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There are 4 ways to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$98 - $329

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Ginebra to San Sebastian Ouibus

$35 - $90

2 alternative options

Fly Geneva to San Sebastian  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to San Sebastian (EAS) GVA - EAS

$82 - $222

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián 583.5 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 90 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train and fly and bus which costs SFr 95 - SFr 330 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ginebra and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between Geneva and Donostia / San Sebastián is 717 km. The road distance is 933.7 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs SFr 35 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Ginebra station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7 h 44 min and costs SFr 80 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 90 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Biarritz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 447.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 15 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $280
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Ginebra to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Genève to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Book at
eurolines.ch
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 Geneva - Bus station to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián is 934 km. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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Book your Geneva to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 1119+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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