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There are 8 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante 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 San Sebastian to Alicante  •  5h 36m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Alicante (ALC) EAS - ALC

$103 - $339

Cheapest option

Bus via Zaragoza  •  11h 11m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Valencia
  3. Take the bus from Valencia to Alicante

$48 - $108

6 alternative options

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Alicante  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Alicante (ALC) BIO - ALC

$69 - $226

Fly San Sebastian to Valencia, train  •  8h 41m

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Valencia (VLC) EAS - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal

$109 - $363

Train via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias A / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$142 - $204

Bus Bilman Bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Alicante

$49

Train  •  11h 43m

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias A / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Alacant-Terminal Ir

$97 - $129

Drive  •  7h 26m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante 464.6 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante is to bus which costs 43€ and takes 10h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Alicante. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Alacant-Terminal via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 45m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Alicante is 566 km. The road distance is 743.3 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante without a car is to train which takes 8h 45m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, depart from San Sebastián station.

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante is to fly which takes 5h 36m and costs 90€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 8h 45m, you could also bus, which costs 43€ and takes 10h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 354 miles
  • Duration: 5h 36m

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

Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid, Sevilla
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid, Vigo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid, Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Madrid, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from San Sebastian to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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 Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Alicante
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
bilmanbus.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 San Sebastian to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.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 Valence - bus station to Alicante - bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus

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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at Alicante station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Alacant-Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante is 743 km. It takes approximately 7h 26m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante.

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

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There are 1932+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to San Sebastian Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 2€ - 4€.

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