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

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Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Leon to San Sebastian Ic

$50 - $70

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leon to San Sebastián Ouibus

$15 - $50

3 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from León to Donostia / San Sebastián 245.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to San Sebastian  •  13 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Leon (LEN) to San Sebastian (EAS) LEN - EAS

$154 - $642

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Leon (LEN) to Bilbao (BIO) LEN - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$134 - $499

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from León to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 13€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from León to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 3 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leon and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leon and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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The distance between León and Donostia / San Sebastián is 303 km. The road distance is 393.3 km.

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The best way to get from León to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 60€.

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The train from Leon to San Sebastian takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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León to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Leon station.

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León to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Leon station.

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The best way to get from León to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 5 h 5 min and costs 45€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 550€ and takes 13 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Leon Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 11 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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León to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Map of how to get from León to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 189.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from León to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from León to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a week. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. ALSA also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Leon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Leon to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Valencia
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Mahon
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Alicante
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Leon to Bilbao via Barcelona, Vigo
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Leon to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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 Leon to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Ouibus
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 Leon to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net

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