There are 10 ways to get from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus, 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

Train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to San Sebastian A

$65 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - South Station to San Sebastián Ouibus

$22 - $31

8 alternative options

Bus ALSA  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to San Sebastian

$30 - $55

Rideshare  •  5 h 26 min

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

$29

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

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

$50 - $80

Fly to San Sebastian  •  3 h 43 min

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

$79 - $287

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 7 min

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

$54 - $213

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Biarritz (BIQ) MAD - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián

$64 - $337

Fly to Santander, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Santander (SDR) MAD - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Hernani

$64 - $388

Fly to Pamplona, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$100 - $472

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 8 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which costs 65€ - 250€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Donostia / San Sebastián is 352 km. The road distance is 455.1 km.

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The train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to San Sebastian takes 4 h 51 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 4 h 51 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Madrid to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Madrid to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Madrid - South Station to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Biarritz - Aéroport to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Santander to Hernani
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
$12 - $20
Schedules at
lurraldebus.eus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Madrid to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29
Book at
blablacar.es

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