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There are 5 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona by bus, train, rideshare, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Pamplona L13

$7 - $29

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Pampelune 52.8 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from San Sebastian to Pamplona A / ...

$16 - $27

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona 53 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona 53 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona is to taxi which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Pamplona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 42 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Pamplona is 61 km. The road distance is 84.7 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 6€ - 25€.

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The bus from San Sebastian to Pamplona takes 1 h 25 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona 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 Pamplona is to bus which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 6€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 24€ and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona.
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  • Distance: 38.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $29 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Four other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min.

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 Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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 Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from San Sebastián to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
monbus.es
La Baztanesa
Phone
948 58 01 29
Email
autobuses@labaztanesa.com
Website
labaztanesa.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
labaztanesa.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from San Sebastián / Donostia to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
hife.es
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La Burundesa S.A.
Phone
948 30 35 05
Email
info@laburundesa.com
Website
laburundesa.com
Bus from DONOSTIA/SAN SEBASTI Vuelta to PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
laburundesa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Pampelune
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.es
Taxi from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi Donosti
Phone
+34 943 46 46 46
Website
taxidonosti.com
Mikel Sáenz García
Phone
+34 943 27 44 00

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

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Pamplona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona is 85 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Pamplona.

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There are 269+ hotels available in Pamplona. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Donostia / San Sebastián and Pamplona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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