There are 7 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  •  5h 16m

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

54€ - 624€

Cheapest option

Bus via Restauradores  •  17h 9m

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

47€ - 62€

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  6h 56m

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

76€ - 251€

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  9h 15m

  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

84€ - 233€

Bus  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Conex San Sebastian Lisbon - 7 Rios > Santarem > Torres Novas > Abrantes > Castelo Branco > Fundao > Covilha > Guarda > Vilar Formoso > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Ciudad Rodrigo > Salamanca > Valladolid > Bilbao > Conex San Sebastian > San Sebastián > Biriatou - Spain > Biriatou - France > Bayonne > Bordeaux City Centre > Poitiers > Tours > Orléans > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Reims > Metz > Thionville > Düdelingen - France > Düdelingen - Luxembourg > Luxembourg > Monpach - Luxembourg > Monpach - Allemagne > Mainz > Frankfurt - Main station

75€ - 110€

Night train  •  12h 28m

  1. Take the night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to San Sebastian/Donostia 310

60€ - 80€

Drive  •  8h 47m

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián 922.3 km

120€ - 180€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus via Restauradores which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 17h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 650€ and takes 5h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lisbon - 7 Rios and arriving at Conex San Sebastian. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14h 45m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arriving at San Sebastian/Donostia. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 28m.

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The distance between Lisbon and Donostia / San Sebastián is 788 km. The road distance is 922.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 14h 45m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Lisbon - 7 Rios station.

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Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, 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 6h 56m and costs 75€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 14h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 788.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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, ALSA operates a bus from Lisbon - 7 Rios to Conex San Sebastian 3 times a week. Tickets cost 75€ - 110€ and the journey takes 14h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Lisbon to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 300€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Flights from Lisbon to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Conda S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902 422 242
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
conda.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
8€ - 12€
Website
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 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
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
8€ - 12€
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€ - 13€
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 Lisbon - 7 Rios to Conex San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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, Lisbon Sete Rios to San Sebastián, San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Donostia / San Sebastián is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 2:33 AM in Lisbon and 3:33 AM in Donostia / San Sebastián.

Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at San Sebastian/Donostia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián is 922 km. It takes approximately 8h 47m to drive from Lisbon to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea, TAP Portugal and two other airlines offer flights from Lisbon Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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

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There are 1471+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to shuttle which takes 16 min and costs 4€ - 7€.

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