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There are 11 ways to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Bilbao, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bilbao (BIO) MXP - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián

65€ - 172€

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Bus  •  18h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bordeaux City Centre Milan > Torino - Bus station > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Clermont-Ferrand > Bordeaux City Centre / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to San Sebastian / Donostia N1157 / ...

40€ - 74€

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Biarritz, bus  •  7h 37m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Biarritz (BIQ) MXP - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

66€ - 143€

Fly Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to San Sebastian (EAS) MXP - EAS

82€ - 258€

Fly Milan Linate to Biarritz, bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Biarritz (BIQ) LIN - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

47€ - 200€

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

122€ - 278€

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Vitoria, bus  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Vitoria (VIT) BGY - VIT
  3. Take the bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastián

46€ - 190€

Train  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Massy Tgv Tgv
  3. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Hendaye Tgv

254€ - 338€

Train, bus  •  18h 39m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Ec
  2. Take the bus from Genève to San Sebastian

144€ - 273€

Train, bus via Chambéry  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Chambery to San Sebastian

137€ - 185€

Drive  •  11h 21m

  1. Drive from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián 1215.4 km

150€ - 220€

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The social distance requirement in Donostia / San Sebastián is 1.5 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 18h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus and fly which costs 45€ - 190€ and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from via orefici, 24 fronte via cantu' and arriving at San Sebastian / Donostia via Milan and Bordeaux Saint-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Milano P.Garibaldi and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, Massy Tgv and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 58m.

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The distance between Milan and Donostia / San Sebastián is 918 km. The road distance is 1215.4 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 14h 58m and costs 250€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Milan station.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Milano P.Garibaldi station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 8h 37m and costs 80€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 340€ and takes 14h 58m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 18h 29m.

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  • Distance: 918 km
  • Duration: 6h 52m

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and easyJet fly from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián via Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv, Massy Tgv, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 14h 58m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 360€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 130€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Lyon, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 380€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
150€ - 420€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Marseille
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Vitoria
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 150€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Massy Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
80€ - 95€
Train from Massy Tgv to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
130€ - 150€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
60€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
75€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 180€
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Schedules at
pesa.net
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Chambery to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Lurraldebus
Socibus
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to San Sebastian / Donostia
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Milan to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Genève to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
13h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at San Sebastian / Donostia station.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1215 km. It takes approximately 11h 21m to drive from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Lufthansa and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 945+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport is to train which takes 37 min and costs 11€ - 16€.

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