There are 6 ways to get from Zürich 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Biarritz, bus  •  7 h 14 min

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

$118 - $344

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to San Sebastian Ouibus

$45 - $110

4 alternative options

Fly to San Sebastian  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to San Sebastian (EAS) ZRH - EAS

$95 - $303

Fly to Bilbao, bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$75 - $249

Train  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Bordeaux-St-Jean Tgv
  4. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to Hendaye Tgv

$281 - $361

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

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

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián is to bus which costs SFr 45 - SFr 110 and takes 19 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly and bus which costs SFr 75 - SFr 250 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Donostia / San Sebastián is 937 km. The road distance is 1211 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at San Sebastian. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Loiola-Donostia via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean and Hendaia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 33 min.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián is to fly which takes 7 h 55 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 280 - SFr 360 and takes 13 h 33 min, You could also bus, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 110 and takes 19 h 30 min..

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Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Basel SBB station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián.
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  • Distance: 585.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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

Iberia, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines fly from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Donostia / San Sebastián via Basel SBB, Strasbourg, Bordeaux-St-Jean, Hendaye, and Hendaia in around 13 h 33 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to San Sebastian via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Zurich to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Frankfurt, Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $3,400
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $420
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zurich to San Sebastian via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Zurich to Biarritz via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zurich to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $340
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)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
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 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
SNCF
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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
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 - $28
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
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
pesa.net
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Hub Europe Alsa
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
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
$95 - $180
Book at
eurolines.ch

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