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

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  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian A / ...

$70 - $95

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Saint-Sébastien 355 miles

$35 - $37

6 alternative options

Bus MonBus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian 9315-9722 / ...

$35 - $50

Bus HIFE S.A.  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
  2. Take the bus from Tarragona to San Sebastián / Donostia

$46 - $75

Drive  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián 355.2 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to San Sebastian  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to San Sebastian (EAS) BCN - EAS

$44 - $251

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$37 - $148

Fly to Santander, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR) BCN - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian

$45 - $222

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián is to rideshare which costs 30€ - 32€ and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which costs 35€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Donostia / San Sebastián is 403 km. The road distance is 568.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 60€ - 80€.

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The train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian takes 5 h 33 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs 60€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 7 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 251.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, MonBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Train operators
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
5 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
monbus.es
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
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 Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $37
Book at
blablacar.es

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