There are 10 ways to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Pisa, fly to San Sebastian  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to San Sebastian (EAS) PSA - EAS

$117 - $369

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Train, bus  •  21 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$46 - $76

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Train to Genoa, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Bilbao (BIO) GOA - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$129 - $521

Train to Genoa, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Biarritz (BIQ) GOA - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$107 - $545

Train to Pisa, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Biarritz (BIQ) PSA - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$180 - $600

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bilbao (BIO) MXP - BIO
  4. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$100 - $240

Train, train to Bologna, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  11 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
  3. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  4. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Biarritz (BIQ) BLQ - BIQ
  5. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$143 - $440

Train  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$193 - $294

Bus  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from La Spezia to Nice
  2. Take the bus from Niza to San Sebastian

$84 - $126

Drive  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián 753.2 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train and bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 21 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train and fly and bus which costs 90€ - 470€ and takes 10 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via La Spezia Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 34 min.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Donostia / San Sebastián is 943 km. The road distance is 1205.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 20 h 34 min and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 14 min to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from La Spezia Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 20 h 34 min and costs 160€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 24 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Pisa Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 589.3 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 14 min

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián via La Spezia Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 20 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián via La Spezia Centrale, La Spezia, Nice, Gare Thiers, Aéroport / Promenade, and Niza in around 24 h 39 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Geneva, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Toulouse, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Pisa to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Genoa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Pisa to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Bologna to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Bologna to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Genoa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Flights from Bologna to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Genoa to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Genoa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Genoa to Biarritz via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Pisa to Biarritz via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Genoa to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Flights from Pisa to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Bologna to Biarritz via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Pisa to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $12
Train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Sestri Levante to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Levanto to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $210
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 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
$75 - $95
Bus operators
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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
Bus from Niza to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
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 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
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 Genoa to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from La Spezia to Nice
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1205 km. It takes approximately 11 h 42 min to drive from Cinque Terre to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Ryanair, Volotea, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Pisa Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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