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

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 to Marseille, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Biarritz (BIQ) MRS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$110 - $296

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Nîmes to San Sebastián Ouibus

$25 - $37

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Train to Marseille, fly to San Sebastian  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Marseille-St-Charles
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to San Sebastian (EAS) MRS - EAS

$117 - $395

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$122 - $351

Train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$118 - $176

Train via Toulouse-Matabiau  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Arles to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic

$110 - $162

Bus ALSA  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Nimes to San Sebastian

$45 - $70

Drive  •  6 h

  1. Drive from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián 408.6 miles

$85 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at San Sebastián via Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Arles and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Arles and Donostia / San Sebastián is 534 km. The road distance is 653.7 km.

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The best way to get from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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

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Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Arles station.

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The best way to get from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Biarritz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Map of how to get from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 333.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

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

You can take a train from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián via Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 9 h 55 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián once a week. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Arles to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$24 - $40
Train from Arles to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $120
1st Class
$110 - $180
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
Train from Arles to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $110
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Nimes to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
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 Nîmes to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián is 654 km. It takes approximately 6 h to drive from Arles to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Volotea and Hop! offer flights from Marseille Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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