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There are 8 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga by bus, plane, train 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.

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Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  4h 32m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Malaga (AGP) BIO - AGP

$65 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus via Madrid  •  16h 37m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
  2. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid
  3. Take the bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga

$54 - $100

6 alternative options

Fly from San Sebastian  •  5h 11m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Malaga (AGP) EAS - AGP

$84 - $387

Bus to Santander, fly  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Santander
  2. Fly from Santander (SDR) to Malaga (AGP) SDR - AGP

$79 - $325

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias A / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$147 - $204

Train  •  11h 27m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$140 - $183

Bus ALSA  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Granada
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga

$71 - $109

Drive  •  9h 50m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga 614.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to bus which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 16h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Malaga via Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Malaga via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Málaga is 762 km. The road distance is 983.1 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 8h 45m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from San Sebastian station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to fly which takes 5h 11m and costs 70€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 8h 45m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 14h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 476.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Valencia
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid, Melilla
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Santander to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Santander to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Bus from San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 San Sebastián to Santander
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
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 Granada
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Interbus
Phone
902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Madrid Méndez Álvaro to Málaga
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Schedules at
interbus.es

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Malaga station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is 983 km. It takes approximately 9h 50m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga.

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Volotea, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga bus tickets online with ALSA and ALSA.

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There are 4383+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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