There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  8 h 56 min

  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 - $205

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Bus Bilman Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Alicante

$50

5 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 43 min

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

$97 - $130

Bus via Zaragoza  •  11 h 50 min

  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

$64 - $108

Drive  •  7 h 26 min

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

$85 - $130

Fly from San Sebastian  •  6 h 2 min

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

$103 - $339

Train to Bilbao, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Ardantza-Eibar
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Alicante (ALC) BIO - ALC

$65 - $220

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

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante is to train and fly which costs 55€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 57 min.

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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 10 h 55 min.

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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 8 h 56 min.

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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 8 h 56 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 56 min 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 train which takes 8 h 56 min and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 43€ and takes 10 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 85€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 354 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 56 min

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

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8 h 56 min. Alternatively, Bilman Bus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Alicante twice daily. Tickets cost $50 and the journey takes 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Madrid, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Alicante via Barcelona, Ibiza
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
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
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Ardantza-Eibar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Alicante
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
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
3 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com

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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Alicante Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min 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 7 h 26 min 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 1895+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $58 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 32 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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