There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train, rideshare or car
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Bus • 1h 21m
$4 - $90
3 alternative options
Train • 2h 40m
$6 - $9
Rideshare • 1h 25m
$5 - $11
Drive • 1h 5m
$12 - $18
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 2h 40m.
The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 1h 5m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at Bizkaia Pasealekua 12. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 21m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao and arriving at Amara-Donostia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.
The distance between Bilbao and Donostia / San Sebastián is 77 km. The road distance is 102.4 km.
The best way to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 1h 21m and costs 3€ - 80€.
The bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12 takes 1h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.
Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Lurraldebus, depart from Bilbao station.
Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.
The best way to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 1h 21m and costs 3€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 2h 40m.
What companies run services between Bilbao, Spain and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?
Lurraldebus operates a bus from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 1h 21m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Euskotren operates a train from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 2h 40m.
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.
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 10m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- $18 - $28
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Rideshare from Bilbao to Saint-Sébastien
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 25m
- Estimated price
- $5 - $11
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More Questions & Answers
Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Lurraldebus, arrive at Bizkaia Pasealekua 12 station.
Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Amara-Donostia station.
Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián is 102 km. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián.
Book your Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with ALSA.
There are 1096+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $57 USD per night.
Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bilbao and Donostia / San Sebastián. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.