There are 10 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais by train, bus, 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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Train via Paris  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Frethun Tgv / ...

161€ - 263€

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Bus via Calais Ville  •  17h 45m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lille N743
  2. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Calais Ville 6001

63€ - 79€

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Train  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Flandres Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville Ter

173€ - 261€

Bus  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry 1920 / ...

87€ - 118€

Drive  •  10h 8m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais 1100.5 km

130€ - 200€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) BIQ - LIL
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

131€ - 465€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIQ - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Frethun

110€ - 379€

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIQ - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

108€ - 302€

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Brussels, train  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Brussels (BRU) BIO - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Calais Frethun

129€ - 584€

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

117€ - 321€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to bus via Calais Ville which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 17h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to bus and fly and train which costs 100€ - 310€ and takes 6h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Calais Ville via Hendaye, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Nord and Calais Frethun. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 6m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Calais is 897 km. The road distance is 1100.5 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais without a car is to train via Paris which takes 10h 6m and costs 160€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 10h 6m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais, including transfers.

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

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Hendaye station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to train via Paris which takes 10h 6m and costs 160€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 14h 50m.

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  • Distance: 897.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 6m

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

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais via Hendaia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, and Calais Frethun in around 10h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais via Lille in around 14h 50m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Paris Orly, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 850€
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 490€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 480€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 490€
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 550€
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Frethun
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Lille Flandres
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
40€ - 55€
1st Class
40€ - 50€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Paris Nord to Calais Frethun
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
75€ - 90€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 40€
1st Class
55€ - 60€
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
16€ - 20€
1st Class
26€ - 28€
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 29€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
17€ - 20€
1st Class
28€ - 29€
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Calais Frethun
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 340€
Standard
75€ - 95€
Standard Premier
120€ - 150€
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. 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 San Sebastian to Lille
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lille
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Blablabus
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

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There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Calais, Calais Terminal Ferry station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Calais Frethun station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is 1101 km. It takes approximately 10h 8m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport.

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There are 286+ hotels available in Calais. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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