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There are 5 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean Bordeaux-St-Jean - Hendaye / ...
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers Tgv

$72 - $118

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Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Poitiers - Gare Routière de Poitiers - Cais B3 Ouibus

$16 - $100

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Cenon to Poitiers Angoulême - Bordeaux

$46 - $72

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers 304.2 miles

$65 - $95

Bus, fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Aeropuerto Biarritz
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Poitiers (PIS) BIQ - PIS

$256 - $1,625

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is to bus and train which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 8 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses and arriving at Poitiers - Gare Routière de Poitiers - Cais B3. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Poitiers via Hendaye and Bordeaux-St-Jean. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 13 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Poitiers is 406 km. The road distance is 486.7 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers without a car is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers bus services, operated by Iberocoach, depart from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Hendaye station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is to train which takes 6 h 13 min and costs 60€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 90€ and takes 6 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers.
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  • Distance: 254 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers via Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bordeaux-St-Jean in around 6 h 13 min. Alternatively, Iberocoach operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $100 and the journey takes 6 h 32 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Biarritz to Poitiers via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Cenon to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Hendaye to Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Cenon to Gare de Poitiers
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Poitiers - Gare Routière de Poitiers - Cais B3
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
iberocoach.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 Poitiers
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Bordeaux Pessac
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from San Sebastian to Poitiers
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.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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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Biarritz Airport to Poitiers Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers bus services, operated by Iberocoach, arrive at Poitiers - Gare Routière de Poitiers - Cais B3 station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Poitiers station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers is 487 km. It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Poitiers.

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Hop! offers flights from Biarritz Airport to Poitiers Airport.

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