There are 6 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  •  5 h

  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

$111 - $294

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Bus  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Avignon to San Sebastian Ouibus

$25 - $70

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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

$102 - $318

Train to Marseille, fly to San Sebastian  •  8 h 16 min

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

$118 - $393

Train  •  11 h

  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

$120 - $183

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 21€ - 60€ and takes 10 h 30 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€ - 270€ 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 week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 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 11 h.

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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 21€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 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 21€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 11 h.

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Map of how to get from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 344 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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 $45 - $70 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Avignon to Donostia / San Sebastián via Nîmes, Toulouse-Matabiau, Bayonne, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 11 h.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 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 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 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 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 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
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 20 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
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Aix-en-Provence TGV
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$36 - $39
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 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
$90 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
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 - $28
Train from Nîmes to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
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
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
$45 - $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
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 Avignon City Centre to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus

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

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