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Cheap coach tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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The best way to find a cheap coach ticket from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

BlaBlaCar
21:400h20
Bilbao
22:00Donostia-San Sebastian
£21One-way
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BlaBlaCar
21:400h20
Bilbao
22:00Donostia-San Sebastian
£31One-way
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BlaBlaCar
23:500h20
Bilbao
00:10Donostia-San Sebastian
£31One-way
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BlaBlaCar
19:300h40
Bilbao
20:10Donostia-San Sebastian
£41One-way
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BlaBlaCar
17:201h00
Bilbao
18:20Donostia-San Sebastian
£61One-way
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Bus timetableBilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Alsa
04:301h30
Bilbao
06:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Alsa
14:001h20
Bilbao
15:20San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Alsa
17:401h20
Bilbao
19:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Alsa
18:301h20
Bilbao
19:50San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Alsa
19:301h10
Bilbao
20:40San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Alsa
20:201h10
Bilbao
21:30San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Bus times from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m

Average

1 h 18 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

77 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Bilbao for Donostia-San Sebastian every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Alsa
20:201h10
Bilbao
21:30San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£71One-way
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Fastest
Alsa
19:301h10
Bilbao
20:40San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£71One-way
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Alsa
14:001h20
Bilbao
15:20San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£71One-way
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Alsa
17:401h20
Bilbao
19:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£71One-way
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Alsa
18:301h20
Bilbao
19:50San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£71One-way
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Overview: Coach from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance48 miles
durationAverage coach duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£7 (€8)
frequencyCoach frequency6 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 6 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesAlsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus

Coaches from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 48 miles long journey taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus. Normally, there are 6 coaches operating per day. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £7, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses.

Coach companies: Alsa, Alsa Supra and Infobus Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

Find the best coaches to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao with Omio's travel partners Alsa, Alsa Supra and Infobus from £7. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Alsa is the main provier of coach travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of coaches with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal coach with free WiFi, toilets, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium coaches provide more luxurious services when travelling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other coach tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach information with Alsa:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 10 min
  • Cheapest Price: £7
  • Alsa frequency: 10 a day

Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach

The Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach journey covers a distance of approximately 27 km. The coaches take an average of 1hr 20m to cover the distance from departure to arrival without making stops, with the fastest buses arriving about 10 minutes faster. You can get a bus from early in the morning through to the night as the buses are evenly distributed throughout the day. You will find that most buses to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao are direct and do not have stops. It would be best if you plan your journey around that aspect.

Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian Bus Time: Daily Departures

On average, you get 8 buses to choose from as your Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach. The buses are distributed throughout the day, and you can get an early morning and night bus. The earliest coach departs from Bilbao at 4:30 a.m. while the last bus departs at 8:10 p.m. The buses are quite regular, and the deviation may be one or two buses over the weekends. Luckily, you will get this information about the bus schedule from OMIO. You can use your browser to search for your Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach using the keywords: OMIO Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach. You will get a schedule where you can select to see all buses and change the travel date. The information is also readily available using the OMIO app available in android and IOS stores.

How long is the journey in bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

Your Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach will be on the road for between 1h 10m to 1h 20m. It is a journey of approximately 27 km. The operators choose to schedule direct buses which reduces the time it takes for the trip. It is not common to have buses making stops along the way, making it a rather fast coach journey. If you can catch the fast buses, the trip is even shorter in duration by about 10 minutes. Your duration on the road will be influenced by traffic, weather and road conditions. Choose to travel when there is no traffic for your journey on bus Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.

Bilbao: Market of the city.

Bilbao: Market of the city. Source: Shutterstock

Where does the bus depart in Bilbao and arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian?

You will find the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach at the main bus station or terminus in Bilbao. The main bus station is near the San Mamés Stadium and goes by the name Bilbao Intermodal. You can get to the commuter rail station, tram or underground from the terminus and easily access the city centre. Considering that the buses are direct and do not make stops, you should get your supplies and needs for the journey before boarding the bus. Your arrival station in Donostia-San Sebastian will be at the Federico García Lorca Pasealekua. The station is centrally located and close to transportation and trade hubs in Donostia. You will get all the services you may need upon disembarking the coach in the city centre.

What are the bus stops when arriving at Donostia-San Sebastian?

The Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach you take will most likely be a direct bus. The providers plying the route do not have stops for their buses. Once you depart from Bilbao Intermodal, your last stop will be at the Paseo de Federico García Lorca in Donostia. Check with OMIO to verify if your bus Bilbao - Donostia-San Sebastian has a stop before booking, else, get your supplies from Bilbao before boarding the coach.

What to see between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian

The Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach journey offers many man-made and natural scenery. The Vizcaya Iron Bridge is an architectural highlight in Bilbao. The bridge is the world's first to carry traffic and people using a gondola suspended high. You can visit the Salt Valley of Añana, a salt mine that has been used for over 7 millennia. The Cantabrian Mountains are a sight to see and they host the Salto del Nervion, a 222 m dramatic waterfall. You will be spoilt for choice on your bus to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao as the road passes through many towns and attraction sites.

Information on Donostia, Federico García Lorca

The Donostia, Federico García Lorca coach terminal is less than half a kilometre from the city centre at just 452 m. You can take a walk, which will take you less than 10 minutes from the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach arrival station. If your luggage is heavy and you need assistance, a car, buses or taxis are readily available. Being close to the city centre, you will get restaurants, hostels, shops, pubs, public telephone, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), baby changing facilities and toilets, to mention just a few local amenities. In addition, if your journey does not end at the station, you can easily access another bus at the station or the nearby train station.

