There are 3 ways to get from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to San Sebastian Ouibus

$7 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$16 - $19

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián 126.6 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which costs 14€ - 17€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián is to drive which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santander and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart every four hours, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Santander and arriving at Amara-Donostia via Zazpikaleak-Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Santander and Donostia / San Sebastián is 149 km. The road distance is 202.6 km.

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The best way to get from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 6€ - 30€.

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The bus from Santander to San Sebastian takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Renfe Feve, depart from Santander station.

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The best way to get from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 2 h 26 min and costs 6€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 17€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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

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Santander 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 to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 93 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

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

ALSA operates a bus from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Ouibus also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián via Bilbao and Zazpikaleak-Bilbao in around 6 h 34 min.

Train operators
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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
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