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from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid

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

Our recommendation

To get from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid on 8 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h15 15:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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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
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08:45San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 15:00Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
18:30San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca5h45 00:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way
00:30San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca6h15 06:45Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£341One-way

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Tue
7 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£136Vueling
Wed
8 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£131Iberia
Thu
9 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£88Iberia
Fri
10 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£107Iberia
Sat
11 Dec
£40Renfe Alvia
£34Alsa
£70Iberia
Sun
12 Dec
£43Renfe Intercity
£34Alsa
£107Iberia
Mon
13 Dec
£40Renfe Alvia
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£88Iberia
Tue
14 Dec
£35Renfe Alvia
£34Alsa
£110Iberia
Wed
15 Dec
£35Renfe Alvia
£34Alsa
£67Iberia
Thu
16 Dec
£40Renfe Alvia
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£110Iberia
Fri
17 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£91Iberia
Sat
18 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£70Iberia
Sun
19 Dec
£43Renfe Intercity
£34Alsa
£88Iberia
Mon
20 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£74Vueling
Tue
21 Dec
£35Renfe Alvia
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£92Vueling
Wed
22 Dec
£40Renfe Alvia
£34Alsa
£70Iberia
Thu
23 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£136Iberia
Fri
24 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£50Iberia
Sat
25 Dec
£44Renfe MD
£34Alsa
£70Iberia
Sun
26 Dec
£43Renfe Intercity
£34Alsa
£110Iberia
Mon
27 Dec
£44Renfe MD
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£105Iberia

Travel Information to Madrid from Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£34 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £62 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia, Alsa or Renfe

Travel 218 miles (352 km) by flight, coach or train from Donostia-San Sebastian to 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Iberia, Alsa or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.

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Travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid
Travel to Madrid 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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid.
FAQs
How do I travel between Donostia-San Sebastian and Madrid?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid, which costs on average £34.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A coach journey is usually £29 less than a journey to Madrid by plane, which costs on average £62 for the same trip.

A coach journey is usually £10 less than a journey to Madrid by train, which costs on average £44 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way 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, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 5 h 15 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 24 min   of travel time.

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

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

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

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

  • 1 coach a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Donostia-San Sebastian and 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 when travelling from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from San Sebastian and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
Who can get me from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

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

  • Iberia can get you to Madrid by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid for £62 on Omio.
  • Travel with Alsa for coaches to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid tickets on Omio for £34.
  • Renfe can take you to Madrid by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Renfe from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid for £44.
Is there a way to travel directly from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?

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

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Madrid with Iberia.
  • You can find 1 direct coach per day to Madrid with Alsa.
  • You can find direct trains per day to take to Madrid with Renfe.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid 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 Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid?
Looking to extend your trip from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid tickets online to score the best deals?

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 plane ticket for this route is £62 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £34 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £44 one way for this trip.

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.