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There are 9 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.

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Train  •  8h 46m

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

$182 - $228

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Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Rennes 1722 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to San Sebastian

$47 - $82

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Train via St-Pierre-des-Corps  •  9h 53m

  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

$142 - $196

Train, bus  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Le Mans Ic
  2. Take the train from Le Mans to Angers St Laud Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Angers to San Sebastián

$129 - $189

Drive  •  7h 43m

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

$110 - $170

Fly Caen to Biarritz, bus  •  6h 22m

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

$207 - $1,127

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6h 44m

  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

$107 - $386

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6h 52m

  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

$106 - $323

Fly Caen to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Bordeaux (BOD) CFR - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$159 - $525

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 180€ - 1000€ and takes 6h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at San Sebastian via Rennes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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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 9h 53m.

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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 8h 46m and costs 150€ - 200€.

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

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Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by FlixBus, 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 8h 46m and costs 150€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13h.

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  • Distance: 415.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 46m

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 8h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián via Rennes in around 13h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Caen to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Caen to Biarritz via Marseille, Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Paris Orly to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Caen to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Caen to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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
2h 39m
Frequency
5 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
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Gare de Caen to Gare de Le Mans
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Le Mans to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$26 - $40
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from St-Pierre-des-Corps to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Le Mans to Angers St Laud
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Caen to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Caen to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $17
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 Rennes to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Angers to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
8h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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There is no direct flight from Caen Airport to Biarritz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián is 839 km. It takes approximately 7h 43m to drive from Caen to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Hop! and Air France offer flights from Caen Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Caen to Caen Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 17m and costs 2€.

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