There are 8 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga 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 Zaragoza Delicias  •  8 h 42 min

  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 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Malaga Ouibus

$35 - $55

6 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$130 - $177

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Nerja
  2. Take the bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga

$75 - $114

Drive  •  9 h 50 min

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

$110 - $170

Fly from San Sebastian  •  5 h 27 min

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

$84 - $387

Train to Bilbao, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Ardantza-Eibar
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Malaga (AGP) BIO - AGP

$61 - $218

Bus to Santander, fly  •  5 h 50 min

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

$79 - $327

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to fly which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Malaga. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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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 8 h 42 min.

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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 8 h 42 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from San Sebastián 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 train which takes 8 h 42 min and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 70€ - 330€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Malaga Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 476.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8 h 42 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 13 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid, Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Santander to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona, Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santander to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Ardantza-Eibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
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 Malaga
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
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 Nerja
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com

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