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There are 13 ways to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train, car ferry 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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Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  10h 21m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Bilbao (BIO) ATH - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$122 - $361

Cheapest option

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  10h 37m

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

$105 - $375

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to San Sebastian (EAS) ATH - EAS

$162 - $324

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Pamplona (PNA) ATH - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián

$168 - $351

Fly to Logrono, bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Logrono (RJL) ATH - RJL
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to San Sebastián

$261 - $1,004

Fly to Pau, train  •  14h 11m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Pau (PUF) ATH - PUF
  2. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne

$165 - $711

Fly to Barcelona, train  •  13h

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Barcelona (BCN) ATH - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian

$161 - $388

Train, bus  •  2 days 6h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the bus from Skopje to Basel
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV Tgv
  5. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias Ave
  6. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian A / ...

$386 - $600

Bus Georg  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia Piraeus - Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Saint-Sébastien

$377 - $506

Bus Yubim  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$178 - $260

Bus, car ferry, train  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Gare de Venezia-Santa-Lucia to Gare de Paris-Gare-de-Lyon 1-Y
  4. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv

$411 - $730

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the bus from Padova to San Sebastián

Drive  •  31h 30m

  1. Drive from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián 2077.9 miles

$500 - $750

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 320€ and takes 10h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which costs 140€ - 290€ and takes 9h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Saint-Sébastien via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8h.

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The distance between Athens and Donostia / San Sebastián is 2237 km. The road distance is 3324.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 6h and costs 330€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 10h 21m to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Tourist Service Holding AD, depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 9h 4m and costs 140€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 320€ - 440€ and takes 2 days 8h.

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There is no direct flight from Athens Airport to Bilbao Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h and has one stopover.

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Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Georg, arrive at Saint-Sébastien station.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 1398.3 miles
  • Duration: 10h 21m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

Iberia, Aegean Airlines and Vueling Airlines fly from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián via Sofia in around 2 days 8h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Athens to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Athens to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Athens to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Logrono via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Munich
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Athens to Pau via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Athens to Pau via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Athens to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Athens to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Athens to Pau via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Athens to Pau via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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 Pau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Avignon TGV to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Venezia-Santa-Lucia to Gare de Paris-Gare-de-Lyon
Ave. Duration
13h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $190
1st Class
$200 - $300
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel SBB to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$170 - $240
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Paris-Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
16h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $20
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45m
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
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
monbus.es
La Estellesa
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Logroño to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
Book at
laestellesa.com
Durmo Tours
Website
durmotours.com
Bus from Skopje to Basel
Ave. Duration
25h 49m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Schedules at
durmotours.com.mk
Tourist Service Holding AD
Phone
02 981 13 33
Email
outgoing@tourist-service.com
Website
tourist-service.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$76
Schedules at
tourist-service.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Athens to Sofia Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Website
Arda Tur
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
43h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$340 - $430
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Donastia / San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
40h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Yubim
Website
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
40h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Bus from Sofia to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
42h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Schedules at
yubim.eu
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $67
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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Donostia / San Sebastián is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 5:08 PM in Athens and 4:08 PM in Donostia / San Sebastián.

Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián is 3325 km. It takes approximately 31h 30m to drive from Athens to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Aegean Airlines, TAP Portugal, Iberia and eight other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1178+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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