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There are 8 ways to get from Nice 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 Biarritz, bus  •  4h 23m

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

$97 - $392

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Bus Isilines  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Toulouse
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to San Sebastián Ouibus / ...

$42 - $91

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to San Sebastian (EAS) NCE - EAS

$109 - $431

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8h 30m

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

$89 - $287

Train  •  13h 38m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Nice-Ville to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$158 - $247

Train via Toulouse-Matabiau  •  13h 49m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Nice-Ville to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne Ic

$150 - $231

Bus  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$42 - $57

Drive  •  8h 17m

  1. Drive from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián 561.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 15h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 80€ - 350€ and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Gare Thiers and arriving at Hub Europe Alsa via Nice - Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Gare de Nice-Ville and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 38m.

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The distance between Nice and Donostia / San Sebastián is 746 km. The road distance is 899.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 13h 38m and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Nice - Airport station.

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Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Nice-Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7h 30m and costs 90€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 220€ and takes 13h 38m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 15h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 466.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and easyJet fly from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián via Gare de Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 13h 38m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Train operators
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 Gare de Nice-Ville to Gare de Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $200
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Gare de Marseille-St-Charles to Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
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
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
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
45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
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
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
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 Nice - Airport to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Toulouse to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Nice to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Toulouse to San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Biarritz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Hub Europe Alsa station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián is 899 km. It takes approximately 8h 17m to drive from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Hop! and Air France offer flights from Nice Airport to Biarritz Airport.

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There are 1096+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13m and costs 6€.

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