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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid 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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Of the 6 buses that leave Donostia-San Sebastian for Madrid every day 6 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 50 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 5 h 15 m .
The slowest buses will take 6 h 15 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 15 min|
|Average coach ticket price||£33 (€38)|
|Coach frequency||1 a day|
|Direct coach||Yes, there is 1 direct coach a day|
|Coach companies||Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus|
Coaches from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid cover the 218 miles (352 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 15 min with our travel partners like Alsa, Alsa Premium, Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland or Infobus. Normally, there is 1 coach operating per day, including direct 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.
Travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid from £33 with Omio’s coach partners Alsa and FlixBus! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey for you.
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 between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid and when travelling by coach:
Buses from San Sebastian to Madrid leave regularly and frequently throughout the day, from very early in the evening until very late in the evening. All services are offered by ALSA. The journey takes between 5 hours and 25 minutes, and 6 hours and 45 minutes. Weekend departures are equally frequent and regular.
Buses from San Sebastian to Madrid leave from the main bus station on Plaza de Pio XII which is a 15 minute journey on the city's efficient bus service from the town centre. There is no public transport after midnight. Taxis are available at taxi ranks. The journey from the bus station to the town centre takes less than ten minutes.
Madrid is Spain's dynamic capital city and has some of the world's greatest museums and art galleries. The Prado has a huge collection, including landmark works by El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Picasso's 'Guernica' is the showstopper at the Reina Sofia modern art museum. The Palacio Real, or Royal Palace, is the official residence of Spain's king and tours are available. Madrid is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and some venues are open all night. Travellers from San Sebastian arrive at the bus station on Avenida de America, north of the city centre, and linked to the efficient Metro system and on bus routes. The journey to the city centre takes less than 30 minutes. The Metro runs until 1.30am. There is a night bus service. Taxis are available to hail on streets. Taxi journeys from the bus station to the city centre take about 20 minutes.
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