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There are 9 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$210 - $251

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lille N743
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$80 - $127

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  14h 51m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$98 - $147

Drive  •  10h 11m

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais 687.7 miles

$140 - $220

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) BIQ - LIL
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$162 - $536

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris Orly (ORY) BIQ - ORY
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$134 - $405

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIQ - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$117 - $336

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Brussels, train  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Brussels (BRU) BIO - BRU
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun

$124 - $386

Bus to Bilbao, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8h 24m

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Paris CDG (CDG) BIO - CDG
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville

$129 - $342

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to bus and train which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 16h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to bus and fly and train which costs 140€ - 470€ and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Calais via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 51m.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Calais is 897 km. The road distance is 1100.3 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais without a car is to train which takes 9h 45m and costs 180€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 9h 45m to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from San Sebastian station.

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The quickest flight from Biarritz Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Calais station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is 1100 km. It takes approximately 10h 11m to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais.

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  • Distance: 560.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 45m

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

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais via Hendaia, Hendaye, Paris Montparnasse, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Gare du Nord, and Paris Nord in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bilbao to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Lille Europe to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Bus operators
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Lille
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz Airport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
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

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easyJet, Air France and Hop! offer flights from Biarritz Airport to Lille Lesquin Airport.

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