There are 10 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to San Sebastian (EAS) SCQ - EAS

$83 - $358

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Bus  •  12 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago De Compostela to San Sebastian Ouibus

$28 - $75

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$73 - $255

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Pamplona (PNA) SCQ - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia

$140 - $617

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Logrono, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Logrono (RJL) SCQ - RJL
  2. Take the bus from Logroño to San Sebastián

$97 - $369

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Biarritz (BIQ) SCQ - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$101 - $499

Train to Vigo, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$64 - $233

Train  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian Ic

$95 - $120

Train, bus  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to San Sebastián 9731 / ...

$56 - $86

Drive  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián 427.4 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 60€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago De Compostela and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart twice daily, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 43 min.

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The distance between Santiago de Compostela and Donostia / San Sebastián is 536 km. The road distance is 683.8 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 10 h 43 min and costs 80€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Santiago De Compostela station.

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Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Santiago de Compostela station.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 6 h and costs 70€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 10 h 43 min, you could also bus, which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 334.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain?

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair fly from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián hourly. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $120 and the journey takes 10 h 43 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Biarritz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Biarritz via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Vigo Urzaiz
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
10 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago de Compostela to Orense-Empalme
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
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 Bilbao to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Santiago De Compostela to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
pesa.net
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
hife.es
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movelia.es
La Estellesa
Phone
+34 (0) 948 326 509
Email
info@laestellesa.com
Website
laestellesa.com
Bus from Logroño to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
Book at
laestellesa.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 Santiago to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
Ouibus
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
monbus.es

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There is no direct flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián is 684 km. It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to drive from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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Book your Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 1165+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago de Compostela Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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