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There are 9 ways to get from Munich 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 to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 16 min

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

$92 - $225

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to San Sebastian (EAS) MUC - EAS

$82 - $379

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Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 42 min

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

$120 - $300

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  10 h 24 min

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

$124 - $318

Train  •  15 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$312 - $401

Bus Eurolines CH  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB 1-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to San Sebastián

$226 - $365

Bus Eurolines FR  •  32 h 30 min

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

$210 - $283

Bus ALSA  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Munich to San Sebastian

$95 - $150

Drive  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián 950.8 miles

$200 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 3 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 75€ - 200€ and takes 7 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 26 min.

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The distance between Munich and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1178 km. The road distance is 1521.4 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 15 h 26 min and costs 270€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 8 h 39 min and costs 70€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 270€ - 350€ and takes 15 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs 190€ - 320€ and takes 24 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 736.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 15 h 26 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Munich to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Munich to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Munich to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Pamplona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Munich to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Munich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $430
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
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
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.

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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
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Munich to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
3 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $150
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
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
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from München ZOB to Zürich, Sihlquai/HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch
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
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1521 km. It takes approximately 14 h 31 min to drive from Munich to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Air France, Eurowings, Air Europa and four other airlines offer flights from Munich Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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