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

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Fly from San Sebastian  •  3h 11m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN

47€ - 203€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Barcelone 568 km

24€ - 40€

5 alternative options

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Barcelona (BCN) BIO - BCN

45€ - 287€

Train  •  5h 52m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants Alv

35€ - 50€

Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Barcelona Nord Bcn48

Bus via Lleida  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Lleida
  2. Take the bus from Lleida to Barcelona 131 / ...

31€ - 52€

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona 567.7 km

55€ - 90€

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 3h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Barcelona Nord. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Sebastian/Donostia and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 52m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Barcelona is 403 km. The road distance is 567.7 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 5h 52m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona bus services, operated by Vigo Barcelona, S.A., depart from San Sebastián station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from San Sebastian/Donostia station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 11m and costs 45€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 5h 52m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 402.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

Vueling Airlines flies from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona twice daily. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants 4 times a week. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 5h 52m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from San Sebastián to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from San Sebastian to Lleida
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Lleida to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Lleida to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
ATM Àrea de Lleida
Phone
+34 (0) 973 273 151
Email
info@atmlleida.cat
Website
atmlleida.cat
Bus from Lleida to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
atmlleida.cat
Alsina Graells, S.A.
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Lleida to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Alsina Graells, S.A.
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona bus services, operated by Vigo Barcelona, S.A., arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is 568 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 3444+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Donostia / San Sebastián and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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