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There are 8 ways to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian by plane, bus, train, car or shuttle

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Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bilbao (BIO) AMS - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián

€48 - €144

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  5h 54m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to San Sebastian (EAS) AMS - EAS

€80 - €234

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Biarritz (BIQ) AMS - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

€86 - €213

Train via Antony  •  10h 46m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Massy Tgv to Hendaye Tgv

€222 - €376

Train  •  13h 1m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...

€221 - €361

Bus  •  20h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels-North train station 817 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to San Sebastian

€98 - €135

Drive  •  12h 29m

  1. Drive from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian 1322.3 km

€160 - €240

Shuttle  •  18h 48m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Amsterdam to Zarautz

€167 - €177

Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian by train

The train journey time between Schiphol, Airport and San Sebastian is around 24h 6m and covers a distance of around 1368 km. The fastest train normally takes 24h 6m. Operated by Thalys, TGV inOui, SNCF and others, the Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian train service departs from Schiphol Airport and arrives in Amara-Donostia. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
24h 6m
Fastest train time:
24h 6m
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€238
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
18:34
Last train departs at:
18:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Sebastian is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Sebastian is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Sebastian is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Spain.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian is to fly and bus which costs €45 - €150 and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian is to fly and bus which costs €45 - €150 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and arriving at San Sebastian via Bruselas Nord Eurolines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Amara-Donostia via Paris Nord, Massy Tgv and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 46m.

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The distance between Schiphol, Airport and San Sebastian is 1118 km. The road distance is 1322.3 km.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian without a car is to train via Antony which takes 10h 46m and costs €220 - €380.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian, including transfers.

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Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station.

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Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian is to fly which takes 5h 54m and costs €80 - €240. Alternatively, you can train via Antony, which costs €220 - €380 and takes 10h 46m, you could also bus, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 20h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian.
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  • Distance: 1118.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Schiphol, Airport, Netherlands and San Sebastian, Spain?

British Airways, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian via Paris Nord, Massy Verrieres, Massy Tgv, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 10h 46m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €290
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €280
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Nantes, Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €290
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris CDG, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to San Sebastian via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Website
Thalys
Standard
€100 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €220
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Thalys
Standard
€60 - €85
Comfort
€70 - €95
Premium
€85 - €120
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Massy Tgv to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€130 - €150
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €160
1st Class
€150 - €180
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Airport Loiu Bilbao to Donostia / San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €17
Schedules at
pesa.net
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bruselas Nord Eurolines to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starliner
Phone
+31 (0) 172-881316
Email
info@starliner.nl
Website
starliner.nl
Shuttle from Amsterdam to Zarautz
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€160
Book at
Starliner

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at San Sebastian station.

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Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian is 1322 km. It takes approximately 12h 29m to drive from Schiphol, Airport to San Sebastian.

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Swiss, Lufthansa, Iberia and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 359+ hotels available in San Sebastian. Prices start at €75 per night.

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