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There are 8 ways to get from Avignon 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  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Biarritz (BIQ) MRS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$110 - $310

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Bus Ouibus  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Toulouse
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to San Sebastián Ouibus / ...

$30 - $66

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Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  4 h 51 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

$101 - $317

Train to Marseille, fly to San Sebastian  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to San Sebastian (EAS) MRS - EAS

$117 - $409

Train to Marseille, fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) MRS - BOD
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$102 - $308

Bus ALSA  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to San Sebastian

$40 - $70

Train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Avignon Centre to Nîmes
  2. Take the train from Nîmes to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic

$113 - $181

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián 418.4 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 26€ - 60€ and takes 12 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train and fly and bus which costs 85€ - 280€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Avignon and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Avignon Centre and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Nîmes, Toulouse-Matabiau, Bayonne and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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The distance between Avignon and Donostia / San Sebastián is 550 km. The road distance is 669.5 km.

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The best way to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Avignon station.

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

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The best way to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs 35€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 160€ and takes 10 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 344 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián via Nîmes, Toulouse-Matabiau, Bayonne, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Metz/Nancy, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 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 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Metz/Nancy, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Strasbourg, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Bordeaux, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 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 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$35 - $38
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
$65 - $90
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
Train from Nîmes to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$22 - $35
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 Avignon Centre to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $27
Train from Nîmes to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $95
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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $55
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 Avignon to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
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
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Avignon - Gare Routière to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Toulouse to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulouse to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Biarritz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bayonne station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián is 670 km. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Iberia, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Marseille Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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

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