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There are 11 ways to get from Marseille 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 Marseille to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Biarritz (BIQ) MRS - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$92 - $269

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Bus ALSA  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Marsella to San Sebastian Ouibus

$28 - $140

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Fly Marseille to San Sebastian  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to San Sebastian (EAS) MRS - EAS

$99 - $368

Fly Marseille to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$100 - $244

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$118 - $335

Fly Marseille to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Bordeaux (BOD) MRS - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$84 - $267

Fly Marseille to Pau, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Pau (PUF) MRS - PUF
  2. Take the train from Pau to Bayonne
  3. Take the train from Bayonne to Hendaye
  4. Take the train from Hendaia to Loiola-Donostia

$117 - $315

Train  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$127 - $190

Train via Toulouse-Matabiau  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic

$119 - $175

Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Carcassonne 718
  2. Take the bus from Carcassonne to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia N716

$43 - $74

Drive  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián 463.5 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 13 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train and fly and bus which costs 100€ - 300€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marsella and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Marseille-St-Charles and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 34 min.

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The distance between Marseille and Donostia / San Sebastián is 595 km. The road distance is 741.6 km.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 10 h 34 min and costs 110€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marsella station.

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Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Marseille-St-Charles station.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7 h 57 min and costs 85€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 10 h 34 min, you could also bus, which costs 24€ - 120€ and takes 12 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair fly from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián via Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 10 h 34 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Marseille to Pau via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Marseille to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Marseille to Pau via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $420
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Marseille to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Marseille to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Marseille to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Lyon-St Exupery(TGV)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bayonne to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$22 - $29
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Pau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Bayonne to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$15 - $24
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Hendaia to Loiola-Donostia
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Marsella to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net
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
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
monbus.es
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Marseille to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Marseille - St-Charles Bus station to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Marseille, Marseille St. Charles to Carcassonne
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Carcassonne to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Marseille Airport to Biarritz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián is 742 km. It takes approximately 6 h 51 min to drive from Marseille to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Hop! offers flights from Marseille Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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There are 1119+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Marseille to Marseille Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 1€ - 4€.

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