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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train, car or shuttle

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao, bus  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Bilbao to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to San Sebastian (EAS) AMS - EAS

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Biarritz (BIQ) AMS - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Bilbao to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia

Train via Paris  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye Tgv

Train  •  13h 23m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...

Bus  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station 810 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to San Sebastian

Drive  •  12h 31m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián 1320.8 km

Shuttle  •  18h 55m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Zarautz

Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián by train and walk

35 Weekly Services
10h 34m Average Duration
€222 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 19h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs €80 - €300 and takes 5h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at San Sebastian via Bruselas Nord Eurolines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Amara-Donostia via Paris Nord, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 34m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1129 km. The road distance is 1320.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train via Paris which takes 10h 34m and costs €220 - €390.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 8h 5m and costs €90 - €340. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs €220 - €390 and takes 10h 34m, you could also bus, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 19h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 1128.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 54m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

British Airways, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián via Paris Nord, Montparnasse Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 10h 34m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Nantes, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Nantes, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€260 - €900
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €850
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via London Luton, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €700
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €160
1st Class
€150 - €180
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Lurraldebus Transportes Pesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Aeropuerto Bilbao to Donostiako Autobus Geltokia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Website
Lurraldebus Transportes Pesa S.A.
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
ALSA
Bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
ALSA
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€160
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Starliner

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1321 km. It takes approximately 12h 31m to drive from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Eurowings, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs €6 - €13.

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