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from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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£6Alsa
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13 Jun
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How to Travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian

The journey from Bilbao to San Sebastian is popular with travelers in Spain. Direct journeys between Bilbao to San Sebastian are available by train and bus. Located approximately 100 kilometers apart, it is easiest to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian by bus. Coaches take just over an hour to arrive in San Sebastian, while trains take nearly 4 hours and require a transfer in Miranda de Ebro.

What is the best way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian?

Cheapest way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian. Alsa is the main bus company in Spain and operates all the coaches from Bilbao to San Sebastian. Alsa's coaches depart from Bilbao's bus station and take just over an hour to arrive at San Sebastian's Donostia bus station. Coaches from Bilbao to San Sebastian depart 9 times per day with the first bus departing Bilbao at 5:15 a.m.

Fastest way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian

Taking the bus is the fastest way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian. Coaches are approximately 2½ faster than traveling from Bilbao to San Sebastian by train. Traveling from Bilabo to San Sebastian by train also requires a transfer in Miranda de Ebro. All coaches take under 2 hours to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian. Trains remain a popular option for people who prefer to travel in the comfort of a train with 5 Renfe trains making the trip every day.

Most popular way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian

Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian. Not only is the bus direct and significantly faster than taking the train, but traveling by bus is also €20 cheaper on average. ALSA coaches also depart Bilbao more frequently than trains– 9 coaches depart per day compared to 5 trains.

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Travel from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian
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FAQs
What are my travel options from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

Your travel option from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian includes taking a coach.

How far is it from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

The distance between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian is around 48 miles (77 km).

When going from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, where do I depart from Bilbao and where do I arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Bilbao, Zorroza and tend to arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
Who can get me from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • You can travel to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with Alsa from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Pamplona. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Donostia-San Sebastian and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £6 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

What is the quickest way from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

The fastest way to travel from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is by coach, which requires on average 1 h 20 min  of travel time.

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