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There are 8 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille by bus, plane, train, night bus or car

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Bus to Biarritz, fly  •  3h 35m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Marseille (MRS) BIQ - MRS

59€ - 197€

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Bus, night bus  •  13h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Hendaye to Toulouse Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Hendaye > Saint-Jean-de-Luz > Biarritz - Airport > Bayonne > Pau - University > Tarbes > Toulouse
  2. Take the night bus from Toulouse to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station Bordeaux City Centre > Toulouse > Montpellier > Marseille - Marseille Provence Airport > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Fréjus - Saint-Raphaël > Cannes > Nice - Airport

29€ - 38€

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Fly from San Sebastian  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Marseille (MRS) EAS - MRS

140€ - 272€

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  7h 20m

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

103€ - 626€

Train via Toulouse  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Toulouse Matabiau Intercités
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Marseille St Charles Intercités

87€ - 183€

Bus  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastian to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles N1155

35€ - 90€

Train  •  11h 4m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marseille St Charles Intercités

105€ - 213€

Drive  •  6h 50m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille 742.1 km

85€ - 130€

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille is to bus and night bus which costs 29€ - 40€ and takes 13h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián, San Sebastian and arriving at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles. Services depart every four hours, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille. However, there are services departing from Amara-Donostia and arriving at Marseille St Charles via Hendaye and Toulouse Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 39m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Marseille is 595 km. The road distance is 742.1 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille without a car is to train via Toulouse which takes 10h 39m and costs 85€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from San Sebastián, San Sebastian station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Hendaye station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille is to fly which takes 7h 24m and costs 140€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train via Toulouse, which costs 85€ - 190€ and takes 10h 39m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 10h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille.
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  • Distance: 595 km
  • Duration: 3h 35m

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

Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille via Hendaia, Hendaye, and Toulouse Matabiau in around 10h 39m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 440€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Biarritz to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Mahon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bilbao to Marseille via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
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 Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
45€ - 70€
Rail 1st Class
65€ - 95€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
75€ - 120€
Rail 1st Class
100€ - 150€
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
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Bus operators
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€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Marsella
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
alsa.com
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
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
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 Sebastián, San Sebastian to Marseille, Marseille St. Charles
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San sebastian to Marseille
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
iberocoach.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Hendaye to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Toulouse to Marseille - St-Charles Bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Biarritz Airport to Marseille Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Marseille, Marseille St. Charles station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Marseille St Charles station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille is 742 km. It takes approximately 6h 50m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille.

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Volotea and Air France offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Marseille Airport.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Marseille bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 2038+ hotels available in Marseille. 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 2€ - 4€.

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