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There are 6 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome by plane, bus, train, car ferry or car

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

Fly from San Sebastian  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Rome (FCO) EAS - FCO

89€ - 288€

Cheapest option

Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  6h 17m

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

72€ - 302€

4 alternative options

Bus to Biarritz, fly  •  7h 17m

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

131€ - 506€

Bus  •  23h 10m

  1. Take the bus from San sebastian to Toulon
  2. Take the bus from Toulon to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station N523

108€ - 159€

Train, car ferry, bus  •  29h 47m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants Alv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  3. Take the bus from Civitavecchia, Civitavecchia to Rome, Rome Piazza Indipendenza

123€ - 168€

Drive  •  15h 13m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome 1003.4 miles

210€ - 310€

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 310€ and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 310€ and takes 6h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome station. However, there are services departing from San sebastian and arriving at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station via Toulon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 10m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Rome is 1194 km. The road distance is 1605.5 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome without a car is to bus which takes 23h 10m and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from San sebastian station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is to fly which takes 8h 18m and costs 85€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 23h 10m.

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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome.
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  • Distance: 746 miles
  • Duration: 8h 18m

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and Meridiana fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome via Toulon in around 23h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 350€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona, Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 440€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona, Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 440€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 500€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 950€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 650€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 850€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 460€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
310€ - 1600€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. The 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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian/Donostia to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
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
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San sebastian to Toulon
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
iberocoach.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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Toulon to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Civitavecchia, Civitavecchia to Rome, Rome Piazza Indipendenza
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is 1605 km. It takes approximately 15h 13m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome.

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Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from San Sebastian Airport to Rome Airport.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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