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There are 10 ways to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, 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 Malaga to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 1 min

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

$64 - $232

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Bus via Madrid  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Málaga to Madrid
  2. Take the bus from Madrid-Estación Sur to Logroño 100 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Logroño to San Sebastián

$59 - $84

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Fly Malaga to San Sebastian  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to San Sebastian (EAS) AGP - EAS

$84 - $386

Fly Malaga to Pamplona, bus  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Pamplona (PNA) AGP - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia

$161 - $815

Fly Malaga to Santander, bus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Santander (SDR) AGP - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian

$79 - $327

Bus to Granada, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  2. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Bilbao (BIO) GRX - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$92 - $434

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian A / ...

$144 - $201

Train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian A / ...

$125 - $169

Bus ALSA  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Granada to San Sebastian

$61 - $115

Drive  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián 614.9 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 15 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at San Sebastian via Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at San Sebastian via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 min.

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The distance between Málaga and Donostia / San Sebastián is 762 km. The road distance is 983.9 km.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 8 h 52 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 5 h 44 min and costs 70€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 8 h 52 min, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 476.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air Europa fly from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Zaragoza Delicias in around 8 h 52 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Malaga to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Malaga to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Malaga to San Sebastian via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Malaga to San Sebastian via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Malaga to Pamplona via Ibiza, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Malaga to Pamplona via Melilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,600
Flights from Malaga to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Malaga to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Granada to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Granada to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Malaga to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Malaga to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Granada to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Malaga to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Granada to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
alsa.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
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 Malaga to Granada
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Málaga to Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Madrid to Logroño
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
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
Book at
laestellesa.com

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

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

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Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián is 984 km. It takes approximately 9 h 52 min to drive from Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Volotea, Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Malaga Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Málaga to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with ALSA and ALSA.

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There are 1104+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Málaga to Malaga Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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