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There are 4 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

$22 - $35

Cheapest option

Train  •  6 h 34 min

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

$15 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus Lurraldebus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián Largo Recorrido

$31 - $118

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 13€ - 18€ 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 two hours, and operate every day. 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 19€ - 30€.

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The bus from Santander to San Sebastian takes 2 h 26 min including transfers and departs every two 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 19€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 6 h 34 min.

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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 2 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. 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
$9 - $12
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 Santander to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián is 203 km. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Book your Santander to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with ALSA.

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