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1 h 10 m
1 h 25 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 bus that leave Bilbao for San Sebastian every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct bus cover the 77 km distance in an average of 1 h 25 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 1 h 10 m .
The slowest bus will take 1 h 55 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Bilbao to San Sebastian will cost around $ 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
1 hours 21 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$8|
|Buses depart from:||Bilbao|
|Bus arrives in:||San Sebastian|
Traveling between Bilbao and Sebastian by bus is probably the best way to make the journey, with affordable fares and regular services. During the week, Alsa offers 12-13 direct buses and there will be 10-12 options at the weekend. No changes are needed, and journey times range between one hour 10 minutes and one hour 55 minutes.
Buses to San Sebastian from Bilbao are always operated by Alsa, which runs a fast, convenient direct service between the two northern Spanish cities.
Passengers shouldn't expect a particularly long journey when traveling by bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian. Journey times will vary between one hour 10 minutes and one hour 55 minutes and there won't be any need to change buses along the way.
Alsa runs a daily, regular bus service to San Sebastian from Bilbao, so finding a convenient departure time should be simple. During the week, expect a choice of 12-13 buses, and 10-12 at weekends. Services run year-round with no seasonal fluctuations.
Departure bus station: Buses from Bilbao to San Sebastian will depart from the Bus and Coach Station (also known as Termibus). The bus station has superb connections to Bilbao's public transport network. Travelers can either hop on the city's Metro network, catch overground trams, or take suburban rail lines C1 or C2 to San Mames station. All of them serve the bus terminal, and journeys from central Bilbao shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.
Arrival bus station: Buses to San Sebastian from Bilbao will arrive at the city's Estación Donostia Geltoki, which is located on Federico García Lorca Pasealekua in the Donostia neighborhood. The bus station enjoys an extremely central location, not far from the port and the city center. It's also directly opposite Donostia Station, which provides a huge range of domestic rail connections. Anyone who needs to take a taxi for onward travel should cross the road to the Renfe station, where they will find a well-staffed taxi rank. Those seeking the beach should follow the river towards the sea and will be at the coast within 10 minutes.