There are 5 ways to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián by train, bus, 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  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Salamanca to San Sebastian Hot

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Salamanca to San Sebastián Ouibus

$18 - $100

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5 h 6 min

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

$23 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

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

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  6 h 31 min

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

$106 - $326

Questions & Answers

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salamanca and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salamanca and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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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 5 h 57 min and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Salamanca to San Sebastian takes 5 h 57 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, 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 5 h 57 min and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 85€ and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 250.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 5 h 57 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Salamanca to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
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 San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
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
7 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Salamanca to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
iberocoach.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Salamanca to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Book at
blablacar.es

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