There are 4 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao Largo Recorrido

$4 - $95

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc

$6 - $9

Rideshare  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Bilbao 62.4 miles

$5 - $10

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao 62.7 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao is to train which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Bilbao. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Amara-Donostia and arriving at Zazpikaleak-Bilbao. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Bilbao is 77 km. The road distance is 100.3 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 3€ - 80€.

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The bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao takes 1 h 30 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao bus services, operated by Lurraldebus, depart from San Sebastián station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao train services, operated by Euskotren, depart from Amara-Donostia station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao is to bus which takes 1 h 30 min and costs 3€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao.
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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 30 min

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

Lurraldebus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $12 - $20 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Euskotren operates a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Bilbao hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min.

Train operators
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
Lurraldebus
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
pesa.net
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Book at
blablacar.es

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