There are 6 ways to get from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv

$214 - $253

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Bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rennes to San Sebastian Ouibus

$23 - $65

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Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián 434.1 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 43 min

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

$137 - $297

Fly to San Sebastian  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Rennes (RNS) to San Sebastian (EAS) RNS - EAS

$134 - $656

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h

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

$134 - $335

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rennes and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Rennes and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Paris Montparnasse and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 14 min.

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The distance between Rennes and Donostia / San Sebastián is 534 km. The road distance is 694.5 km.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to get from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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

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Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by TGV, depart from Rennes station.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 8 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 9 h 14 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rennes Airport to Biarritz Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 333.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 14 min

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

You can take a train from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián via Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 8 h 14 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Amsterdam, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Nice, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Toulouse, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Rennes to Biarritz via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Rennes to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Rennes to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Rennes to San Sebastian via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Rennes to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Rennes to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rennes to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Rennes to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $290
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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 Rennes to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
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 Rennes to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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

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More Questions & Answers

Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián is 695 km. It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to drive from Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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

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Book your Rennes to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with Busbud and Distribusion.

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There are 1120+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rennes to Rennes Airport is to line 57 bus which takes 18 min and costs .

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