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There are 7 ways to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de San-Sebastian to Gare de Valladolid Hendaye - Lisboa-Santa-Apolonia
  2. Take the train from Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca-la Alamedilla Ir / ...

$67 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Salamanca Ouibus

$17 - $100

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Salamanca

$33 - $44

Night train  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the night train from San Sebastian to Salamanca Hot

$55 - $75

Rideshare  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Salamanca 283.1 miles

$33

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca 283 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Madrid (MAD) EAS - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca

$105 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca is to rideshare which costs 28€ and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastián and arriving at Salamanca. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Salamanca. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Salamanca is 400 km. The road distance is 452.8 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca without a car is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs 55€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca, including transfers.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, depart from San Sebastián station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de San-Sebastian station.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca is to train which takes 6 h 7 min and costs 55€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 85€ and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca.
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  • Distance: 250.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

What companies run services between Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain and Salamanca, Castille and León, Spain?

You can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca via Gare de Valladolid and Valladolid Campo Grande in around 6 h 7 min. Alternatively, Rede Expressos operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from San Sebastian to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
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 Gare de San-Sebastian to Gare de Valladolid
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
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 Valladolid Campo Grande to Salamanca-la Alamedilla
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
renfe.com
Night train from San Sebastian to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Bus operators
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from San Sebastián to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Bilbao to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Salamanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saint-Sébastien to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca bus services, operated by Rede Expressos, arrive at Salamanca station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Salamanca-la Alamedilla station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca is 453 km. It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from San Sebastian Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Donostia / San Sebastián to Salamanca bus tickets online with ALSA and Distribusion.

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There are 284+ hotels available in Salamanca. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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

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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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