There are 4 ways to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian

$23 - $35

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Valle Real to Bilbao
  2. Take the train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia Fcc

$16 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus Ouibus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastián Ouibus

$22 - $33

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián 123.7 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which costs 14€ - 17€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Valle Real and arriving at Amara-Donostia via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Santander Airport (SDR) and Donostia / San Sebastián is 150 km. The road distance is 197.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 19€ - 30€.

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The bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian takes 2 h 45 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest station.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Valle Real station.

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The best way to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 19€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 17€ and takes 6 h 25 min.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Euskotren, arrive at Amara-Donostia station.

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Map of how to get from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 93.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Santander Airport (SDR), Spain and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

ALSA operates a bus from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander Airport (SDR) to Donostia / San Sebastián via Bilbao and Zazpikaleak-Bilbao in around 6 h 25 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valle Real to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Zazpikaleak-Bilbao to Amara-Donostia
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
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 Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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 Santander to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus

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