There are 8 ways to get from Milan 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 Milan Malpensa to Bilbao, bus  •  5h 57m

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

81€ - 632€

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Fly Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian  •  8h 12m

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

58€ - 159€

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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

106€ - 173€

Fly Milan Linate to Biarritz, bus  •  8h 28m

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

96€ - 260€

Train  •  17h 6m

  1. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Grenoble Tgv
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Ter
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Toulouse Matabiau Tgv
  4. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye

195€ - 297€

Bus  •  22h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Milan - San Donato to San Sebastián Milan > Milan - San Donato > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Tunnel de la Giraude - Italie > Tunnel de la Giraude - France > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Aix-en-Provence > Marseille - St-Charles Bus station > Avignon - Le Pontet > Nîmes > Montpellier > Narbonne - Croix Sud > Carcassonne > Toulouse > Tarbes > Pau - University > Bayonne > Biriatou - France > Biriatou - Spain > San Sebastián > Conex San Sebastian > Bilbao > Valladolid > Salamanca > Ciudad Rodrigo > Fuentes de Onoro - Espagne > Fuentes de Onoro - Portugal > Vilar Formoso > Celorico da Beira > Viseu > Coimbra > Pombal > Leiria > Fatima > Lisbon - Oriente

96€ - 142€

Bus via Bordeaux  •  25h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean 1922 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to San Sebastian

86€ - 146€

Drive  •  11h 23m

  1. Drive from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián 1223.2 km

160€ - 240€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 8h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 80€ - 650€ and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from via verziere and arriving at San Sebastián via Milan - San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 34m.

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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 Grenoble, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Toulouse Matabiau and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 6m.

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The distance between Milan and Donostia / San Sebastián is 918 km. The road distance is 1223.2 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 17h 6m and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Milan - San Donato 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 12m and costs 55€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 300€ and takes 17h 6m, you could also bus, which costs 95€ - 150€ and takes 22h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 918 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

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

Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and three other airlines fly from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián via Grenoble, Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud, Toulouse Matabiau, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 17h 6m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 220€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
210€ - 410€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
380€ - 400€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
110€ - 440€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 370€
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
65€ - 80€
1st Class
70€ - 85€
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 100€
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 60€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
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 Milan - San Donato to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bordeaux, Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Blablabus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1223 km. It takes approximately 11h 23m to drive from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Air Europa, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1215+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at 87€ 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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