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

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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Train  •  10 h 26 min

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

$286 - $352

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Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$74 - $242

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Bus FlixBus  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Brussels, Brussels-North station 810
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia N743

$77 - $129

Bus Eurolines FR  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses

$198 - $266

Drive  •  12 h 20 min

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

$200 - $290

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 46 min

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

$112 - $357

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian  •  8 h 28 min

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

$119 - $326

Train to Brussels, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Bilbao (BIO) BRU - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$79 - $296

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux, train  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (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 fly and bus which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 6 h 30 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 6 h 30 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 Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia via Brussels, Brussels-North station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 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 26 min and costs 240€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 26 min 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, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 10 h 26 min and costs 240€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 120€ and takes 20 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 8 h 28 min.

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

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Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia 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 26 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 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián via Brussels, Brussels-North station in around 20 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Nantes, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via London Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bordeaux via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$180 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
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 Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
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
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

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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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Iberia, Air Europa, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 1104+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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