Need a hotel room in Barcelona?

Book now

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

Recommended option

Fly from San Sebastian  •  2h 50m

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

€38 - €135

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Barcelone 566.2 km

€25 - €40

5 alternative options

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  3h 51m

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

€48 - €109

Train  •  5h 38m

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

€35 - €50

Bus  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Barcelona Sants

€28 - €40

Bus via Tarragona  •  8h 17m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Tarragona
  2. Take the bus from Tarragona to C/ Balmes - C/ Corsega

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona 570.4 km

€55 - €80

Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Donostia / San Sebastián and Barcelona is around 5h 38m and covers a distance of around 628 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 38m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona train service departs from San Sebastian/Donostia and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 38m
Fastest train time:
5h 38m
Train distance:
628 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:28
Last train departs at:
07:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona train schedules

Donostia / San Sebastián → Barcelona
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Travel within Spain

Nationwide control measures in place
Observe COVID-19 safety rules

COVID-19 help in Spain

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 112

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within Spain.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

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

More details

The fastest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is to fly. Taking this option will cost €35 - €140 and takes 2h 50m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h 20m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Sebastian/Donostia and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 38m.

More details

The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Barcelona is 403 km. The road distance is 570.4 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 5h 38m and costs €35 - €50.

More details

It takes approximately 2h 50m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona, including transfers.

More details

Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from San Sebastian station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is to fly which takes 2h 50m and costs €35 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €35 - €50 and takes 5h 38m, you could also bus, which costs €28 - €40 and takes 7h 20m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 402.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 50m

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

Vueling Airlines flies from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 38m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €120
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €140
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€29 - €140
Flights from Bilbao to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
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 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Schedules at
pesa.net
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from San Sebastian to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Schedules at
monbus.es
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Schedules at
hife.es
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Tarragona to C/ Balmes - C/ Corsega
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
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
€25 - €40
Book at
blablacar.es

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

Search flights

Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona is 570 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Barcelona.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

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

Search and book

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

Search and book

There are 1723+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at €75 per night.

More details

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.

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 19 min and costs €1 - €3.

More details