How to get from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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

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To get from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian on 09 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30Madrid Barajas Airport1h05 08:35San Sebastian
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£741One-way
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09:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 15:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£341One-way
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16:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h30 21:45San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£341One-way
09:00Madrid6h00 15:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£341One-way
11:00Madrid6h00 17:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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£341One-way

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Travel Information to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid

distanceDistance218 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£34 - £139
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £139 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Iberia or Renfe MD

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 218 miles from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian. 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Alsa, Iberia or Renfe MD among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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

You can travel to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £34 compared to other travel options to Donostia-San Sebastian:

A coach journey is usually £105 less than a journey to Donostia-San Sebastian by plane, which costs on average £139 for the same trip.

A coach is about £9 less than a train, which costs on average £43 for this trip.

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, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 10 min.

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

The distance from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian is approximately 218 miles.

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

  • 2 coaches per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian 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 Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • Coaches from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian most often leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.
  • Flights from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian most often leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in San Sebastian.

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

  • Travel with Alsa for coaches to Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets on Omio for £34.
  • Iberia can take you to Donostia-San Sebastian by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Iberia from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian for £139.
  • Renfe MD can take you to Donostia-San Sebastian by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe MD from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian for £43.

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

  • You can find around 2 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Alsa.
  • You'll find direct flights per day with Air Nostrum or Iberia.
  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Renfe MD or Renfe Alvia.

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 between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian.

Your journey from Madrid 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 Barcelona, Bilbao or Pamplona. If you’d like to add Barcelona, Bilbao or Pamplona to your Madrid 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!

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 coach ticket for this trip is £34 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £139 one way for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £43 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.

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