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There are 8 ways to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train, bus  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Bayonne to San Sebastian

272€ - 444€

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián

60€ - 170€

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Bus  •  19h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Sainte Aybert - France > Sainte Aybert - Belgique > Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Rotterdam > Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas to San Sebastian

96€ - 133€

Drive  •  12h 28m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián 1318.2 km

160€ - 240€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz, bus  •  7h 58m

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

101€ - 201€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian  •  10h 48m

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

117€ - 186€

Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8h 21m

  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 Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián

117€ - 298€

Shuttle  •  18h 57m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Zarautz

163€ - 167€

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Donostia / San Sebastián is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Donostia / San Sebastián is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Donostia / San Sebastián is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Spain.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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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 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at San Sebastian via Bruselas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 57m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1129 km. The road distance is 1318.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 44m and costs 270€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 10h 44m to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 19h 57m and costs 95€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 110€ - 190€ and takes 10h 48m.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 1129.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 44m

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

You can take a bus from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and Bruselas in around 19h 57m. Alternatively, Vueling Airlines, KLM and Transavia Holland fly from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 170€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 260€
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 700€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 210€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 260€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
160€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 430€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
190€ - 470€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 140€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 230€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 150€
Comfort
120€ - 160€
Premium
160€ - 230€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
iberocoach.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bruselas to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
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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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1318 km. It takes approximately 12h 28m to drive from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Air France, Lufthansa, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 945+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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

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