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There are 4 ways to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train, rideshare 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12 Largo Recorrido

$4 - $90

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc

$6 - $9

Rideshare  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bilbao to Saint-Sébastien 63.4 miles

$5 - $11

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián 64 miles

$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.

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The quickest way to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 10€ - 16€ and takes 1h 5m.

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Bilbao and Donostia / San Sebastián is 77 km. The road distance is 102.4 km.

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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€.

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The bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12 takes 1h 21m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Lurraldebus, depart from Bilbao station.

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Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao station.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 21m

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.

Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Euskotren
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
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
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bilbao to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Book at
blablacar.es

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Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Lurraldebus, arrive at Bizkaia Pasealekua 12 station.

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Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Amara-Donostia station.

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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.

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Book your Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with ALSA.

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There are 1096+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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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.

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