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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv

$238 - $429

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from London to San Sebastián Londres > Douvres > Calais > Rouen Centre > Caen > Rennes > Nantes > La Rochelle > Bordeaux Centre > Bayonne > Saint-Sébastien > Hernani

$50 - $120

8 alternative options

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 - $293

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

$337 - $424

Fly London Stansted to Biarritz, bus  •  5 h 57 min

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

$63 - $490

Fly London Heathrow to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 54 min

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

$101 - $260

Fly London Gatwick to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 8 min

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

$75 - $238

Fly London City to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Biarritz (BIQ) LCY - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián

$216 - $859

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

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

$79 - $237

Fly London Gatwick to Bordeaux, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bordeaux (BOD) LGW - BOD
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián

$62 - $232

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

You can take a train from London to Donostia / San Sebastián via Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 9 h 20 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from London to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 20 h 10 min. ALSA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Biarritz via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
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
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Train operators
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $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
$183
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
20 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bordeaux City Center to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
lurraldebus.eus
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 - $90
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $45
Car
$60 - $90

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London to Donostia / San Sebastián?

The distance between London and Donostia / San Sebastián is 922 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián?

The cheapest way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs £35 - £90 and takes 20 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián?

The quickest way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 54 min and costs £70 - £190.

Is there a direct bus between London and Donostia / San Sebastián?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart every four hours, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián?

It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.