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There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes by bus, train, 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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Bus ALSA  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Nimes Ouibus

$23 - $65

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Bus, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau Ic
  3. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes Ic / ...

$162 - $228

Bus Isilines  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Tarbes 786
  2. Take the bus from Tarbes to Nimes

$42 - $59

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes 392.6 miles

$80 - $130

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Montpellier, train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Montpellier (MPL) BIQ - MPL
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes

$104 - $450

Bus to Biarritz, fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Lyon (LYS) BIQ - LYS
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes

$107 - $347

Fly San Sebastian to Barcelona, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Barcelona (BCN) EAS - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Nîmes

$98 - $342

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes is to bus which costs 20€ - 60€ and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Nimes. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Nîmes is 513 km. The road distance is 628.2 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs 20€ - 60€.

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The bus from San Sebastian to Nimes takes 8 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Montpellier Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Nimes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes is 628 km. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes.

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  • Distance: 320.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 45 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Nîmes twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Biarritz to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Montpellier via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Biarritz to Montpellier via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Montpellier via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Biarritz to Montpellier via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Biarritz to Montpellier via Basel
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Biarritz to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bayonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$65 - $110
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $95
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $90
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$85 - $120
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $20
1st Class
$27 - $32
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $65
1st Class
$80 - $110
Train from Barcelona Sants to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Montpellier St. Roch Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
renfe.com
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 Nimes
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
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 Nîmes
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Tarbes to Nimes
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
isilines.com
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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