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Timetable Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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07:30AMBilbao1h20 08:50AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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11:00AMBilbao1h20 12:20PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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12:30PMBilbao1h20 01:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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02:00PMBilbao1h20 03:20PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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06:30PMBilbao1h20 07:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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The fastest buses from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Fastest Journey

1 h 20 m

Average

1 h 20 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

77 km

Of the 5 buses that leave Bilbao for Donostia-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 buses cover the 77 km distance in an average of 1 h 20 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 20 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.

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07:30AMBilbao1h20 08:50AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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$91One-way
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06:30PMBilbao1h20 07:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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12:30PMBilbao1h20 01:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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$91One-way
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02:00PMBilbao1h20 03:20PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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11:00AMBilbao1h20 12:20PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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The cheapest buses from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Cheapest

$9

Average

$9

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian will cost around $ 9 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 9.

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07:30AMBilbao1h20 08:50AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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$91One-way
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06:30PMBilbao1h20 07:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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12:30PMBilbao1h20 01:50PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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02:00PMBilbao1h20 03:20PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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$91One-way
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11:00AMBilbao1h20 12:20PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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$91One-way

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Journey Summary

Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
1 hours 18 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $9
Buses depart from:Bilbao
Bus arrives in:Donostia-San Sebastian
Distance:77 km
Bus Companies:Alsa
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Travel with Alsa from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian

Travel between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian from $9 (€7) with Omio’s bus partners Alsa! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Alsa

You’ll be sure to find the best bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian with Alsa, the main bus company in Spain offering a multitude of bus routes domestically and internationally. As an official travel partner of Alsa, Omio can show you Alsa’s bus schedules and bus tickets from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian and help you find the cheapest, fastest or earliest route. The distance from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian by bus is around 48 miles (77 km) and the most affordable Alsa ticket for this trip costs as little as $9 (€7).

Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes if you’re looking to save money on your bus ride. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

These are Alsa's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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.

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Buses from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian?
Bus tickets between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $9 (€7)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $9 (€7)  for a bus ticket between Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastian.
How many miles is it from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian by bus?
The distance from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian by bus is approximately 48 miles (77 km).
How long is the bus ride to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao?
On average the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus time is 1 h 20 min  covering the 48 miles (77 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus station from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian do I depart from? Which Donostia-San Sebastian bus station from Bilbao do I arrive in?

When taking a bus from Bilbao, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Bilbao, Zorroza, Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses and Bilbao, Estación de Autobuses. When you arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian, your bus can arrive in bus stations including San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses.

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Bilbao-Abando   to San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.

Where is the Bilbao bus station located? Where is the Donostia-San Sebastian bus station located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Bilbao-Abando, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Bilbao.

The most popular arrival bus station, San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Donostia-San Sebastian.

Which bus providers can take me from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian?
When taking a bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can count on Alsa or Alsa Premium for the best way to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
When can I take the first bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian? When can I take the last bus for the day?
You can take the earliest bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian at 5: 30 AM   or take the last bus from Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian leaving at 4: 30 PM. Look for the latest Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.
How early should I book Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the Bilbao to Donostia-San Sebastian bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $9 (€7). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses to Donostia-San Sebastian from Bilbao. Look out for bus tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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