There are 5 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus ALSA  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Poitiers Ouibus

$18 - $110

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers Tgv

$82 - $123

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Biarritz to Poitiers, Poitiers Futuroscope 703 / ...

$31 - $52

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers 304.2 miles

$65 - $95

Bus, fly  •  9 h 10 min

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

$256 - $1,325

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Poitiers. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Poitiers via Hendaye and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 37 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Poitiers is 406 km. The road distance is 486.7 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 15€ - 90€.

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The bus from San Sebastian to Poitiers takes 6 h including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is to bus which takes 6 h and costs 15€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers.
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  • Distance: 254 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

ALSA operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers via Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 6 h 37 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
11 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Paris Orly, La Rochelle
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Poitiers - Gare Routière de Poitiers - Cais B3
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from San Sebastian to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Biarritz to Poitiers, Poitiers Futuroscope
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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