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There are 9 ways to get from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$73 - $253

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastián Ouibus

$26 - $40

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Fly Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian  •  6 h 10 min

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

$83 - $357

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona, bus  •  7 h 13 min

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

$139 - $632

Train to Vigo, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 56 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 Bizkaia Pasealekua 12

$64 - $231

Fly Santiago de Compostela to Logrono, bus  •  8 h 6 min

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

$97 - $367

Train  •  10 h 43 min

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

$95 - $120

Bus MonBus  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
  2. Take the bus from Ourense to San Sebastián

$55 - $80

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 22€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 40 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 4 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago de Compostela and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 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 bus which takes 10 h 40 min and costs 22€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min 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 Ouibus, 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 10 min and costs 70€ - 320€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs 80€ - 100€ and takes 10 h 43 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: 4 h 42 min

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 every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a week. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 10 h 40 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Malaga, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Pamplona via Malaga, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Logrono via Malaga, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $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
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Bizkaia Pasealekua 12
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
Lurraldebus
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Santiago de Compostela - Train Staion to Ourense
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
monbus.es
Bus from Ourense to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
monbus.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 - $24
Schedules at
laestellesa.com
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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 de Compostela to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Ouibus

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The quickest flight from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at San Sebastián 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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Iberia offers flights from Santiago de Compostela Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Santiago de Compostela to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 1123+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $61 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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