There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  9 h 47 min

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

$220 - $256

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  16 h 48 min

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

$58 - $129

5 alternative options

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 51 min

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

$99 - $154

Drive  •  10 h 11 min

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

$140 - $220

Bus, fly to Paris Orly, train  •  6 h 39 min

  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 - $410

Bus, fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  6 h 58 min

  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-Fréthun

$165 - $549

Bus, fly to Paris CDG, train  •  6 h 59 min

  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-Fréthun

$120 - $349

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to bus and train which costs 45€ - 110€ and takes 16 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais is to bus and fly and train which costs 110€ - 350€ and takes 6 h 39 min.

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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 14 h 51 min.

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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 9 h 47 min and costs 180€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 47 min 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 Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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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 10 h 11 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Calais.

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  • Distance: 560.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 47 min

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 9 h 47 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Biarritz to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $290
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
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
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
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
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
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
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net

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