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Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 20 min
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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian
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FAQs
How do I travel between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

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

A coach is the fastest way to get from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian with an average travel time for this trip around 1 h 20 min.

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

The Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian distance is approximately 48 miles (77 km).

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

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 route from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian as scheduled services by coach can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Bilbao and in Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Bilbao, Zorroza and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
Which travel companies 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 between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £6 with Alsa from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.
Where should I go next after I travel between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian?
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 tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £6 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.