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There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from San Sebastian  •  2h 52m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD

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Bus via Madrid  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Madrid N1158

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Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  3h 58m

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

Bus to Pamplona, fly  •  5h 17m

  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 Madrid (MAD) PNA - MAD

Train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Madrid-Chamartin Alv / ...

Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Madrid

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station 441.9 km

Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station by train

The train journey time between Donostia / San Sebastián and Madrid Chamartín Station is around 5h 31m and covers a distance of around 548 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 24m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros, the Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station train service departs from San Sebastian/Donostia and arrives in Madrid-Chamartin. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
5h 31m
Fastest train time:
5h 24m
Train distance:
548 km
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:57
Last train departs at:
16:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station train schedules

Donostia / San Sebastián → Madrid Chamartín Station
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid Chamartín Station is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid Chamartín Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid Chamartín Station is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station is to bus via Madrid which costs €26 - €32 and takes 7h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly. Taking this option will cost €55 - €220 and takes 2h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Sebastian/Donostia and arriving at Madrid-Chamartin. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 31m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Madrid Chamartín Station is 346 km. The road distance is 441.9 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station without a car is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from San Sebastian/Donostia station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station is to fly which takes 2h 52m and costs €55 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 5h 31m, you could also bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Madrid-Chamartin station.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station.
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  • Distance: 346.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and Madrid Chamartín Station, Spain?

Iberia flies from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station twice daily. Alternatively, Renfe Viajeros operates a train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Madrid-Chamartin twice daily. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 5h 31m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Pamplona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Hourly
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.
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastian / Donostia to Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station is 442 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Madrid Chamartín Station.

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Iberia offers flights from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 1496+ hotels available in Madrid Chamartín Station. Prices start at €87 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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