There are 9 ways to get from Switzerland 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 Geneva to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bilbao (BIO) GVA - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián

$72 - $257

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Fly Zurich to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Bilbao (BIO) ZRH - BIO
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián

$84 - $312

Train to Lyon, fly to Biarritz, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  3. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Biarritz to San Sebastian

$98 - $329

Fly Geneva to Biarritz, bus  •  5 h 33 min

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

$104 - $290

Fly Geneva to Bordeaux, train  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Bordeaux (BOD) GVA - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye

$86 - $258

Train  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye Tgv

$281 - $339

Bus Eurolines CH  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to San Sebastián

$98 - $185

Bus ALSA  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to San Sebastian

$72 - $113

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián 756.9 miles

$150 - $230

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The distance between Switzerland and Donostia / San Sebastián is 890 km. The road distance is 1211 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 12 h 42 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Switzerland to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Donostia / San Sebastián is to train which takes 12 h 42 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1211 km. It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to drive from Switzerland to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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easyJet, Swiss and Air France offer flights from Geneva Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 1120+ hotels available in Donostia / San Sebastián. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 556 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián via Zürich HB, Paris Gare de Lyon, Gare De Lyon, Gare Montparnasse, Paris Montparnasse, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 12 h 42 min. Alternatively, Eurolines CH operates a bus from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián 3 times a week. Tickets cost $90 - $170 and the journey takes 19 h 30 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Bordeaux via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $3,400
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $260
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Geneva to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Zürich HB to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Montparnasse to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $170
1st Class
$190 - $280
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.

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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
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
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
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 Zurich to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zurich to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch

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