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There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy by bus, plane, train or car

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 to Biarritz, fly to Lyon, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy

$94 - $322

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Annecy

$55 - $85

5 alternative options

Fly San Sebastian to Geneva  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Geneva (GVA) EAS - GVA

$74 - $222

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Geneva  •  6h 38m

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

$103 - $303

Train  •  14h 13m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne la Vallée-Chessy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy

$254 - $328

Bus, train  •  15h 17m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Grenoble N716
  2. Take the train from Gare de Grenoble to Gare de Annecy Geneve - Evian - Annecy - Valence - Avignon / ...

$74 - $119

Drive  •  8h 42m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy 576 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is to bus which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is to bus and fly and train which costs 80€ - 280€ and takes 6h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Annecy. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 13h.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Annecy via Hendaye, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Marne la Vallée-Chessy and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 13m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Annecy is 703 km. The road distance is 921.6 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy without a car is to bus which takes 13h and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from San Sebastian station.

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is to fly which takes 9h 4m and costs 60€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 13h, you could also train, which costs 220€ - 290€ and takes 14h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy.
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  • Distance: 439.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

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

Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy every 3 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 13h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Geneva via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Flights from San Sebastian to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from San Sebastian to Geneva via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from San Sebastian to Geneva via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $460
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Biarritz to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $260
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Annecy
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Gare de Grenoble to Gare de Annecy
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Marne la Vallée-Chessy
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Annecy
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
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 San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Biarritz Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy is 922 km. It takes approximately 8h 42m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Annecy.

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easyJet, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1253+ hotels available in Annecy. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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