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

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián Largo Recorrido

$7 - $90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 25 min

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

$5 - $11

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 40 min

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

$6 - $9

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

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

$12 - $18

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bilbao and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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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 2 h 40 min.

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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 1 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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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 1 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Lurraldebus operates a bus from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Four 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 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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 - $21
Schedules at
pesa.net
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
monbus.es
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
1 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Book at
blablacar.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián is 102 km. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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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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