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There are 8 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pointe de la Torche by train, ferry, bus or plane

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Train, ferry, travel  •  14h 9m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Brest Tgv
  3. Take the ferry from Brest to Le Fret
  4. Travel from Le Fret to Pointe de la Torche

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Bus, train, ferry, travel  •  16h 14m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Rennes
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Brest Tgv / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Embarcadère de Brest to Embarcadère Ile de Sein
  4. Travel from Embarcadère Ile de Sein to Pointe de la Torche

Bus, ferry, travel  •  17h 2m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Rennes
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Brest - Train station
  3. Take the ferry from Brest to Le Fret
  4. Travel from Le Fret to Pointe de la Torche

Bus, ferry, travel via Tours  •  21h 47m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Tours 310 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tours to Brest
  3. Take the ferry from Embarcadère de Brest to Embarcadère Ile de Sein
  4. Travel from Embarcadère Ile de Sein to Pointe de la Torche

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Brest, ferry, travel  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Brest (BES) BIQ - BES
  3. Take the ferry from Brest to Le Fret
  4. Travel from Le Fret to Pointe de la Torche

Bus to Pau, fly to Brest, ferry, travel  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from San sebastian to Pau
  2. Fly from Pau (PUF) to Brest (BES) PUF - BES
  3. Take the ferry from Brest to Le Fret
  4. Travel from Le Fret to Pointe de la Torche

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Brest, ferry, travel  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Brest (BES) BOD - BES
  3. Take the ferry from Brest to Le Fret
  4. Travel from Le Fret to Pointe de la Torche

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Lorient, train, bus, ferry, travel  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lorient (LRT) BIQ - LRT
  3. Take the train from Lorient to Quimper
  4. Take the bus from Gare Routière SNCF to Sainte-Evette Embarcadère
  5. Take the ferry from Embarcadère de Ste Evette to Embarcadère Ile de Sein
  6. Travel from Embarcadère Ile de Sein to Pointe de la Torche

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Pointe de la Torche is 800 130 000.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Pointe de la Torche is 536 km.

The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pointe de la Torche without a car is to train and ferry and travel which takes 14h 9m and costs .

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It takes approximately 14h 9m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pointe de la Torche, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Brest Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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easyJet and Air France offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Brest Airport.

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There are 158+ hotels available in Pointe de la Torche. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pointe de la Torche.
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  • Distance: 536 km
  • Duration: 14h 9m

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and Pointe de la Torche, France?

There is no direct connection from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pointe de la Torche. However, you can take the train to Hendaia, take the walk to Hendaye, take the train to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, take the train to Brest, take the walk to Liberté Quartz, take the line 05 bus to Les Îles, take the walk to Brest, take the ferry to Le Fret, then take the travel to Pointe de la Torche. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Rennes, take the walk to Rennes, take the train to Brest, take the walk to Liberté Quartz, take the line 05 bus to Les Îles, take the walk to Embarcadère de Brest, take the ferry to Embarcadère Ile de Sein, then take the travel to Pointe de la Torche.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 390€
Flights from Biarritz to Brest via Lyon
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 440€
Flights from Pau to Brest via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
176€ - 182€
Flights from Pau to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
176€ - 182€
Flights from Pau to Brest via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
176€ - 182€
Flights from Bordeaux to Brest via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Bordeaux to Brest via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Flights from Biarritz to Lorient via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Biarritz to Lorient via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Bordeaux to Brest
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 300€
Train operators
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 Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 160€
Train from Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 to Brest
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
90€ - 110€
1st Class
100€ - 130€
Train from Rennes to Brest
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
50€ - 60€
1st Class
50€ - 60€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
27€ - 32€
1st Class
21€ - 25€
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 Rennes to Brest
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 60€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Lorient to Quimper
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 24€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Rail 1st Class
16€ - 24€
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 Rennes
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Website
alsa.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 Rennes to Brest - Train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
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 Rennes to Brest
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Tours to Brest
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
25€ - 31€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from San Sebastian to Tours
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San sebastian to Pau
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com
BreizhGo
Website
breizhgo.bzh
Bus from Gare Routière SNCF to Sainte-Evette Embarcadère
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
BreizhGo
Ferry operators
Compagnie Maritime de la Rade
Phone
+33 (0)7 78 37 03 23
Website
lebrestoa.com
Ferry from Brest to Le Fret
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€
Website
Compagnie Maritime de la Rade
Compagnie Penn Ar Bed
Phone
+33 2 98 80 80 80
Email
contact@pennarbed.fr
Website
pennarbed.fr
Ferry from Embarcadère de Brest to Embarcadère Ile de Sein
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Compagnie Maritime Penn Ar Bed - Département du Finistère
Ferry from Embarcadère de Ste Evette to Embarcadère Ile de Sein
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Compagnie Maritime Penn Ar Bed - Département du Finistère

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