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There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga by bus, plane, 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  •  4 h 31 min

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

$57 - $294

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Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Malaga Ouibus

$35 - $55

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Fly from San Sebastian  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Malaga (AGP) EAS - AGP

$84 - $387

Train via Zaragoza Delicias  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias A / ...
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$147 - $204

Train  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$140 - $183

Bus ALSA  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Nerja
  2. Take the bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga

$73 - $111

Drive  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga 614.4 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to bus which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is to bus and fly which costs 45€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Malaga. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga. However, there are services departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Malaga via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Málaga is 762 km. The road distance is 983.1 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga 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 Málaga is to fly which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 70€ - 340€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 8 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 13 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 476.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

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

Iberia and Vueling Airlines fly from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga via Zaragoza Delicias and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid, Melilla
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid, Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Madrid, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from San Sebastian to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Bilbao to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
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
Train from San Sebastian to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from San Sebastian to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza Delicias to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Malaga
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Nerja
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Nerja to Puerto Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Bilbao Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Malaga station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga is 983 km. It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga.

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Volotea, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and Air Europa offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Malaga Airport.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Málaga train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 4103+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $64 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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