There are 3 ways to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Facture Biganos to Hendaye

$43 - $69

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 37 min

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

$53 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián 144.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Arcachon and arriving at San Sebastián via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Arcachon and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Facture Biganos and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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The distance between Arcachon and Donostia / San Sebastián is 162 km. The road distance is 230.7 km.

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The best way to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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

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Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Facture Biganos station.

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The best way to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 37 min.

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Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Map of how to get from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 101.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

SNCF operates a train from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arcachon to Donostia / San Sebastián via Bordeaux City Centre and Bordeaux in around 4 h 37 min.

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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Facture Biganos to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
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 Arcachon to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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