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There are 4 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon by 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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Bus Eurolines FR, train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arcachon Arcachon - Bordeaux-St-Jean / ...

$67 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus, train  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Pessac(Bordeaux) to Arcachon Arcachon - Bordeaux-St-Jean / ...

$23 - $33

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Facture Biganos Bordeaux-St-Jean - Hendaye / ...

$42 - $64

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon 146.4 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon is to bus and train which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Arcachon via Hendaye and Facture Biganos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Arcachon is 162 km. The road distance is 234.3 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon without a car is to bus and train which takes 3h 42m and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Hendaye station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Facture Biganos station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon is 234 km. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon.

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There are 613+ hotels available in Arcachon. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon.
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  • Distance: 101.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

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

SNCF operates a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 24m.

Train operators
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Arcachon
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$19 - $30
Train from Hendaye to Facture Biganos
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $70
Train from Pessac(Bordeaux) to Arcachon
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
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 San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus

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