How to get to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao

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Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao

distanceDistance48 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
priceTicket price range- £7
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa or Renfe (13)

Take a coach to travel 48 miles to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa or Renfe (13) among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

How to get to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is by taking a coach because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Alsa
11:001h20
Bilbao
12:20San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£81One-way
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Cheapest
Alsa
11:001h20
Bilbao
12:20San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£81One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Alsa
19:301h10
Bilbao
20:40San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£81One-way
0 changes
Other options
Alsa
12:401h15
Bilbao
13:55San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£81One-way
0 changes
Alsa
13:301h25
Bilbao
14:55San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£81One-way
0 changes
Alsa Supra
11:301h25
Bilbao
12:55San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
£141One-way
0 changes

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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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All travel companies: Train and Coach Companies from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

Travel from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian on Alsa, FlixBus and Renfe Intercity travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Renfe Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company, Renfe. It operates throughout Spain, connecting major cities and towns with frequent departures throughout the day. The Intercity service offers a variety of train types, including the Alvia and Talgo, all of which offer comfortable seating and modern amenities. Alvia and Talgo offer fast trains but not as fast the high-speed trains like AVE, offering more stops. Passengers can choose from a range of ticket types, including Economy, Business, and First Class. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe Intercity include Madrid to Barcelona, Madrid to Seville, and Barcelona to Valencia.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      FAQs: Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

      FAQs: Travel 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 Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.
      FAQs

      There are 1 options to travel to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao including taking a coach.

      The cheapest way to get from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is by taking a coach with average ticket prices of £7 compared to other travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian:

      Taking a coach costs less than taking a train, which costs on average for the same trip.

      The fastest way to get to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao is by coach with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

      Other travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian take longer:

      You should expect to travel around 48 miles from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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

      • Around 6 coaches per day.

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

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

      • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian depart from Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses to Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses.
      • Most travellers who book a train ticket from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian depart from Bilbao-Abando to Donostia-San Sebastián.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian:

      • You can travel from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian by coach with Alsa, Alsa Supra, BlaBlaCar, Infobus or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with Alsa from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 6 direct coaches per day to take to Donostia-San Sebastian with Alsa or FlixBus.

      Direct services to Donostia-San Sebastian tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      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, Pamplona or Paris. 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!

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