There are 3 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Arcachon Ouibus

$57 - $80

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Train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Facture Biganos

$43 - $69

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

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

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon. However, there are services departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Arcachon via Bordeaux City Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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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 4 h 41 min.

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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 which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from San Sebastián station.

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon is to bus which takes 4 h 37 min and costs 45€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon.
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  • Distance: 101.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon via Bordeaux and Bordeaux City Centre in around 4 h 37 min. Alternatively, SNCF operates a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 24 min.

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 Hendaye to Facture Biganos
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
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 Bordeaux City Centre to Arcachon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Ouibus

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Arcachon 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 2 h 14 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Arcachon.

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There are 772+ hotels available in Arcachon. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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