There are 10 ways to get from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián by bus, train, rideshare, car or plane

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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Bus Bilman Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to San Sebastián

$39

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Saint-Sébastien 359.3 miles

$30 - $40

8 alternative options

Train via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian A / ...

$135 - $190

Bus Autobuses Jimenez  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Zaragoza Vac-133
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to San Sebastián / Donostia

$39 - $68

Train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Zaragoza Delicias Ir
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian A / ...

$78 - $105

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián 359.4 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to San Sebastian  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to San Sebastian (EAS) VLC - EAS

$89 - $328

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  5 h 20 min

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

$59 - $225

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Pamplona (PNA) VLC - PNA
  2. Take the bus from Pamplona to San Sebastián / Donostia

$111 - $447

Fly to Santander, bus  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Santander (SDR) VLC - SDR
  2. Take the bus from Aeropuerto Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian

$46 - $309

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián is to rideshare which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at San Sebastián. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at San Sebastian via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Zaragoza Delicias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Donostia / San Sebastián is 448 km. The road distance is 575.1 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs 33€.

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The bus from Valencia to San Sebastián takes 7 h 5 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which takes 7 h 5 min and costs 33€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 170€ and takes 7 h 58 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Valencia Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Bilman Bus, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 279.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

Bilman Bus operates a bus from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián twice daily. Tickets cost $39 and the journey takes 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and Zaragoza Delicias in around 7 h 58 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Vigo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Mahon, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Mahon, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Valencia to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
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 Zaragoza Delicias to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Bilman Bus
Phone
902 999 748
Website
bilmanbus.es
Bus from Valencia to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
bilmanbus.es
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Valencia to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Zaragoza to San Sebastián / Donostia
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.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
Book at
movelia.es
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 Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Saint-Sébastien
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
blablacar.es

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