There are 9 ways to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train 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 San Sebastian  •  6 h 30 min

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

$91 - $367

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia N763 / ...

$35 - $95

7 alternative options

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 23 min

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

$66 - $273

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  8 h 5 min

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

$118 - $388

Fly to Logrono, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Logrono (RJL) LIS - RJL
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to San Sebastián (Amara)

$157 - $1,797

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 29 min

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

$108 - $348

Train  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to San Sebastian Hot

$95 - $150

Bus Iberocoach  •  16 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - Sete Rios to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses

$95 - $120

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián 576.4 miles

$130 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 29€ - 80€ and takes 13 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Rua Da Palma and arriving at San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia via Lisbon, Lisbon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h 28 min.

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The distance between Lisbon and Donostia / San Sebastián is 788 km. The road distance is 922.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 12 h 28 min and costs 80€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min 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, Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 492.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Alternatively, Portuguese Railways (CP) operates a train from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $150 and the journey takes 12 h 28 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Logrono via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Bristol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Train operators
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional 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 train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
cp.pt
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 Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
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
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
La Estellesa
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Logroño to San Sebastián (Amara)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
Book at
laestellesa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lisbon, Lisbon to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lisboa - Oriente to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Lisbon - Sete Rios to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
15 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
iberocoach.com

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