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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to San Sebastian

  1. Take the train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Irun

Fly to Bilbao, bus

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián

Train via Zaragoza

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to San Sebastian/Donostia

Bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Irun

Train

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun

Drive

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun

Madrid Atocha Station to Irun by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Irun is around 7h 59m and covers a distance of around 638 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 27m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 4m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe Viajeros and Renfe Cercanias. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 32m
Layover time:
2h 27m
Total time:
7h 59m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 4m
Journey distance:
638 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€59
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:25
Last service departs at:
15:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Irun walk and train schedules

Madrid Atocha Station → Irun
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Irun is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun is to bus which costs €26 - €35 and takes 9h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun is to train and fly which costs €60 - €220 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Irun via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Irun via Zaragoza-Delicias and San Sebastiàn-Donostia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Irun is 362 km. The road distance is 469 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun without a car is to train via Zaragoza which takes 7h 5m and costs €55 - €100.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Irun bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Irun train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun is to train via Zaragoza which takes 7h 5m and costs €55 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus via Madrid - Barajas Airport T4, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 7h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun.
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  • Distance: 362 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Irun, Spain?

You can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Zaragoza-Delicias, and San Sebastiàn-Donostia in around 7h 5m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Irun 3 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 5h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Atocha to Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Madrid-Nuevos Ministerios
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to San Sebastian/Donostia
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Irun
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€37 - €40
Flexible
€50 - €65
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Schedules at
pesa.net
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 Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Irun
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 Madrid to Irun
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Irun bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Irun station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Irun train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at San Sebastian/Donostia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Irun is 469 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Irun.

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Iberia offers flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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