There are 7 ways to get from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train, 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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Bus, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona - Ronda Sant Pere-Plaza Urquinaona 2
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian A / ...

$74 - $115

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Bus MonBus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tossa de Mar to Estació del Nord 2
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to San Sebastián

$37 - $66

5 alternative options

Bus HIFE S.A.  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 2
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tarragona
  3. Take the bus from Tarragona to San Sebastián / Donostia

$51 - $92

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián 406 miles

$75 - $120

Bus, fly to San Sebastian  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona - Ronda Sant Pere-Plaza Urquinaona
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to San Sebastian (EAS) BCN - EAS

$49 - $269

Bus, fly to Bilbao  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona - Ronda Sant Pere-Plaza Urquinaona
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO) BCN - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián

$43 - $227

Bus, fly to Santander  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona - Ronda Sant Pere-Plaza Urquinaona
  2. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR) BCN - SDR
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian

$50 - $240

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Tossa de Mar and arriving at San Sebastián via Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Costa Brava and Donostia / San Sebastián is 439 km. The road distance is 649.5 km.

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The best way to get from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 11 min to get from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Moventis, depart from Tossa de Mar station.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián is 650 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Barcelona Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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There are 1120+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 274.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Costa Brava to Donostia / San Sebastián via Estació del Nord and Barcelona in around 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $170
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Moventis
Phone
Sarbus - 935 806 700 , La Vallesana - 935 806 700, Houses - 937 981 100 , Sarfa - 902 302 025
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona - Ronda Sant Pere-Plaza Urquinaona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $17
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
Bus from Tossa de Mar to Estació del Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $17
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
Bus from Tossa de Mar to Barcelona Airport El Prat T1
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $17
Schedules at
moventis.es
Book at
compras.moventis.es
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
monbus.es
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona Airport El Prat T1 to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Tarragona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
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
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
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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com

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