There are 11 ways to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, ferry, train, bus and ferry, car ferry 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 Palermo to San Sebastian  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to San Sebastian (EAS) PMO - EAS

$135 - $407

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  37 h 19 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Hub Europe Alsa Ouibus

$129 - $224

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Fly Palermo to Biarritz, bus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Biarritz (BIQ) PMO - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$158 - $558

Fly Catania to Biarritz, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Biarritz (BIQ) CTA - BIQ
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$207 - $459

Fly Catania to San Sebastian  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to San Sebastian (EAS) CTA - EAS

$134 - $398

Fly Catania to Bilbao, bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bilbao (BIO) CTA - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian

$134 - $345

Train  •  39 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$308 - $441

Bus and ferry, bus  •  42 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to San Sebastián

Bus  •  43 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Napoli, Corso Lucci
  2. Take the bus from Napoli Metropark to Toulouse Gare Routière
  3. Take the bus from Toulouse to San Sebastian

$247 - $362

Ferry, car ferry, train  •  44 h 22 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian A / ...

$254 - $377

Ferry, drive  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Drive from Genoa to Donostia / San Sebastián

$245 - $401

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián is to ferry and bus which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 37 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 130€ - 480€ and takes 8 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at San Sebastián via Padova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Palermo Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 29 min.

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The distance between Sicily and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1503 km.

The best way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 37 h 19 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 9 h 41 min and costs 110€ - 350€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 260€ - 380€ and takes 39 h 29 min, you could also bus, which costs 200€ - 310€ and takes 43 h 4 min.

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There is no direct flight from Palermo Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Atlassib, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Map of how to get from Sicily to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 939.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Palermo to Donostia / San Sebastián every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Donostia / San Sebastián via Palermo Centrale, Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Marseille-St-Charles, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 39 h 29 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Turin, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Toulouse, Madrid
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Florence, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Malta, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Bologna, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Turin, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Florence, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Milan Malpensa, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Malta, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Bologna, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $2,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Rome, Lyon
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Rome, Lyon
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Palermo to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Catania to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $2,300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Catania to Biarritz via Venice, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Palermo to Biarritz via Milan Malpensa, Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
19 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$130 - $210
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
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 Barcelona Sants to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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 Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
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 Toulouse to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Transportes Pesa
Phone
+34 (0) 900 12 14 00
Email
atencionaclientes@pesa.net
Website
pesa.net
Bus from Biarritz Airport to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
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
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 Genoa to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Padova
Ave. Duration
20 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Padova to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
atlassib.es
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Napoli, Corso Lucci
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
gnv.it

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