Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus

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The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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02:30PMBilbao1h15 03:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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08:10PMBilbao1h20 09:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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04:30AMBilbao1h30 06:00AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:30PMBilbao1h10 08:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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01:30PMBilbao1h25 02:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Bus schedule from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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04:30AMBilbao1h30 06:00AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:30AMBilbao1h20 08:50AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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11:30AMBilbao1h25 12:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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01:30PMBilbao1h25 02:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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02:30PMBilbao1h15 03:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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06:30PMBilbao1h20 07:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:30PMBilbao1h10 08:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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08:10PMBilbao1h20 09:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Bus times from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m

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1 h 20 m

Buses per day

8

Distance

77 km

Of the 8 buses that leave Bilbao for Donostia-San Sebastian every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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07:30PMBilbao1h10 08:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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02:30PMBilbao1h15 03:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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71One-way
08:10PMBilbao1h20 09:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:30AMBilbao1h20 08:50AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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06:30PMBilbao1h20 07:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Overview: Bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance48 miles (77 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$8 (€7)
frequencyBus frequency40 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 28 direct buses a day
carriersBus companiesAlsa Supra, Alsa Premium, Alsa, FlixBus or Blablabus

Buses from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 48 miles (77 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like Alsa Supra, Alsa Premium, Alsa, FlixBus or Blablabus. Normally, there are 40 buses operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $8 (€7), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Bilbao-Abando and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.

Bus companies: Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

You can travel by bus to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao with Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus for as low as $8 (€7). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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Alsa is the main provider of bus travel in Spain. As a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express, Alsa offers a plethora of regional, national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers per year. Alsa has an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer. Aside from the Alsa Normal bus with free WiFi, bathrooms, footrests and entertainment on board, the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses provide more luxurious services when traveling by road, depending on the specific route. Apart from the Standard ticket, Alsa offers other bus tickets like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes.

  • Average Price: $8

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 20 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 5 a day

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.

Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus information with BlaBlaCar Bus:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • BlaBlaCar Bus frequency: 1 a day

Buses from Bilbao to San Sebastian

In general, there are between three to five daily buses from Bilbao to San Sebastian, with an approximately total of 25 buses per week. This trip is usually direct and does not require travelers to change buses or have any transfers. Depending on how many stops there are before reaching your final destination and the traffic conditions at the time, you can expect for the duration of the journey to be approximately 1h 20min. Once you have reached San Sebastian, you can begin exploring some of the city’s most famous sights, including the San Telmo Museum and Playa de la Concha.

How long is the journey by bus from Bilbao to San Sebastian?

You can expect for the journey from Bilbao to San Sebastian to take you approximately 1h 20min if there is no additional traffic. This trip is generally direct, which means that you do not have to worry about changing buses or having a transfer during your travels.

How many buses are there from Bilbao to San Sebastian?

There are normally between three to five daily buses that depart Bilbao for San Sebastian, with the approximate total being 25 buses traveling between the two cities each week. While these journeys may have stops in additional cities, they are direct in the sense that they do not require travelers to transfer buses in order to reach their final destination. Most of the daily journeys that are offered are in the afternoon. This route is particularly popular during the summer, so make sure to book your ticket well in advance if you will be traveling then. The first daily bus is usually around 7:30 a.m., while the last departs around 6:30 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Bilbao to San Sebastian?

Departure bus station: Your bus will normally depart from the Bilbao bus station. To ensure that you have enough time to board and properly store your personal items, try to arrive at the bus station a minimum of 30min before your voyage is scheduled to depart. This station is in the northwest part of the city and can be reached from the city center by local bus or metro in approximately 20 to 25min. The station has a waiting area, luggage storage, shops, and restaurants.

Arrival bus station: Buses for this route generally arrive at the San Sebastian / Donostia bus station. This station is placed in the southern region of the city, and you can travel to the city center from here by public bus in approximately 25min. This bus station provides passengers with standard facilities, such as access to free Wi-Fi, public restrooms, and sitting areas.

Which bus companies travel from Bilbao to San Sebastian?

The main company that services trips between these two cities is Alsa. This company, which is a Spanish subsidiary of the UK company National Transport Group, is a large transport provider in Europe that offers trips to many different countries, including Austria, Germany, and Portugal.

Alsa Bilbao to San Sebastian

Alsa generally offers between three to five daily buses from Bilbao to San Sebastian, with an approximate total of 25 buses being serviced per week. This journey is almost always direct, which means that you will not have to have a transfer or change buses during your trip. However, there may be additional stops before you reach your final destination of San Sebastian. The trip will take you approximately 1h 20min, but may vary slightly if there is additional traffic at the time. The bus type that Alsa generally uses for its voyages is either standard or express. For this route, you can expect your trip to leave from the Bilbao bus station and ultimately arrive at the San Sebastian / Donostia bus station. With Alsa’s ticket policy, it is possible to either change or cancel your reservation. If you choose to do this up to 48h before your scheduled departure, you will be required to pay a 20% fee. If you would like to change or cancel your ticket up to 24h before your expected departure, you will then be required to pay a 30% fee. Keep in mind that it is not possible to amend your reservation if you are within a 2h timeframe of your planned departure. The company’s schedule generally remains the same on weekdays and weekends, but may vary slightly during public holidays, with fewer buses usually being serviced.

Bilbao to San Sebastian Bus: Services on board

A large majority of the buses in Alsa’s fleet are equipped with unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi for its passengers. To take advantage of this free service, simply connect your portable device to the company’s network, go to their official website, and accept the terms and conditions. Once this is completed, you will be able to browse the Internet on most of your devices, included tablets and laptops. Additionally, Alsa has its own radio station for travelers to listen to, which plays a variety of genres for you to enjoy during your trip. There is also an entertainment channel that you can access on your electronic devices, and it is filled with recent television show episodes, movies, and news programs. Some buses even feature screens that will play this content throughout the duration of your trip. Each passenger has the right to bring one piece of luggage with them for free, and you can pay a small fee in order to bring additional pieces. Each passenger is also allowed to bring one pet, as long as they remain in a proper pet carrier for the entirety of the journey. There is room on every bus for up to four bicycles, so if you would like to bring one with you, make sure to contact the company ahead of time to ensure that there will be space. Almost all of Alsa’s buses are wheelchair accessible, including their toilets. Special seats are designated in each bus for travelers that have disabilities. If you contact Alsa ahead of your departure, you can ensure that an employee will be there to help you with boarding, stowing all of your luggage, and disembarking the bus once you have reached your final destination.

Travel Tips: Bus to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao

Travel Tips: Take the bus 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 Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian.
FAQs
Bus tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $8 (€7)  one way in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus to cost on average $8 (€7)  one way.
The Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus distance is approximately 48 miles (77 km).
The bus time from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is on average 1 h 10 min  for the 48 miles (77 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

Some of the Bilbao bus stations to Donostia-San Sebastian you can start your journey from include Bilbao, Bilbao, Zorroza and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Donostia-San Sebastian include San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and Donostia-San Sebastian, Lizarra.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bilbao-Abando   and arriving in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Bilbao-Abando, which is located around 0.4 miles (726 m) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city center.

When taking a bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can count on Alsa Supra, Alsa Premium, Alsa, FlixBus or Blablabus for the best way to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Yes, there are 28 direct buses per day from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Alsa  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there are 40 buses a day from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian. The bus times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian at 6: 30 AM. The last bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian that you can take departs at 6: 30 AM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
The price of a one way bus ticket from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian is on average $8 (€7) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao available a few months in advance.

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