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

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Train  •  10 h 27 min

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

$299 - $356

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Bus Ouibus  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$53 - $79

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Bus ALSA  •  19 h 30 min

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

$77 - $119

Drive  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián 824.3 miles

$200 - $290

Fly Amsterdam to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 41 min

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

$112 - $357

Fly Amsterdam to San Sebastian  •  8 h 42 min

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

$119 - $326

Fly Amsterdam to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$74 - $243

Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$122 - $344

Fly Amsterdam to Bordeaux, train  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Bordeaux (BOD) AMS - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$99 - $245

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 22 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 7 h 5 min.

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

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The distance between Amsterdam and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1129 km. The road distance is 1318.9 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 10 h 27 min and costs 250€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 10 h 27 min and costs 250€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 19 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 280€ and takes 8 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Airport to Biarritz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Hub Europe Alsa station.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 705.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián via Paris-Nord, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 10 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián via Brussels, Brussels-North station and Bruselas Nord Eurolines in around 19 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $100
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $290
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
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 Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Ouibus
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1319 km. It takes approximately 12 h 20 min to drive from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Swiss, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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There are 1165+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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