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

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to San Sebastian (EAS) LIS - EAS

67€ - 119€

Cheapest option

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 12m

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

45€ - 118€

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Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  9h 49m

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Pamplona (PNA) LIS - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1

80€ - 202€

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 42m

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

96€ - 374€

Bus  •  16h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to San Sebastian / Donostia N1155

45€ - 60€

Bus via Bayonne  •  19h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Bayona
  2. Take the bus from Bayona to San Sebastian

82€ - 125€

Night train  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the night train from Santa Apolónia to Donostia / San Sebastián Trenhotel Surexpreso

75€ - 110€

Drive  •  8h 41m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián 918.5 km

100€ - 160€

Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus

The bus journey time between Lisbon and Donostia / San Sebastián is around 16h 30m and covers a distance of around 1046 km. The fastest bus normally takes 16h 30m. Operated by FlixBus, the Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus service departs from Lisbon Sete Rios and arrives in San Sebastian / Donostia. Typically three buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Donostia / San Sebastián is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Donostia / San Sebastián is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Donostia / San Sebastián is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Portugal from Spain.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 16h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which takes 6h 12m and costs 45€ - 120€.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at San Sebastian / Donostia. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 16h 30m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Santa Apolónia and arriving at Donostia / San Sebastián. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 30m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Donostia / San Sebastián is 788 km. The road distance is 918.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 16h 30m and costs 45€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 6h 57m to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, depart from Santa Apolónia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 6h 57m and costs 65€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 16h 30m.

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  • Distance: 788.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 57m

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián 4 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to San Sebastian / Donostia 3 times a week. Tickets cost 45€ - 60€ and the journey takes 16h 30m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 160€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 170€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 150€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Faro
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
95€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Santa Apolónia to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
75€ - 110€
Bus operators
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 10€
Schedules at
Conda S.A.
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Schedules at
hife.es
La Baztanesa S.A.
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
La Baztanesa S.A.
La Estellesa S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Pamplona/Iruña. Estación Bus. Yanguas y Miranda 2 to Donostia/San Sebastián. Federico G. Lorca ps. 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
La Estellesa S.A.
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Bayona
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bayona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.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 Lisbon Sete Rios to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Lisbon Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at San Sebastian / Donostia station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 7:30 PM in Lisbon and 8:30 PM in Donostia / San Sebastián.

Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Comboios De Portugal, arrive at Donostia / San Sebastián station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is 919 km. It takes approximately 8h 41m to drive from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, TAP Portugal, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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Book your Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 362+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 6€.

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