city is not going to be stopped at, you have two options:
- Full refund and journey cancellation without incurring any extra costs.
- Refund of a fixed amount of 40€ when you instead depart from the next available departure city.
As well as the buses from Germany and Switzerland, we also offer buses from the Netherlands. Buses from the Netherlands can only be booked as a return journey, and not just for a single way.
|Place of Departure||Destination||Price Return|
|Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Breda, Antwerpen, Gentbrugge, Rotterdam, Den Haag||Le Pin Sec, Moliets, Vieux Boucau||130,00 €|
|Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Breda, Antwerpen, Gentbrugge, Rotterdam, Den Haag||San Vicente de la Barquera**||180,00 €|
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). For a single board bag, there is an extra charge of 30€, for a double board bag an extra charge of 50€. If you are planning on bringing a surfboard, please register it early, 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.
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 Period||Cancellation Costs|
|Until Day 30 before start of journey||20 % of the total price per person|
|Day 29 until day 22 before start of journey||30 % of the total price per person|
|Day 21 until day 15 before start of journey||40 % of the total price per person|
|Day 14 until day 7 before start of journey||65 % of the total price per person|
|Day 6 until day 2 before start of journey||85 % of the total price per person|
|Day 1 before start of journey or no-show without advice of cancellation||100 % of the total price per person|
To cancel you booking, please email us at email@example.com 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!