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There are 6 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon by plane, bus, night train or car

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Recommended option

Fly from San Sebastian  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Lisbon (LIS) EAS - LIS

€68 - €149

Cheapest option

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  5h 13m

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

€41 - €123

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Bus to Pamplona, fly  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
  2. Fly from Pamplona (PNA) to Lisbon (LIS) PNA - LIS

€79 - €200

Bus  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Lisbon N763 / ...

€46 - €55

Night train  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the night train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Santa Apolónia Trenhotel Surexpreso

€75 - €110

Drive  •  8h 40m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon 919.3 km

€100 - €160

Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon by night train

The night train journey time between Donostia / San Sebastián and Lisbon is around 13h 22m and covers a distance of around 1049 km. The fastest night train normally takes 13h 22m. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, the Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon night train service departs from Donostia / San Sebastián and arrives in Santa Apolónia. Typically eight night trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Night train route overview

Average night train time:
13h 22m
Fastest night train time:
13h 22m
Night trains per week:
8
Cheapest price:
€75
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last night trains

First night train departs at:
19:08
Last night train departs at:
19:08

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon night train schedules

Night train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Spain

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
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  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

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

The social distance requirement in Lisbon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from Portugal.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is to bus which costs €45 - €55 and takes 12h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is to bus and fly which takes 5h 13m and costs €40 - €130.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Donostia / San Sebastián and arriving at Santa Apolónia. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13h 22m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Lisbon is 788 km. The road distance is 919.3 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 12h 48m and costs €45 - €55.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Donostia / San Sebastián station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs €65 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €55 and takes 12h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Lisbon Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Lisbon is 1h behind Donostia / San Sebastián. It is currently 12:55 AM in Donostia / San Sebastián and 11:55 PM in Lisbon.

Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 788.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and TAP Portugal fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Lisbon twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €55 and the journey takes 12h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €210
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Pamplona to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €390
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Santa Apolónia
Ave. Duration
13h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€75 - €110
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
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Burundesa S.A.
Phone
948 30 35 05
Email
info@laburundesa.com
Website
laburundesa.com
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
La Burundesa S.A.
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 San Sebastian / Donostia to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Santa Apolónia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is 919 km. It takes approximately 8h 40m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon.

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TAP Portugal, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from San Sebastian Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 1202+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at €75 per night.

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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 €1 - €3.

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