There are 11 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

$38

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Rideshare  •  6 h 30 min

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

$30 - $40

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Train via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  7 h 57 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 / ...

$134 - $188

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 - $67

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 Valencia to Bilbao, bus  •  4 h 50 min

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

$60 - $285

Fly Valencia to San Sebastian  •  5 h 47 min

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

$89 - $327

Fly Valencia to Pamplona, bus  •  6 h 58 min

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

$111 - $446

Fly Valencia 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

$45 - $308

Train to Alicante, fly to Bilbao, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Bilbao (BIO) ALC - BIO
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián

$90 - $329

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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 57 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 .

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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 . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 57 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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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 $38 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 57 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
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 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 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, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Sevilla, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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 San Sebastian via Ibiza, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Oviedo, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Palma Mallorca, Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Bilbao, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Pamplona via Mahon, Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Valencia to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Flights from Valencia to San Sebastian via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 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
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Alicante to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $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
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
$38
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
$16 - $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
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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
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 Santander-S.Ballest to San Sebastian
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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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Valencia 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 Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián is 575 km. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Valencia to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa and Iberia offer flights from Valencia 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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Valencia and Donostia / San Sebastián. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs .

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