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.

Recommended option

Fly Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian  •  7 h 53 min

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

$90 - $230

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$47 - $72

6 alternative options

Fly Milan Malpensa to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 32 min

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

$103 - $421

Fly Milan Linate to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 25 min

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

$107 - $347

Fly Milan Malpensa to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Bilbao (BIO) MXP - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$80 - $197

Train  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
  4. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian A / ...

$234 - $340

Bus Eurolines FR  •  25 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses

$147 - $257

Drive  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián 764.4 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 20 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 170€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at San Sebastian via Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 46 min.

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The distance between Milan and Donostia / San Sebastián is 918 km. The road distance is 1223 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 18 h 46 min and costs 190€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7 h 53 min and costs 75€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 18 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 20 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 573.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and two other airlines fly from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Donostia / San Sebastián via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, Chambery-Challes-E, Valence TGV, and Barcelona Sants in around 18 h 46 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to San Sebastian via Paris Orly, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Milan Linate to Biarritz via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $210
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 Chambery-Challes-E to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
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
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 Milan to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bordeaux - Rue terre de Bordés to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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