There are 11 ways to get from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train, rideshare, car 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

Bus ALSA  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to San Sebastian

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Madrid to Saint-Sébastien 284.3 miles

$31

9 alternative options

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  5 h 50 min

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

$90 - $122

Train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian A

$67 - $87

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid-Avenida America to Estella 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Estella to San Sebastián

$36 - $64

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián 284.4 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to San Sebastian  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS

$79 - $287

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 10 min

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

$55 - $214

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastian

$96 - $490

Fly to Santander, bus  •  6 h 5 min

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

$72 - $403

Fly to Logrono, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Logrono (RJL) MAD - RJL
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to San Sebastián

$102 - $203

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

ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián via Zaragoza Delicias in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Avg. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Logrono
Avg. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Avg. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian
Avg. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to San Sebastian
Avg. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to San Sebastian
Avg. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Avg. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
PLM Autocares
Phone
+34 902 14 41 74
Email
info@plmautocares.com
Website
plmautocares.com
Bus from Madrid to Estella
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
plmautocares.com
La Estellesa
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Estella to San Sebastián
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
Book at
laestellesa.com
Bus from Logroño to San Sebastián
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
Book at
laestellesa.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to San Sebastián
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
lurraldebus.eus
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Avg. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Saint-Sébastien
Avg. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Book at
blablacar.es

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Questions & Answers

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

The distance between Madrid and Donostia / San Sebastián is 352 km. The road distance is 455 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs 100€.

Is there a direct train between Madrid and Donostia / San Sebastián?

No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at San Sebastian via Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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

The bus from Madrid to San Sebastian takes 5 h 25 min including transfers and departs three times a day.