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There are 4 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux by bus, train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux City Centre Ouibus / ...

$9 - $95

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Bordeaux-St-Jean - Hendaye / ...

$37 - $63

Rideshare  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Bordeaux 148.4 miles

$10 - $25

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux 147.1 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux is to rideshare which costs 9€ - 22€ and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Bordeaux City Centre. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Bordeaux-St-Jean via Hendaye. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Bordeaux is 203 km. The road distance is 235.4 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 7€ - 80€.

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The bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux City Centre takes 4 h 10 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from San Sebastián station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Hendaye station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux is to bus which takes 4 h 10 min and costs 7€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux.
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  • Distance: 127 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and Bordeaux, France?

Ouibus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 4 h 10 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. inOui TGV also services this route 5 times a day.

Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
blablacar.es

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bordeaux-St-Jean station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux is 235 km. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bordeaux.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Donostia / San Sebastián and Bordeaux. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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