There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to San Sebastian  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to San Sebastian (EAS) VIE - EAS

$145 - $437

Cheapest option

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$111 - $375

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Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 56 min

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

$128 - $438

Fly to Pamplona, bus  •  9 h 33 min

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

$162 - $426

Train  •  20 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  5. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$390 - $515

Bus  •  29 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna to Bordeaux
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux to San Sebastián

$223 - $316

Drive  •  18 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián 1236 miles

$230 - $340

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Vienna and arriving at San Sebastián via Bordeaux. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Nürnberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 21 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Donostia / San Sebastián is 1519 km. The road distance is 1977.6 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián without a car is to train which takes 20 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Vienna station.

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Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 8 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 20 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 29 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Vienna Airport to San Sebastian Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at San Sebastián station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 949.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián via Nürnberg Hbf, Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 20 h 21 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Vienna to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Vienna to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Pamplona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Vienna to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Vienna to Biarritz via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Bilbao via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$190 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$190 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $370
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
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
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
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
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
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Vienna to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $250
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bordeaux to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Hendaye station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián is 1978 km. It takes approximately 18 h 23 min to drive from Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián.

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Eurowings, Wizz Air, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Vienna Airport to San Sebastian Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Donostia / San Sebastián bus tickets online with Busbud and Busbud.

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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 Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs .

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