Which providers are offering the journey, Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

You will get Alsa Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach services at the Bilbao main bus station and via OMIO. Alsa is a National Express UK subsidiary and is Spain's main bus operator. The company does offer deluxe services in its coach fleet, and the Alsa Supra does travel to Donostia-San Sebastian. The typical onboard services include free WiFi, toilets and entertainment on normal buses, while the Alsa Supra offers more luxurious amenities. The provider offers about 8 daily direct buses on average, which take between 1hr 10m and 1h 30m.

Buses from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian: Sustainability Travel

Buses are an environmentally friendly way to travel, especially where the buses are modern and designed to be fuel economical. The Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach providers ensures that their buses are well maintained and adhere to emission stipulations. Since the buses are mostly full when travelling, it means a lot of savings on fuel that would have been used by cars, resulting from traffic on the road. Your bus Bilbao - Donostia-San Sebastian without a stop has higher fuel economy since it does not need to start from stops made along the way.

Bus Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian: Services on Board

You will get various onboard services on your bus to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao. The fuel savings are higher when you account for the passengers bringing along luggage on their trip, increasing the weight the bus hauled. Luckily buses are designed to carry heavy loads, unlike cars that consume even more fuel. The normal buses plying the route will have free WiFi, toilets, footrests, and more standard features. Alsa coaches to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao will include the following services and policies:

  • -Availability of First or Second Class: Alsa currently offers just one class on your Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach. The Standard Class cuts across all buses plying the route, be it Alsa or Alsa Supra.
  • -Luggage allowance: you are allowed up to 30 kg of luggage on your bus to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao. A single ticket can carry up to 4 bikes. The bikes must be wrapped for protection. You are also allowed to bring your surfing equipment, provided it is within the weight limits of 30 kg and is also wrapped for protection.
  • Pets: guide dogs, trained and documented, are allowed to travel inside the coach. Inside the coach's aisle, the owner handles the guide dogs. Alsa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing and Food, have developed the "Juntos es Mejor" (Travelling Together is Better), which allows you to bring one pet. The pets must adhere to pet carriage dimensions, not exceed 10 kg, be above 12 weeks in age, be microchipped and have the relevant documentation.
  • -Services for disabled people: Alsa buses from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian have special seat space for persons with reduced mobility, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with disabilities. The seats are not reserved and they do not offer further assistance. The buses have a designated space for people on mobility vehicles and wheelchairs, aided by a lifting and lowering platform. You are encouraged to make a call for assistance.
  • - Seat reservation: seats are not reserved on the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach route. There are priority seats for the disabled, elderly, pregnant mothers and persons with limited mobility, but they are not reserved. The space for a mobility vehicle in the bus is not reserved as well.
  • -Food and drinks on board: Alsa does not recommend food and drinks aboard the bus Bilbao - Donostia-San Sebastian.

When to book your bus tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

In your search for cheap bus tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, you should consider using OMIO. You can get tickets and bus schedules of bus tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach operators months in advance, allowing you to save a few pennies. Plan ahead and be flexible on the travel date, avoiding dates when there is much bus demand. Be flexible on time as well to avoid the schedule when you will encounter traffic. Those tickets are usually higher in fare. Do choose a discount option, which may be available with individual coach service providers, and available to different age groups such as infants, toddlers and the elderly. Please note that the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian ticket is competitively priced at an average of £6, but the more luxurious buses have a higher fare.

To Donostia-San Sebastian by bus — travel tips

Donastio offers many attractions and fun activities to keep you busy during your stay. Once you alight from your Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach, you will be greeted with cultural wonders, architectural marvels, and culinary delights like no other in the region. The people are welcoming and the culture is vibrant. You can visit the city all year round and enjoy its uniqueness. You will not exhaust all that Donostia has to offer in a day. So, you will need some help in planning your activities during your stay, and some of the best things to do in Donostia-San Sebastian include:

  • Visit and enjoy the moon-shaped La Concha Beach
  • See the footprints of Napoleon and the Brits on Monte Urgull
  • Make some purchases and get some memorabilia from the Parte Vieja
  • Participate in a hike to Pasaia from San Sebastian
  • Tan and get your surf on by the Zurriola Beach

San Sebastian: View of the bay La Concha.

San Sebastian: View of the bay La Concha. Source: Shutterstock

What are the other cities you can go to from Donostia-San Sebastian?

Donostia-San Sebastian is close to other famous Spanish cities. You can explore a few of them during your stay in Donostia. For example, visit the capital of Spain, Madrid, which offers many attractions sites from the middle ages and other unique geographical attractions. On your way, you will pass by other cities which will offer many sites to see, such as Burgos. If you are into F1 memorabilia, then visiting Oviedo, the city home of Fernando Alonso. He has his museum close by which is also worth a visit. A sports enthusiasts will have heard of La Liga, the Spanish Premier Football League, and some of the popular teams come from the cities of Barcelona, Granada, and Santander.

FAQs: Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach

FAQs: Take the bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.
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Cheap coach tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is £7; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian coach time is 1 h 10 min   covering the 48 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 10: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 19: 20.
There are 6 coaches a day from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian which require at least one change with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer coaches.
When taking a coach from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can count on Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus for the best way to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from Bilbao, you have various coach station options to start your trip from including Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, Bilbao and Bilbao, Abando (Estación). When arriving in Donostia-San Sebastian, you can end your journey in coach stations like Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and Donostia-San Sebastian.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses, located 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a coach from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is January.
Yes, you can take a coach between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian.
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