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There are 5 ways to get from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián

$6 - $27

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Pampelune to Saint-Sébastien 52.8 miles

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Pamplona to San Sebastian A / ...

$16 - $27

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián 53.3 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián 53.3 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián is to rideshare which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 1 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián is to taxi which costs 110€ - 130€ and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pamplona and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Pamplona and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Pamplona and Donostia / San Sebastián is 61 km. The road distance is 85.3 km.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 6 min and costs 5€ - 24€.

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The bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián takes 1 h 6 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Pamplona station.

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Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Pamplona station.

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The best way to get from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 1 h 6 min and costs 5€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 38.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

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

MonBus operates a bus from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián every 3 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 44 min.

Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
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
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movelia.es
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from Burlada to Donastia / San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Pampelune to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Tele Taxi San Fermín
Phone
+34 948 23 23 00
Website
taxipamplona.com
taxi Media Zona
Phone
+34 619 76 60 91
Eco Taxi
Phone
+34 609 45 21 91

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Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián is 85 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Pamplona to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Pamplona and Donostia / San Sebastián. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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