There are 4 ways to get from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian Ouibus

$2 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Biarritz to Hendaye Tgv
  2. Take the train from Hendaia to Loiola-Donostia Fcc

$13 - $20

Line 816 bus, train  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 816 bus from Biarritz Airport to Hendaye Gare SNCF 816
  2. Take the train from Hendaia to Amara-Donostia Fcc

$4 - $6

Drive  •  30 min

  1. Drive from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián 29 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián is to line 816 bus and train which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto Biarritz and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Biarritz and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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The distance between Biarritz Airport (BIQ) and Donostia / San Sebastián is 40 km. The road distance is 46.3 km.

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The best way to get from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 2€ - 22€.

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The bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian takes 45 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Aeropuerto Biarritz station.

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Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Biarritz station.

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The best way to get from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 2€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1 h 24 min.

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Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Loiola-Donostia station.

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Map of how to get from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Duration: 45 min

What companies run services between Biarritz Airport (BIQ), France and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $25 and the journey takes 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to Donostia / San Sebastián via Hendaye and Hendaia in around 1 h 24 min.

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 Biarritz to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$14 - $21
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Biarritz to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$11 - $15
1st Class
$18 - $27
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Hendaia to Loiola-Donostia
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Train from Hendaia to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
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
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 Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
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
Transports 64
Phone
0 800 64 24 64
Website
transports64.fr
Bus from Biarritz Airport to Hendaye Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transports64.fr

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