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from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian on 24 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 15:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£331One-way
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09:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 15:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£331One-way
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16:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h30 21:45San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£331One-way
17:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h25 22:40San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£331One-way
07:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h20 14:05San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£331One-way

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Mon
24 Jan
£43Renfe MD
£33Alsa
£95Iberia
Tue
25 Jan
£36Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£78Iberia
Wed
26 Jan
£36Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£78Iberia
Thu
27 Jan
£41Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£78Iberia
Fri
28 Jan
£40Renfe Intercity
£33Alsa
£80Iberia
Sat
29 Jan
£36Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Sun
30 Jan
£43Renfe MD
£33Alsa
£31Iberia
Mon
31 Jan
£36Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£64Iberia
Tue
1 Feb
£26Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Wed
2 Feb
Find prices
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Thu
3 Feb
£31Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Fri
4 Feb
£31Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£31Iberia
Sat
5 Feb
£31Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Sun
6 Feb
£36Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Mon
7 Feb
£36Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Tue
8 Feb
£18Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£31Iberia
Wed
9 Feb
£20Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia
Thu
10 Feb
Find prices
£33Alsa
£31Iberia
Fri
11 Feb
£35Renfe Intercity
£33Alsa
£31Iberia
Sat
12 Feb
£26Renfe Alvia
£33Alsa
£61Iberia

Travel Information from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £50
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £50 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa or Renfe Alvia

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 218 miles (352 km) to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Iberia, Alsa or Renfe Alvia among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid 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 Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.
FAQs

What are my travel options from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian?

There are 3 travel options from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian: flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian the cheapest way?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Donostia-San Sebastian:

A train journey is usually £32 less than a journey to Donostia-San Sebastian by plane, which costs on average £50 for the same trip.

A train is generally £16 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £33 from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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

The fastest way to get to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 10 min   on average.

How far is Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid?

Donostia-San Sebastian is approximately 218 miles (352 km) away from Madrid.

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

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

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in San Sebastian.
  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.

Which travel operators can get me from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • You can travel between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian by flight with Iberia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £50 with Iberia from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.
  • You can take a coach from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for £33 with Alsa from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.
  • You can travel by train from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe Alvia, and you can find Renfe Alvia Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets for £17 on Omio.

Is there a direct service from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Donostia-San Sebastian with Iberia.
  • You can check for a direct coach to Donostia-San Sebastian with Alsa with direct coaches per day.
  • You can check for a direct train to Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe MD or Renfe Alvia with 3 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Donostia-San Sebastian tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this journey.

Where should I go next after I travel to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Bilbao or Pamplona. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid 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 my Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is £50 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £33 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £17 one way.

But we recommend booking Madrid 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.