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There are 8 ways to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, night 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 Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Bilbao (BIO) LIS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$70 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus Rede Expressos  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to San Sebastián N763 / ...

$37 - $97

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  7 h 2 min

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

$95 - $382

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  8 h 14 min

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

$116 - $417

Fly to Logrono, bus  •  10 h 3 min

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

$159 - $1,852

Bus Iberocoach  •  16 h 32 min

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

$97 - $112

Night train  •  12 h 28 min

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

$90 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 48 min

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

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 30€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 260€ and takes 6 h 12 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 via Lisbon Oriente Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at San Sebastian. This train operates every day. 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 bus which takes 15 h 15 min and costs 30€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Lisbon Oriente Station.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 80€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 85€ and takes 15 h 15 min.

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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 12 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, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 13 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Lisbon to Logrono via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
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
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
cp.pt
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
monbus.es
La Estellesa
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Logroño to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
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laestellesa.com
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Oriente Station to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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.

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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
Once 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 Lisbon - Oriente to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times 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 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián is 1 h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 11:57 AM in Lisbon and 12:57 PM in Donostia / San Sebastián.

Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is 922 km. It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to drive from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1116+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs 8€.

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