How to get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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

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To get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid on 21 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:10San Sebastian1h05 22:15Madrid Barajas Airport
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£631One-way
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08:30San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h10 13:40Madrid
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£341One-way
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10:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h15 15:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
10:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h30 15:30Madrid
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£341One-way
13:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 18:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way

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Travel Information to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £61
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £30 • 5 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £61 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Iberia or Renfe Intercity

Travel 218 miles (352 km) by coach, flight or train between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Alsa, Iberia or Renfe Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.

Travel Tips: Travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid, which costs on average £30.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A train is £3 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid costing on average £33.

A train is generally £32 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £61 from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.

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

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 15 min.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 5 h 24 min.

You should expect to travel around 218 miles (352 km) from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.

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

  • 24 trains per day.

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

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

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

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

  • You can go to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian by coach with Alsa. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £33 with Alsa from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid tickets for £61 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid with Renfe Intercity. Cheap tickets can be found for £30 with Renfe Intercity from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Madrid and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid, 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 is on average £33 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £61 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £30 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid 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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