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from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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20 Oct
£39Renfe
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21 Oct
£43Renfe
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22 Oct
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23 Oct
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24 Oct
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25 Oct
£43Renfe
£33Alsa
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26 Oct
£35Renfe
£33Alsa
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27 Oct
£30Renfe
£33Alsa
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28 Oct
£39Renfe
£33Alsa
£78Iberia
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29 Oct
£43Renfe
£33Alsa
£141Iberia
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30 Oct
£43Renfe
£33Alsa
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31 Oct
£39Renfe
£33Alsa
£53Iberia
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1 Nov
£43Renfe
£33Alsa
£166Iberia
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2 Nov
£35Renfe
£33Alsa
£96Iberia
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3 Nov
£25Renfe
£33Alsa
£78Iberia
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4 Nov
£39Renfe
£33Alsa
£53Iberia
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5 Nov
£35Renfe
£33Alsa
£96Iberia
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6 Nov
£30Renfe
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£96Iberia
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7 Nov
£43Renfe
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£53Iberia
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8 Nov
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Travel Information between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£34 - £67
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £67 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa or Renfe

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 218 miles (352 km) 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 Iberia, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.

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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
How do I go from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian?

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

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

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 £34 less than a journey to Donostia-San Sebastian by plane, which costs on average £67 for the same trip.

A coach is £10 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian costing on average £43.

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

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Donostia-San Sebastian by train can take on average 5 h 10 min.

How many miles from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian would I travel?

The distance between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian is around 218 miles (352 km).

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

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

  • 3 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to San Sebastian.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in 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 take a flight from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian with Iberia. Cheap tickets can be found for £67 with Iberia from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.
  • You can travel between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian by coach with Alsa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £34 with Alsa from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.
  • You can travel by train from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe, and you can find Renfe Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian tickets for £43 on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid?

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

  • You can find direct flights per day to Donostia-San Sebastian with Iberia.
  • You can find direct coaches per day to Donostia-San Sebastian with Alsa.
  • You can find 3 direct trains per day to Donostia-San Sebastian with Renfe.

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 book tickets for this route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to 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!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Madrid and Donostia-San Sebastian online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Madrid 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 plane ticket for this route is on average £67 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £34 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £43 one way for this route.

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.