The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian will cost around £ 33 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 33.
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5 h 25 m
5 h 54 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Madrid for Donostia-San Sebastian every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 352 km distance in an average of 5 h 54 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 25 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||218 miles (352 km)|
|Average coach duration||5 h 25 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£33 (€38)|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus|
Coaches from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 218 miles (352 km) long route taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £33, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
For as little as £33 you can travel by coach from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian with Alsa and FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.
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.
Alsa has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Alsa tickets from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian and when travelling by coach:
When taking the coach between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. Your journey can end in coach stations such as San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
Passengers board their coach most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to this coach station.
Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca and need to travel approximately 0.2 miles (367 m) from the coach station to the city centre in Donostia-San Sebastian.
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