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There are 6 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon by bus, plane, night 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 to Bilbao, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
  2. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Lisbon (LIS) BIO - LIS

$70 - $278

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Lisbon - Oriente Ouibus

$41 - $82

4 alternative options

Fly from San Sebastian  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Lisbon (LIS) EAS - LIS

$94 - $381

Bus Iberocoach  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Lisbon - Sete Rios

$98 - $112

Night train  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the night train from San Sebastian to Lisboa Santa Apolonia Hot

$90 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon 575.9 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is to bus which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Rua Da Palma via Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Lisboa Santa Apolonia. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 20 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Lisbon is 788 km. The road distance is 921.5 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 3 min and costs 35€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from San Sebastián station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon 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 Lisbon is to fly which takes 6 h 14 min and costs 80€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 14 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 492.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and TAP Portugal fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon every 2 hours. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 13 h 40 min. Rede Expressos also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from San Sebastian to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Night train from San Sebastian to Lisboa Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
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 Lisbon - Oriente
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from San Sebastián to Lisbon Oriente Station
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Lisbon - Sete Rios
Ave. Duration
15 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
iberocoach.com

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The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lisbon - Oriente station.

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Lisbon is 1 h behind Donostia / San Sebastián. It is currently 11:42 AM in Donostia / San Sebastián and 10:42 AM in Lisbon.

Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon is 921 km. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Lisbon.

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Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 6509+ hotels available in Lisbon. Prices start at $57 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 21 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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