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from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

You can get from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian on 23 Sep we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:30Bilbao1h20 19:50San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£61One-way
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18:30Bilbao1h20 19:50San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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19:55Bilbao1h20 21:15San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:30Bilbao1h20 08:50San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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11:00Bilbao1h20 12:20San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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22 Sep
£6Alsa
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23 Sep
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24 Sep
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25 Sep
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26 Sep
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27 Sep
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28 Sep
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3 Oct
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4 Oct
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5 Oct
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6 Oct
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7 Oct
£6Alsa
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8 Oct
£6Alsa
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9 Oct
£6Alsa
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10 Oct
£6Alsa
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11 Oct
£6Alsa
Tue
12 Oct
£6Alsa

Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa

Take a coach to travel 48 miles (77 km) to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao. Alsa is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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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FAQs
How do you get from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

Travelling from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian includes taking a coach.

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

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

Donostia-San Sebastian is approximately 48 miles (77 km) away from Bilbao.

How many services a day are there to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao?

The average frequency per day from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is:

  • 16 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian as scheduled services by coach can vary by season or day of the week.

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 when travelling from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Bilbao, Zorroza to San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
Which travel companies can take me from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Alsa can get you to Donostia-San Sebastian by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Alsa from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian for £6 on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao?
Many of our customers travelling from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian don't make Donostia-San Sebastian their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Madrid, Barcelona or Pamplona, either of which you could add to your Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets online to score the best deals?

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

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

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.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bilbao
Donostia-San Sebastian
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