There are 10 ways to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train, car, car train or car ferry

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 London Gatwick to Biarritz, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Biarritz (BIQ) LGW - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$60 - $1,159

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Fly London Heathrow to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bilbao (BIO) LHR - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$98 - $266

Fly London Stansted to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Biarritz (BIQ) STN - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$64 - $509

Fly London Gatwick to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bilbao (BIO) LGW - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$72 - $244

Fly London Stansted to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bilbao (BIO) STN - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$76 - $244

Fly London Gatwick to Bordeaux, train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$97 - $282

Train  •  11 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  2. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$229 - $441

Bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian

$60 - $95

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Donostia / San Sebastián

$321 - $408

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 18 min

  1. Drive from London to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Donostia / San Sebastián

$166 - $288

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs £45 - £75 and takes 19 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs £45 - £950 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Londres Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 19 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Marne la Vallée-Chessy, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 33 min.

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The distance between London and Donostia / San Sebastián is 576 miles.

The best way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 11 h 33 min and costs £170 - £350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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London to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Londres Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 11 h 33 min and costs £170 - £350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £75 and takes 19 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Biarritz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 576.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from London to Donostia / San Sebastián via Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy, Marne la Vallée-Chessy, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 11 h 33 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from London to Donostia / San Sebastián twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 19 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $120
Flights from London Stansted to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$190 - $300
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$167
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
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
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$55 - $85
Condor Ferries

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