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

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Bus FlixBus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from San Sebastian to Tarbes 786 / ...

$11 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Hendaye to Tarbes Ouibus

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 35 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 Tarbes Ic / ...

$105 - $128

Train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Hendaye to Bayonne Bordeaux - Hendaye - Irun / ...
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Tarbes Ic / ...

$42 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes 122.6 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes is to bus which costs 8€ - 12€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from San Sebastian and arriving at Tarbes. Services depart six times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes. However, there are services departing from Loiola-Donostia and arriving at Tarbes via Hendaye and Bayonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Donostia / San Sebastián and Tarbes is 167 km. The road distance is 196.2 km.

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 10€ - 30€.

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The bus from San Sebastian to Tarbes takes 3 h 35 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from San Sebastián, San Sebastián / Donostia station.

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

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The best way to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes is to bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 10€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes.
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  • Distance: 104.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes via Hendaia, Hendaye, and Bayonne in around 4 h 52 min.

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 Bayonne to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Hendaye to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$15 - $24
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Hendaye to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$22 - $29
Bus operators
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.

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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 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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 Hendaye to Tarbes
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tarbes station.

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Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Tarbes station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes is 196 km. It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to drive from Donostia / San Sebastián to Tarbes.

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