There are 8 ways to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ic
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv

$193 - $229

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$30 - $45

6 alternative options

Train via St-Pierre-des-Corps  •  10 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to St-Pierre-des-Corps Ic
  2. Take the train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$143 - $197

Bus ALSA  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes
  2. Take the bus from Nantes to San Sebastian

$46 - $86

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián 524.4 miles

$110 - $170

Fly from Caen, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Biarritz (BIQ) CFR - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$237 - $1,527

Train to Paris Orly, fly, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Biarritz (BIQ) ORY - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$117 - $392

Train to Paris CDG, fly, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Biarritz (BIQ) CDG - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$107 - $324

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 200€ - 1400€ and takes 6 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Caen and arriving at Hub Europe Alsa. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Amara-Donostia via St-Pierre-des-Corps, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 1 min.

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The distance between Caen and Donostia / San Sebastián is 665 km. The road distance is 839 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 8 h 46 min and costs 160€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Caen station.

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Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 8 h 46 min and costs 160€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 11 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 415.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 8 h 46 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a week. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 11 h 15 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,500
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,900
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,900
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
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 Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Caen to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Bus operators
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 Caen to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Nantes to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
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

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