There are 9 ways to get from Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

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Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bilbao (BIO) DUB - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián

$82 - $315

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Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 1 min

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

$94 - $508

Fly to San Sebastian  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to San Sebastian (EAS) DUB - EAS

$96 - $337

Fly to Santander, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Santander (SDR) DUB - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian

$106 - $338

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Pamplona (PNA) DUB - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia

$108 - $346

Bus and ferry, train  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  4. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  5. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$293 - $589

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian

$89 - $130

Carferry, drive  •  28 h 52 min

  1. Take the carferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Donostia / San Sebastián

$161 - $268

Train, carferry, car ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Pearse to Rosslare Europort
  2. Take the carferry from Rosslare to Roscoff
  3. Take the car ferry from Roscoff to Bilbao
  4. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc

$192 - $501

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at San Sebastian via Londres Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 51 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1158 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 23 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 10:25 AM in Dublin and 11:25 AM in Donostia / San Sebastián.

Air Europa, Iberia, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1120+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 723.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

Aer Lingus, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Dublin to Donostia / San Sebastián every 3 hours.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Santander, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Pamplona via Birmingham, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Santander, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Cardiff, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Dublin to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Dublin to Pamplona via Birmingham, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Dublin to Santander
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Dublin to Santander via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dublin to San Sebastian via Cardiff, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
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 Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$116
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Rosslare to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$60 - $70
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Roscoff to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $350
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.fr
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $350

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 702 bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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