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There are 9 ways to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Valladolid Campo Grande Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to San Sebastian A / ...

$55 - $84

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Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to San Sebastián Ouibus

$18 - $100

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to Valladolid Auto Res
  2. Take the train from Gare de Valladolid to Gare de San-Sebastian Hendaye - Lisboa-Santa-Apolonia

$61 - $92

Night train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the night train from Salamanca to San Sebastian Hot

$55 - $75

Rideshare  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the rideshare from Salamanca to Saint-Sébastien 284.1 miles

$23 - $50

Drive  •  4h 26m

  1. Drive from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián 284.3 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly to San Sebastian  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to San Sebastian (EAS) MAD - EAS

$106 - $326

Train, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  7h 27m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Bilbao (BIO) MAD - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$81 - $262

Train, fly to Pamplona, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Pamplona (PNA) MAD - PNA
  3. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián

$117 - $511

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián is to rideshare which costs 20€ - 40€ and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salamanca and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Salamanca and arriving at San Sebastian. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Salamanca and Donostia / San Sebastián is 400 km. The road distance is 454.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from Salamanca station.

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

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The best way to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 85€ and takes 6h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 250.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

You can take a train from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián via Valladolid Campo Grande in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 15m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Madrid to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
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 Salamanca to Valladolid Campo Grande
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valladolid Campo Grande to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Salamanca to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
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 Valladolid to Gare de San-Sebastian
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Salamanca to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Salamanca to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
7h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
iberocoach.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 Salamanca to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
monbus.es
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salamanca to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Salamanca 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 Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián is 455 km. It takes approximately 4h 26m to drive from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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Book your Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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Book your Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Salamanca 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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