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

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Fly from San Sebastian  •  8h 27m

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

64€ - 232€

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Bus to Bilbao, fly  •  6h 23m

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

57€ - 106€

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Bus to Biarritz, fly  •  7h 58m

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

88€ - 217€

Train  •  21h 26m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Toulouse Matabiau
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Rome Termini

217€ - 388€

Bus via Padova  •  28h 50m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina Baltour / ...

Train, car ferry, bus  •  29h 52m

  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 Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza

110€ - 156€

Bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Zaragoza. Estación Bus. Av. Navarra 80 Donostia/San Sebastián - Pamplona/Iruña - Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Roma

209€ - 297€

Drive  •  15h 6m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome 1596.2 km

200€ - 290€

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 110€ and takes 6h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome. However, there are services departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina via Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Rome Termini via Hendaye, Toulouse Matabiau, Lyon Part Dieu and Torino - Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 26m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Rome is 1194 km. The road distance is 1596.2 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome without a car is to train which takes 21h 26m and costs 210€ - 390€.

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It takes approximately 8h 27m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is to fly which takes 8h 27m and costs 60€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 390€ and takes 21h 26m, you could also bus via Padova, which costs and takes 28h 50m.

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  • Distance: 1193.5 km
  • Duration: 8h 27m

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

Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome via Hendaia, Hendaye, Toulouse Matabiau, Lyon Part Dieu, Torino Porta Susa, and Torino - Porta Susa in around 21h 26m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 170€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Nice
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Charleroi, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 120€
Flights from Biarritz to Rome via Charleroi, Vienna
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 120€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 270€
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 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
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 Toulouse Matabiau to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
85€ - 110€
1st Class
95€ - 120€
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 65€
1st Class
55€ - 70€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino - Porta Susa to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
35€ - 55€
Smart Low Cost
35€ - 55€
Smart Flex
75€ - 110€
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.

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
5h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Zaragoza to Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 270€
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 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Padova
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
atlassib.es
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 27€
Website
Baltour
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Padua, Autostaz. VIALE della Pace to Rome, Largo Mazzoni
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
RegioJet
SitBus Shuttle
Phone
(+39) 06.5916826
Email
sit@sitbus.com
Website
sitbusshuttle.com
Bus from Civitavecchia Port to Rome Termini Piazza Indipendenza
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
SitBus Shuttle
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.es
Bus from Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1 to Zaragoza. Estación Bus. Av. Navarra 80
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Schedules at
hife.es
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€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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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 Baltour, arrive at Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome train services, operated by ItaloTreno, arrive at Rome Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome is 1596 km. It takes approximately 15h 6m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Rome.

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

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There are 20383+ hotels available in Rome. 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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