There are 9 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  •  5 h 58 min

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

$97 - $392

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  15 h 40 min

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

$42 - $57

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  7 h 44 min

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

$109 - $431

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Bilbao (BIO) NCE - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$89 - $288

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Bordeaux (BOD) NCE - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$94 - $270

Train  •  14 h 21 min

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

$163 - $247

Train via Toulouse-Matabiau  •  14 h 24 min

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

$156 - $232

Bus ALSA  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Niza to San Sebastian

$62 - $97

Drive  •  8 h 17 min

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

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 58 min.

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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 15 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 21 min.

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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 14 h 21 min and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min 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 Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7 h 44 min and costs 90€ - 370€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 220€ and takes 14 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 15 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 466.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and easyJet fly from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Donostia / San Sebastián via Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 14 h 21 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Nice to Bordeaux via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nice to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
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
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $210
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $140
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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
Bus from Niza to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
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 Nice - Airport to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus

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