Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian bus

Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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41

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Madrid 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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01:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h30 07:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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391One-way
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11:45PMMadrid, Estación Sur6h55 06:40AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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391One-way
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09:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 03:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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391One-way
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07:30AMMadrid6h35 02:05PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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391One-way
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05:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h25 10:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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391One-way

Bus schedule from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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12:30AMMadrid6h10 06:40AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:30AMMadrid6h35 02:05PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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07:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h20 02:05PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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08:00AMMadrid5h30 01:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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08:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h15 01:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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09:00AMMadrid6h00 03:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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09:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h45 03:00PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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01:00PMMadrid6h45 07:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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01:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T46h30 07:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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04:00PMMadrid5h45 09:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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04:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h30 09:45PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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05:00PMMadrid5h40 10:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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05:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h25 10:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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06:30PMMadrid5h25 11:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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06:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h10 11:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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11:45PMMadrid, Estación Sur6h55 06:40AMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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Bus times from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

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Fastest Journey

5 h 10 m

Average

5 h 55 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

352 km

Of the 16 buses that leave Madrid for Donostia-San Sebastian every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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06:45PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h10 11:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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481One-way
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08:15AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h15 01:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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491One-way
06:30PMMadrid5h25 11:55PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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471One-way
05:15PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T45h25 10:40PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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391One-way
08:00AMMadrid5h30 01:30PMSan Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca
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481One-way

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Overview: Bus from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

distanceDistance218 miles (352 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$44 (€39)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesAlsa Premium, Conda, Infobus, Alsa Supra, Alsa, FlixBus or Blablabus

Buses from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian cover the 218 miles (352 km) long route taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like Alsa Premium, Conda, Infobus, Alsa Supra, Alsa, FlixBus or Blablabus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $44 (€39), but the average price of bus tickets is $44 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca.

Bus providers: Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian

Buy your official Alsa, FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus bus tickets to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid from $44 (€39) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

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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: $44

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

Bus information from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 45 min
  • FlixBus frequency: 1 a day

BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French bus company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.

BlaBlaCar Bus from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian bus information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 55 min
  • BlaBlaCar Bus frequency: 1 a day

Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian

Taking the bus is the most budget-friendly way to reach the coastal resort of San Sebastian from Spain's capital, Madrid. The journey by bus is also surprisingly quick, taking not much longer than the train and significantly less time than any available flight. Direct buses depart every 1-2 hours around the clock, including at weekends.

Which bus companies travel from Madrid to San Sebastian?

Buses from Madrid to San Sebastian are all provided by Alsa. Most of these journeys will be on regular Alsa buses, which always have a restroom on board, plus free newspapers and headphones for all passengers. A few journeys a day are on Alpha Premium buses. For a higher price, passengers can enjoy a range of additional Premium services, including free Wi-Fi, a dining menu and more.

How long is the bus from Madrid to San Sebastian?

The fastest regular service along this route takes just 5 hours 10 minutes, departing in the morning at around 8:15 a.m. daily. The longest journey is an overnight service taking 7 hours 10 minutes. The average journey takes approximately 6 hours.

How many buses are there from Madrid to San Sebastian?

Typically, there will be around 15-18 direct buses available per day. 9-11 buses depart from Madrid's Avenida de América Interchange Station, while 5-6 buses depart from Terminal T4 of Madrid-Barajas Airport. One bus a day departs from Estacion Sur Bus Station. The first bus departs at 12:30 a.m. and the last bus departs at 11:30 p.m.

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

Departure bus stations: Madrid Avenida de América, Madrid-Barajas Airport T4, and Madrid Estacion Sur. Avenida de América is a large bus station that's about a 23-minute train ride from the center of the old city. Madrid-Barajas is an international airport that's just 6 miles from downtown Madrid. Estacion Sur is the city's biggest bus station, to the south of the center. All three stations offer plenty of bus and train connections.

Arrival bus station: Estacion Donostia Geltkoia, San Sebastian's main bus station is centrally located, within easy walking distance of many of the city's main attractions. A wide variety of bus companies offer short and long-distance routes from here to the rest of Spain.

Travel Tips: Bus to Donostia-San Sebastian from Madrid

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 Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian buses for as little as $44 (€39)  in the next 7 days.
The Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian bus ticket price is on average $44 (€39)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
The bus distance from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian is around 218 miles (352 km).
On average the Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian bus travel time is 5 h 25 min  for the 218 miles (352 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Madrid, you have various bus station options to start your trip from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. When arriving in Donostia-San Sebastian, you can end your journey in bus stations like San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, Donostia-San Sebastian, Estación de Autobuses and Donostia-San Sebastian, Lizarra.

Omio customers book a bus from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca   most frequently for this route.

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this journey, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, located approximately 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from the city center of Madrid. The most popular arrival bus station in Donostia-San Sebastian, called San Sebastián / Donostia, Federico García Lorca, is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from its city center.

If you're looking for buses from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian, you can rely on Alsa Premium, Conda, Infobus, Alsa Supra, Alsa, FlixBus or Blablabus to get you to Donostia-San Sebastian. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, there is 1 direct bus a day from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian. If you’re looking for a direct bus, consider traveling with Alsa or Alsa Supra. Nonstop bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your bus tickets.
The average number of buses departing Madrid for Donostia-San Sebastian is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first bus from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian at 9: 45 PM. The last bus from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian that you can take departs at 9: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
You can find buses from Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian to cost on average $44 (€39) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Madrid to Donostia-San Sebastian bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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