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

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Train  •  9 h 23 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

$223 - $412

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Bus  •  19 h 30 min

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

$60 - $95

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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

$325 - $412

Drive, car ferry  •  12 h 20 min

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

$181 - $280

Fly London Heathrow to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bilbao (BIO) LHR - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$99 - $267

Fly London Gatwick to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bilbao (BIO) LGW - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$73 - $245

Fly London City to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 36 min

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

$219 - $880

Fly London Stansted to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bilbao (BIO) STN - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$77 - $245

Fly London Stansted to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 25 min

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

$65 - $510

Train to Southend, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Bilbao (BIO) SEN - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$70 - $295

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 £75 - £210 and takes 6 h 23 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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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 9 h 23 min and costs £170 - £320.

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It takes approximately 9 h 23 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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The best way to get from London to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 9 h 23 min and costs £170 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £75 and takes 19 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 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: 9 h 23 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 Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare du Nord, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 9 h 23 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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Amsterdam Schiphol, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Southend to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Train operators
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
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
$171
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
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
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
Ferry operators

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Donostia / San Sebastián is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 2:42 AM in London and 3:42 AM in Donostia / San Sebastián.

British Airways, Air France, Iberia and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1123+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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