There are 10 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London by bus, plane, train, car, car ferry or car train

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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Bus to Bilbao, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to London Gatwick (LGW) BIO - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£63 - £268

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Fly San Sebastian to London City  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to London City (LCY) EAS - LCY

£48 - £278

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Bus to Biarritz, fly to London Stansted  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to London Stansted (STN) BIQ - STN

£60 - £294

Bus to Bilbao, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 5m

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

£69 - £342

Bus to Biarritz, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to London Gatwick (LGW) BIQ - LGW
  3. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£59 - £230

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Southend, train  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Airport Loiu Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Southend (SEN) BIO - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

£61 - £220

Train  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marne La Vallee Chessy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£207 - £477

Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Londres Victoria Coach Station

£85 - £130

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 16m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Dieppe
  2. Take the car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
  3. Drive from Newhaven Ferry Port to London

£127 - £228

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11h 52m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£263 - £323

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London is to bus which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London is to fly which costs 50€ - 320€ and takes 4h 41m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Londres Victoria Coach Station station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 21h.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to London. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Hendaye, Bordeaux St Jean and Marne La Vallee Chessy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 11m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and London is 576 miles.

The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London without a car is to train which takes 12h 11m and costs 230€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 46m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London is to fly which takes 4h 41m and costs 50€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 550€ and takes 12h 11m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 140€ and takes 21h.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to London.
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  • Distance: 576.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 46m

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

British Airways flies from Donostia / San Sebastián to London Bank DLR twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to London King's Cross via Hendaia, Hendaye, Bordeaux St Jean, and Marne La Vallee Chessy in around 12h 11m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Flights from San Sebastian to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £270
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £240
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Flights from San Sebastian to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £240
Flights from Bilbao to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £210
Flights from Biarritz to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Biarritz to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £550
Flights from Biarritz to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £550
Flights from Bilbao to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Flights from Bilbao to London Gatwick via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£55 - £290
Train operators
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
London Overground
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£40 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £50
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£80 - £95
1st Class
£90 - £110
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 Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£25 - £55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£25 - £40
Rail 1st Class
£35 - £55
Eurostar
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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
£8 - £16
Schedules at
pesa.net
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £130
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £60
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£25
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£12
2-bed inside cabin
£40 - £60

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to London bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Donostia / San Sebastián. It is currently 3:33 AM in Donostia / San Sebastián and 2:33 AM in London.

Donostia / San Sebastián to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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British Airways, easyJet, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to London bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 10488+ hotels available in London. 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 2€ - 4€.

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