How to get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian

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from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian

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

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To get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian on 15 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:20Bordeaux Saint-Jean2h12 20:32Gare de Saint Jean de Luz-Ciboure
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£341One-way
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15:20Bordeaux, Rue des Terres de Bordes3h50 19:10San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£191One-way
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08:16Bordeaux Saint-Jean2h22 10:38Gare de Saint Jean de Luz-Ciboure
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£331One-way
18:46Bordeaux Saint-Jean2h23 21:09Gare de Saint Jean de Luz-Ciboure
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£331One-way
18:20Bordeaux Saint-Jean2h27 20:47Gare d'Hendaye
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£351One-way

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Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bordeaux

distanceDistance126 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £26
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 3 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £26 • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 126 miles between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian.

How to Travel from Bordeaux to San Sebastian

Travellers can go from Bordeaux to San Sebastian by bus, train, or flight, with some journeys taking as little as 2 hours and 30 minutes. Bordeaux's main tourist attractions are Place Royale, the Grand Theatre, and taking a tour of the nearby vineyards. La Concha beach, the Old Town, and Urgull Hill are the top things to see in San Sebastian.

Train: SNCF trains connect both cities in approximately three hours. Travellers are required to alight in Hendaye and transfer to a train operated by Renfe (Spanish Railways). There are usually 8 to 10 trains per day, which depart from Bordeaux-Saint-Jean and arrive at Donostia-San Sebastian.

Bus: Alsa, Eurolines, Flixbus, and OuiBus run frequent buses between Bordeaux and San Sebastian. Direct journeys take 2 hours and 30 minutes, but those that require a transfer can take as long as 13 hours. The departure station is located on Rue Charles Domercq, and buses arrive at San Sebastian's central bus station.

Flight: Flying between these two cities is an option provided by Iberia and British Airways, although flights involve a stopover in Madrid or Barcelona and can take up to 14 hours once layover time is taken into account. There are at least six flights per day, which depart from Merignac Airport and arrive at San Sebastian-Donostia.

Travelling from Bordeaux to San Sebastian: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Bordeaux to San Sebastian? Taking the bus is the cheapest option, and the train is the second best choice.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Bordeaux to San Sebastian? Direct buses are the fastest way of travelling between these two cities.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian

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 Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian.
FAQs

International travel from Bordeaux, France to Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Donostia-San Sebastian if travelling from Bordeaux?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bordeaux.

Return travel to Bordeaux, France from Spain is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Spain?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Bordeaux, France was last verified on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Bordeaux from Donostia-San Sebastian.

There are 4 ways to travel between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian. Tickets for a coach cost on average £12.

This is compared to other travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian:

A coach is £14 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian costing on average £26.

The fastest way from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian is by train with an average journey time of 2 h 24 min.

Other travel options between Bordeaux and Donostia-San Sebastian can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h.

The distance from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian is approximately 126 miles.

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

  • 11 coaches per day.
  • 10 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Bordeaux at Bordeaux, Gare Saint Jean and arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian at San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets on Omio for £12.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can get you to Donostia-San Sebastian by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian for £26 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bordeaux with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 11 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, BlaBlaCar Bus or Union Ivkoni International.
  • You can find around direct trains per day and book this direct train with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Donostia-San Sebastian as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bordeaux.

Your journey from Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian doesn't have to end in Donostia-San Sebastian. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao. If you’d like to add Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao to your Bordeaux to Donostia-San Sebastian trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Donostia-San Sebastian today!

When planning your trip between Bordeaux 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 cost £12 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £26 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Bordeaux and 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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