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There are 8 ways to get from Marbella 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 34 min

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

$71 - $241

Cheapest option

Bus ALSA  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga
  2. Take the bus from Malaga to Granada
  3. Take the bus from Granada to San Sebastian

$69 - $132

6 alternative options

Fly to San Sebastian  •  6 h 17 min

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

$91 - $395

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  7 h 47 min

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

$168 - $824

Bus, train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  10 h 24 min

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

$149 - $217

Bus, train  •  10 h 59 min

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

$130 - $185

Bus Socibus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Tarifa 903
  2. Take the bus from Tarifa to San Sebastián

$75 - $103

Drive  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián 647.8 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 20 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 210€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Marbella and arriving at San Sebastian via Malaga and Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 10 min.

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The distance between Marbella and Donostia / San Sebastián is 795 km. The road distance is 1036.5 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 24 min and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Avanza Grupo, depart from Marbella station.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 6 h 17 min and costs 75€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 120€ and takes 17 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 497.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air Europa fly from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián via Málaga, Malaga, and Granada in around 17 h 10 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
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
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
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 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
Transportes Comes
Socibus
Website
socibus.es
Bus from Tarifa to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
18 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
socibus.es
Book at
compra.socibus.es

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1036 km. It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to drive from Marbella 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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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 Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 45 min and costs 7€ - 10€.

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