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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Cheapest

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

Renfe Alvia
13:305h46
Barcelona
19:16Donostia-San Sebastian
£601One-way
0 changes
SNCF | Intercités
08:3310h14
Barcelona
18:47Donostia-San Sebastian
£1491One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBarcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 15 July
Renfe Alvia
13:305h46
Barcelona
19:16Donostia-San Sebastian
0 changes
SNCF | Intercités
08:3310h14
Barcelona
18:47Donostia-San Sebastian
0 changes

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Train times from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Showing times and prices for 15 Jul

Fastest Journey

5 h 46 m

Average

8 h

Trains per day

2

Distance

401 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Barcelona for Donostia-San Sebastian every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Renfe Alvia
13:305h46
Barcelona
19:16Donostia-San Sebastian
£601One-way
0 changes
SNCF | Intercités
08:3310h14
Barcelona
18:47Donostia-San Sebastian
£1491One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance249 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 46 min
priceAverage train ticket price£98 (€109)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesRenfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 249 miles long route taking on average 5 h 46 min with our travel partners like Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £98, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £43. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona and arrive in Donostia-San Sebastián.

Train companies: Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA trains Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian

Find the best trains between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian with Omio's travel partners Renfe (3), Renfe and Renfe ALVIA from £43. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Renfe Alvia are high-speed trains with top speeds of up to 250km/h operated by Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. Alvia trains cover most cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, Zaragoza and Cadiz. They are somewhat slower than Renfe AVE and AVLO (high-speed and low cost) but cover more destinations and are a comfortable and effective way of travelling around Spain. Onboard facilities include free WIFI, bike storage and luggage allowance. Alvia trains have two seat classes – Estándar and Confort. Top routes for Renfe Alvia include Barcelona to Pamplona, Madrid to Cádiz and Alicante to Gijón.

Renfe ALVIA from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 46 min
  • Cheapest Price: £43


Trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian

There are three routes that serve trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian with up to 23 departures per day. Direct trains, of which there are two Monday - Saturday, take approximately 5.5 hours to make the journey. Other routes can take up to 15 hours or more depending on waiting times at transfer stations. Departures start early morning and continue until mid-afternoon. There is a slightly reduced service on Sundays with only one direct train.

Which train companies travel from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

All trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian are operated by Renfe, Spain's national rail service provider. Renfe trains are modern with spacious comfortable carriages and a choice of buffet car or trolley catering depending on ticket class. Other onboard facilities include power sockets and free wifi.

How long is the train from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

Depending on the route taken and transfer times, the train journey to San Sebastian from Barcelona takes between 5.5 and 15 hours. Connections are made at Zaragoza-Delicias, Camp Tarragona or Vitoria-Gasteiz stations. The early morning direct departure has the shortest journey time, arriving at San Sebastian in the early afternoon.

How many trains are there from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

From Monday to Saturday there are at least 20 departures a day on routes from Barcelona to San Sebastian, while there are slightly fewer departures on Sundays. There is only one direct service on Sundays, compared to two every other day.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to San Sebastian?

Departure station:All trains travelling to San Sebastian from Barcelona depart from Barcelona Sants Station. This large terminus, located to the west of the city centre, is Barcelona's busiest transport hub. It is served by Blue Metro Line 5 and Green Metro Line 3 as well as local buses and taxis. Other facilities include car parking, luggage storage, ATMs, wifi, shops and restaurants.

Arrival station:All trains to San Sebastian from Barcelona arrive at Donostia Station which is within easy walking distance of the city centre. Donostia Station is linked to the city's Metro service as well as to the narrow-gauge railway which runs along the Basque coastline to Bilbao. Station facilities include parking, a taxi rank, wifi, toilets and restaurants.


Renfe trains from Barcelona to San Sebastián

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Renfe is Spain's national train operator and connects the country's main points of interest. In addition, Renfe has the largest high-speed network in Europe with AVE and Alvia trains. Other Renfe train types are Altaria, Euromed and Talgo. All Renfe trains are equipped with an on-board bistro, toilets, air conditioning and many of them with Wi-Fi.

At Omio you can easily check the Renfe timetable for your trip and book cheap Renfe tickets from Barcelona to San Sebastián. When booking, you can choose different classes (Tourist, Tourist Plus, Preferred and Club), the seat and the type of ticket you want (Promo, Promo+, Flexible or Round Trip). If you have a Renfe discount card, you can specify it when you buy your ticket at Omio and take advantage of many offers. For information on ticket cancellation, please visit our Help centre.


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FAQs: Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian train

FAQs: Travel by train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian.
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Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian can start from as little as £43 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is £98; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona is on average 5 h 46 min   for the 249 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 07: 28. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian leaves at 14: 30.
There is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian which require at least one change with Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian with TGV INOUI, Ouigo or iryo. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE.
When taking a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can count on Renfe (3), Renfe, Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Regional Exprés, SNCF Intercités, TGV INOUI, Renfe (13), Ouigo, iryo or AVE for the best way to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Donostia-San Sebastian from Barcelona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona, which is located around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Donostia-San Sebastián, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian is December.
You have options as you can travel between Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Barcelona and Donostia-San Sebastian

Barcelona
Donostia-San Sebastian
The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your trip from Barcelona to Donostia-San Sebastian.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+34 934956020
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17

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